We found 4 providers with an interest in facial paralysis and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze near Dallas, TX.

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Dr. Barbara Schultz Schultz, MD
Specializes in Allergy, Otolaryngology
5303 Harry Hines Boulevard; 7th Floor, Suite 106
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Barbara Schultz is an allergist and ear, nose and throat specialist in Dallas, TX. Her areas of expertise include the following: bell's palsy, chronic sinusitis, and salivary gland cancer. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Schultz attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For her residency, Dr. Schultz trained at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. She has received the following distinctions: Texas Super Doctors; Texas Super Doctors Texas Monthly Magazine 2004, 2006 - 2014; and Whos Who of American Women 2008-2009. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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All Interests: Vocal Cord Dysfunction, Septoplasty, Cysts, Laryngeal Electromyography, Bell's Palsy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Troy Newcomer, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
5303 Harry Hines Boulevard; 7th Floor, Suite 106
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Mark Newcomer's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His clinical interests include myringoplasty, bell's palsy, and hearing loss. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Newcomer honors. Before performing his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System, Dr. Newcomer attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He is affiliated with VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS) and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Bell's Palsy, Throat Problems, Myringoplasty, Sinus Problems, Ear Problems, ... (Read more)

Mary Watkins Schenkel, MS
Specializes in Otolaryngology
5303 Harry Hines Boulevard; 7th Floor, Suite 106
Dallas, TX
 

Ms. Mary Schenkel specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Her clinical interests encompass bell's palsy and meniere's disease. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Ms. Schenkel is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Bell's palsy

All Interests: Bell's Palsy, Ear Problems, Meniere's Disease, Infections

Dr. Hong Xiao, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, General Pediatrics
5323 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Hong Xiao's medical specialty is family medicine and general pediatrics. She speaks Chinese. Dr. Xiao's areas of expertise include the following: wheezing, atrial fibrillation, and appendicitis. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Medical Center of Lewisville. Dr. Xiao is a graduate of Harbin Medical University. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Sports Health, Atrial Fibrillation, Wheezing, Diabetes Management, Bronchitis, Bursitis, Rheumatoid ... (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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