Rowan Medical Center

Stroke & neurosciences

Rowan Medical Center Services Stroke & neurosciences

Nationally recognized care for brain, spine and nerve disorders

A stroke or other brain- or spine-related condition, can change your life very quickly. You need a medical center that can respond even quicker with the highest quality care. You have that at Novant Health Rowan Medical Center.

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We have been designated a primary stroke center, a distinction awarded to medical centers that demonstrate excellence in healthcare quality and meet the strict national standards set by The Joint Commission and the American Stroke Association.

Our neurologists and surgeons 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.

Emergency treatment for stroke

Call 911 at the first sign of a stroke.
F-A-S-T is an easy way to remember three 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 Rowan 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

Novant Health Rowan 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.


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. The Novant Health Elizabeth C. Stanback Rehabilitation Center provides specialized care to patients at Rowan Medical Center.

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 Novant Health Rowan 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 Novant Health Rowan Medical Center, we can diagnose and care for headaches, including migraines, cluster headaches and tension headaches. If you’re 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 Novant Health Rowan Medical Center, we’re here to help you on your journey back to good spine health.

Epilepsy and seizures
At Novant Health Rowan 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.
Parkinson’s disease and movement disorders

Our goal at Novant Health Rowan Medical Center is to give you an accurate diagnosis and offer personalized support to help you and your family cope with your condition and maximize your quality of life.

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 Novant Health Rowan Medical Center physicians for their remarkable heart and stroke care.


For more information about stroke, brain and spine care at Novant Health Rowan Medical Center, please call 704-210-5000. To find a Novant Health neurologist, use our online directory.

Support services

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