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Dr. Lewis to Present “Stroke: What You Can Do to Help Prevent It”

Posted on August 22, 2018

August 28 at Good Samaritan Society – Fairfield Glade

Good Samaritan Society-Fairfield Glade welcomes Cumberland Medical Center guest speaker John Lewis, DO, on August 28 at 2:30 p.m. He will discuss “Stroke: What You Can Do to Help Prevent It,” and take questions from the audience.

Dr. Lewis is board certified in Internal Medicine and has recently joined Crossville Medical Group’s primary care team. Previous to this, he worked as a hospitalist at CMC. He is currently accepting new patients at Crossville Medical Group.

Dr. Lewis attended medical school at Lincoln Memorial University and Debusk College of Osteopathic Medicine, and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Chattanooga. Dr. Lewis’s clinical interests include Preventative Medicine, Transition of Care Improvement, and Antibiotic Stewardship.

Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death, ranking behind diseases of the heart, lungs, and all forms of cancer. According to the National Stroke Association, strokes kill more than 137,000 Americans each year. During a stroke even a brief interruption in blood supply can cause problems. Due to both the physical and chemical changes that occur in the brain with stroke, damage can continue to occur for several days so immediate treatment is critical.

A loss of brain function occurs with brain cell death. This may include impaired ability with movement, speech, thinking and memory, bowel and bladder, eating, emotional control, and other vital body functions. Recovery from stroke and the specific ability affected depends on the size and location of the stroke. A small stroke may result in problems such as weakness in an arm or leg. Larger strokes may cause paralysis, loss of speech, or even death.

Understanding what you can do to prevent a stroke from occurring and recognizing the symptoms associated with a stroke is crucial to increasing the odds for early intervention and positive outcomes.

Light refreshments will be served. The event is free, but reservations are requested so arrangements can be prepared accordingly. Please RSVP by calling (931) 459-4262 if you would like to attend. The presentation will be held at 2:30pm in the South Atrium at Good Samaritan Society-Fairfield Glade located at 100 Samaritan Way.

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