Visiting the Center
The Mount Sinai Stroke Center offers innovative research-based and clinical approaches to evaluating and treating patients with cerebrovascular disorders. Our physicians have expertise in primary and secondary stroke prevention and several are also experts in carotid and transcranial doppler imaging, non-invasive tests that use sound waves to measure the flow of blood to the brain.
Please bring the following to your first outpatient visit:
- Your insurance card
- Physician referral forms (if required by insurance)
- A list of current prescriptions and/or over-the-counter medications you are taking, including dose and frequency
- Pertinent information about your medical and surgical history
- Any recent CT scans, MRIs, or other appropriate records you may have
- The names, addresses and phone numbers of your other physicians
Please call us at (212) 241-7076 to schedule an appointment. Our offices are conveniently located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.
In an Emergency—Seek Help Promptly
It is extremely important to seek emergency help right away, if you or someone you know experiences any of the following stroke warning signs:
- Sudden weakness, numbness or paralysis of the face, arm or leg (especially on one side of the body)
- Loss of speech or trouble talking or understanding language
- Sudden blurred vision or loss of vision, particularly in only one eye
- Sudden, severe headache with no apparent cause
- Unexplained dizziness, loss of balance or coordination (especially if associated with any of the above symptoms)
Call 911 immediately even if you think that you are getting better or if the warning sign(s) seem to disappear. If the sign(s) persist, appear frequently or seem to get worse, ask the emergency responders for urgent transportation to the nearest appropriate emergency medical facility.
Unfortunately, most patients do not seek help for a day or more after the first signs appear. By that time, it is usually too late for new treatments to be effective. Recognizing and responding to the warning signs of stroke—as soon as they appear—gives patients the best chance for an optimal recovery.
Tel: 800-MD-SINAI (800-637-4624)
Tel: (212) 241-7076
The Mount Sinai Stroke Support Group meets two Tuesdays each month from 11:15 am until 12:15 pm. To enroll or for additional information, please contact:
Laura Schoch, CTRS
Mount Sinai Rehabilitation Center