Stroke Specialists

Stroke Specialists

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Find a Stroke Specialist Near You

CommonSpirit Health gives you access to some of the most experienced stroke specialists around Colorado, Utah and western Kansas. Find a doctor near you.

CommonSpirit Health’s rapid response to stroke, advanced stroke treatment capabilities and acute stroke rehabilitation means stroke victims and their family will find exceptional, compassionate care paired with the absolute best in technology, expertise and experience. Specialists that can be involved in stroke care include:

  • Emergency Care
  • Neurosciences Care
  • Inpatient Care
  • Post-Stroke Care

911 – EMS will begin stroke treatment in the earliest minutes to help minimize brain damage and transport to the appropriate level of stroke care.

Emergency physicians are the first providers to evaluate and treat patients who present with stroke symptoms. They coordinate and communicate with other stroke specialists to determine the best treatment plan for patients experiencing stroke.

Neurosurgeons have specialized training in surgical procedures specific to the nervous system including the brain, spinal cord and cerebrovascular system. Neurointerventional Radiologist uses imaging and minimally invasive procedures to diagnose and treat disorders of the head, neck and spine, including stroke.

Neurologists specialize in preventing and treating disorders of the brain and spinal cord. A large portion of their work focuses on caring for those with stroke.

Neuropsychologists are concerned with the relationship between brain function and behavior. Neuropsychologists complete evaluations to determine the impact of neurologic disease on patient cognitive function, mood and behavior and use that information to inform a treatment plan.

Vascular surgeons specialize in treating disorders of circulatory system that can lead to stroke such as carotid artery disease.

Nurses assess, monitor, and care during a hospital stay and recovery. They coordinate with the patient and all other members of the care team to work toward recovery.

Case Managers and Social Workers assess the care needs of patients. They help to connect patients with available services and resources for recovery.

Intensivists and ICU providers specialize in the care of critically ill patients, including stroke patients Hospitalist are providers who specialize in hospital medicine and treat an array of conditions including stroke.

Dieticians evaluate individual patient needs to recommend and diet fits those needs.

Rehabilitation specialists perform comprehensive evaluations and treatments to restore function and improve quality of life.

  • Physical therapists work to improve strength, flexibility and coordination to restore mobility.
  • Occupational therapists help patients with daily activities to restore independence.
  • Speech therapists aid patients with language and communication difficulties. They also work to help stroke survivors eat and drink safely.