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Cheryl D. Bushnell, M.D.Wake Forest Baptist Health

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4.8 out of 5

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Cheryl D. Bushnell, M.D.

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Clinical Interests

Cerebrovascular Disease (Stroke), Prevention and Treatment of Stroke and other Cerebrovascular Disease, Women's Health

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Education & Training

  • B.A., Pacific Lutheran University, 1987
  • M.D., Medical College of Wisconsin, 1995
  • Internship, Internal Medicine, Med Coll Wisc Affil Hosps, 1996
  • Residency, Neurology, Duke University Medical Center, 1999
  • Fellowship, Cerebrovascular Disease, Duke University School of Medi, 2001

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology, Neurology

Memberships

  • Am Heart Association
  • Am Neurological Assn
  • Am Soc Of Neuroimaging
  • American Academy Of Neurology

NPI Number

  • 1437231685
Cheryl D. Bushnell, M.D.

Doctor Rating

4.8 out of 5

87 Ratings
17 Comments

Cheryl D. Bushnell, M.D.

Professor, Neurology
Hypertension and Vascular Research Center
Office of Women in Medicine and Science
Sticht Center on Aging

Research Interests

drugs/therapeutic agents pharm, genetics/genome, health services, research/outc, maternal & child health, men?s health issues, neurosciences/behavior, rehabilitation, women's health issues

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Recent Publications

Wabnitz A, Bushnell C. Migraine, cardiovascular disease, and stroke during pregnancy: systematic review of the literature. Cephalalgia. 2015;35(2):132-139.

Bolen RD, Bushnell CD, Reynolds PS. Acute ischemic strokes from small vessel vasculitis due to disseminated histoplasmosis infection [letter]. J Neurol Sci. 2015;352(1-2):125-126.

Kim JY, Bushnell CD, Park JH, Han SM, Im JH, Han SW, Baik JS, Park JH. Central aortic pressure and pulsatility index in acute ischemic stroke. J Neuroimaging. 2015;25(3):438-442.

Vaughan L, Bushnell C, Bell CL, Espeland MA. Global cognitive function before, surrounding, and after ischemic stroke: the role of risk and protective factors varies with time among ischemic stroke survivors. Neuropsychol Dev Cogn B Aging Neuropsychol Cogn. 2015;():.

Coker LH, Espeland MA, Hogan PE, Resnick SM, Bryan RN, Robinson JG, Goveas JS, Davatzikos C, Kuller LH, Williamson JD, Bushnell CD, Shumaker SA. Change in brain and lesion volumes after CEE therapies: the WHIMS-MRI studies. Neurology. 2014;82(5):427-434.

Bushnell CD, Reeves MJ, Zhao X, Pan W, Prvu-Bettger J, Zimmer L, Olson D, Peterson E. Sex differences in quality of life after ischemic stroke. Neurology. 2014;82(11):922-931.

Woo D, Falcone GJ, Devan WJ, Brown WM, Biffi A, Howard TD, Anderson CD, Brouwers HB, Valant V, Battey TW, Radmanesh F, Raffeld MR, Baedorf-Kassis S, Deka R, Woo JG, Martin LJ, Haverbusch M, Moomaw CJ, Sun G, Broderick JP, Flaherty ML,. Meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies identifies 1q22 as a susceptibility locus for intracerebral hemorrhage. Am J Hum Genet. 2014;94(4):511-521.

Bushnell C, McCullough LD, Awad IA, Chireau MV, Fedder WN, Furie KL, Howard VJ, Lichtman JH, Lisabeth LD, Pina IL, Reeves MJ, Rexrode KM, Saposnik G, Singh V, Towfighi A, Vaccarino V, Walters MR. Guidelines for the prevention of stroke in women: a statement for healthcare professionals from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. Stroke. 2014;45(5):1545-1588.

Katzan IL, Spertus J, Bettger JP, Bravata DM, Reeves MJ, Smith EE, Bushnell C, Higashida RT, Hinchey JA, Holloway RG, Howard G, King RB, Krumholz HM, Lutz BJ, Yeh RW. Risk adjustment of ischemic stroke outcomes for comparing hospital performance: a statement for healthcare professionals from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. Stroke. 2014;45(3):918-944.

Bushnell C, Saposnik G. Evaluation and management of cerebral venous thrombosis. Continuum (Minneapolis, Minn.). 2014;20(2):335-351.

