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Oklahoma Epilepsy Centers

What is an Epilepsy Center?

Epilepsy centers provide a comprehensive team approach to the diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy. A patient-oriented team will typically include epileptologists (neurologists with expertise in treating seizures), neurosurgeons, neuropsychologists, nurse specialists, EEG technologists, social workers, and others with training and experience in epilepsy care. Specialized epilepsy centers provide routine care to individuals with seizures or epilepsy and specialize in providing comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services to individuals with uncontrolled seizures (i.e., intractable or refractory epilepsy).

 

Levels of Epilepsy Care

The National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC) recognizes four levels of epilepsy care. The levels of epilepsy care are a useful tool for both patients and healthcare providers to evaluate the appropriateness and quality of specialized epilepsy care.

NAEC defines four levels of epilepsy care and accredits epilepsy centers that provide level 3 and 4 care:

  • Level 1 epilepsy care typically occurs at an emergency room or a primary care physician’s office with an epilepsy evaluation.
  • Level 2 epilepsy care involves a consultation with a general neurologist. This consultation may occur at a specialized epilepsy center.
  • Levels 3 and 4 care takes place at specialized epilepsy centers.

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The following centers have worked with the Epilepsy Foundation of Oklahoma:

 

Lebonheur Children’s Hospital Comprehensive Epilepsy Program

Le Bonheur’s epilepsy program is a National Association of Epilepsy Center Level IV Accredited comprehensive program. Its epilepsy team includes the pioneer of MEG, researchers in epilepsy drug treatment, and leaders in neurological associations and societies. The program treats with the most complex diagnoses. Each year, Lebonheur treats more than 1,300 children with epilepsy and other seizure disorders. Its patients have some of the highest seizure-free rates in the country.

neuroscience@lebonheur.org

 

St. Anthony Hospital Epilepsy Monitoring Unit

St. Anthony’s Epilepsy Monitoring Unit offers capabilities to diagnose, monitor and manage all aspects of seizure disorders. One of only two programs of its kind in the metropolitan Oklahoma City area, the unit is housed in the newly expanded St. Anthony Neuroscience and Spine Center on the hospital’s 5th floor.

Epilepsy patients are video monitored by a 24-hour EEG technician. The patients have full access to an activity room so they can freely move throughout the unit while still being monitored.

For information, please call (405) 272-7430.

 

Oklahoma University Medical Center

The neurologists and neurosurgeons at OU Medicine diagnose and treat virtually every kind of neurological disorder and injury. From head trauma and spinal cord injuries to strokes, brain tumors, aneurysms, seizures, and neuromuscular disorders, its specialized physicians have the experience, expertise, and technology to ensure positive outcomes and improved quality of life. As part of Oklahoma’s largest academic medical center, OU Medicine neuroscientists provide cutting-edge research and treatment protocols for their patients. In addition, they guide the doctors of tomorrow through innovative teaching methodologies.

 

Contact the Adult Neurology Clinic at OU Physicians:
405-271-3635

OU Physicians Building
825 NE 10th Street, Suite 5200

Contact the Pediatric Neurology Clinic at OU Children’s Physicians
405-271-2244

OU Children’s Physicians Building
1200 N Children’s Ave, 7th Floor, Suite 7900

 

Johns Hopkins Medicine – The Epilepsy Center

As early as 1908, Johns Hopkins physicians have been leading the way in assessment and treatment of patients with epilepsy. The diverse team of neurologists and neurosurgeons at the Johns Hopkins Epilepsy Center specialize in providing a comprehensive care program for its patients.

With a Level 4 Center accreditation by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers, the Johns Hopkins Epilepsy Center provides cutting-edge research, technology, surgical expertise, and patient care for those suffering from epilepsy or seizures.

www.hopkinsmedicine.org/neurology_neurosurgery/centers_clinics/epilepsy

www.hopkinsmedicine.org

 

UW Medicine Epilepsy Center

Neuroscience Institute epilepsy specialists at the UW Medicine Epilepsy Center strive to provide the highest level of seizure control and functional ability possible for each patient.

State-of-the-art diagnostic and therapeutic approaches for adult and adolescent epilepsy. The Neuroscience Institute’s Epilepsy Clinic has the resources to treat and diagnosis disorders from focal to generalized seizures.

