Neurologists in Kissimmee, Florida
At Osceola Regional Medical Center, we are committed to providing advanced neurological care. We offer a multidisciplinary approach to treating brain, skull, spine and nerve conditions. Our highly trained neurological specialists are on-site 24/7 to perform diagnostic tests, monitor patients and provide any necessary treatment. This includes neuroscience services for emergency stroke treatment, as we are recognized as a Certified Comprehensive Stroke Center in Osceola County by DNV GL Healthcare.
To learn more about the neurological services we offer, please call our Consult-A-Nurse® team at (800) 447-8206.
Highlights of our neurology program
Our hospital's neurology program offers patients access to advanced care, including:
- Biplane imaging technology
- Community education efforts on stroke prevention and recognizing stroke symptoms
- Dedicated inpatient rehabilitation unit
- Dedicated neuro telemetry unit with expert nursing staff
- Dedicated neurotrauma intensive care unit (ICU)
- Neuroscience clinical research to implement new standards of care
- Specially-trained doctors, nurses and staff on-site 24/7
Biplane imaging technology
As part of our commitment to offering advanced diagnostic and treatment services, we offer biplane imaging. This type of interventional radiology captures highly detailed 3D images of blood vessels leading to the brain and deep within the brain. It also details the relationship of blood vessels to the tissues in the head and neck.
Advanced stroke care
A stroke happens when an interruption in blood flow to the brain occurs. Without this blood flow, the brain lacks a proper supply of oxygen, resulting in brain cells beginning to die.
As the county’s only Certified Comprehensive Stroke Center, we provide a full range of services for stroke prevention, detection, treatment and rehabilitation. Our emergency room (ER) offers a fast response to patients coming to our hospital with stroke symptoms.
Our 24/7 stroke services include:
- Advanced imaging examinations and interpretations
- Communication with local emergency medical services (EMS) before a patient even arrives at the ER
- Immediate evaluation and treatment based on nationally recognized stroke guidelines that address emergency treatment and ongoing care
- Fully functioning medical laboratory to analyze and provide test results
- Ongoing acute care to encourage a faster return to normal life
- Rapid-response stroke team on-site with training to quickly respond to a patients experiencing a stroke
- Stroke rehabilitation that begins immediately following hospitalization to improve long-term outcomes and decrease stroke-related complications
A stroke is a serious medical emergency. If you suspect you or a loved one is experiencing a stroke, call 911 immediately.
Signs of a stroke
Knowing the warning signs associated with a stroke and being able to identify them when they occur could save your life or the life of someone else.
Common stroke symptoms include:
- Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding
- Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arms or legs—especially on one side of the body
- Sudden, severe headache with no known cause
- Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
- Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
Assessing stroke symptoms
If you think someone you know is experiencing a stroke, use the acronym "B.E.F.A.S.T.":
- Balance—Sudden dizziness, loss of balance or coordination.
- Eyes—Sudden trouble seeing out of one or both eyes.
- Face—First, check for facial weakness. An uneven smile or weakness on one side could mean trouble.
- Arms—Next, check for arm weakness. Inability to raise both arms evenly could be another sign.
- Speech—Check for impaired speech. Slurred speech or difficulty repeating simple phrases could mean a stroke.
- Time—Immediately call 911.
An ischemic stroke occurs when a blood clot blocks an artery supplying blood to the brain.
For patients who arrive at our hospital shortly after following symptom onset, tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) may be a treatment option. This is a clot-busting medication that works to dissolve the clot blocking the artery and restore blood flow.
We also perform interventional procedures to treat strokes that cannot be treated with tPA.
Stroke care team
To ensure you get comprehensive care, our stroke services are carried out by a healthcare team with special training in caring for patients with neurological conditions. This team includes:
- Case managers
- Interventional neuroradiologists
- Neurology trained nurses
- Nurse practitioners