Stroke services offered in White Rock, Dallas, TX

At RHBNeuro in Dallas, Texas, Randi Baculi, MD, and Sanam Zaidi, PA-C, offer a stroke prevention and management program. What sets their program apart is remote patient monitoring to improve patient care. A stroke is a medical emergency. If you’re concerned that you could have a stroke or need help managing your life following a stroke, call RHBNeuro or schedule an appointment online.

Stroke Q & A

What is a stroke?

A stroke happens when the flow of oxygen-rich blood to the brain is blocked. Brain cells die without oxygen, leading to permanent brain damage, disability, even death. You need immediate medical care if you’re having a stroke.

Common symptoms of a stroke include:

  • Sudden, severe head pain
  • Confusion
  • Difficulty speaking
  • Difficulty seeing
  • Loss of balance
  • Dizziness
  • Loss of consciousness

If you or someone you love is having a stroke, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room immediately. 

People with a history of transient ischemic attack (TIA) are at greater risk of stroke. During a TIA, blood flow to the brain is temporarily blocked. It can cause symptoms like numbness, blurred vision, and dizziness. These symptoms last only a few minutes and don’t cause brain damage.

What can I do to prevent a stroke?

Making lifestyle changes and managing health conditions that put you at risk of stroke can help prevent the life-threatening event. Steps you can take to reduce your risk of a stroke include:

  • Eating a balanced diet
  • Getting regular exercising
  • Improving blood pressure
  • Lowering high cholesterol
  • Controlling your blood sugar if you have diabetes
  • Losing weight
  • Quitting smoking

RHBNeuro has a stroke prevention and management program that uses remote patient monitoring tools, including a cellular-connected blood pressure cuff and weighing scale.

This program allows you to stay closely connected to the clinic, giving you 24/7 access to the nurse care coordinators. These coordinators can manage your neurology needs, including care to prevent a stroke and care following a stroke.

What happens during a stroke evaluation?

RHBNeuro takes a science based, quantitative approach to its stroke prevention, evaluation, and management services. They perform a thorough evaluation when you come in for a stroke evaluation. They provide care to prevent a stroke and manage neurological health following a stroke.

Your board-certified neurologist asks detailed questions about your health history, family history, and related symptoms. They do physical and neurological exams and run diagnostic tests to assess how severe your brain damage is.

What can I expect after having a stroke?

RHBNeuro provides patients with expert care following a stroke. What follows a stroke will depend on the area of the brain affected, your symptoms, and how severe the damage is.

RHBNeuro personalizes care based on your individual needs. The care can include:

  • Disease-specific Medication
  • Dietary and Fitness Education
  • Remote Patient Monitoring
  • Speech therapy
  • Chronic Care Management

They also recommend lifestyle changes to reduce your risk of having another stroke.

Call RHBNeuro or schedule an appointment online for comprehensive stroke care.