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Podcast Discusses Symptoms and Risk Factors of Stroke

Shepherd Center physician discusses why recognizing symptoms can be vital to recovery.

About 700,000 strokes occur in the United States each year. To serve the healthcare needs of these patients, Shepherd Center provides a full continuum of services – from inpatient rehabilitation to outpatient care for stroke rehabilitation. 

In a new podcast with Shepherd Radio, Dr. Andrew Dennison, a board-certified physical medicine and rehabilitation physician with an additional subspecialty board certification in brain injury medicine, discusses symptoms and risk factors of a stroke. He also addresses some therapies and treatments that are typically used in rehabilitation.

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Dr. Dennison joined Shepherd Center’s medical staff in July 2011 as a staff physiatrist. He treats patients who are recovering from traumatic or non-traumatic brain injuries, as well as people who have had complications from a stroke or tumor. He also currently serves on the Brain and Spinal Injury Trust Fund Commission. Before joining Shepherd’s medical staff, Dr. Dennison served as the medical program director for brain injury and stroke at Walton Rehabilitation Health System in Augusta, Georgia, from 2009 to 2011.

About Shepherd Center

Shepherd Center, located in Atlanta, Georgia, is a private, not-for-profit hospital specializing in medical treatment, research and rehabilitation for people with spinal cord injury, brain injury, multiple sclerosis, spine and chronic pain, and other neurological conditions. Founded in 1975, Shepherd Center is ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the top 10 rehabilitation hospitals in the nation. In its more than four decades, Shepherd Center has grown from a six-bed rehabilitation unit to a world-renowned, 152-bed hospital that treats more than 740 inpatients, nearly 280 day program patients and more than 7,100 outpatients each year in more than 46,000 visits.