Knowing the risk factors is the key to stroke prevention. Patients can learn about their risk factors by having regular medical checkups. Through this process, patients will be educated about some risk factors that can be changed or treated by medication or lifestyle changes. It is critical for those who have experienced a stroke orRead more
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 Neurologist Dr. Ryan Owens, and Neurosurgeons Dr. Norman Mayer and Dr. George M. Ghobrial. In addition, Physiatrists (physical medicine specialists) 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.