Bettger JP, Zhao X, Bushnell C, Zimmer L, Pan W, Williams LS, Peterson ED. The association between socioeconomic status and disability after stroke: findings from the Adherence eValuation After Ischemic stroke Longitudinal (AVAIL) registry. BMC Public Health. 2014;14(1):281.

Strowd RE, Wise SM, Umesi UN, Bishop L, Craig J, Lefkowitz D, Reynolds PS, Tegeler C, Arnan M, Duncan PW, Bushnell CD. Predictors of 30-day hospital readmission following ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke. Am J Med Qual. 2014;():.

Bushnell C, McCullough L. Stroke prevention in women: synopsis of the 2014 American Heart Association/American Stroke Association guideline. Ann Intern Med. 2014;160(12):853-857.

Stamova B, Jickling GC, Ander BP, Zhan X, Liu D, Turner R, Ho C, Khoury JC, Bushnell C, Pancioli A, Jauch EC, Broderick JP, Sharp FR. Gene expression in peripheral immune cells following cardioembolic stroke is sexually dimorphic. PLoS One. 2014;9(7):e102550.

Arnan MK, Burke GL, Bushnell C. Secondary prevention of stroke in the elderly: focus on drug therapy. Drugs Aging. 2014;31(10):721-730.

Baghshomali S, Bushnell C. Reducing stroke in women with risk factor management: blood pressure and cholesterol. Womens Health (Lond Engl). 2014;10(5):535-544.

Huxley RR, Bell EJ, Lutsey PL, Bushnell C, Shahar E, Rosamond W, Gottesman R, Folsom A. A comparative analysis of risk factors for stroke in blacks and whites: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities study. Ethn Health. 2014;19(6):601-616.

Bushnell C, Arnan M, Han S. A new model for secondary prevention of stroke: transition coaching for stroke. Front Neurol. 2014;5():219.

Han SW, Song TJ, Bushnell CD, Lee SS, Kim SH, Lee JH, Kim GS, Kim OJ, Koh IS, Lee JY, Suk SH, Lee SI, Nam HS, Kim WJ, Lee KY, Park JH, Kim JY, Park JH. Cilostazol decreases cerebral arterial pulsatility in patients with mild white matter hyperintensities: subgroup analysis from the Effect of Cilostazol in Acute Lacunar Infarction Based on Pulsatility Index of Transcranial Doppler (ECLIPse) study. Cerebrovasc Dis. 2014;38(3):197-203.

Grear KE, Bushnell CD. Stroke and pregnancy: clinical presentation, evaluation, treatment, and epidemiology. Clin Obstet Gynecol. 2013;56(2):350-359.

Olson DM, Cox M, Pan W, Sacco RL, Fonarow GC, Zorowitz R, Labresh KA, Schwamm LH, Williams L, Goldstein LB, Bushnell CD, Peterson ED. Death and rehospitalization after transient ischemic attack or acute ischemic stroke: one-year outcomes from the adherence evaluation of acute ischemic stroke-longitudinal registry. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2013;22(7):e181-e188.

Lisabeth L, Bushnell C. Stroke risk in women: the role of menopause and hormone therapy. Lancet Neurol. 2012;11(1):82-91.

Stamova B, Tian Y, Jickling G, Bushnell C, Zhan X, Liu D, Ander BP, Verro P, Patel V, Pevec WC, Hedayati N, Dawson DL, Jauch EC, Pancioli A, Broderick JP, Sharp FR. The X-chromosome has a different pattern of gene expression in women compared with men with ischemic stroke. Stroke. 2012;43(2):326-334.

Tian Y, Stamova B, Jickling GC, Xu H, Liu D, Ander BP, Bushnell C, Zhan X, Turner RJ, Davis RR, Verro P, Pevec WC, Hedayati N, Dawson DL, Khoury J, Jauch EC, Pancioli A, Broderick JP, Sharp FR. Y chromosome gene expression in the blood of male patients with ischemic stroke compared with male controls. Gend Med. 2012;9(2):68-75.

Tian Y, Stamova B, Jickling GC, Liu D, Ander BP, Bushnell C, Zhan X, Davis RR, Verro P, Pevec WC, Hedayati N, Dawson DL, Khoury J, Jauch EC, Pancioli A, Broderick JP, Sharp FR. Effects of gender on gene expression in the blood of ischemic stroke patients. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 2012;32(5):780-791.

