Care with Soul in Stroke

Why travel from Ashburn Virginia for care with soul? Research indicates that patients in your area may benefit from the quality outcomes that can be found in Macon Georgia.


Ranked High Performing by US News & World Report in Stroke, Piedmont Macon Medical Center Neurology specialists use advanced therapies to treat patients recovering from stroke.

A stroke occurs when there is a blockage or narrowing of a blood vessel in the brain, or when a blood vessel bursts and causes bleeding into the brain. Immediate medical attention is necessary, similar to a heart attack. Brain cells can die due to lack of oxygen and nutrients, or from damage caused by bleeding. While some brain cells die rapidly, others can remain in a compromised state for hours. Strokes can result in permanent brain damage within minutes to hours. Prevention and treatment options are available, such as lifestyle modifications and regular medical care. These measures can help prevent stroke and reduce the risk of other conditions such as dementia, heart disease, and diabetes.

Piedmont Macon Medical Center

William P Roche IV, MD


Dr. Roche is a Macon native, and attended both college and medical school at Mercer University, where he was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society and received the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine award. He completed his internal medicine internship as well as neurology residency training at Emory University, where he received the Best Resident Clinician award. After residency he stayed at Emory for an additional year, completing a fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology.

Credentials & Awards

  • Certification: Neurology

    American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 2018
  • Certification: Clinical Neurophysiology

    American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 2019