Neurosciences are the next frontier in modern medicine. In the last 30 years, medical science has made huge advances in diagnosing and treating neuroscience conditions. Today, advanced diagnostics such as high-speed CT allow doctors to administer medicines that can stop some strokes in their tracks. New surgical techniques and technologies allow for more - and more effective - surgical solutions. Advances in critical and rehabilitative care allow many people to return to active living.
Neuroscience incorporates a wide range of conditions affecting some 15 million Americans. These conditions include:
St. Mary's is on the leading edge in Neuroscience care. In 2010, St. Mary's
received the Get With The Guidelines Gold Plus Performance Achievement Award for stroke care from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, and has gone on to receive the award in 2011 and 2012 as well. This award demonstrates that St. Mary's has met or exceeded the highest national standards for stroke care for two consecutive 12-month periods. This award, along with others from Healthgrades and Georgia Trend Magazine convey St. Mary's ongoing effort to provide exceptional neuroscience care to our community.
St. Mary's Neurological Specialists Timeline:
In 2013, Alan R. Morgan, MD, joined St. Mary’s Neurological Specialists as a neurohospitalist. Like his partners, H. McCord Smith, MD, and C. Van Morris, MD, Dr. Morgan is treating inpatients exclusively at St. Mary’s Hospital.
In 2010, St. Mary's and board-certified neurologist Angela McSwain, MD, opened St. Mary's Neurological Specialists and soon expanded the practice with the addition of R. Michael Steadham, MD. Drs. McSwain and Steadham continue to enhance St. Mary's Neuroscience continuum of care by providing non-emergent, outpatient neurology care at their primary location in Watkinsville and at satellite locations in Greensboro and Royston. Visit www.stmarysneuro.com or call 706.310.1859 for more information.
In 2009, St. Mary's and neurologists C. Van Morris, M.D., and H. McCord Smith, M.D., teamed up to form the region's first neurohospitalist program.