Finding Providers
loading

We found 18 providers with an interest in facial paralysis and who accept Aetna Gold HMO near Philadelphia, PA.

Dr. Oren Friedman, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
800 Walnut Street; 18th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Oren Friedman practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA. In addition to English, he speaks Hebrew. Dr. Friedman's clinical interests include cancer surgery, thyroid problems, and blepharoplasty. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then he performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Patient reviews placed Dr. Friedman at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Friedman has received distinctions including Recognized by Best Doctors in America - 2013-2014 and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2012-2016.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , facial paralysis

All Interests: Nosebleeds, Deviated Septum, Nose Reconstruction, Eyelid Problems, Facial Paralysis, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

Dr. Christopher Habib Rassekh, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
3400 Spruce Street; 5 Silverstein Building
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Christopher Rassekh practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. Dr. Rassekh (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. These areas are among his clinical interests: cancer surgery, salivary gland cancer, and throat cancer. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He studied medicine at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Rassekh trained at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics and Spectrum Health. Dr. Rassekh honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rassekh has received the following distinction: Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2012-14.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , facial paralysis

All Interests: Facial Paralysis, Hyperparathyroidism, Oral Cancer, Salivary Gland Cancer, Laryngoscopy, Salivary ... (Read more)

Dr. Ryan Neil Heffelfinger, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
925 Chestnut Street; 7th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Ryan Heffelfinger is a facial plastic surgeon, otolaryngologist, and head and neck plastic surgeon. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: cleft lip and palate, sinusitis (sinus infection), and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Dr. Heffelfinger is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Heffelfinger trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , facial paralysis

All Interests: Nasal Congestion, Deviated Septum, Facial Paralysis, Laryngoscopy with Biopsy, Juvederm, Chemical ... (Read more)

Dr. Marc Robert Rosen, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
925 Chestnut Street; 6th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Marc Rosen is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and pituitary tumor. Dr. Rosen is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rosen's education and training includes medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University and residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , facial paralysis

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Nasal Congestion, Tumor, Deviated Septum, Hearing Evaluation, Septoplasty, ... (Read more)

Dr. William Martin Keane, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
925 Chestnut Street; 6th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. William Keane's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Clinical interests for Dr. Keane include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and thyroid cancer. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and a graduate of Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's residency program. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Keane include: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2015,2014,2013,2012,2011,2010. He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , facial paralysis

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Nasal Congestion, Thyroid Cancer, Tumor, Parotidectomy, Postpartum Thyroiditis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Howard D Krein, PhD, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
925 Chestnut Street; 7th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Howard Krein specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Philadelphia, PA. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Krein include cleft lip and palate, sinusitis (sinus infection), and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. Dr. Krein takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for residency. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , facial paralysis

All Interests: Nasal Congestion, Deviated Septum, Facial Paralysis, Laryngoscopy with Biopsy, Juvederm, Chemical ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Bernard Cannady, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
800 Walnut Street; 18th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Steven Cannady is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patient reviews placed Dr. Cannady at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, neck reconstructive surgery, and salivary gland cancer. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cannady honors. He is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Cleveland Clinic and a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , facial paralysis

All Interests: Neck Reconstructive Surgery, Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Nose Reconstruction, Facial Paralysis, ... (Read more)

Hospitals affiliated with provider +
Dr. Tasos Aslanidis, DO
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
1841 S Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Tasos Aslanidis is a medical specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), Dr. Aslanidis attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Dr. Aslanidis's clinical interests include otosclerosis, ear pain, and thyroid surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Aslanidis is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He is conversant in Greek. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kennedy Health System, Jefferson Health, and Methodist Hospital.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , facial paralysis

All Interests: Ear Pain, Nasal Congestion, Deviated Septum, Dizziness, Endoscopic Surgery, Nose Reconstruction, ... (Read more)

