By Paula Katinas
Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Dr. Salman Azhar, chairman of Lutheran Medical Center's Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine Department, will be the featured speaker at a health care forum on Oct. 13, offering information on how to recognize the signs of a stroke and how the hospital is pioneering advanced stroke treatments.
Azhar will be speaking at the New Hope Lutheran Church in Jamaica, Queens, as part of a Health Sunday Speaker Series. The presentation, which is open to the public, will address how Lutheran Medical Center in Sunset Park is working to give patients a new lease on life, hospital officials said. The doctor will also speak about the risk factors of stroke and offer tips on how to recognize when someone has a stroke.
Dr. Azhar's presentation will take place at the conclusion of the church’s 10 a.m. service. It will begin at approximately 11:30 a.m. A question and answer period will follow. There will also be a health fair featuring free flu shots and blood pressure and diabetes screenings.
For more information, contact Michael Harvin at 201-669-8450 or email [email protected].
Lutheran Medical Center, located at 150 55th St., has an interdisciplinary Stroke Center, led by Azhar, which provides stroke treatment and stroke rehabilitation services. The center uses a three-pronged approach that includes rapid assessment, immediate intervention and comprehensive rehabilitation.
The New York State Department of Health named Lutheran Medical Center a designated regional stroke center. The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations recently designated the hospital as a primary stroke center.