Barnes-Jewish & Washington University
Stroke Center

Among the Nation's Best Hospitals Since 1993

#11 in the Nation
by U.S. News & World Report

Stroke Information for Medical Professionals

Referring Patients to the Stroke & Cerebrovascular Center

Barnes-Jewish & Washington University Stroke & Cerebrovascular Center accepts physician referral for diagnosis, treatment, follow-up, one-time consultations or second opinions.

As a Comprehensive Stroke Center, we treat more than 1,400 ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke patients per year—including more than 200 patients with brain aneurysms. We offer a streamlined approach for referring physicians, reducing barriers to patient transfers and saving critical time for acute stroke patients.

Doctor’s Access Line

Through a single phone call to Barnes-Jewish’s Doctor’s Access Line at (800) 252-DOCS (3627), an attending physician will coordinate acute referrals, including hospital-to-hospital transfers.

Elective referrals for patients with cerebrovascular diseases, such as brain aneurysms and arteriovenous malformations, can be coordinated by calling (314) 362-7382.

Stroke Information for Medical Professionals

For acute stroke referrals, contact the Doctor’s Access Line at (800) 252-DOCS (3627).

Emergency Treatment of Stroke

Stroke is the leading cause of serious, long-term disability in the United States.  The one proven way to prevent much of that disability is the clot busting drug TPA if given in a brief window after the onset of symptoms.  The problem is, many don’t recognize the symptoms and arrive at the emergency room far too late.  Find out more from Dr. Peter Panagos, director of neurovascular emergencies in the Barnes-Jewish Hospital emergency department.


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