The Highest Level of Stroke Care in the Region

Every minute counts when a stroke occurs, so it’s critical to get the right care as quickly as possible. Doctors Medical Center offers the highest level of stroke care in the area between Sacramento, the Bay and down to Los Angeles. We are one of only 27 Comprehensive Stroke Centers in California, and the only one in the Central Valley.

Our experienced team provides quality care for the most complex stroke cases, with dedicated units for critical and in-patient neurological treatment. DMC’s stroke care is recognized nationally by The American Heart Association for Stroke Gold Plus, Target Stroke Elite, the Target Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll, and as High Performing by US News & World Report.

Doctors Medical Center is also a Level II Trauma Center and Heart Attack Receiving Center, providing advanced care when you and your loved ones need it most.

About Doctors Medical Center

Doctors Medical Center Modesto is a full-service, comprehensive health care facility, dedicated to providing the finest medical care for the community. From preventative and diagnostic services, to expertise in some of the world's leading technologies, DMC's multidisciplinary team of physicians and healthcare professionals is dedicated to your good health and well-being. Recognized for innovative cardiac and neonatal intensive care to advanced stroke and trauma treatment, the outstanding doctors at DMC represent most major medical specialties and are committed to being there for you, when you need them most.

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Director of Respiratory Services Gives Advice on Staying Healthy in Poor Air Quality

Sep 15, 2020

With the wildfires spreading across California, it’s more important than ever to stay safe while outdoors when the air quality is poor. Even if you’re hundreds of miles from the nearest fire, the air quality can still impact you.

Joe Garcia, Director of Respiratory Services for Doctors Medical Center, Emanuel Medical Center and Doctors Hospital of Manteca, recently spoke with The Modesto Bee about ways to stay safe and healthy.

To help avoid poor quality air, Garcia recommends:

  • Stay indoors
  • Wear a mask if you must be outdoors
  • Monitor air quality using the news, weather forecasts or an AQI app
  • If you must do an outdoor activity, try to do it early in the day, as AQI may be best then
  • If you work outside, change your clothes before entering the house
  • Keep the indoors as clean as possible by keeping doors and windows closed, regular vacuuming and frequently changing bed linens, as particulate matter can escape to the inside
  • Keep clean filters on central air conditioning units
  • If you need medications, such as for asthma or chronic lung disease, take them as prescribed and make sure you have refills available. If you have persistent respiratory symptoms, contact your health care provider
Read more about the air quality and staying healthy in The Modesto Bee.