Dr. P. Phillips Hospital Neurosciences

Neurology is a specialized discipline of medicine related to treating and diagnosing conditions that affect the body’s nervous system (brain, spinal cord, nerves). Orlando Health’s team of neurologists and neurosurgeons lead the charge in the diagnosis and treatment of neurological disorders. Supporting these physicians are support personnel with specialized training in treating patients with neurological disorders from headaches to epilepsy to Alzheimer’s disease.

Orlando Regional Stroke Center at Dr. P. Phillips Hospital

Strokes are preventable and treatable. Knowing the risk factors and changing your lifestyle can help you avoid having a stroke. Early treatment, particularly within 3 hours, can greatly improve your chances of recovery.

Stroke Risk Factors

The more risk factors you have, the higher your chances of having a stroke. The best way to prevent a stroke is to reduce your risk factors. Talk with your doctor to help change risk factors that may result from your lifestyle or environment.

Stroke Warning Signs

  • Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body
  • Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding
  • Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
  • Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
  • Sudden severe headache
  • Transient ischemic attack (TIA)

If you experience any of these symptoms, call 9-1-1. If you cannot call 9-1-1, have someone else drive you to the nearest Emergency Department immediately.

Risk factors that can be controlled or treated:

  • High blood pressure
  • Tobacco use
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Carotid or other artery disease
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Heart disease
  • Transient ischemic attacks (TIA)
  • Certain blood disorders
  • Sickle cell disease
  • High blood cholesterol
  • Physical inactivity and obesity
  • Excessive alcohol
  • Some illegal drugs
Risk factors you cannot control:
  • Increasing age
  • Sex (gender)
  • Heredity (family history) and race
  • Prior stroke or heart attack

Consult your physician if you have questions about stroke or stroke symptoms.

The Orlando Regional Stroke Center is located at Dr. P. Phillips Hospital and is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Multiple Sclerosis Comprehensive Care Center of Central Florida

The Orlando Health Multiple Sclerosis Comprehensive Care Center (OHMSCC) is committed to improving the quality of life of individuals with multiple sclerosis, or MS, and to reducing the devastating effects of the disease through treatment and education. The Center achieves these goals through compassionate, comprehensive, and expert care using an interdisciplinary team approach. As an advocate for individuals with multiple sclerosis, the Center's philosophy is to provide access to treatment, disease management and early intervention.

At the OHMSCC we provide:

  • Diagnosis
  • Symptom evaluation and treatment
  • Long term management
  • Clinical and professional education
  • Basic and clinical research

Patient benefits include:

  • Access to Interdisciplinary Care
  • Link to Community Resources
  • Accurate Information Regarding Current Research and Clinical Trials
  • Peer Support Groups
  • Individual and Group Education
  • Professional Encouragement/Counseling
  • Continuum of Care

Services available at the OHMSCC include:

  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Orthotics/Wheelchair Clinic
  • Speech Therapy
  • Neuropsychology
  • Social Work
  • Counseling
  • Driving Evaluation/Training
  • Home Evaluation
  • Diagnostic Work-Up