We found 9 providers with an interest in facial paralysis and who accept United Healthcare Silver HMO near Doral, FL.

Dr. Stephen Anthony Wolfe, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery, Other
3100 Sw 62nd Avenue; Suite 2230
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Wolfe works as a plastic surgeon and general surgeon. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Wolfe's clinical interests include thyroid problems, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. 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. Wolfe is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Wolfe trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. He has received distinctions including South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Wolfe (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, German, and French. He is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Mercy Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Bell's palsy

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Eyelid Retraction Repair, Down Syndrome, Ptosis Repair, Chin ... (Read more)

Dr. Edward Joseph Hillman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
9915 Nw 41 Street; Suite 220
Doral, FL
 

Dr. Edward Hillman's area of specialization is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Hillman's areas of clinical interest consist of sleep disorders, bell's palsy, and thyroid problems. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Hillman attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Bell's palsy

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Snoring, Allergy Testing, Thyroid Problems, Bell's Palsy

Dr. Octavio De Jesus Carreno, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
3100 Sw 62nd Avenue; Suite 124
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Octavio Carreno sees patients in Miami, FL. His medical specialties are pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. Dr. Carreno speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Carreno include sleep disorders, bell's palsy, and thyroid problems. His professional affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center. He is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at George Washington University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Dr. Carreno honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , Bell's palsy

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Tumor, Vitiligo, Sleep Disorders, Bell's Palsy, Hypertension, Skin Cancer, Scar ... (Read more)

Dr. Francisco Guillermo Pernas, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
9915 Nw 41 Street; Suite 220
Doral, FL
 

Dr. Francisco Pernas practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Miami, FL, Doral, FL, and Homestead, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: sleep disorders, bell's palsy, and immunization (preventive vaccines). He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pernas studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Pernas is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Bell's palsy

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Immunization, Skin Cancer, Scar Revision, Neck Problems, Cancer, Allergy Testing, ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Mark Fletcher, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngic Allergy, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
9915 Nw 41 Street; Suite 220
Doral, FL
 

Dr. Steven Fletcher is a pediatric otolaryngologist, facial plastic surgeon, and otolaryngic allergist in Homestead, FL, Miami, FL, and Doral, FL. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Fletcher trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for residency. His areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders, bell's palsy, and immunization (preventive vaccines). Patient ratings for Dr. Fletcher average 4.0 stars out of 5. He 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. Dr. Fletcher has received the distinction of South Florida Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Bell's palsy

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Immunization, Skin Cancer, Snoring, Neck Problems, Allergy Testing, Allergies, ... (Read more)

Dr. William Joseph Brown, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Facial Plastic Surgery
9915 Nw 41 Street; Suite 220
Doral, FL
 

Dr. William Brown's areas of specialization are pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and facial plastic surgery. Dr. Brown's clinical interests include sleep disorders, bell's palsy, and thyroid problems. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Dr. Brown's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Bell's palsy

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Skin Cancer, Scar Revision, Snoring, Neck Problems, Allergy Testing, Thyroid ... (Read more)

Dr. Parul Bhagwati Jayakar, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Genetics
3100 Sw 62nd Avenue; 1st Floor
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Parul Jayakar sees patients in Miami, FL and Weston, FL. Her medical specialty is pediatric genetics. After completing medical school at Lady Hardinge Medical College, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Manitoba. Her clinical interests include bell's palsy, down syndrome, and multiple sclerosis (MS). Patient ratings for Dr. Jayakar average 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Jayakar include: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Bell's palsy

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Autism, Epilepsy, Muscular Dystrophy, Multiple Sclerosis, Spina Bifida, Bell's ... (Read more)

Dr. Mislen Stol Bauer, MD
Specializes in Other, Pediatric Genetics
3100 Sw 62nd Avenue; 1st Floor
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Mislen Bauer's area of specialization is pediatric genetics. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bauer include scoliosis, bell's palsy, and down syndrome. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Nicklaus Children's Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. She studied medicine at Pontifical Xavierian University Faculty of Medicine. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bauer accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , Bell's palsy

All Interests: Vitiligo, Multiple Sclerosis, Scoliosis, Bell's Palsy, Cystic Fibrosis, Autism, Epilepsy, Muscular ... (Read more)

Dr. Amarilis Gonzalez, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4580 Southwest 8th Street
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Amarilis Gonzalez's specialty is general internal medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Gonzalez's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, migraine, and depression. She is professionally affiliated with Doctors Hospital and Mercy Hospital. Dr. Gonzalez is a graduate of Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at West Suburban Medical Center. She takes 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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Relevant Interests: , Bell's palsy

All Interests: Depression, Graves Disease, Sleep Disorders, Incontinence, Eating Disorders, Wrist Problems, ... (Read more)

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What is Facial Paralysis?

Facial paralysis is an inability to move the muscles in the face. It often affects only one side, and it can happen quite suddenly. If you have facial paralysis, your face may feel frozen or numb.

Facial paralysis can happen when there is inflammation or damage to either the part of the brain that controls the facial muscles or the nerve that carries signals from the brain to the face. Some common causes include:
  • Stroke, which can affect the part of the brain controlling the face and prevent those muscles from working
  • Bell’s palsy, an inflammation of the main facial nerve
  • Lyme disease
  • Birth trauma or difficult birth, which can cause facial paralysis in babies (usually temporary)
  • Head trauma in which nerves are damaged

Facial paralysis is a frustrating and frightening experience, but many cases are temporary and go away on their own. Even with more difficult cases, there are treatment options available, including rehabilitation, pain management, and surgery.
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