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With Stroke, Time Lost is Brain Lost

Matthews Gwynn, MD Internal Medicine/Neurologist will be a lead-off speaker at The Stroke Care Network Conference to be held on November 20. The event promises to be a great opportunity for attendees to expand their knowledge in stroke care and to identify new improvements in stroke treatment. The Southeast Alabama Medical Center (SAMC) is sponsoring the conference titled, “Expanding the Knowledge Base”. In addition to Dr. Gwynn, the conference will feature presentations by Terry Neill, MD Critical Care Neurologist and Jonathan McNeal, DO Neurosurgeon.

SAMC is the trusted healthcare leader in the southeast and is dedicated to improving the health and quality of life for the residence of southeast Alabama, Georgia and the Florida panhandle. A leading member of the Stoke Care Network, SAMC operates as a 420-bed regional referral center, serving approximately 600,000 people throughout its neighboring communities and counties and offers a full range of healthcare services through its main campus in Dothan.

Dr. Matthews Gwynn is board certified in Internal Medicine and Neurology, has a special interest in movement disorders and has developed a special expertise in the use of botulinum toxin and is known professionally as a leader in this field in the Southeastern United States. He is the chief of Neurology at St. Joseph’s Hospital of Atlanta and is on the board of directors of the Medical Association Of Atlanta and the CEO of AcuteCare Telemedicine (ACT), the leading practice-based provider of telemedicine services for hospitals seeking around-the-clock stroke and other urgent neurological care.

Terry Neill, MD Critical Care Neurologist is board certified in neurology, vascular neurology and neuro-critical care and serves as Medical Director of the Sacred Heart Regional Stroke Center with expertise in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of stroke. He also serves as the medical director of neuro-critical care at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola. Dr. Neill has special interest in neuro-critical care including stroke, intracerebral hemorrhage and traumatic brain injury.

Dr. McNeal received his doctor of osteopathic medicine degree from Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine where he graduated with honors. After an internship in general surgery, Dr. McNeal completed his Neurosurgical residency at the Virginia Tech/Carillion Clinic, in Roanoke, where he served as chief resident. He is now practicing with NeuroSpine Center in Dothan.

The Stroke Care Conference will get underway at 4 pm on November 20, 2014 at the Clarion Inn & Suite located at 2195 Ross Clark Circle in Dothan, AL.

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