Free Valet Parking

Doylestown Hospital will provide complimentary valet services Monday – Friday from 7 am – 5 pm for patients and visitors. Learn more

Physician Location Changes

Doylestown Health Neurology and Doylestown Health Cardiothoracic Surgery practices will move to new office spaces. Learn more

Stroke Prevention and Risk Calculator

To help prevent a stroke:

  • Avoid fatty foods. Follow a healthy, low-fat diet. Include several daily servings  of fruits and vegetables. Adding fish to your diet at least twice a week may  be helpful. However, do not eat fried fish.
  • Do not drink more than 1 to 2 alcoholic drinks a day. 
  • Exercise regularly: 30 minutes a day if you are not overweight;  60 - 90 minutes a day if you are overweight. 
  • Get your blood pressure checked every 1 - 2 years,  especially if high blood pressure runs in your family. 
  • Have your cholesterol checked. If you are at high risk for stroke, your  LDL "bad" cholesterol should be lower than 100 mg/dL. Your doctor may  recommend that you try to reduce your LDL cholesterol to 70 mg/dL.  Few medications have been found to clear up plaque. Statins and other  cholesterol-lowering drugs can help prevent more plaque from forming. 
  • Follow your doctor's treatment recommendations if you have high blood  pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, and heart disease.
  • Quit smoking.

Heart disease may be prevented by recommended healthy diet, regular exercise  and to stop smoking if you are a smoker. Follow your health care provider's  recommendations for treatment and prevention of heart disease.

 Know your numbers: 

  • Weight 
  • Height 
  • BMI
  • Blood Pressure 
  • Blood Sugar 
  • Cholesterol (total, HDL, LDL) 
  • Triglycerides

Calculate Your Stroke Risk

Contact Stroke Center

For more information on Doylestown Hospital's Stroke Resource Center, please call Brooke Kearins, CRNP at 215-345-0105.