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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 is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Friedman is conversant in Hebrew. His areas of expertise include the following: 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 studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Friedman trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for his residency. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Friedman has received include Recognized by Best Doctors in America - 2013-2014 and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2012-2016.

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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's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. Dr. Rosen is rated highly by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rosen include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and pituitary tumor. His professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rosen takes. He attended SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. Dr. Rosen has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rassekh include cancer surgery, salivary gland cancer, and throat cancer. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine, Dr. Rassekh performed his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics and Spectrum Health. He has received the distinction of Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2012-14. Dr. Rassekh (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. His professional affiliations include 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. Ryan Neil Heffelfinger, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
925 Chestnut Street; 7th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Ryan Heffelfinger sees patients in Philadelphia, PA. His medical specialties are facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery. Dr. Heffelfinger graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then he performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Clinical interests for Dr. Heffelfinger include cleft lip and palate, sinusitis (sinus infection), and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Heffelfinger is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

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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 an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Philadelphia, PA. His areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and thyroid cancer. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Keane honors. He graduated from Harvard Medical School. His training includes a residency program at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Keane has received include Philadelphia Super Doctors and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2015,2014,2013,2012,2011,2010. He is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , facial paralysis

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Nasal Congestion, Thyroid Cancer, Tumor, Parotidectomy, Postpartum Thyroiditis, ... (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 surgeon and otolaryngologist. His clinical interests include otosclerosis, ear pain, and thyroid surgery. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Aslanidis takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Aslanidis trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) for residency. In addition to English, 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, Endoscopic Surgery, Nose Reconstruction, ... (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). Areas of expertise for Dr. Krein include cleft lip and palate, sinusitis (sinus infection), and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Dr. Krein's professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and a graduate of Jefferson University Hospitals' residency program. Patients rated Dr. Krein highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts 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.

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

Dr. Steven Cannady specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Philadelphia, PA. He attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Cleveland Clinic and a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University for residency. Dr. Cannady's clinical interests include cancer surgery, neck reconstructive surgery, and salivary gland cancer. Patient ratings for Dr. Cannady average 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Cannady is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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, Nose Reconstruction, Facial Paralysis, Larynx Cancer, Skin 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's medical specialty is facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: acoustic neuroma, snoring, and thyroid surgery. Dr. McGrath is affiliated with Kennedy Health System, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Methodist Hospital. Dr. McGrath takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. McGrath completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , facial paralysis

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

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

Dr. Douglas Bigelow specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His clinical interests include cancer surgery, otosclerosis, and gamma knife radiosurgery. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bigelow studied medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Bigelow's residency was performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Hennepin County Medical Center, and St. John's Mercy Medical Center. He has received distinctions including 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. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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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 is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. On average, patients gave Dr. Nyquist a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), tonsilitis, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of McGill University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Nyquist is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , facial paralysis

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

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

Dr. Gerard Vernose practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Philadelphia, PA. His areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), tonsilitis, and tympanomastoidectomy. Dr. Vernose's hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. He attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Patients rated Dr. Vernose highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts 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, Tinnitus, Ear Infection, Facial Paralysis, Tympanomastoidectomy, Ear Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Thomas Spalla sees patients in Camden, NJ, Voorhees, NJ, and Sewell, NJ. His medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His areas of expertise include the following: endoscopic sinus surgery, laser resurfacing, and salivary gland problems. Aetna, Aetna Bronze, and Aetna HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Spalla takes. After completing medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine, Dr. Spalla performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. 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. Aaron Lee Shapiro, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1518 Spruce Street
Phila, PA
 

Dr. Aaron Shapiro's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. Clinical interests for Dr. Shapiro include sinusitis (sinus infection), tonsilitis, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Dr. Shapiro has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shapiro accepts. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Shapiro is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

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

Dr. David Rosen is an ear, nose and throat specialist. Dr. Rosen's areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), tonsilitis, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA. He is a graduate of SUNY Upstate Medical University and a graduate of Jefferson University Hospitals' residency program. Dr. Rosen's hospital/clinic 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. Howard Joel Caplan, MD
Specializes in Neurology
100 E Lancaster Avenue; Suite 256 Lankenau Mob East
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Howard Caplan is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Lankenau Medical Center for residency. Dr. Caplan's areas of expertise include multiple sclerosis (MS), stroke, and seizures. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Caplan is closed to new patients at this time.

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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.