We found 12 providers with an interest in facial paralysis and who accept Humana Basic 6850/HMO Premier near Doral, FL.

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Dr. Stephen Anthony Wolfe, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery, Other
3100 Sw 62nd Avenue; Suite 2230
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Wolfe's specialties are plastic surgery and general surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Wolfe is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Wolfe's areas of expertise include thigh lift, tummy tuck revision, and thyroid problems. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Mercy Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center. Dr. Wolfe accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Wolfe trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Wolfe has received include South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Wolfe (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, German, and French.

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Relevant Interests: , Bell's palsy

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Dr. Francisco Guillermo Pernas, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
9915 Nw 41 Street; Suite 220
Doral, FL
 

Dr. Francisco Pernas specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Areas of expertise for Dr. Pernas include sleep disorders, bell's palsy, and immunization (preventive vaccines). Dr. Pernas is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Pernas speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Bell's palsy

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Dr. William Joseph Brown, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Facial Plastic Surgery
9915 Nw 41 Street; Suite 220
Doral, FL
 

Dr. William Brown, who practices in Miami, FL and Doral, FL, is a medical specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and facial plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Brown include sleep disorders, bell's palsy, and thyroid problems. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brown takes. After attending the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Brown completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Brown speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Bell's palsy

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Dr. Steven Mark Fletcher, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngic Allergy, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
9915 Nw 41 Street; Suite 220
Doral, FL
 

Dr. Steven Fletcher specializes in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat), facial plastic surgery, and otolaryngic allergy. Dr. Fletcher graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: sleep disorders, bell's palsy, and immunization (preventive vaccines). He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Fletcher honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He has received the following distinction: South Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Fletcher is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Bell's palsy

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Dr. Edward Joseph Hillman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
9915 Nw 41 Street; Suite 220
Doral, FL
 

Dr. Edward Hillman's area of specialization is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Hillman performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Hillman include sleep disorders, bell's palsy, and thyroid problems. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Hillman is professionally affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Bell's palsy

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Snoring, Allergy Testing, Thyroid Problems, Bell's Palsy

Dr. Andres Felipe Orjuela, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
3100 Sw 62nd Avenue; Suite 124
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Andres Orjuela is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Orjuela's areas of expertise include bell's palsy, thyroid problems, and cancer. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Orjuela speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Bell's palsy

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Dr. Robert F Cullen Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
3200 Sw 60 Court; Suite 302
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Robert Cullen practices pediatric neurology in Miami, FL. Dr. Cullen's areas of expertise include bell's palsy, spinal cord injuries, and migraine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital and Baptist Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at Seton Hall College of Medicine and Dentistry, Dr. Cullen performed his residency at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , Bell's palsy

All Interests: Down Syndrome, Bell's Palsy, Migraine, Spinal Cord Injuries, Attention Deficit Disorder, Autism, ... (Read more)

Dr. Parul Bhagwati Jayakar, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Genetics
3100 Sw 62nd Avenue; 1st Floor
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Parul Jayakar's area of specialization is pediatric genetics. These areas are among her clinical interests: bell's palsy, down syndrome, and multiple sclerosis (MS). She is professionally affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Jayakar graduated from Lady Hardinge Medical College. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Manitoba. The average patient rating for Dr. Jayakar is 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jayakar accepts. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , Bell's palsy

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Dr. Dagoberto Jose Garcia Jr., MD
Specializes in Physiatry
5545 Sw 8th Street; Suite 102
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Dagoberto Garcia's medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Garcia include knee problems, scoliosis, and bell's palsy. Dr. Garcia is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center. Dr. Garcia studied medicine at St. Louis University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Garcia completed a residency program at Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , Bell's palsy

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Dr. Alfredo Machado, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
3601 Nw 107 Avenue
Doral, FL
 

Dr. Alfredo Machado is a general pediatrician in Doral, FL and Miami, FL. His areas of expertise include bulimia, thyroid problems, and hepatitis. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Machado studied medicine at Ponce School of Medicine. He trained at Shands at the University of Florida for his residency. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Machado's professional affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, West Kendall Baptist Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Bell's palsy

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Dr. Mislen Stol Bauer, MD
Specializes in Other, Pediatric Genetics
3100 Sw 62nd Avenue; 1st Floor
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Mislen Bauer is a pediatric genetics specialist. Dr. Bauer is rated highly by her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bauer include scoliosis, bell's palsy, and down syndrome. Her professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Nicklaus Children's Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Bauer is a graduate of Pontifical Xavierian University Faculty of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , Bell's palsy

All Interests: Down Syndrome, Scoliosis, Cystic Fibrosis, Autism, Epilepsy, Muscular Dystrophy, Vitiligo, Multiple ... (Read more)

Dr. Amarilis Gonzalez, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4580 Southwest 8th Street
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Amarilis Gonzalez's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Gonzalez's clinical interests include knee problems, migraine, and depression. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at West Suburban Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Gonzalez speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Doctors Hospital, Mercy Hospital, and Mercy Miami Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Bell's palsy

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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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