Man in hospital bed at Ascension site of care after getting emergency stroke care.

Get the stroke care you need in Jacksonville

Neurologists and neurosurgeons at Ascension Medical Group in Northeast FL deliver stroke care and rehabilitation to help you recover after a stroke.

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By answering these questions, you can start to better understand your risk:
  • Are you over 65?
  • Do you have a family history of stroke?
  • Do you smoke?
  • Have you had a prior stroke or heart attack?
  • Do you have high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, heart disease, peripheral artery disease, AFib, heart valve disease or sickle cell anemia?
If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, it may be important for you to talk to your primary care doctor about your risk for stroke.

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At Ascension St. Vincent's, our stroke care program is recognized for identifying early signs of stroke and providing immediate care. Neurologists and neurosurgeons provide 24/7 emergency stroke care and deliver treatments to help prevent long-term damage to your brain and body. Using advanced imaging and treatments, our care team helps to quickly identify stroke and minimize brain damage, improve blood flow to the brain, and help prevent future strokes

Our neurologists and care teams at Ascension St. Vincent's specialize in stroke care and recovery. Your care team of doctors, nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and speech therapists work together to deliver the care that's right for you. And our care doesn't stop when you leave the hospital — we can connect you to transitional care to your home, a stroke rehabilitation center or skilled nursing facilities. Our goal is to improve your quality of life after a stroke.

Recognized for advanced stroke care

The American Stroke Association recognizes St. Vincent's Riverside as a Gold Performance Achievement awardee in stroke care for delivering advanced stroke care for even the most complex cases. This highly specialized stroke care helps support better outcomes at a time when you need it most.

Our care team follows national guidelines for quality and safety and is up-to-date on the current stroke education requirements. At Ascension St. Vincent's, our doctors are also researchers who participate in neurology and neurosurgery clinical trials.

If you or a loved one are experiencing warning signs of a stroke — sudden loss of balance,; lost or unclear vision, face drooping or uneven smile, arm weakness and speech difficulty — every second counts. Call 911 and go to the nearest ER.