William Likosky
William H. Likosky, M.D.

William H. Likosky, M.D.

William H. Likosky, M.D.
Specialty

Epilepsy, Headache, Movement Disorders, Neurology, Stroke

Clinical Interests / Special Procedures Performed

Alzheimer/Dementia/Memory Loss, Aneurysms (Brain/Cerebral), Arteriovenous Malformations, Atherosclerosis, Carotid Artery Disease, Cerebrovascular Diseases, Closure of Patent Foramen Ovale, Concussion, Coronary Bypass, Epilepsy, Migraines, Movement Disorders, Moyamoya, Multiple Sclerosis, Myasthenia Gravis, Neurology, Peripheral Neuropathy, Stroke, Stroke Rehabilitation, Stroke Thrombolysis

  • Accepting Children: No
  • Accepting New Patients: Yes
  • Accepting Medicare: Yes
  • Accepting Medicaid/DSHS: Yes
Payment Methods Accepted:

Medicare, Bill Insurance, VISA, Master Card, Cash, Check

Insurance Accepted:

Contact this office for accepted insurance plans.

Additional Information:

Internship: Yale University American Medical Association American Academy of Neurology, Fellow American Heart Association, Fellow King County Medical Society Washington State Medical Association Santa Clara County Multiple Sclerosis Society, Medical Advisory Board Emeritus American Heart Association Stroke Council American Stroke Association Puget Sound Neurology Group Puget Sound Heart Association PSHA, Stroke Education Committee Puget Sound Stroke Interest Group Western Consortium of Stroke Centers Seattle Magazine, Seattle’s Top Doctors, Neurology ~ 2004, 2005 & 2006 Seattle Metropolitan Magazine, Seattle’s Best Doctors ~ 2006


 

Dr. Likosky was voted "Top Doctors" in Seattle Magazine (2012).

A survey was mailed to more than 18,000 physicians in King, Pierce, Snohomish and Kitsap counties. The survey asked physicians to name the provider they would seek out or recommend to loved ones.

News Release

Medical School

University of Vermont, VT

Residency

Yale University, CT

Fellowship(s)

Yale University, CT

Board Certifications

National Board of Medical Examiners American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry State of Washington Medical License

Professional Associations:

American Medical Association; American Academy of Neurology; American Heart Association; King County Medical Society; Washington State Medical Association; American Stroke Association; Puget Sound Neurology Group; Puget Sound Stroke Interest Group

Awards:

Seattle Magazine, Seattle's Top Doctors, Neurology ~ 2004, 2005, 2006; Seattle Metropolitan Magazine, Seattle's Top Doctors, Neurology ~ 2006, 2010

Additional Information:

Internship: Yale University American Medical Association American Academy of Neurology, Fellow American Heart Association, Fellow King County Medical Society Washington State Medical Association Santa Clara County Multiple Sclerosis Society, Medical Advisory Board Emeritus American Heart Association Stroke Council American Stroke Association Puget Sound Neurology Group Puget Sound Heart Association PSHA, Stroke Education Committee Puget Sound Stroke Interest Group Western Consortium of Stroke Centers Seattle Magazine, Seattle’s Top Doctors, Neurology ~ 2004, 2005 & 2006 Seattle Metropolitan Magazine, Seattle’s Best Doctors ~ 2006


 

Dr. Likosky was voted "Top Doctors" in Seattle Magazine (2012).

A survey was mailed to more than 18,000 physicians in King, Pierce, Snohomish and Kitsap counties. The survey asked physicians to name the provider they would seek out or recommend to loved ones.

News Release

Dr. Likosky's practice comprises neurology.  His subspecialty is cerebrovascular disease which include TIA, stroke, carotid disease, aneurysms and other related conditions.

His research is primarily in Stroke related conditions.

Eliminating your risk for stroke

In the clinic, we work with stroke patients and their families to help them understand the risk of having a second stroke and what they can do to reduce their risk. Lifestyle and medical conditions determine your risk for a first, or second, stroke.

  • Do you have high blood pressure and/or high cholesterol?
  • Do you have diabetes?
  • Have you been diagnosed with atrial fibrillation?
  • Do you smoke?
  • Are you overweight?
  • Do you avoid exercise?
  • Has a close relative had a stroke?

If you answered yes to any of those questions, you’re at greater risk for having a stroke. If you’ve already had a stroke, your “yes” answers mean you’re more likely to have another one.

Your lifestyle can help you avoid a first or second stroke. And, because family history is a stroke risk factor, your entire family can benefit from a healthy way of life. Pledge to help each other stick to a routine that includes:

  • No smoking
  • Healthy eating
  • Regular exercise
  • Taking medications are directed
  • Losing weight if you are overweight or obese
  • Drinking alcohol only in moderation
  • Taking low-dose aspirin or a similar medicine (if recommended by your doctor)
  • Managing your blood sugar if you have diabetes.

Advances in thrombolysis

 Washington State has one of the high est stroke mortality rates in the nation. To improve this situation, acute intervention al therapies for stroke are being employed to restore circulation to ischemic brain tissue that surrounds areas of completed infraction, while avoiding risk of hemor rhage due to reperfusion of large areas of infracted brain tissue.

Urgent thrombolysis with intrave nous alteplase is the only therapy known to improve clinical outcomes following acute stroke. Unfortunately, alteplase has had limited usage because many patients arrive in an emergency department after the three-hour treatment window. The FDA has also approved two clot removal devices based on the ability to restore circulation. These devices are used up to eight hours after symptom onset. Several approaches to improved acute stroke care are now under way, including extension of the thrombolysis window to 4.5 hours, identification of safer thrombolytic agents and research identifying brain at risk of in farction following a stroke.

A recent European study demonstrat ed the efficacy of alteplase up to 4.5 hours after ischemic stroke in patients younger than age 80 years who have neither dia betes mellitus or prior stroke. The safety profile during this longer window for these patients appears similar to that at three hours.

Another promising advance employs a new thrombolytic agent called des moteplase.

Staying Fit to Prevent Stroke

A brisk walk for as little as 30 minutes a day can improve your health in many ways and may reduce your risk for stroke. Join me, and one of our exercise physiologists to learn how to stay fit and reduce your risk for stroke. Free blood pressure screening will also be available.

Cherry Hill - Pinard Foyer

Tuesday, Oct. 12, 11 a.m.-1 p.m

For more information, please contact Sherene Schlegel:

sherene.schlegel@swedish.org

Office: 206-320-3484

Results 1-3 of 3
  • 1

Offices

Swedish Cerebrovascular Center
550 17th Avenue
Suite 110
Seattle, WA 98122
Phone: 206-320-3470
Fax: 206-320-3471
Map & Directions
Minor & James Medical
515 Minor Ave., Suite 210
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: 206-320-6530
Fax: 206-386-9605
Monday
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Map & Directions

Physicians: Is this your profile? Click here for info

Affiliations

This provider is affiliated with: