Solutions for stroke and neurology physician shortages
Here are a few testimonials from ED physicians using Northwest Stroke Solutions telestroke neurologists for support in their ED.
"I come from a small community that had inconsistent neurological support. Since being a part of thetelestroke network we have forged an excellent alliance and can now provide our patients with immediate neurological consultation (with) specialists who are trained in stroke management with an expert knowledge of current treatments and techniques in the realm of stroke care." -- Dr. Cory Bergey, ED Physician in Medford Oregon, part of The Providence Telestroke Network Oregon
"As an emergency physician I am able to have a face to face discussion with a stroke authority who is able to examine the patient and evaluate for themselves the imaging exams. The immediate response, the professionalism, and the knowledge has brought our stroke center to where we need to be." -- Dr. Cory Bergey, ED Physician in Medford Oregon, part of The Providence Telestroke Network
"tPA was virtually never given for acute CVA patients before implementation of the Telestroke program; with no emergency neuro coverage, ED physicians were reluctant to make the decision to give tPA on their own. Since implementation, tPA has now been given several times" -- Dr. Russ Riggs, ED Physician Providence Newberg Hospital
"Immediate access to a stroke specialist in the ED is wonderful -- we have a specialist in the room with us, interacting with the patient and family members. Our small community hospital now has immediate access to experts willing and able to help with acute CVA management." -- Dr Greg Carroll, ED Physician Providence Newberg Hospital