Strokes and transient ischemic attacks (TIAs, or mini strokes) don't last very long. Recovering from one, though, can take both time and effort.
Harbor View Medical Services expert neurology team is dedicated to helping you regain your health and function after a stroke. Our skilled stroke doctors are the same ones who provide emergency treatment at Mather Hospital. They're specially trained in getting patients on the road to recovery.
Whether you were treated for stroke at Mather Hospital or elsewhere, we're here to guide you towards a healthier future.
Comprehensive Stroke Recovery
Here's an important fact about strokes: People who have one are at heightened risk for having another. Our doctors deliver follow-up stroke therapy that's designed to help you recover and also avoid a future stroke.
The care we provide includes:
- Medication support. Your hospital doctor may have prescribed certain drugs to lower your blood pressure, cholesterol, or prevent harmful blood clots. We'll check to make sure you're on track with your medications and make adjustments as needed.
- Access to stroke rehab services. We'll help you get what you need in order to regain your function and do more of the things that matter to you.
- Risk factor monitoring. Problems like high blood pressure or high cholesterol can put you at risk for another stroke. Your doctor will keep a close eye on your numbers and recommend ways to lower them, if needed.
- Healthy lifestyle counseling. Eating right, exercising and stopping smoking can all help prevent future strokes. We'll counsel you on making heart-healthy choices and refer you to resources that can help you quit smoking.
- Consulting with caregivers. Our stroke doctors know that loved ones may play an important role in your recovery. We'll take the time to address any concerns and make sure everyone is on the same page about your care.
Connecting You to Stroke Rehabilitation
It's common for people to need help regaining their function after a stroke. Whether it's heading back to work or returning to a favorite activity, your doctor will take the time to learn about the goals that are important to you—and help you achieve them.
Often that means relearning everyday skills like walking with more stability, speaking more clearly or even using your fingers to button a shirt. No matter what you need, we'll be there to provide care or to refer you to rehab services that can help, including physical, occupational and speech therapies.
We welcome stroke patients who are referred by Mather Hospital or any other facility. Call us at 631.621.4094 to make an appointment or find out more.