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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 provides world-class clinical care, research, and family support for people experiencing the most complex conditions, including spinal cord and brain injuries, multi-trauma, traumatic amputations, stroke, multiple sclerosis, and pain. An elite center recognized as both Spinal Cord Injury and Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems, Shepherd Center is ranked by U.S. News as one of the nation’s top hospitals for rehabilitation. Shepherd Center treats thousands of patients annually with unmatched expertise and unwavering compassion to help them begin again.