West A, Cox M, Zimmer LO, Fedder W, Weber C, Drew L, Peterson ED, Bushnell C, Olson DM. An evaluation of stroke education in AVAIL registry hospitals. J Neurosci Nurs. 2012;44(3):115-123.

El Husseini N, Goldstein LB, Peterson ED, Zhao X, Pan W, Olson DM, Zimmer LO, Williams JW Jr, Bushnell C, Laskowitz DT. Depression and antidepressant use after stroke and transient ischemic attack. Stroke. 2012;43(6):1609-1616.

Sides EG, Zimmer LO, Wilson L, Pan W, Olson DM, Peterson ED, Bushnell C. Medication coaching program for patients with minor stroke or TIA: a pilot study. BMC Public Health. 2012;12():549.

Bushnell C, Chireau M. Preeclampsia and stroke: risks during and after pregnancy. Stroke Res Treat. 2011;2011():858134.

Bushnell C. Another score to predict ischemic stroke mortality? [editorial]. Circulation. 2011;123(7):712-713.

Bushnell C, Cox M, Hawes J, Zhao X, Olson DW, Peterson E, Zorowitz R. Patterns of rehabilitation service use following acute stroke and its association with rehospitalization: the AVAIL Registry [abstract]. Stroke. 2011;42(3):e337-e338.

Olson D, Bushnell C, Cox M, Zimmer LO, Pan W, Sacco R, Fonarow GC, Zorowitz R, LaBresch KA, Schwamm LH, et al. Death and rehospitalization following hospitalization for stroke/TIA: one year findings from AVAIL [abstract]. Stroke. 2011;42(3):E80.

Olson D, Bushnell C, Cox M, Peterson E. Patterns of antihypertensive medication use and persistence in stroke patients [abstract]. Stroke. 2011;42(3):e243-e244.

Tate J, Bushnell C. Pregnancy and stroke risk in women. Womens Health (Lond Engl). 2011;7(3):363-374.

Turner RJ, Bushnell CD, Register TC, Sharp FR. Gender-dependent correlations of carotid intima-media thickness with gene expression in blood. Transl Stroke Res. 2011;2(2):171-178.

Bushnell C. Depression and the risk of stroke in women: an identification and treatment paradox [editorial]. Stroke. 2011;42(10):2718-2719.

Bushnell CD, Olson DM, Zhao X, Pan W, Zimmer LO, Goldstein LB, Alberts MJ, Fagan SC, Fonarow GC, Johnston SC, et al. Secondary preventive medication persistence and adherence 1 year after stroke. Neurology. 2011;77(12):1182-1190.

Rodriguez D, Cox M, Zimmer LO, Olson DM, Goldstein LB, Drew L, Peterson ED, Bushnell CD. Similar secondary stroke prevention and medication persistence rates among rural and urban patients. J Rural Health. 2011;27(4):401-408.

Hackam DG, Woodward M, Newby LK, Bhatt DL, Shao M, Smith EE, Donner A, Mamdani M, Douketis JD, Bushnell CD, et al. Statins and intracerebral hemorrhage: collaborative systematic review and meta-analysis. Circulation. 2011;124(20):2233-2242.

Zhan X, Jickling GC, Tian Y, Stamova B, Xu H, Ander BP, Turner RJ, Mesias M, Verro P, Bushnell C, Johnston SC, Sharp FR. Transient ischemic attacks characterized by RNA profiles in blood. Neurology. 2011;77(19):1718-1724.

Lopes RD, Shah BR, Olson DM, Zhao X, Pan W, Bushnell CD, Peterson ED. Antithrombotic therapy use at discharge and 1 year in patients with atrial fibrillation and acute stroke: results from the AVAIL Registry. Stroke. 2011;42(12):3477-3483.

James SK, Storey RF, Bushnell C, Horrow J, Husted S, Mahaffey KW, Maya J, Becker RC. Ticagrelor versus clopidogrel in patients with acute coronary syndromes and history of stroke or transient ischemic accident: results from the Platelet Inhibition and Patient Outcomes Trial [abstract]. Circulation. 2011;124(21 Suppl):A15029.

Bushnell C, Archer D, Brosnihan B. Vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 (VCAM-1) levels in patients at risk for stroke: the impact of gender and risk factor load [abstract]. Stroke. 2010;41(4):E302.

Sullivan E, Bushnell C. Management of menstrual migraine: a review of current abortive and prophylactic therapies. Curr Pain Headache Rep. 2010;14(5):376-384.

