CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. – A stroke can strike quickly and without warning, so when you notice signs or symptoms, you should call 911 immediately, doctors urge. But, what are the signs and symptoms, and what’s next after that phone call? Where do you go? Can your local hospital help you?

Those questions and more will be answered by Dr. Sanjay Dhar, Summit Hospitalist and Medical Director for the Stroke and Telehealth Programs for Summit Health, and Dr. Robert Sterling, Neurologist from Wellspan Neurology during a free community seminar on May 13, 2014, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Wilson College’s Brooks Complex Auditorium in Chambersburg.

The event is free, but registration is required by May 6. Call (717) 262-4472 or visit SummitHealth.org/StrokeSeminar to register.

Dr. Dhar and Dr. Sterling will introduce the use of Telemedicine, which allows patients to connect with specialists in other communities through high definition video communication technology. The doctors will discuss how Summit Health hospitals use this modern technology.

“Telemedicine provides us a greater reach to get you the help you need when you need it the most,” Dr. Dhar said. “Dr. Sterling and I are excited to speak with the community about how to avoid stroke and reduce the risk, as well as explain the advanced care available to patients in this community, right here, close to home.”

Event Details
Stroke Information Community Seminar
Tuesday, May 13
Wilson College: Brooks Complex Auditorium
Check-in begins at 5:30 p.m
Seminar begins at 6 p.m.
Free blood pressure screenings and light refreshments are available before the seminar.

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*** May is National Stroke Awareness Month

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Thursday, April 10, 2014
Speakers Dr. Sanjay Dhar (L) and Dr. Robert Sterling (R)