We found 40 providers with an interest in facial paralysis and who accept Humana Simplicity near Westwood, KS.

Dr. John David Kriet, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Other, Otolaryngology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. John Kriet is a specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and acne. Dr. Kriet's hospital/clinic affiliations include Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Dr. Kriet has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , facial paralysis

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Deviated Septum, Chin Implants, Nose Reconstruction, Facial Paralysis, Injectable ... (Read more)

Dr. Lynn Hilsabeck Hilsabeck, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Lynn Roh is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. These areas are among her clinical interests: thyroid cancer, thyroid surgery, and tinnitus. Dr. Roh is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Roh has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Bell's palsy, facial paralysis

All Interests: Deviated Septum, Wheezing, Dizziness, Stenosis, Neck Pain, Sinus Headache, Facial Paralysis, Common ... (Read more)

Dr. Clinton D Humphrey, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
4320 Wornall Road; Suite 512
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Clinton Humphrey is a facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: fine needle aspiration (FNA), dermabrasion, and deviated septum. He is affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Humphrey's education and training includes medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Patients gave Dr. Humphrey an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. He has received distinctions including 435 Magazine Best Doctors and KC Magazine Super Docs.

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Relevant Interests: , Bell's palsy, facial paralysis

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Deviated Septum, Eyelid Retraction Repair, Chin Implants, Nose Reconstruction, Facial ... (Read more)

Dr. Ann Bailey Robinson, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Department of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Ms 3010
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Ann Robinson is an ear, nose and throat specialist. These areas are among her clinical interests: graves disease, thyroid cancer, and thyroid surgery. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Robinson graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. She trained at the University of Kansas Medical Center for residency. She is affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Bell's palsy, facial paralysis

All Interests: Graves Disease, Deviated Septum, Wheezing, Sleep Disorders, Dizziness, Neck Pain, Sinus Headache, ... (Read more)

Dr. Terance Ted Tsue, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 3010
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Terance Tsue's areas of specialization are otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery; he sees patients in Kansas City, KS and Shawnee Mission, KS. Clinical interests for Dr. Tsue include fine needle aspiration (FNA), thyroid cancer, and thyroid surgery. Dr. Tsue's hospital/clinic affiliations include Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tsue honors. He studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Tsue trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington for his residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , facial paralysis

All Interests: Deviated Septum, Stenosis, Sinus Headache, Facial Paralysis, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, Skin ... (Read more)

Dr. Christopher Gene Larsen, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
4320 Wornall Road; Suite 512
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Christopher Larsen's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patients gave Dr. Larsen an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Larsen include graves disease, thyroid cancer, and thyroid surgery. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. Dr. Larsen's education and training includes medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Bell's palsy, facial paralysis

All Interests: Wheezing, Dizziness, Stenosis, Sinus Headache, Facial Paralysis, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, ... (Read more)

Dr. Keith Andrew Sale, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngic Allergy
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 3010
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Keith Sale practices otolaryngic allergy. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sale include thyroid problems, fine needle aspiration (FNA), and thyroid surgery. His professional affiliations include Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Sale accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Sale completed a residency program at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , Bell's palsy

All Interests: Deviated Septum, Sleep Disorders, Dizziness, Sinus Headache, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, Skin ... (Read more)

Dr. Hinrich Staecker, PhD, MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology, Other
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Hinrich Staecker specializes in otology and neurotology. He speaks German. Areas of expertise for Dr. Staecker include bell's palsy, skull base cancer, and acoustic neuroma. He is professionally affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital. He attended the University of Liege Faculty of Medicine and Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school and subsequently trained at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine for residency. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Staecker honors. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , Bell's palsy, facial paralysis

All Interests: Tinnitus, Deafness, Dizziness, Ear Infection, Bell's Palsy, Ruptured Eardrum, Facial Paralysis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Wojciech Henryk Przylecki, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 3015
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Wojciech Przylecki's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Przylecki include free vascularized bone grafting, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and body contouring. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Przylecki accepts. He graduated from Harvard Medical School and the University of Massachusetts Medical School. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Harvard University. He speaks Polish. Dr. Przylecki's professional affiliations include Kansas City VA Medical Center and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , facial paralysis

All Interests: Free Vascularized Bone Grafting, Wrist Fracture, Breast Augmentation, Dupuytren's Contracture, ... (Read more)

Dr. James Lin, MD
Specializes in Otology and Neurotology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 3010, The University of Kansas Physicians Medical Office Building
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. James Lin's medical specialty is otology and neurotology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lin include bell's palsy, skull base surgery, and skull base cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Lin trained at the University of Maryland Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Bell's palsy, facial paralysis

All Interests: Tinnitus, Tumor, Deafness, Heartburn, Dizziness, Ear Infection, Bell's Palsy, Ruptured Eardrum, ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles L Hendrix, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Charles Hendrix is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), body contouring, and free flap reconstruction. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Hendrix accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama and a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Hendrix speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , facial paralysis

All Interests: Body Contouring, Botox Injection, Breast Augmentation, Breast Issues, Wounds, Breast Reduction, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kiran Kakarala, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 3010
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Kiran Kakarala is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His areas of expertise include fine needle aspiration (FNA), graves disease, and sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB). Dr. Kakarala's professional affiliations include Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital. He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. Dr. Kakarala's residency was performed at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , facial paralysis

All Interests: Graves Disease, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Deviated Septum, Stenosis, Neck Pain, Nose ... (Read more)

Dr. Brian T Andrews, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Brian Andrews is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: cleft lip and palate, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and craniectomy. Dr. Andrews is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Andrews's education and training includes medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics and a hospital affiliated with Harvard University.

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Relevant Interests: , facial paralysis

All Interests: Botox Injection, Breast Augmentation, Nose Reconstruction, Facial Paralysis, Cosmetic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Carrie L Francis, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 3010
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Carrie Francis is a specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Dr. Francis attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Francis's clinical interests: sinus cancer, sleep apnea, and snoring. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , facial paralysis

All Interests: Tumor, Deviated Septum, Sleep Problems, Sleep Disorders, Sore Throat, Ear Infection, Stenosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Julie Christine Holding, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 3015
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Julie Holding practices plastic surgery in Kansas City, KS and Overland Park, KS. Her clinical interests include tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), tattoo removal, and body contouring. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Holding accepts. Dr. Holding graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Holding's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. She is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , facial paralysis

All Interests: Body Contouring, Botox Injection, Breast Augmentation, Breast Issues, Breast Reduction, Facial ... (Read more)

Dr. David Thomas Chandler, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. David Chandler's area of specialization is plastic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: free vascularized bone grafting, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and body contouring. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Chandler's education and training includes medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Chandler is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , facial paralysis

All Interests: Free Vascularized Bone Grafting, Breast Augmentation, Dupuytren's Contracture, Nose Reconstruction, ... (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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