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We found 5 providers with an interest in facial paralysis and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold near Tallahassee, FL.

Dr. Mont Jay Cartwright, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
101 N Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Mont Cartwright is an ophthalmologist. Patient ratings for Dr. Cartwright average 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: plastic surgery procedures and comprehensive ophthalmology. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Cartwright attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) for residency. Dr. Cartwright (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and German. He is professionally affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health.

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Relevant Interests: , Bell's palsy

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Dr. Fernando A Gonzales-Portillo, MD
Specializes in Neurology
101 N Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Fernando Gonzales-Portillo specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He speaks Spanish. Dr. Gonzales-Portillo's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health. After attending Cayetano Heredia University for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Dr. Gonzales-Portillo's average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , Bell's palsy

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Radiculopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Lower Back Pain, Migraine, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ly Thi Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
101 N Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Ly Nguyen's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Nguyen (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Vietnamese. Dr. Nguyen is affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health. She graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa and a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Patients gave Dr. Nguyen an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , Bell's palsy

All Interests: Chalazion Excision, Cellulitis, Blepharoptosis Repair, Conjunctivitis, Eye Trauma, Cataract ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul David Sovran, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Geriatrics, Aerospace Medicine
101 N Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Paul Sovran's medical specialty is geriatrics (elderly care) and aerospace medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Sovran a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Coresource, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at New York Medical College and performed his residency at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Bell's palsy

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Dr. Yassar Chakfe, MD
Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neurology
101 N Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Yassar Chakfe is a physician who specializes in neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Chakfe (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. Dr. Chakfe's hospital/clinic affiliations include Osceola Regional Medical Center and Orlando Health. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Chakfe has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , Bell's palsy

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Radiculopathy, Lower Back Pain, Migraine, Myasthenia Gravis, Sleep Apnea, ... (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.