Specialists at the Epilepsy Clinic treat adults and adolescents. The goal is to obtain the highest level of seizure control and functional ability for the patient with a seizure disorder. A comprehensive team approach may include consultations with neurologists, neurosurgeons, and neuropsychologists, as well as various diagnostic tests (i.e., EEG, MRI, PET, SPECT and Wada, neurocognitive testing). Additionally, the center has a state-of-the-art EEG video-telemetry inpatient monitoring unit to aid in the diagnosis of seizure type and focus for optimal treatment of the patient. Treatments may include medication management, and in appropriate situations, surgical intervention.

www.valleymed.org/epilepsy

 

OhioHealth Epilepsy

This program provides a multidisciplinary approach to find the best treatment for each person. OhioHealth’s Epilepsy Program offers comprehensive neuroscience care with unparalleled physician expertise for the diagnosis and treatment of epileptic seizures. Its state-of-the-art approach includes a full diagnostic spectrum in the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit by dedicated epileptologists who provide expert consultation and evaluation of seizures with specialized testing.

OhioHealth Epilepsy program is recognized by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers as a Level 4 Epilepsy Center. Level 4 epilepsy centers have the professional expertise and facilities to provide the highest-level medical and surgical evaluation and treatment for patients with complex epilepsy.

www.ohiohealth.com/epilepsy

 

Minnesota Epilepsy Group

Minnesota Epilepsy Group is designated as a level 4 epilepsy center – the highest rating by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers. Minnesota Epilepsy Group is the largest and most comprehensive adult and pediatric epilepsy program in the midwest. As a regional referral facility, it is the recognized leader in treating epilepsy and other seizure-related conditions in infants to the elderly.

www.mnepilepsy.org

 

Cleveland Clinic Epilepsy Center

Cleveland Clinic has one of the largest, most comprehensive programs in the world for the evaluation and medical and surgical treatment of epilepsy in children and adults.

https://my.clevelandclinic.org/departments/neurological/depts/epilepsy

 

Via Christi Epilepsy Center

Via Christi Epilepsy Center is committed to one goal: To help patients control seizures and lead active lives. Caring specialists use the latest diagnostic technologies to provide proper evaluation, diagnosis and treatment. The Via Christi Epilepsy Center includes an Epilepsy Monitoring Unit designed to detect and understand patients’ seizures, a multidisciplinary care team and the latest research trials to help those suffering from epilepsy.

www.viachristi.org/locations/hospitals/via-christi-hospital-st-francis/neurology/epilepsy

 

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital’s Clinical Neurosciences Center

One of the nation’s leading academic medical centers, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital provides state-of-the-art care across the full range of health care services. Call (732) 235-7733.

The Clinical Neurosciences Center at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital is dedicated to the research and treatment of a wide range of neurological disorders. The hospital and its partner, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, serves as a major referral center for patients with movement disorders, including Parkinson’s disease, progressive supranuclear palsy and dystonia, epilepsy, stroke, multiple sclerosis, neurogenetic disorders, neuromuscular disorders, such as ALS (Lou Gehrig disease) and myasthenia gravis, nervous systems disorders affecting vision, including optic neuritis, and neurobehavioral disorders such as dementia.

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Physician referral: 1-888-MD-RWJUH or 1-888-637-9584

http://www.rwjuh.edu

1-888-CHILDREN | 1-888-244-5373

http://www.childrens-specialized.org

 

Kennedy Krieger Institute

The Kennedy Krieger Institute is dedicated to helping children and adolescents with disorders of the brain, spinal cord and musculoskeletal system achieve their potential and participate as fully as possible in family, school and community life while striving to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality.

The School Programs at Kennedy Krieger Institute have been named a 2012 Leadership and Innovation in Special Education Awardee by the National Association of Private Special Education Centers (NAPSEC).

http://www.kennedykrieger.org/patient-care/diagnoses-disorders/epilepsy-seizure-disorder

 

Children’s Mercy

Continues transforming children’s lives and redefining pediatric medicine.

The Division of Neurology provides family-centered, interdisciplinary care designed to encourage parents and families to make informed decisions while promoting their health. Its Comprehensive Epilepsy Center is nationally recognized and one of only a dozen pediatric centers in the country. The program is recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top programs in the country.

Children’s Mercy is the only free-standing children’s hospital between St. Louis and Denver and provides comprehensive care for patients from birth to 21. Children’s Mercy consistently is ranked among the leading children’s hospitals in the nation. It was the first hospital in Missouri or Kansas to earn the prestigious Magnet designation for excellence in patient care from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

http://www.childrensmercy.org/

Patients and Families:
Phone: (816) 234-3490
Toll Free: (866) 512-2168

Healthcare Professionals Admissions, Consults and Transports
Phone: 1 (800) GO-MERCY
1 (800) 466-3729

2401 Gilliam Road
Kansas City, MO 64108