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Neurointensivist Adds to Stroke Continuum of Care

Published on Friday, October 28, 2016
Gregory Norris MD
Gregory Norris, MD

Gregory Norris, MD, neurointensivist, is adding a critical component to the continuum of care provided to patients of the McLaren Stroke Network. Board certified in Neurology and Neurocritical Care, Dr. Norris’ role involves managing the care of neuro patients in the Intensive Care Unit. He leads the inpatient care management of patients after they undergo a thrombectomy or other procedure to restore blood flow. He also manages the care of patients who have suffered a hemorrhagic stroke or a subarachnoid stroke.

Along with stroke patients, Dr. Norris cares for patients who have experienced brain trauma, seizures, and other chronic neurologic diseases that have acute flare-ups. While he is focused on the medical aspects of providing care, he also notes that it is important to offer encouragement to patients and their families about the recovery process and the time it often takes to see improvements in function and other areas.

While Dr. Norris is not a first responder to answer stroke alerts through the McLaren Stroke Network, he does utilize telemedicine in the ICU to monitor patients and communicate with other caregivers. He is also a key presenter in educational seminars about care of stroke patients across the McLaren system.