Stamova B, Xu H, Jickling G, Bushnell C, Tian Y, Ander BP, Zhan X, Liu D, Turner R, Adamczyk P, et al. Gene expression profiling of blood for the prediction of ischemic stroke. Stroke. 2010;41(10):2171-2177.

Contag SA, Bushnell C. Contemporary management of migrainous disorders in pregnancy. Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol. 2010;22(6):437-445.

D'Onofrio G, Jauch E, Jagoda A, Allen MH, Anglin D, Barsan WG, Berger RP, Bobrow BJ, Boudreaux ED, Bushnell C, et al. NIH Roundtable on Opportunities to Advance Research on Neurologic and Psychiatric Emergencies. Ann Emerg Med. 2010;56(5):551-564.

Bushnell CD, Zimmer CO, Pan W, Olson DM, Zhao X, Meteleva T, Schwamm L, Ovbiagele B, Williams L, LaBresh KA, et al. Persistence with stroke prevention medications 3 months after hospitalization. Arch Neurol. 2010;67(12):1456-1463.

Bushnell C, Zimmer L, Schwamm L, Goldstein LB, Channing NC, Harding T, Drew L, Zhao X, Peterson E. The Adherence eValuation After Ischemic Stroke Longitudinal (AVAIL) registry: design, rationale, and baseline patient characteristics. Am Heart J. 2009;157(3):428-435.e2.

Bushnell CD, Jamison M, James AH. Migraines during pregnancy linked to stroke and vascular diseases: US population based case-control study. BMJ. 2009;338():b664.

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Professor, Neurology

Clinical Interests

Cerebrovascular Disease (Stroke), Prevention and Treatment of Stroke and other Cerebrovascular Disease, Women's Health
Cheryl D. Bushnell, M.D.

Cheryl D. Bushnell, M.D.

Professor, Neurology
Hypertension and Vascular Research Center
Office of Women in Medicine and Science
Sticht Center on Aging

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Doctor Rating

4.8 out of 5

Cheryl D. Bushnell, M.D.87 Ratings
17 Comments

Doctor Ratings

The overall Patient Rating score is the average of responses to the nine questions listed below. The questions are from the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a 1 to 5 scale, where 1 represents "very poor" and 5 represents "very good."
Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey

CP concern for questions/worries
4.8
CP efforts to include in decisions
4.8
CP explanations of prob/condition
4.8
CP spoke using clear language
4.8
Friendliness/courtesy of CP
4.9
Likelihood of recommending CP
4.9
Patients' confidence in CP
4.9
Time CP spent with patient
4.8
Wait time at clinic
4.4



Patient Comments

Comments are taken from the Care Provider section of the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Comments are posted exactly as they are written. Comments are added weekly. To protect patient privacy and confidentiality, patient names are not included.

7/1/2015

I am so pleased with my neurologist and have great confidence in her knowledge of my condition.

7/1/2015

Did not tell me what was wrong too long before I see another dr. Did not call as promised about app.

7/1/2015

Doctor was on top of visit.

6/29/2015

Good.

5/15/2015

I was so disappointed in the care that I had received close to where I live that I chose to go elsewhere. The care & concern that *Dr. Bushnell has shown for me is unlike any I've ever been given in the health field. I am so thankful to have found her.

4/6/2015

*Dr. Bushnell listens extremely well and offers excellent guidance -

3/11/2015

Excellent care.

2/24/2015

Dr. Bushnell has provided me with expert care. She has taken time to hear and address my concerns and to fully answer my questions both in the office and by email through MyWakeHealth.

2/10/2015

Doctor Bushnell is far superior to any Specialist I have ever dealt with.

12/18/2014

Dr. Bushnell spoke candidly about my health issues and offered realistic reassurance. She ordered the tests needed to complete her diagnosis and indicate proper medication. As soon as the test data were available, she contacted me with the results and their impact on my treatment. She also promptly answered my questions by email. Her expertise and concern were apparent.

12/17/2014

very nice.....made me feel at ease

11/8/2014

She is an asset to her profession.

10/16/2014

Dr. Bushnell is excellent in all ways.

10/6/2014

Very informative.

9/22/2014

Dr. Bushnell sacrificed her lunch to be sure that I had my questions answered.

9/22/2014

Exceptional doctor. Best listener (MD) I have known. :-)

9/15/2014

*Dr. Bushnell not only a superior doctor, she is a very "fine PERSON'.

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