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DMH May Stroke Symposium

Wednesday May, 3rd 2017

2017 May Stroke Symposium

5-3-2017…Decatur, Ill…Decatur Memorial Hospital will host its annual Stroke Symposium at 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 25, in the Classroom Complex at the Hospital. This year’s event titled, “Think F.A.S.T. – Stroke Prevention: How Not to Have a Stroke” will feature health care specialists and leaders in the areas of stroke prevention, detection and treatment presenting on a variety of stroke-related topics:

  • Brain Attack Introduction – Oliver Dold, M.D., Neurosurgeon, DMH Medical Group
  • Initial Care of a Stroke – DMH Emergency Medicine
  • Restoring Blood Flow – Howard Wiarda, M.D., DMH Interventional Radiologist
  • Primary Prevention: How Not to Have a Stroke – Stephen Goetter, M.D., FACP, Internal Medicine, DMH Signature Health
  • Nutrition and Diabetes: Healthy Food, Healthy Brain – Holly Black, Dietitian Assistant, DMH Clinical Nutrition and Vicke Wakeland, RN, Certified Diabetic Educator, DMH Diabetes Education Center
  • Role of Exercise/Physical Activity in Stroke Prevention – Mike Stewart, Manager, DMH Wellness Center
  • Secondary Prevention: How Not to Have Another Stroke – Fazeel Siddiqui, M.D., Neurologist

In addition, free health screenings including Carotid, Blood Pressure, and Stroke Risk will be available, as well as a Question and Answer Panel for discussion. Please call (217) 876-2850 to register.

Decatur Memorial Hospital (DMH), located in Decatur, Ill., is a 300 bed, not-for-profit, community hospital that has been providing medical care since 1916 for the residents of Central Illinois. Today, DMH has nearly 2,150 dedicated employees and 300 physicians. DMH encompasses 11 state-of-the-art centers of excellence. For more information, visit