When it comes to stroke treatment, every second counts.
At Medical City Lewisville, our code stroke protocol ensures the rapid evaluation and treatment of patients. We strive for fast door-to-treatment times to give our Denton County patients the best outcomes possible.
If you think you or a loved one is experiencing a stroke, please call 911 immediately. Find a physician or call (855) 880-4625.
Quick facts about strokes
- Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in Americans.
- Every 40 seconds, someone in America experiences a stroke.
- Every 4 minutes, someone dies from a stroke.
Advanced stroke care in Denton County
The stroke program at Medical City Lewisville features neurologists and nurse practitioners on call 24/7 for triage and immediate treatment of stroke patients. We take a multidisciplinary approach specifically tailored to each patient to maximize patient care and optimize recovery. Our stroke program also offers support and education to the patients and their families.
Nationally recognized stroke rehabilitation program
Medical City Lewisville’s rehabilitation institute has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for its Stroke Rehabilitation Program. As a certified stroke rehabilitation program, we have demonstrated compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for healthcare quality and safety in stroke care.
Are you at risk for stroke?
There is no typical stroke patient. Each patient has unique symptoms or sometimes, no symptoms at all. Prevention and early detection are critical factors in identifying and successfully treating neurological conditions.
We can't control all of our stroke risk factors, but some personal risk factors can be managed. To identify your risk factors for a stroke and learn how to manage them, please take our free Stroke Risk Assessment.
Someone in the U.S. has a stroke every 40 seconds. Are you at risk? Take the assessment.
Signs of a stroke
You can protect your loved ones by learning the following stroke warning signs and teaching them to others.
Think F.A.S.T. and call 911 if you see any of these stroke signs:
- FACE—If the person smiles, does one side of their face droop?
- ARMS—If the person raises both arms, does one arm drift downward?
- SPEECH—If you ask the person to repeat a simple sentence, are the words slurred? Is the person confused? Is the sentence repeated correctly?
- TIME—It’s time to call 911 if the patient suddenly shows any of these symptoms. Other symptoms that may indicate a person is having a stroke include loss of vision, loss of balance with dizziness and/or an intense headache.
Kinds of strokes
There are two different types of strokes: ischemic and hemorrhagic.
Hemorrhagic stroke occurs when a blood vessel ruptures and blood spills into the brain and its surrounding structures.
At Medical City Lewisville, we perform tests to determine the cause of stroke and risk factors in each patient.
Arriving for emergency services
For urgent stroke care, our emergency room (ER) is located off of Ray Dunning Boulevard on the Medical City Lewisville hospital campus. There are two entrances, adult and pediatric, with a loading zone, so you can pull up directly to the adult entrance's lobby doors. Parking is free and available in the hospital's parking lot. We are open 24/7, 365 days of the year.
Our address is:
500 W. Main St.
Lewisville, TX 75057
Stroke Support Circle
Medical City Lewisville supports current and former stroke patients, as well as members of our community and their families, who have had a stroke. We offer the Stroke Support Circle, a support group that meets on the second Wednesday of each month. At the Stroke Support Circle, stroke survivors share stories and advice.
Stroke at Medical City Healthcare
A stroke is a medical emergency where blood flow to the brain is either reduced or stopped, depriving brain tissue of essential oxygen and nutrients. A stroke may cause loss in brain function and affect movement and speech.Learn about Stroke