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

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

Dr. Clinton Humphrey's specialties are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include fine needle aspiration (FNA), dermabrasion, and deviated septum. Dr. Humphrey is affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Humphrey honors Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Kansas Medical Center's residency program. His distinctions include: 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, Work Injuries, Chin Implants, Nose ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Lynn Roh's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). These areas are among her clinical interests: thyroid cancer, thyroid surgery, and tinnitus. Dr. Roh takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Nebraska College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Roh 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. Christopher Gene Larsen, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
4320 Wornall Road; Suite 512
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Christopher Larsen is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. Before completing his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dr. Larsen attended medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: graves disease, thyroid cancer, and thyroid surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Larsen accepts Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. Ann Bailey Robinson, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Department of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Ms 3010
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Ann Robinson is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Clinical interests for Dr. Robinson include graves disease, thyroid cancer, and thyroid surgery. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. 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: Graves Disease, Deviated Septum, Wheezing, Sleep Disorders, Dizziness, Neck Pain, Sinus Headache, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Wojciech Przylecki is a specialist in plastic surgery. Dr. Przylecki's areas of expertise include the following: free vascularized bone grafting, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and body contouring. He is professionally affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center, Olathe Health, and The University of Kansas Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from Harvard Medical School and the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Przylecki's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Harvard University. In addition to English, he speaks Polish.

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Relevant Interests: , facial paralysis

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

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

Dr. John Kriet is a facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. Dr. Kriet has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and deviated septum. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kriet accepts. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington, Dr. Kriet attended the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine for medical school. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. His professional 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: , facial paralysis

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Deviated Septum, Work Injuries, Chin Implants, Nose Reconstruction, Facial Paralysis, ... (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 area of specialization is otology and neurotology. He studied medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Dr. Lin completed his residency training at the University of Maryland Medical Center. His clinical interests include bell's palsy, skull base surgery, and skull base cancer. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Kansas City VA Medical Center, Children's Mercy (Kansas City and Overland Park, KS; Independence and Kansas City, MO), and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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

Dr. Hinrich Staecker is an otology and neurotology specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Staecker average 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include bell's palsy, skull base cancer, and acoustic neuroma. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Liege Faculty of Medicine and Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, he performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Staecker has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. He speaks German. He 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: Tinnitus, Deafness, Dizziness, Ear Infection, Bell's Palsy, Ruptured Eardrum, Facial Paralysis, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Keith Sale is a specialist in otolaryngic allergy. His clinical interests include thyroid problems, fine needle aspiration (FNA), and thyroid surgery. Dr. Sale'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 in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Sale has received the following distinction: 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. Terance Ted Tsue, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 3010
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Terance Tsue's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Tsue include fine needle aspiration (FNA), thyroid cancer, and thyroid surgery. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. He 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: , facial paralysis

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

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

Dr. Kiran Kakarala's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). These areas are among his clinical interests: fine needle aspiration (FNA), graves disease, and sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB). He is affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Kakarala graduated from Harvard Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Kakarala completed a residency program at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. He takes 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 specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery and practices in Overland Park, KS and Kansas City, KS. His clinical interests include cleft lip and palate, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and craniectomy. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before performing his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics and a hospital affiliated with Harvard University, Dr. Andrews attended the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine for medical school. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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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 physician who specializes in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). These areas are among Dr. Francis's clinical interests: sinus cancer, sleep apnea, and snoring. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences for residency. Dr. Francis's professional affiliations include Children's Mercy (Kansas City and Overland Park, KS; Independence and Kansas City, MO) and 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. David Thomas Chandler, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. David Chandler is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. He attended medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Chandler completed a residency program at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Chandler include free vascularized bone grafting, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and body contouring. Dr. Chandler is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , facial paralysis

All Interests: Free Vascularized Bone Grafting, Breast Augmentation, Dupuytren's Contracture, Work Injuries, Nose ... (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. Dr. Holding's clinical interests include tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), tattoo removal, and body contouring. She is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Holding attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , facial paralysis

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

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

Dr. Charles Hendrix's specialty is plastic surgery. Dr. Hendrix is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama and a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. Clinical interests for Dr. Hendrix include tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), body contouring, and free flap reconstruction. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hendrix has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is 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, Work Injuries, Breast ... (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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