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We found 10 providers with an interest in facial paralysis and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions near Weston, FL.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Desk 14/15
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Michael Medina is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Medina include hemifacial spasm, achalasia, and nasal congestion (stuffy nose). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Medina takes. Dr. Medina graduated from the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. His residency was performed at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Medina (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino and Spanish. Dr. Medina is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , facial paralysis

All Interests: Nasal Congestion, Achalasia, Stenosis, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Esophagitis, Facial Paralysis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Eloy Villasuso is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in Weston, FL. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Villasuso's clinical interests include hemifacial spasm, otosclerosis, and skull base surgery. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. He attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Villasuso average 3.0 stars out of 5. 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. Villasuso has received professional recognition including the following: Nih (nidcd); Minority Supplement Award (RO1-DC03937); and Mathematical modeling of speech perception by cochlear implant users.

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Relevant Interests: , Bell's palsy

All Interests: Bone Problems, Ear Problems, Facial Problems, Skull Base Surgery, Skull Base Cancer, Hearing Loss, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Miguel Medina is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Dr. Medina trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. His clinical interests include cleft lip and palate, migraine, and ectropion (outward-turned eyelid). He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. 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. Dr. Medina has received professional recognition including the following: V.J. Kazanjian Research Fellowship. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Medina is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. He is closed to new patients at this time.

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All Interests: Facial Pain, Deviated Septum, Breast Augmentation, Nasal Fractures, Nose Reconstruction, Eyelid ... (Read more)

Dr. Nestor Galvez-Jimenez, MD
Specializes in Neurology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Desk 31/32
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Nestor Galvez-Jimenez is a specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He works in Weston, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Galvez-Jimenez include migraine, restless leg syndrome, and carpal tunnel syndrome. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Galvez-Jimenez takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Galvez-Jimenez graduated from the University of San Carlos of Guatemala, Faculty of Medical Sciences. He trained at Booth Memorial Hospital, Cleveland Clinic, and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine for residency. He has received the following distinctions: Upsilon Phi Delta Society, Honor Society, Barry University Health Services Administration; Best Doctors in America; and America's Top Physicians, Consumer's Research Council of America. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , Bell's palsy

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Dizziness, Radiculopathy, Neuromuscular Disorders, Migraine, Dementia, Nerve ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Neurology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Desk 31/32
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Doris Rodriguez is a specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). She works in Weston, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rodriguez include general neurology, concussion, and bell's palsy. Dr. Rodriguez is rated highly by her patients. She 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. She is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Dr. Rodriguez's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , Bell's palsy

All Interests: Dizziness, Radiculopathy, Neuromuscular Disorders, Status Epilepticus, Migraine, Dementia, Nerve ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Neurology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Desk 31/32
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Efrain Salgado's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Salgado's clinical interests include brain aneurysm, migraine, and carotid artery disease. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Salgado accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Cleveland Clinic. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Salgado include: Guide to America's Top Physicians, Consumers' Research Council of America; Physician of the Quarter for Service, Cleveland Clinic Florida Hospital; and Doctor's Day Ambassador Award for Quality, Cleveland Clinic Florida Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Salgado speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , Bell's palsy

All Interests: Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Spinal AVM, Dizziness, Radiculopathy, Neck Pain, Hemorrhage, Neuromuscular ... (Read more)

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2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Desk 31/32
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Po-Heng Tsai's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include the following: general neurology, concussion, and bell's palsy. Dr. Tsai is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Tsai trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Tsai is conversant in Taiwanese.

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Relevant Interests: , Bell's palsy

All Interests: Dizziness, Radiculopathy, Neuromuscular Disorders, Migraine, Dementia, Nerve Conduction Studies, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Desk 31/32
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Ramon Lugo-Sanchez, who practices in Miramar, FL and Weston, FL, is a medical specialist in osteopathic manipulative medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Lugo-Sanchez's areas of expertise include general neurology, concussion, and bell's palsy. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. Before completing his residency at Cleveland Clinic Florida, Dr. Lugo-Sanchez attended medical school at Ponce School of Medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Lugo-Sanchez a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. 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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Relevant Interests: , Bell's palsy

All Interests: Dizziness, Radiculopathy, Neuromuscular Disorders, Migraine, Dementia, Nerve Conduction Studies, ... (Read more)

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2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Before performing her residency at Cleveland Clinic Florida, Dr. Alexandra Soriano Caminero attended Santo Domingo Institute of Technology for medical school. These areas are among Dr. Soriano Caminero's clinical interests: migraine, guillain-barre syndrome, and restless leg syndrome. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Soriano Caminero is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , Bell's palsy

All Interests: Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Restless Leg Syndrome, Dizziness, Radiculopathy, Neuromuscular Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Parul Bhagwati Jayakar, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Genetics
2900 S Commerce Parkway
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Parul Jayakar sees patients in Miami, FL and Weston, FL. Her medical specialty is pediatric genetics. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Her areas of expertise include the following: bell's palsy, multiple sclerosis (MS), and cystic fibrosis (CF). Dr. Jayakar is professionally affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She attended Lady Hardinge Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Manitoba. Dr. Jayakar has received distinctions including Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors.

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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)

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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.