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We found 21 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's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His residency was performed at Jefferson University Hospitals. Areas of expertise for Dr. Friedman include cancer surgery, thyroid problems, and blepharoplasty. His average patient rating is 3.5 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's distinctions include: Recognized by Best Doctors in America - 2013-2014 and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2012-2016. In addition to English, he speaks Hebrew. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , facial paralysis

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

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

Dr. Marc Rosen works as an otolaryngologist and head and neck plastic surgeon in Philadelphia, PA. After attending SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school, he completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Rosen's areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and pituitary tumor. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rosen has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include 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 practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. His clinical interests include cancer surgery, salivary gland cancer, and throat cancer. Dr. Rassekh's professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics and Spectrum Health, Dr. Rassekh attended medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. Dr. Rassekh has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2012-14. In addition to English, Dr. Rassekh (or staff) speaks Spanish and French.

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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 Philadelphia, PA physician who specializes in facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery. Dr. Heffelfinger's clinical interests include cleft lip and palate, sinusitis (sinus infection), and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Patient ratings for Dr. Heffelfinger average 5.0 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Heffelfinger honors.

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Relevant Interests: , facial paralysis

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

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

Dr. William Keane is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is rated highly by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Keane include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and thyroid cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Keane performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. 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. Howard D Krein, PhD, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
925 Chestnut Street; 7th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Howard Krein's areas of specialization are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He obtained his medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Areas of expertise for Dr. Krein include cleft lip and palate, sinusitis (sinus infection), and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Dr. Krein's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Krein takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital.

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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 practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Philadelphia, PA. On average, patients gave Dr. Cannady a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include cancer surgery, neck reconstructive surgery, and salivary gland cancer. His hospital/clinic 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. Before completing his residency at Cleveland Clinic and a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University, Dr. Cannady attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , facial paralysis

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

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

Dr. Tasos Aslanidis is a specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Aslanidis speaks Greek. His areas of expertise include the following: otosclerosis, ear pain, and thyroid surgery. He is affiliated with Kennedy Health System, Jefferson Health, and Methodist Hospital. He studied medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Dr. Aslanidis's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Philadelphia, PA. His clinical interests include 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 attended the University of Minnesota Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Hennepin County Medical Center, and St. John's Mercy Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. Gurston Gordon Nyquist, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
925 Chestnut Street; 6th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Gurston Nyquist's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Areas of expertise for Dr. Nyquist include sinusitis (sinus infection), tonsilitis, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Dr. Nyquist studied medicine at McGill University Faculty of Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nyquist takes.

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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 specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). After completing medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. McGrath performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: acoustic neuroma, snoring, and thyroid surgery. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McGrath accepts. Dr. McGrath's professional affiliations include Kennedy Health System, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Methodist Hospital.

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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's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His areas of expertise include the following: endoscopic sinus surgery, laser resurfacing, and salivary gland problems. He is in-network for Aetna, Aetna Bronze, and Aetna HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Spalla is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine and a graduate of Henry Ford Hospital's residency program. He is professionally 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 is an otolaryngologist. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vernose include sinusitis (sinus infection), tonsilitis, and tympanomastoidectomy. Dr. Vernose is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Dr. Vernose completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital.

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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 is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University and then he performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Rosen's clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), tonsilitis, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Rosen is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA. His professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital.

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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 specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is rated highly by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Shapiro include sinusitis (sinus infection), tonsilitis, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Dr. Shapiro is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Dr. Shapiro performed his residency at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , facial paralysis

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

Dr. Howard Joel Caplan, MD
Specializes in Neurology
100 E Lancaster Avenue; Suite 256 Lankenau Mob East
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Howard Caplan practices neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Caplan include multiple sclerosis (MS), stroke, and seizures. Patient ratings for Dr. Caplan average 4.5 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Caplan honors. He obtained his medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed his residency at Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Caplan is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He has a closed panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Bell's palsy

All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis, Bell's Palsy, Dementia, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Stroke, Nerve Disorders, ... (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.