We found 24 providers with an interest in facial paralysis and who accept Aetna Gold HMO near Philadelphia, PA.

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

Dr. Oren Friedman is a facial plastic surgeon and otolaryngologist. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Friedman trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Friedman include cancer surgery, thyroid problems, and dermabrasion. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. He is conversant in Hebrew. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , facial paralysis

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Nosebleeds, Deviated Septum, Lip Implants, Chin Implants, Nose Reconstruction, Eyelid ... (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 practices facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery in Philadelphia, PA. His areas of expertise include the following: nasal congestion (stuffy nose), dermabrasion, and deviated septum. He is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Dr. Heffelfinger obtained his medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. He is rated highly by his patients. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Heffelfinger accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , facial paralysis

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Nasal Congestion, Deviated Septum, Surfer's Ear, Lip Implants, Chin Implants, Facial ... (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 specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. Dr. Rosen attended medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University. He completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), nasal congestion (stuffy nose), and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rosen takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , facial paralysis

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Nasal Congestion, Tumor, Deviated Septum, Hearing Evaluation, Septoplasty, ... (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's specialties are otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rassekh include cancer surgery, salivary gland cancer, and throat cancer. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Rassekh'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 Spectrum Health. He has received the following distinction: Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2012-14. Dr. Rassekh (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. Dr. Rassekh is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , facial paralysis

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

Dr. Tasos Aslanidis, DO
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
1841 S Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Tasos Aslanidis is a facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. Dr. Aslanidis's areas of expertise include the following: otosclerosis, nasal congestion (stuffy nose), and ear pain. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Aslanidis attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) for residency. He speaks Greek. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kennedy Health System, Jefferson Health, and Methodist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , facial paralysis

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

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

Dr. William Keane works as an otolaryngologist in Philadelphia, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Keane include sinusitis (sinus infection), nasal congestion (stuffy nose), and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Dr. Keane's professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. He graduated from Harvard Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Keane completed a residency program at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Keane's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2015,2014,2013,2012,2011,2010.

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Relevant Interests: , facial paralysis

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

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

Dr. Douglas Bigelow's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, otosclerosis, and gamma knife radiosurgery. Dr. Bigelow's professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Bigelow graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School and then he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Hennepin County Medical Center, and St. John's Mercy Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Bigelow 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.

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Relevant Interests: , facial paralysis

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

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

Dr. Howard Krein is a medical specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Krein's areas of expertise include cleft lip and palate, nasal congestion (stuffy nose), and tonsil cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. He studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for his residency. Dr. Krein has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. Dr. Krein has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , facial paralysis

All Interests: Nasal Congestion, Deviated Septum, Surfer's Ear, Lip Implants, Chin Implants, Facial Paralysis, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Steven Cannady works as an otolaryngologist. These areas are among Dr. Cannady's clinical interests: cancer surgery, neck reconstructive surgery, and salivary gland cancer. Patient ratings for Dr. Cannady average 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Cannady attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Cleveland Clinic and a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. He has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars. Dr. Cannady is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , facial paralysis

All Interests: Neck Reconstructive Surgery, Oral Lesions, Nose Reconstruction, Facial Paralysis, Larynx Cancer, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. John McGrath specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His areas of expertise include nasal congestion (stuffy nose), acoustic neuroma, and snoring. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kennedy Health System, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Methodist Hospital. Dr. McGrath's education and training includes medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , facial paralysis

All Interests: Nasal Congestion, Deviated Septum, Surfer's Ear, Nose Reconstruction, Facial Paralysis, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Gurston Nyquist specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Areas of expertise for Dr. Nyquist include sinusitis (sinus infection), tonsilitis, and nasal congestion (stuffy nose). Dr. Nyquist is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He graduated from McGill University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Nyquist's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , facial paralysis

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

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

Dr. Thomas Spalla is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). After attending Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Henry Ford Hospital. His areas of expertise include endoscopic sinus surgery, laser resurfacing, and salivary gland problems. Dr. Spalla is an in-network provider for Aetna, Aetna Bronze, and Aetna HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Cooper University Health Care.

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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 specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), tonsilitis, and tympanomastoidectomy. Dr. Vernose is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. After completing medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Vernose has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO.

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Relevant Interests: , facial paralysis

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

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

Dr. Aaron Shapiro practices facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His clinical interests include nasal congestion (stuffy nose), acoustic neuroma, and sleep apnea. Dr. Shapiro is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, Dr. Shapiro attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Shapiro is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

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All Interests: Nasal Congestion, Deviated Septum, Surfer's Ear, Chin Implants, Facial Paralysis, Turbinectomy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Stanley Pelosi is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in Philadelphia, PA. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Pelosi's areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), nasal congestion (stuffy nose), and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pelosi accepts. He is a graduate of Brown University, Alpert Medical School and a graduate of The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York's residency program. Dr. Pelosi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese.

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Relevant Interests: , facial paralysis

All Interests: Nasal Congestion, Tinnitus, Deviated Septum, Hearing Evaluation, Dizziness, Ear Infection, Surfer's ... (Read more)

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

Dr. David Rosen is an ear, nose and throat specialist. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Rosen include nasal congestion (stuffy nose), sleep apnea, and thyroid cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. Dr. Rosen accepts Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University, he performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals.

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Relevant Interests: , facial paralysis

All Interests: Nasal Congestion, Thyroid Cancer, Tinnitus, Nosebleeds, Deviated Septum, Hearing Evaluation, ... (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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