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Primary Stroke Center Doctors and Staff at UPMC Altoona

UPMC Altoona's Primary Stroke Center is home to an expert team of doctors, nurses, and staff. A vascular neurologist — a doctor who treats blood vessel diseases in the brain and spinal cord — leads the team.

We use the gold standard tests and guidelines to quickly and correctly diagnose and treat strokes.

Contact the UPMC Altoona Primary Stroke Center

To make an appointment for outpatient stroke care, call 814-889-3930.

We are located in Building E3 on UPMC Altoona's campus.

Rapid Response Stroke Team

In Blair County, EMS (emergency medical service) workers are a key part of our team. They're ready to respond to a stroke 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Our EMS rapid response stroke team members at UPMC Altoona:

  • Treat strokes with the same urgency as heart attacks.
  • Prioritize 911 calls for stroke victims.
  • Have special training to detect stroke symptoms.
  • Call ahead to let us know a possible stroke victim is on the way.

An Expert Stroke Care Team

Other members of the UPMC Altoona Primary Stroke Center team include: 

  • Emergency doctors
  • Critical care nurses
  • Lab technicians
  • Neuroradiologists
  • Respiratory therapists
  • Pastoral care providers
  • A stroke program director

Helping You Recover After a Stroke

To help you get your life back after stroke, our physical medicine and rehab team provides inpatient and outpatient:

  • Physical and occupational therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Recreational rehab

We offer home health care and follow-up services by referral.

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