Dr. Douglas Charles Bigelow, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
3400 Spruce Street, 5th Floor Ravdin; Suite 4283
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Douglas Bigelow is an otolaryngologist in Philadelphia, PA. These areas are among Dr. Bigelow's clinical interests: cancer surgery, otosclerosis, and gamma knife radiosurgery. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Minnesota Medical School and performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Hennepin County Medical Center, and St. John's Mercy Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Bigelow has received include Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized by Guide to America's Top Physicians 2004,2005; and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's 1994, 1996, 1999, 2002 Top Docs issue.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , facial paralysis

All Interests: Ear Pain, Second Opinions, Facial Paralysis, Bone Cancer, Ear Cancer, Bone Problems, Ear Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gurston Gordon Nyquist, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
925 Chestnut Street; 6th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Gurston Nyquist works as an otolaryngologist. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Nyquist include sinusitis (sinus infection), tonsilitis, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. Dr. Nyquist graduated from McGill University Faculty of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , facial paralysis

All Interests: Nasal Congestion, Deviated Septum, Septoplasty, Ear Infection, Sinuplasty, Allergies, Facial ... (Read more)

Dr. John W McGrath Jr., MD, DO
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
1841 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. John McGrath is a medical specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). On average, patients gave Dr. McGrath a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. McGrath include acoustic neuroma, snoring, and thyroid surgery. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for residency. Dr. McGrath is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Methodist Hospital.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , facial paralysis

All Interests: Nasal Congestion, Deviated Septum, Nose Reconstruction, Facial Paralysis, Turbinectomy, Juvederm, ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas Christopher Spalla, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
3 Cooper Plaza
Camden, NJ
 

Dr. Thomas Spalla is an ear, nose and throat specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Spalla include endoscopic sinus surgery, laser resurfacing, and salivary gland problems. He is affiliated with Cooper University Health Care. Dr. Spalla's education and training includes medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine and residency at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Spalla honors Aetna, Aetna Bronze, and Aetna HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , facial paralysis

All Interests: Thyroid Surgery, Rhinoplasty, Laser Resurfacing, Nose Surgery, Facial Paralysis, Injectable ... (Read more)

Dr. Gerard V Vernose, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1841 S Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Gerard Vernose is a Philadelphia, PA physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), tonsilitis, and tympanomastoidectomy. Dr. Vernose honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , facial paralysis

All Interests: Nasal Congestion, Tinnitus, Ear Infection, Facial Paralysis, Tympanomastoidectomy, Ear Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Rosen, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
925 Chestnut Street; 6th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. David Rosen specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He obtained his medical school training at SUNY Upstate Medical University and performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. His areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), tonsilitis, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Dr. Rosen is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , facial paralysis

All Interests: Nasal Congestion, Thyroid Cancer, Tinnitus, Nosebleeds, Deviated Septum, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, ... (Read more)

Dr. Aaron Lee Shapiro, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1518 Spruce Street
Phila, PA
 

Dr. Aaron Shapiro's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Dr. Shapiro completed his residency training at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. These areas are among his clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), tonsilitis, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Shapiro is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , facial paralysis

All Interests: Nasal Congestion, Tinnitus, Deviated Septum, Eyelid Lift, Septoplasty, Botox Injection, Heart Valve ... (Read more)

Dr. Goran Rakocevic, MD
Specializes in Neurology
909 Walnut Street; 2nd Floor, Cob Building
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Goran Rakocevic practices neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Rakocevic's areas of expertise include bell's palsy, myasthenia gravis, and biopsy. He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Sarajevo Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , Bell's palsy

All Interests: Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Bell's Palsy, Biofeedback, Neuromuscular Disorders, Biopsy, Myasthenia ... (Read more)

Conditions / Treatments

Gender

Insurance

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility

Additional Information

Distinctions

Foreign Language

Research

Online Communication

Patient Demographic

Practice Affiliation

Time Commitments

Certifications

Credentials

Fellowship

Medical School

Residency

Specialty

Years Since Graduation

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.