Stroke Follow-Up Clinic
The Stroke Follow-Up Clinic at the Cole Neuroscience Center provides access to an expert team specializing in stroke care.
The Stroke Follow-up team is comprised of a neurologist, nurse practitioner, and other clinical team members. The neurologist and clinical team will evaluate you to determine if there are any new or worsening problems that could benefit from treatment to improve function and quality of life after your stroke.
Many people who have had a stroke notice functional problems that might begin several weeks or months after they are discharged from the hospital. This can lead to other complications such as skin breakdown, muscle stiffening or weakness, incontinence, difficulty moving, decline in independence, and depression.
The Stroke Follow-Up Clinic creates a system to treat these problems. Your neurologist and clinical team will work closely with you to determine when and how often you need to return to prevent complications.
We provide the following stroke services:
- Risk reduction plan
Goals are aimed at lowering your chances of having a stroke in the future. To schedule an appointment, call the Cole Neuroscience Center at 865-521-6174
Stroke Support Group
The Stroke Support Group meets the third Thursday of each month from 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. in the Heart Hospital Conference Center at the University of Tennessee Medical Center. Stroke survivors and caregivers are welcome. For more information, please contact Gail Robertson at 865-305-7530. Find out more information about the Comprehensive Stroke Center at UT Medical Center.