Important information during COVID-19
We require all patients and visitors to wear a mask or face covering while in our hospitals. We’re also screening all patients and visitors for symptoms of COVID-19.
For safety reasons, we only allow one adult visitor per patient, per day. No visitors are allowed for patients with COVID-19. Exceptions to these policies include:
• Newborn, special care nursery and pediatric patients: Parents and/or legal guardians (COVID-19 patients: only one person)
• Birth center patients: Two support persons, including a doula (COVID-19 patients: only one person)
• Patients who need additional assistance: A caregiver or attendant
• Compassionate care patients (end-of-life patients)
We’re encouraging patients to find other ways to connect with their loved ones, such as FaceTime, Skype or setting up Google Duo (PDF). Our patient care teams can help arrange video chats and more.
If you need in-person or emergency care, don’t delay. We’re open and ready to care for you, with rigorous safety and cleaning protocols in place to help keep you healthy. To see if you should be tested for COVID-19, please visit our COVID-19 testing page.
Care is available in many ways, including video visits. You can talk with your doctor and receive the same personalized care, expert answers and a treatment plan tailored to you. We’re also offering in-person visits, phone visits and our 24/7 online clinic, virtuwell.com. Schedule an appointment online or call your clinic. For more information on COVID-19 visit our COVID-19 information page.
Neurologists treat patients with diseases and disorders of the brain and nervous system. Services provided include hospital and outpatient evaluation, consultation and medical management, and coordination with medical and surgical specialties. Our neurologists work closely with primary care and specialty physicians to coordinate care for patients. All of our neurologists are certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology or are board eligible. They treat patients with a wide range of neurological conditions.
Strokes are the leading cause of disability in the United States, one occurring every 40 seconds, and taking a life approximately every four minutes. There are treatments that we can give to reverse the damage of stroke but these medications can only be given within a small time window of the beginning of symptoms. The sooner we can care for you after a stroke, the better your outcome will be. Whether you need stroke care now or stroke rehabilitation services,we can help. Neurologist, Vesselina Mateva, M.D. will diagnose and look at causes, symptoms and treatments of common neurological disorders.
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Common diagnostic tests:
- CT Scan - (Computerized Axial Tomography Scan) An axial x-ray of a particular body part (usually brain). The test takes about 2-3 minutes and is completely painless.
- EMG - (Electrical Myography) Recording of the electrical activity generated in the muscle by inserting a thin needle into the belly of the muscle. EMG is usually done in conjunction with NCV.
- EEG - (Electroencephalogram) An “electrical brain test” that consists of placing several electrodes (small discs) on the scalp using “sticky” paste and recording brain activity for approximately 20 minutes. (Scheduled at Westfields Hospital & Clinic or Amery Hospital & Clinic).
- Carotid Ultrasound - Imaging of the carotid arteries in your neck with ultrasound. This test will take about 30 minutes.
- MRI - (Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Angiography) A non-invasive diagnostic exam which allows your physician to better visualize your brain and spinal cord
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