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Stroke & neurosciences

Thomasville Medical Center Services Stroke & neurosciences

Expert care for brain and spinal cord disorders

If you or a loved one suffers a stroke or other brain- or spine-related condition, you need access to great care. You have that at Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center, a nationally-accredited stroke center.

For more information about stroke, brain and spine care at Thomasville Medical Center, or to find a Novant Health neurologist, please call

336-472-2000

Our neurologists and surgeons were trained at the nation's top medical centers. They can diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions that can affect your brain and nervous system, and our technology is state of the art.

Our stroke and neurosciences services are listed below. Please follow the links for more information.

 
Call 911 at the first sign of a stroke.
 F-A-S-T is an easy way to remember the symptoms and warning signs of a stroke and what to do:
 
  • F – Facial paralysis
  • A – Arm weakness
  • S – Speech difficulties
  • T – “Time to call 911”

Do not ignore these warning signs, even if they go away. Stroke is a serious medical emergency, and the quicker you receive treatment, the better your chances are for surviving the stoke with minimal disability. Our board-certified emergency-medicine physicians and specially trained nurses and technologists are here to help.


Similar symptoms may indicate other medical problems, including a transient ischemic attack, (TIA).
These “mini-strokes” are also very serious. Call 911 for help.
 

Our experts at Thomasville Medical Center can do a TIA evaluation to determine your level of risk for stroke in the future. We can lower that risk by prescribing medications to help keep other blood clots from forming. We can also treat existing medical conditions such as diabetes, heart or blood pressure problems, high cholesterol and other conditions that increase the risk of stroke.


Brain aneurysms

A brain aneurysm occurs when part of an artery wall weakens and swells. Symptoms include:

  • Sudden, severe headache that is different from past headaches
  • Severe neck pain
  • Blurred vision
  • Confusion or loss of consciousness
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Nausea with vomiting
  • Seizures

If you or a loved one experiences these symptoms, call 911 immediately. If an aneurysm ruptures, it is a life-threatening medical emergency.

Neurosciences telemedicine network

Thomasville Medical Center participates in this network so that you always have access 24/7 to highly qualified neurologists through videoconferencing. This service is readily available in an emergency or for ongoing treatment of a stroke, brain aneurysm, concussion, brain tumor and epilepsy.

Rehabilitation

If stroke or another neurological condition has left you or a loved one affected by physical, speech and cognition deficits, our multidisciplinary rehabilitation team can help.

Alzheimer’s disease and dementia

Dementia involves difficulty with at least two brain functions, such as memory loss and impaired language. Our goal is to give you or your loved one an accurate diagnosis and provide the care and support you and your family need to cope with this life-changing illness.

Brain tumors

If you have a brain tumor or neurological complications as a result of other forms of cancer, you can rely on the team at Thomasville Medical Center to provide leading-edge, compassionate care.

Concussions and brain trauma

A blow to your head can cause a concussion, which often results in headache, confusion, dizziness or other symptoms. Those symptoms might show up right away, or days or even weeks later. If the symptoms are pronounced you may want to visit our emergency department or a Novant Health physician.

Headaches and migraines

At Thomasville Medical Center, we can diagnose and care for headaches, including migraines, cluster headaches and tension headaches. If you’re age 50 or older and get a new kind headache you’ve never had before, consult a physician.

Back and neck problems
and treatments

Back and neck pain and other problems can have a significant impact on your daily life. At Thomasville Medical Center, we’re here to help you on your journey back to good spine health.

Epilepsy and seizures
At Thomasville Medical Center, we have experience diagnosing and caring for people who suffer from epilepsy and seizures, which occur because of surges of electrical activity in the brain. We can help you achieve a better quality of life. If you suffer from epilepsy or seizures, you may benefit from an evaluation in our world-class epilepsy monitoring unit.
 
Diagnostic testing

Our physicians, nurses and technicians specialize in advanced imaging and diagnostic tests for neurological disorders and injuries. You’ll need a physician referral for most tests.

Quality outcomes

If you’re faced with a stroke or other neurological emergency or disorder, you want to know that you have the highest quality care on your side.The National Committee for Quality Assurance and the American Heart/Stroke Association have recognized several Thomasville Medical Center physicians for their remarkable heart and stroke care.

Treatment

For more information about stroke, brain and spine care at Thomasville Medical Center, or to find a Novant Health neurologist, please call 336-472-2000.

Support services

For information on stroke and vascular diseases of the brain and spine, explore our health library and check out these healthcare resources.