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We found 82 providers with an interest in asthma and who accept Humana Catastrophic near South Miami, FL.

Dr. Gladys L Vazquez, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
7800 Sw 87th Avenue; C 350
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Gladys Vazquez is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. She has indicated that her clinical interests include acne, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and asthma. Dr. Vazquez's patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She attended medical school at CETEC University School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Lenox Hill Hospital. Dr. Vazquez is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Vazquez is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Acne, Attention Deficit Disorder, Autism, Asthma

Dr. Jorge Miguel Ortega, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
242 Nw Lejeune Road
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Jorge Ortega's specialty is adult pulmonology. His areas of expertise consist of sleep disorders, emphysema, and asthma. He is professionally affiliated with Doctors Hospital and Mercy Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ortega takes. Dr. Ortega's education and training includes medical school at the University of Santiago de Compostela and Technical University of Santiago (UTESA) and residency at Synergy Medical Education Alliance and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Snoring, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, HIV/AIDS, Emphysema

Dr. Edwin Anibal Cordero, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
15077 S Dixie Highway
Palmetto Bay, FL
 

Dr. Edwin Cordero practices general pediatrics. Dr. Cordero's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cordero include scoliosis, migraine, and thyroid problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Cordero is a graduate of CETEC University School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Eating Disorders, Wrist Problems, Scoliosis, Hypertension, Food Allergy, Back ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael John Hernandez, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
7000 Sw 62 Avenue; Suite #200
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Michael Hernandez is a specialist in adult critical care and adult pulmonology. He works in Miami, FL, Coral Gables, FL, and South Miami, FL. Dr. Hernandez's clinical interests include sleep disorders, emphysema, and cystic fibrosis (CF). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Cystic Fibrosis, Snoring, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Frank J Martell, MD
Specializes in Primary Care, Adult Allergy & Immunology
9035 Sunset Drive; Suite 202
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Frank Martell is a physician who specializes in primary care and adult allergy & immunology. He speaks Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Martell include immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. Dr. Martell's hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Mercy Hospital. Dr. Martell is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Martell trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Immunization, Food Allergy, Allergy Testing, Asthma, Allergies

Dr. Antonio Emilio Blanco, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
7775 Sw 87 Avenue; Suite 100
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Antonio Blanco's area of specialization is general internal medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, emphysema, and migraine. Dr. Blanco is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Baptist Hospital, and Homestead Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Blanco attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish.

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All Interests: Incontinence, Migraine, Diabetes, Arthritis, Asthma, Thyroid Problems, Acne, Emphysema, Smoking ... (Read more)

Dr. Alejandro Nestor Loynaz, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2601 Douglas Road; Suite 505
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Alejandro Loynaz's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Loynaz include bell's palsy, migraine, and thyroid problems. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Loynaz honors. He is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and Central University of the East School of Medicine. Dr. Loynaz trained at Chicago Medical School for his residency. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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All Interests: Depression, Incontinence, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Back Problems, Migraine, Diabetes, Obesity, ... (Read more)

Dr. Javier Perez Perez Fernandez, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
7000 Sw 62 Avenue; Suite 201
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Javier Perez-Fernandez is a critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology specialist. His areas of expertise include sleep disorders, emphysema, and cancer. Dr. Perez-Fernandez accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Navarra School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at VA Caribbean Healthcare System and a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Cystic Fibrosis, Snoring, Cancer, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Elena Marta Ubals, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
7800 Sw 87 Avenue C-340
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Elena Ubals works as a pediatric allergist and immunologist in Miami, FL, Miami Lakes, FL, and Coral Gables, FL. Dr. Ubals's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Ubals include immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. She is professionally affiliated with Broward Health North, Memorial Hospital West, and Nicklaus Children's Hospital. Dr. Ubals is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Pontifical Catholic University of Chile and the University of Santiago de Compostela, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). She has received the following distinction: South Florida Super Doctors. She speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Immunization, Food Allergy, Skin Cancer, Allergy Testing, Asthma, Allergies

Dr. Ruben D Penaranda, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
6855 Red Road
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Ruben Penaranda's areas of specialization are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Coral Gables, FL. In addition to English, Dr. Penaranda speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: emphysema and asthma. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Doctors Hospital. After attending the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Dr. Penaranda completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and the University of Maryland Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He has received the following distinctions: South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition.

