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Dr. Ruben D Penaranda, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
1150 Campo Sano Avenue; Suite 400
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Ruben Penaranda specializes in critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology and practices in Coral Gables, FL. He has indicated that his clinical interests include emphysema and asthma. Dr. Penaranda honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Penaranda completed residency programs at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and the University of Maryland Medical Center. Dr. Penaranda has received the following distinctions: South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Doctors Hospital.

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All Interests: Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Emphysema

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

Dr. Javier Perez-Fernandez's specialties are critical care (intensive care medicine) and adult pulmonology. He practices in South Miami, FL and Miami, FL. Before completing his residency at VA Caribbean Healthcare System and a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico, Dr. Perez-Fernandez attended medical school at the University of Navarra School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Perez-Fernandez 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. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Perez-Fernandez's 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. 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's specialties are family medicine, adolescent medicine, and general pediatrics. On average, patients gave Dr. Martinez-Noda a rating of 1.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include erectile dysfunction (impotence), depression, and acne. His professional affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Miami Children's Hospital. Dr. Martinez-Noda is conversant in Spanish.

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Dr. David Alfredo Orta Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
7500 Sw 8 Street; Suite 209
Miami, FL
 

Dr. David Orta works as a critical care specialist and adult pulmonologist. After attending the University of Zaragoza Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Orta completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. In his practice, he is particularly interested in emphysema, sleep apnea, and asthma. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Orta speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Baptist Hospital.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Sleep Apnea, Emphysema, Asthma, Smoking Cessation

Dr. Alejandro Augusto Cordero, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
8500 Sw 92 Street; Suite 102
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Alejandro Cordero sees patients in Miami, FL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Cordero is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and migraine. His professional affiliations include West Kendall Baptist Hospital and Baptist Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Pontifical Catholic University Mother and Teacher, Faculty of Health Sciences and residency at New York Hospital Queens. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Cordero has an open panel.

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

Dr. Adriana Bonansea-Frances is an allergist/immunologist. Dr. Bonansea-Frances obtained her medical school training at National University of Rosario, Faculty of Medical Sciences and performed her residency at Floating Hospital for Children. She has a special interest in immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bonansea-Frances takes. In addition to English, Dr. Bonansea-Frances speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Kendall Regional Medical Center, Baptist Hospital, and Homestead Hospital.

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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 practices general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Blanco include diabetes, emphysema, and migraine. Dr. Blanco's patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Georgetown University School of Medicine, Dr. Blanco completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Baptist Hospital, and Homestead Hospital.

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

Dr. Jorge Miguel Ortega, MD
Specializes in Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
242 Nw Lejeune Road; Third Floor
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Jorge Ortega works as a critical care specialist and pulmonologist in Miami, FL. His areas of expertise include sleep disorders, emphysema, and asthma. 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. He graduated from the University of Santiago de Compostela and Technical University of Santiago (UTESA) and then he performed his residency at Synergy Medical Education Alliance and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Ortega is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Doctors Hospital, Mercy Hospital, and Mercy Miami Hospital.

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

Dr. Alejandro 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. Dr. Loynaz has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Loynaz include bell's palsy, migraine, and thyroid problems. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Loynaz attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and Central University of the East School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Chicago Medical School for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Miguel Antonio Lanz, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
365 Alcazar Avenue
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Miguel Lanz's medical specialty is pediatric allergy & immunology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lanz include immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. Dr. Lanz is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Lanz attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Lanz has received include South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital and Doctors Hospital.

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Dr. Elena Marta Ubals, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
475 Biltmore Way; Suite 209
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Elena Ubals specializes in pediatric allergy & immunology. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC), Dr. Ubals attended Pontifical Catholic University of Chile and the University of Santiago de Compostela for medical school. In her practice, she is particularly interested in immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. She is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Ubals honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the distinction of South Florida Super Doctors. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Ubals's professional affiliations include Broward Health North, Memorial Hospital West, and Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

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

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. His clinical interests include immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. Patient ratings for Dr. Piniella average 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and a graduate of Cabrini Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Piniella has received the distinction of South Florida Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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Dr. Bassem George Chahine, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
8740 N. Kendall Drive; Suite 215
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Bassem Chahine's specialty is allergy & immunology. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Chahine include immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. Dr. Chahine's professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chahine honors. Dr. Chahine attended St. George's University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Sisters of Charity Hospital for residency. Dr. Chahine (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and French.

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

Dr. Pedro Lopez is a physician who specializes in pediatric endocrinology and general pediatrics. He is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Lopez include parasitic infection, acne, and asthma. Dr. Lopez's hospital/clinic affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Mercy Hospital. He studied medicine at the University of Havana School of Medicine. Dr. Lopez's residency was performed at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. He has received the distinction of Ama Physician Recognition Award.

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All Interests: Parasitic Infection, Acne, Asthma

Dr. Barbara Madeline Muina, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology, General Internal Medicine
9195 Sunset Drive; 210
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Barbara Muina is an endocrinologist and internist in Miami, FL. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, emphysema, and hypertension (high blood pressure). Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Muina is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She attended the University of Seville Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Muina is affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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All Interests: Graves Disease, Hypertension, Diabetes, Asthma, Preventive Care, Emphysema

Dr. Susan Vento Benenati, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
6705 Sw 57th Avenue; Suite 318
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Susan Benenati's specialty is adult allergy & immunology. Dr. Benenati has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She has indicated that her clinical interests include immunization (preventive vaccines), asthma, and food allergy. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University, Dr. Benenati attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Dr. Benenati has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Benenati is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital.

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

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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.
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