Why St. Joseph Healthcare

At St. Joseph Healthcare, we’re always prepared to give stroke patients life-saving care. Our Stroke Team Activation is our emergency stroke response procedure, providing 24/7 immediate diagnosis and treatment of patients exhibiting stroke symptoms. This rapid response of trained personnel, including our board-certified neurologists and emergency medicine physicians, is crucial to saving lives and reducing harmful long-term side effects.

Our Neuroscience Department is here to provide Bangor residents with comprehensive and compassionate care for strokes and other nervous system conditions.

Common Conditions and Treatments

  • Epilepsy/Seizures
  • Headaches
  • Head and Spinal Injuries
  • Memory Disorders
  • Migraine Headaches
  • Movement Disorders
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Neuromuscular Disease
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Unexplained Neurological Symptoms

Migraine is a common neurologic disorder, affecting 36 million people in the United States. Migraine affects about 3 times more women than men. Research shows that migraine is more common than asthma and diabetes, combined. Migraine severity generally peaks between the ages of 25 and 55, though it is common for children to also suffer migraine attacks.

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  • Minimally invasive spine surgery
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Peripheral nerve decompression

Meet Our Team

Joanna Swartzbaugh, MD

St. Joseph Neuroscience

(207) 907-1000
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