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

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 otolaryngologist. After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. These areas are among her clinical interests: bell's palsy, chronic sinusitis, and salivary gland cancer. Dr. Schultz accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: 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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Relevant Interests: , Bell's palsy

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 is a Dallas, TX physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His clinical interests include myringoplasty, bell's palsy, and hearing loss. Dr. Newcomer is affiliated with VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS) and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Newcomer obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System.

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Relevant Interests: , Bell's palsy

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

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

Ms. Mary Schenkel's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Areas of particular interest for Ms. Schenkel include bell's palsy and meniere's disease. Ms. Schenkel takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She 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 practices family medicine and general pediatrics in Dallas, TX and Carrollton, TX. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Xiao's areas of expertise include the following: atrial fibrillation, appendicitis, and diabetes management. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Harbin Medical University and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. She is conversant in Chinese. Dr. Xiao's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Medical Center of Lewisville.

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Relevant Interests: , Bell's palsy

All Interests: Sports Health, Atrial Fibrillation, 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.