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 Otolaryngology
5303 Harry Hines Boulevard; 7th Floor, Suite 106
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Barbara Schultz is a Dallas, TX physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Areas of expertise for Dr. Schultz include bell's palsy, chronic sinusitis, and salivary gland cancer. Dr. Schultz honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. 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. Dr. Schultz is affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Bell's palsy

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

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

Dr. Mark Newcomer practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Dallas, TX. Dr. Newcomer's areas of expertise include the following: myringoplasty, bell's palsy, and hearing loss. His professional affiliations include VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS) and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Newcomer is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Newcomer completed a residency program at Parkland Health & Hospital System.

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Relevant Interests: , Bell's palsy

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's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Ms. Schenkel has a special interest in bell's palsy and meniere's disease. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 is a physician who specializes in family medicine and general pediatrics. She is conversant in Chinese. Her areas of expertise include wheezing, atrial fibrillation, and appendicitis. Dr. Xiao is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Medical City Lewisville. She is a graduate of Harbin Medical University. For her residency, Dr. Xiao trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , Bell's palsy

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