Primary Stroke Center


Dr. Naveed Ahmed

Pikeville Medical Center’s Primary Stroke Center is among the top stroke treatment centers in KY. Our goal is to deliver the most effective care with cutting edge technology. Our Stroke Center aligns with the mission of PMC to provide world-class¬†health care in a Christian environment.

Dr. Naveed Ahmed, a Board-Certified Neurologist and Stroke Specialist, is Medical Director of PMC’s Primary Stroke Center. The hospital’s neurology staff also includes Neurosurgeons Dr. Duane Densler and Dr. Norman Mayer. In addition, Physiatrists (physical medicine specialist) Dr. Milton Calima and Dr. Sankar Chirumamilla¬† help stroke patients recover through physical rehabilitation.

To provide patients with quality care, PMC works with Emergency Medical Service providers from across the region to ensure acute stroke care starts from the moment of patient contact.

PMC’s Emergency Department is highly trained for immediate identification of early stroke symptoms and equipped to provide intervention. The hospital has assembled a Stroke Team which has been trained to respond to stroke emergencies and provide expert neurological care.

What is a Stroke?
Stroke is a disease that affects the arteries of the brain. There are 3 basic types of strokes. Find out more

Act F.A.S.T.
Time is Brain. It’s up to you to be able to quickly recognize the symptoms of a stroke and TAKE ACTION! Find out more

Risk Factors
Knowing your risk factors is the key to prevention. You can learn about your risk factors by having regular medical checkups. Find out more

Effects of a Stroke
Strokes can cause a number of temporary and long-term effects. Find out more

Stroke Diagnosis
How can emergency departments diagnose a stroke? Find out more

More resources
Links to more information from nationally-recognized sources such as the Mayo Clinic and the American Stroke Association. Find out more