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Relevant Interests: , asthma

All Interests: Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Emphysema

Dr. Carlos E Diaz, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Pulmonology
8740 North Kendall Drive; #105
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Carlos Diaz's medical specialty is pediatric pulmonology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in asthma. Dr. Diaz is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. His residency was performed at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children and Miami Children's Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Diaz is professionally affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Baptist Hospital.

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All Interests: Asthma

Dr. Adriana Maria Maria Del Valle Bonansea-Frances Bonansea Frances, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
9035 Sunset Drive; Suite 202
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Adriana Bonansea-Frances specializes in allergy & immunology. She speaks Spanish. These areas are among her clinical interests: immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. Dr. Bonansea-Frances's hospital/clinic affiliations include Kendall Regional Medical Center, Baptist Hospital, and Homestead Hospital. After completing medical school at National University of Rosario, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Dr. Bonansea-Frances performed her residency at Floating Hospital for Children. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Immunization, Food Allergy, Allergy Testing, Asthma, Allergies

Dr. Pedro Lopez, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology, General Pediatrics
3311 Ponce De Leon
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Pedro Lopez is a Coral Gables, FL physician who specializes in pediatric endocrinology and general pediatrics. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests include parasitic infection, acne, and asthma. Dr. Lopez's professional affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Mercy Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lopez is a graduate of Autonomous University of Madrid Faculty of Medicine and Complutense University of Madrid Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Lopez has received professional recognition including the following: Ama Physician Recognition Award. He speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Parasitic Infection, Acne, Asthma

Dr. Carlos Jesus Piniella, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
6705 Red Road; Suite 520
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Carlos Piniella's area of specialization is allergy & immunology. Dr. Piniella graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Cabrini Medical Center. His areas of expertise include immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of South Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Piniella is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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All Interests: Immunization, Food Allergy, Skin Cancer, Allergy Testing, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael P Pacin, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
9035 Sunset Drive; Suite 202
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Michael Pacin's medical specialty is allergy & immunology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. He is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, West Kendall Baptist Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Pacin graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Pacin is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has received the following distinctions: South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition.

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All Interests: Immunization, Food Allergy, Skin Cancer, Allergy Testing, Asthma, Allergies

Dr. Peter Andres Martinez-Noda, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine, General Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
7000 Sw 97 Avenue; Suite 101
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Peter Martinez-Noda specializes in family medicine, adolescent medicine, and general pediatrics and practices in Miami, FL. In addition to English, Dr. Martinez-Noda speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: erectile dysfunction (impotence), depression, and acne. He is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. After completing medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Martinez-Noda performed his residency at Miami Children's Hospital. His patients gave him an average rating of 1.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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What is Asthma?

Asthma is a chronic lung disease where the tissue and airways of the lungs become extremely sensitive to certain substances. When these substances are breathed in, the lungs become inflamed. The muscles around the airways tighten and squeeze the lungs, and passages within the lungs swell and tighten. The airways themselves produce mucus, which further clogs the tightened, swollen airways. A person having an asthma attack finds it very difficult to breathe, and a severe attack can even be fatal.

Asthma affects people of all ages, but people with asthma are most often diagnosed as children. Symptoms can include wheezing, a tight feeling in the chest, shortness of breath, and coughing. Some people have mild symptoms all the time, and some people have no symptoms at all, but everyone with asthma is susceptible to occasional severe attacks or flare-ups of symptoms when they are exposed to triggers. Triggers vary widely but can include:

  • Allergens (dust mites, pet fur, mold, pollen, grass)
  • Irritants (smoke, pollution, dust, chemicals)
  • Viral infections
  • Physical activity, especially outdoors
  • Certain medications or chemicals in foods (aspirin, sulfites)

Treatment for most asthma patients involves three steps. Learn what your asthma triggers are and avoid them. Take a daily control medication, usually an inhaled corticosteroid, to reduce inflammation in the lungs. Also, have “rescue medication” with you at all times to take in case of a severe attack. These quick-acting inhaled medications relax the muscles around the airways and allow the lungs to open up for air.

There is no cure for asthma, but with treatment it should not interfere with your daily life and activities.