Mayo Clinic works with hundreds of insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people. In most cases, Mayo Clinic doesn't require a physician referral. Some insurers require referrals or may have additional requirements for certain medical care. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need.

Arizona

Doctors trained in neurology, neurosurgery, emergency medicine, radiology and other areas participate in stroke telemedicine at Mayo Clinic in Arizona. Doctors have conducted more than 1,500 stroke telemedicine consultations, administered clot-dissolving therapies (thrombolytics) to more than 275 people with acute stroke, and transferred more than 150 people to Mayo Clinic Hospital for further stroke treatment after telemedicine evaluation.

Doctors at Mayo Clinic in Arizona first began participating in stroke telemedicine as a trial in 2007, and established the Stroke Telemedicine for Arizona Rural Resident (STARR) network later that year. The stroke telemedicine program has since expanded to include 10 remote sites (spokes) in Arizona and one remote site outside Arizona. Doctors are actively involved in stroke telemedicine research.

For more information about stroke telemedicine at Mayo Clinic in Arizona contact 480-301-9145.

Florida

Doctors trained in vascular neurology, endovascular neurosurgery, interventional radiology, emergency medicine and other areas participate in stroke telemedicine at Mayo Clinic in Florida. Since the stroke telemedicine program began in 2010, doctors at Mayo Clinic in Florida have performed more than 290 stroke telemedicine consultations, administered clot-dissolving therapies (thrombolytics) to more than 30 people with acute stroke, and transferred more than 30 people to Mayo Clinic Hospital for further stroke treatment after telemedicine evaluation. Currently the program has one remote site (spoke), and additional spokes are in development.

For more information about stroke telemedicine at Mayo Clinic in Florida, contact 904-953-6076.

Minnesota

Staff at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota is currently developing a stroke telemedicine network.

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Apr. 27, 2014