Epilepsy Talk

A Neurologist Talks About His Own Epilepsy…

August 12, 2020
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In this eye-opening article from the New York Times, a neurologist talks about his own journey with epilepsy: his perceptions, other people’s reactions (not good) and how he decided to become a neurologist.


New Epilepsy Diagnosis — Now What?

February 6, 2020
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You’re scared. Who wouldn’t be? 
The docs. There are lots of terrific ones. 
The tests. They can actually help to correctly diagnose your epilepsy.
I’ll die. Not very likely. 
My life is over. No, it’s not, but it will change…


2020 Patient Recommendations for TOP Neurologists…Epileptologists…Neurosurgeons…and Pediatric Doctors

January 8, 2020
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Below is a compilation by website forum members who have had positive personal experiences with docs over the years.

This list is based on recommendations and, of course, is purely subjective. But it might be helpful for anyone looking for a good Neurologist…Epileptologist…Neurosurgeon…or Pediatric Doctor.


If You’re Thinking Of Getting Pregnant…

November 3, 2019
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Years ago, women who had epilepsy were often discouraged from getting pregnant. Today, that’s no longer the case.

Thanks to early and regular prenatal care, more than 90 percent of pregnant women who have epilepsy deliver healthy babies, according to the Epilepsy Foundation.


Neurologist or Epileptologist — Who is Best for YOU?

June 2, 2013
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Do you have a neurologist? Or is your epilepsy followed by your primary care physician? Should you see an epileptologist?

There is no strict definition of what an epileptologist is. (Although the term was first made popular by William Spratling, now regarded as North America’s first epileptologist.)

Generally speaking, an epileptologist is a neurologist who has a specific interest in, and focuses on, epilepsy.


What Type of Doctor is Best for YOU?

May 21, 2010
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We all know that epilepsy is not a one-type-fits-all condition. Nor are the answers to seizure control. But there are plenty of options out there. Here are just a few…


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    Phylis Feiner Johnson

    Phylis Feiner Johnson

    I've been a professional copywriter for over 35 years. I also had epilepsy for decades. My mission is advocacy; to increase education, awareness and funding for epilepsy research. Together, we can make a huge difference. If not changing the world, at least helping each other, with wisdom, compassion and sharing.

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