Stroke

At CoreMed Plus, a stroke can be a life-changing event requiring comprehensive care and support. We are committed to providing compassionate and personalized care to individuals who have experienced a stroke, helping them manage their symptoms and improve their quality of life.

Our healthcare professionals are trained in the latest treatments and techniques for diagnosing, treating, and managing strokes. We offer a range of services to help individuals with stroke, including diagnostic testing to determine the type and severity of the stroke, medication management to prevent future strokes, and referrals to other healthcare providers and specialists as needed.

We also offer rehabilitation services to help individuals regain lost function and improve their quality of life. Our rehabilitation services include physical, occupational, speech, and other types of therapy to help individuals regain strength, mobility, and independence.

At CoreMed Plus, we understand that stroke can be a sensitive and complex issue, and we offer a non-judgmental and supportive environment where individuals can feel comfortable discussing their symptoms and concerns. We work with each individual to develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to their specific needs and goals, taking into account their overall health, lifestyle, and preferences.

If you or a loved one has experienced a stroke, seeking medical attention and beginning treatment as soon as possible is essential. Our team at CoreMed Plus is here to provide the support and resources you need to manage strokes and improve your neurological health. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and take the first step towards better health.

What is a Stroke

Stroke, also known as a cerebrovascular accident (CVA), occurs when blood flow to the brain is disrupted, causing brain cells to die. This can happen due to a blockage in a blood vessel supplying the brain (ischemic stroke) or when a blood vessel in the brain ruptures and bleeds (hemorrhagic stroke). Strokes can be severe and require immediate medical attention.

Some common risk factors for stroke include high blood pressure, smoking, diabetes, high cholesterol, obesity, family history of stroke, and age over 55. Symptoms of a stroke may include:

  • Sudden numbness or weakness on one side of the body, often affecting the face, arm, or leg
  • Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding speech
  • Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
  • Sudden severe headache with no known cause
  • Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, or loss of balance or coordination

If you or someone else is experiencing these symptoms, it is important to seek medical attention immediately. Quick treatment can help minimize brain damage and improve outcomes.

Treatment for a stroke depends on the type and severity of the stroke. Medications may be given for ischemic strokes to help dissolve blood clots and restore blood flow to the brain. Surgery may be necessary for hemorrhagic strokes to repair the ruptured blood vessel and stop the bleeding. In addition to medical treatment, rehabilitation may be necessary to help individuals regain lost function and improve their quality of life.

At CoreMed Plus, we offer a range of services to help individuals who have experienced a stroke manage their symptoms and improve their neurological health. Our team of healthcare professionals is trained in the latest treatments and techniques for managing strokes, and we work with each individual to develop a personalized treatment plan that meets their unique needs. We offer diagnostic testing to determine the type and severity of the stroke, medication management to help prevent future strokes, and referrals to other healthcare providers and specialists as needed.

If you or a loved one has experienced a stroke, seeking medical attention and beginning treatment as soon as possible is important. Our team at CoreMed Plus is here to provide the support and resources you need to manage strokes and improve your neurological health. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and take the first step towards better health.

Symptoms of a Stroke

The symptoms of a stroke can vary depending on the type of stroke and the area of the brain affected. Some common symptoms of a stroke may include:

  1. Numbness or Weakness: This can occur on one side of the face, arm, or leg. The affected limb may be heavy or difficult to move.
  2. Confusion or Trouble Speaking: You may have trouble speaking or understanding what others are saying. You may slur your words or have difficulty finding the right words to say.
  3. Vision Problems: You may have sudden vision loss or blurry vision in one or both eyes.
  4. Dizziness or Loss of Balance: You may feel dizzy, unsteady, or have trouble walking.
  5. Severe Headache: You may experience a sudden, severe headache with no known cause.
  6. Trouble Swallowing: You may have difficulty swallowing or feel something is stuck in your throat.
  7. Facial Drooping: One side of your face may droop or feel numb.

It is important to remember that these symptoms can occur suddenly and without warning. If you or someone you know is experiencing any of these symptoms, it is vital to seek medical attention immediately. Quick treatment can help minimize brain damage and improve outcomes.

Treatment for a Stroke

Treatment for a stroke depends on the type and severity of the stroke. There are two main types of strokes: ischemic and hemorrhagic. Ischemic strokes occur when blood flow to the brain is blocked, while hemorrhagic strokes occur when a blood vessel ruptures and bleeds.

Medications may be given for ischemic strokes to help dissolve blood clots and restore blood flow to the brain. These medications are most effective within the first few hours after the stroke. Some common medications used to treat ischemic strokes include:

  1. Tissue Plasminogen Activator (TPA): This medication helps dissolve blood clots and restore blood flow to the brain.
  2. Antiplatelet Agents: These medications, such as aspirin or clopidogrel, help prevent blood clots from forming.
  3. Anticoagulants: These medications, such as warfarin or dabigatran, help prevent blood clots from forming and can also help prevent future strokes.

For hemorrhagic strokes, surgery may be necessary to repair the ruptured blood vessel and stop the bleeding. Some common surgeries used to treat hemorrhagic strokes include:

  1. Endovascular Procedures: These procedures involve using a catheter to deliver medications or other treatments directly to the site of the bleeding.
  2. Craniotomy: This surgery involves opening the skull to access the bleeding blood vessel and repair it.

In addition to medical treatment, rehabilitation may be necessary to help individuals regain lost function and improve their quality of life. Rehabilitation may include physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and other types of therapy to help individuals regain strength, mobility, and independence.

