Methodist Healthcare System | Keeping Well | Winter 2023

METHODIST HEALTHCARE 8109 Fredericksburg Road San Antonio, TX 78229 Presorted Standard U.S. Postage PAID San Antonio, TX Permit No. 1409 Call-A-Nurse forChildren from MethodistChildren’sHospital 210-22-NURSE (210-226-8773) Monday through Friday, 5 p.m. to 8 a.m. Weekends and major holidays. When your child has a medical need, Call-A-Nurse for Children from Methodist Children’s Hospital has specially trained pediatric nurses to assist you with medical advice concerning your child. HealthBus andWellWaldo’sWheels 210-MHS-RIDE (210-647-7433) HealthBus for adults and Well Waldo’s Wheels for children and expectant moms provide transportation from your home to your doctor’s office or hospital and then pick you up later and take you home. This service is especially helpful for adults and children with special needs that require extra transportation assistance. For information on how to schedule a ride and the specific hospitals and ZIP codes served, please call 210-MHS-RIDE. Medical Advice for Adults 210-575-0355 Available 24/7 Articles in Keeping Well do not necessarily represent the opinions of doctors practicing at Methodist Healthcare facilities. Methodist Hospital campuses include: Methodist Children’s Hospital, Methodist Hospital, Methodist Hospital | Specialty and Transplant, Methodist Hospital | Texsan, Methodist Hospital | Metropolitan, and Methodist Hospital | Northeast. Additional Methodist Healthcare hospitals are Methodist Hospital | Stone Oak and Methodist Hospital | Atascosa. Information in KEEPING WELL comes from a wide range of medical experts. If you have any concerns or questions about specific content that may affect your health, please contact your healthcare provider. Models may be used in pho- tos and illustrations. 2022 © Coffey Communications, Inc. All rights reserved. KEEPING WELL is published as a commu- nity service for the friends and patrons of Methodist Healthcare, 8109 Fredericksburg Road, San Antonio, TX 78229, telephone 210-575-0355, website Allen Harrison, President and CEO Palmira Arellano, Vice President of Communications and Community Affairs Cheri Love-Moceri, Associate Vice President of Communications Good to know Rocky Burke, here with his wife, Katy, at Methodist | Texsan Hospital, is recovering from a stroke he didn’t realize he was having. Knowing stroke symptoms saves lives Strokes can happen to anyone at any age. According to the American Heart Association, every 40 seconds someone in the U.S. has a stroke. Like many patients, Rocky Burke did not realize he was having a stroke, nor did he know the symptoms. “I was just living my normal life,” said the military veteran and retired teacher. “Suddenly I woke up in an ambulance.” He had suffered memory loss and wound up on the side of the road when highway rangers found him and called his wife. Memory loss is a sign of stroke, but Rocky was unaware. As a result of the stroke, his right leg, right arm, and the left half of his face were paralyzed. He was taken to Methodist Hospital | Texsan, where he is recovering and undergoing physical therapy. Rocky said the team at the hospital, which included speech, physical and occupational therapists, has been “awesome and very helpful.” “I am super lucky,” he said. He walks with assistance and has no trouble speaking. We encourage everyone to learn the F.A.S.T. warning signs of stroke: face drooping, arm weakness, speech difficulty, time to call 911. Other stroke symptoms include sudden numbness of the face, arm or leg; confusion; trouble seeing; trouble walking; and severe headache. Stroke is largely treatable. It’s a matter of getting the right treatment, right away.” “ For more information about our rehabilitation services, visit locations/methodist-hospital-texsan.