Role of a Neurologist if you have Suffered a Stroke

Dr. Dean Johnston, MD, MHSc, FRCPC, Neurologist, discusses Role of a Neurologist if you have Suffered a Stroke.

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Dr. Dean Johnston, MD, MHSc, FRCPC, Neurologist, discusses Role of a Neurologist if you have Suffered a Stroke.
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Featuring Dr. Dean Johnston, MD, MHSc, FRCPC, Neurologist

Role of a Neurologist if you have Suffered a Stroke

Duration: 1 minute, 8 seconds

A neurologist or a stroke specialist may be involved in the care of a stroke patient from the time that they walk through the emergency department doors, to help with diagnosis and initial treatment.

Often they will be cared for by a neurologist throughout their hospital stay, who will help to identify other risk factors and factors that can promote recovery. Subsequent to discharge from hospital or a rehabilitation facility, a neurologist is often involved to help with ongoing stroke prevention matters.

The recovery from a stroke is often a prolonged process, over many weeks or months. There may be a number of physicians involved in the care of a patient who suffered a stroke. A neurologist may be involved again in the care of a patient with a stroke if that patient has further stroke symptoms or uncontrolled risk factors.

Often family doctors will re-refer a patient who suffered a stroke after the stroke for an assessment by a neurologist. If you have further questions about how a neurologist can help with your care, you can discuss this with your family doctor.

 

 

Presenter: Dr. Dean Johnston, Neurologist, Vancouver, BC

Local Practitioners: Neurologist

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A Neurologist is important in the management of a patient who has had a stroke.

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A Neurologist will help determine what type of stroke a patient has suffered when they present at the hospital with stroke symptoms.

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