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Stroke


Dignity Health Medical Foundation—Woodland and Davis neurologists support Woodland Memorial Hospital’s Joint Commission-certified Primary Stroke Center. This designation is unique in Yolo County, offering patients an extensive continuum of care, from exceptional emergency response to rehabilitation after discharge from the hospital. This Primary Stroke Center provides integrated services in stroke diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation.

What is Stroke?

A stroke occurs when a blood clot blocks an artery or when a blood vessel breaks and stops blood flow to an area of the brain. When either of these things happen, brain cells begin to die, brain damage occurs and abilities controlled by that area of the brain are lost.
Problems resulting from stroke can range from minor to major depending on where in the brain the stroke occurs and how much damage is done.

Symptoms of Stroke

Watch for these signs and symptoms if you think you or someone else may be having a stroke:

  • Trouble with walking
  • Trouble with speaking and understanding
  • Paralysis or numbness of the face, arm or leg
  • Trouble with seeing in one or both eyes
  • Sudden, severe headache

Recovery from Stroke 

The road to recovery from a stroke can be a challenging one. The healthcare professionals at Dignity Health Medical Foundation — Woodland and Davis have advanced technology and experience to help guide and support you or your loved one through their recovery journey. 

Meet Dr. Karim 

Board certified in Neurology, Dr. Halima A. Karim focuses on care of stroke, multiple sclerosis, and headaches, in addition to her general neurology practice. She believes that patient and physician should manage the treatment journey together, providing patients and their caretakers with compassion and respect along the way. Learn more

Take the Next Step

If you or a loved one has been experienced a stroke, schedule an appointment with a Dignity Health Medical Foundation—Woodland and Davis Stroke specialist today. Call 530.668.2600