Health First Neurology Team Continues to Provide Safe, High-Quality Care During COVID-19

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Health First Neurology multi-disciplinary team continues to provide high-quality care for its patients

It’s essential for people to pay attention to their bodies, and seek immediate medical help when needed during a pandemic. “During these unprecedented times, strokes can still happen at any moment,” said Dr. Jorge Pesquera, a Neurohospitalist who specializes in Vascular Neurology with Health First. (Health First image)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – It’s essential for people to pay attention to their bodies, and seek immediate medical help when needed during a pandemic.

“During these unprecedented times, strokes can still happen at any moment,” said Dr. Jorge Pesquera, a Neurohospitalist who specializes in Vascular Neurology with Health First.

The Health First Neurology multi-disciplinary team continues to provide high-quality care for its patients despite the COVID-19 challenges. They’ve done so for months, offering Virtual Visits and reminding patients to stay alert in case of an emergency.

“Time is key during a stroke,” Dr. Pesquera said. “It is important to recognize the symptoms with the BE-FAST mnemonic.”

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These are:

Balance problems
Eyes with sudden loss of vision
Face droop
Arm weakness
Speech, difficulty speaking or understanding
Time to dial 911

While parts of the nation shift toward reopening, it’s important to check in with your team of experts, who are answering the sacred call every day in various roles.

“It’s vital to our team to continue providing high-quality, compassionate care to Brevard,” Dr. Pesquera said. “We’re here to serve our patients, friends and loved ones, no matter the crisis at hand.”

This is the dedication and selflessness they’re trained for when encouraging stroke patients and stroke survivors to feel safe, comfortable and with peace of mind when visiting Health First’s Stroke Center locations.

“We have special systems and cleaning measures in place to make it safe for our patients to enter all of our Health First facilities,” Dr. Pesquera said. “Strokes don’t stop, and neither does our commitment in taking care of patients.”

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