Epilepsy and Pediatric Neurology Clinic
Monday - Friday | 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Parking: Free for patients and visitors.
We treat adults and pediatric patients with epilepsy, as well as children with disorders such as autism, attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD) and seizures. We also have outreach clinics throughout Southwest Virginia, including Bristol, Tazewell and Wise.
Learn more about our pediatric neurology services.
At your epilepsy appointment, patients can meet with:
- A doctor who specializes in treating epilepsy
- Nurses with specialty training in epilepsy
- A social worker who can coordinate vocational concerns
- A school teacher who can serve as a liaison to your local school district
- A registered dietitian to assess your nutrition and diet needs
Services in the epilepsy program include:
- A detailed initial evaluation, including a complete neurological examination. Other tests may include MRI, SPECT scan and electroencephalogram (EEG) home monitoring
- Educational materials and one-on-one contact with staff members
- Medication changes, if necessary, to improve, control or reduce side effects
- An analysis for possible admittance to the hospital as an inpatient for further testing and/or to determine if the patient is a candidate for epilepsy surgery
- Contact with the patient's primary care doctor so we can provide an opinion about the diagnosis and recommend further care
- Genetic counseling and testing, if necessary
- Clinical trials that may promote the availability of new medications and treatments
- Screening for UVA's Children's Specialty Services with counseling
- Consultation with local social service organizations to discuss psychosocial concerns and financial assistance programs for medications
Epilepsy Diet Program
Our epilepsy diet program offers a range of diet treatment options for children and adults with difficult-to-treat epilepsies, including:
- Ketogenic diet
- Modified Atkins diet
- Low glycemic index diet
Our dietary treatment team meets weekly and includes an adult and pediatric epileptologist, nutritionist, pharmacist and nursing staff.
Additional resources are available through the Epilepsy Foundation of Virginia, which is located in our epilepsy clinic.