At CoreMed Plus, we offer a range of services to help individuals who have experienced a stroke manage their symptoms and improve their neurological health. Our team of healthcare professionals is trained in the latest treatments and techniques for managing strokes, and we work with each individual to develop a personalized treatment plan that meets their unique needs. We offer medication management to help prevent future strokes and referrals to other healthcare providers and specialists as needed.

Prognosis After Stroke

The prognosis for a stroke can vary depending on several factors, including the type and severity of the stroke, the age and overall health of the individual, and the speed and effectiveness of treatment. Generally, the faster a stroke is diagnosed and treated, the better the prognosis.

Some common complications that can occur after a stroke include:

  1. Paralysis or Weakness: Depending on the brain area affected by the stroke, an individual may experience weakness or paralysis on one side of the body.
  2. Difficulty Speaking or Understanding Speech: Some individuals may have trouble speaking or understanding what others say after a stroke.
  3. Cognitive Impairment: Some individuals may experience difficulty with memory, concentration, and other cognitive functions after a stroke.
  4. Emotional Disturbances: Depression, anxiety, and other emotional disturbances can occur after a stroke.
  5. Swallowing Difficulties: Some individuals may have difficulty swallowing after a stroke, increasing the risk of pneumonia and other complications.

It is important to remember that recovery from a stroke can be a long and challenging process and may require ongoing medical care and rehabilitation. However, with proper treatment and support, many individuals can recover some or all of their lost functions and improve their quality of life.

At CoreMed Plus, we offer a range of services to help individuals who have experienced a stroke manage their symptoms and improve their neurological health. Our team of healthcare professionals is trained in the latest treatments and techniques for managing strokes, and we work with each individual to develop a personalized treatment plan that meets their unique needs. We offer medication management to help prevent future strokes and referrals to other healthcare providers and specialists as needed. We also provide support and resources for individuals and their families as they navigate recovery.

How CoreMed Plus Can Help You

At CoreMed Plus, we offer a range of services to help individuals who have experienced a stroke manage their symptoms and improve their neurological health. Our team of healthcare professionals is trained in the latest treatments and techniques for managing strokes, and we work with each individual to develop a personalized treatment plan that meets their unique needs.

Some of the ways that we can help you with stroke care include:

  1. Diagnostic Testing: We offer diagnostic testing to determine the type and severity of the stroke, including brain imaging tests such as CT scans and MRIs.
  2. Medication Management: We offer medication management to help prevent future strokes and manage related conditions such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol.
  3. Rehabilitation Services: We offer a range of rehabilitation services to help individuals regain lost function and improve their quality of life, including physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and other types of therapy.
  4. Referrals to Other Healthcare Providers and Specialists: We can refer you to other healthcare providers and specialists, such as neurologists or physical therapists.
  5. Support and Resources: We offer support and resources for individuals and their families as they navigate the recovery process, including education on stroke prevention and management, emotional support, and assistance with daily activities.

At CoreMed Plus, we understand that stroke can be a sensitive and complex issue, and we offer a non-judgmental and supportive environment where individuals can feel comfortable discussing their symptoms and concerns. We work with each individual to develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to their specific needs and goals, ensuring that they receive the care and support they need to manage strokes and improve their quality of life.

Start Your Healing Journey Today!

At CoreMed Plus, we are dedicated to providing compassionate and comprehensive care to individuals who have experienced a stroke. We understand that stroke can be a life-changing event, and we are committed to helping our patients manage their symptoms and improve their neurological health.

Our team of healthcare professionals is trained in the latest treatments and techniques for managing strokes, and we work with each individual to develop a personalized treatment plan that meets their unique needs. We offer diagnostic testing, medication management, rehabilitation services, and referrals to other healthcare providers and specialists as needed.

We are also dedicated to providing a non-judgmental and supportive environment where individuals can feel comfortable discussing their symptoms and concerns. We offer support and resources for individuals and their families as they navigate the recovery process, ensuring they receive the care and support they need to improve their quality of life.

If you or a loved one has experienced a stroke, we encourage you to contact us at CoreMed Plus to schedule an appointment. Our team of healthcare professionals is here to provide the support and resources you need to manage strokes and improve your neurological health. We are committed to helping you achieve your goals and live life fully.

Meet Dr. Mark Richter

I grew up in Florida as the oldest of five sons. After earning my degree from the University of Florida, I pursued my medical education in the Dominican Republic. In 1988, I began my Family Practice Residency at the “old” Pontiac General Hospital. I have been providing medical care to the same community since 1991, first in Waterford and later at our current location in White Lake, where I continue to practice today. I take pride in being board certified by the American Academy of Family Physicians and remain committed to Primary Care. I am passionate about promoting a healthy lifestyle, including a proper “balanced” diet, exercise, exposure to healthy outdoor activities, and achieving work-life balance. I married my Medical School Sweetheart, Barbara, and we are fortunate to have two adult children and a granddaughter. We have been residents of Oakland County since 1988 and enjoy all that Michigan has to offer.

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    Dr. Mark Richter Bio

    I grew up in Florida as the oldest of five sons. After earning my degree from the University of Florida, I pursued my medical education in the Dominican Republic. In 1988, I began my Family Practice Residency at the “old” Pontiac General Hospital. I have been providing medical care to the same community since 1991, first in Waterford and later at our current location in White Lake, where I continue to practice today. I take pride in being board certified by the American Academy of Family Physicians and remain committed to Primary Care. I am passionate about promoting a healthy lifestyle, including a proper “balanced” diet, exercise, exposure to healthy outdoor activities, and achieving work-life balance. I married my Medical School Sweetheart, Barbara, and we are fortunate to have two adult children and a granddaughter. We have been residents of Oakland County since 1988 and enjoy all that Michigan has to offer.