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Adolescent Epilepsy Clinic

Fontaine Research Park 500 Ray C. Hunt Dr. Charlottesville, VA 22903
Phone: 434.982.3854 Fax: 434.982.0606 After-hours (ask for the neurologist on-call): 434.924.0000 : :

Fax: 434.982.0606

Call After-hours (ask for the neurologist on-call)

Location Hours:

Friday | 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

We see patients on Friday afternoons, but are always available by phone for any questions.

 Parking: Free.

Overview

At the Adolescent Epilepsy Clinic, we offer comprehensive care of epilepsy and the related medical problems that may come along with epilepsy.

We provide support for teens with epilepsy along with guidance and education on how to best handle issues related to adolescent development, including a focus on potential concerns such as medication adherence, driving, participation in sports and reproductive issues.

We also help young people successfully transition from pediatric to adult-based healthcare. 

We Offer:

  • Neurological evaluations
  • Adolescent-specific education materials with a focus on web-based resources
  • A team approach to care featuring: 
    • An epileptologist (a neurologist with extra training in epilepsy) 
    • A pediatric nurse practitioner
    • An epilepsy nurse coordinator
  • Psychological assessments with a neuropsychologist with a specialization in epilepsy

Learn more about our pediatric epilepsy services

Patient Information

Your First Visit

When you see us for the first time, we'll conduct a detailed initial evaluation, including a complete neurological examination.

Other tests may include:

  • Imaging Tests
  • MRI
  • SPECT scan
  • PET scan

Surgery Team

When surgery is the best option, we offer a full epilepsy surgery program with epileptologists, neurosurgeons, neuroradiologists and neuropsychologists.

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.  

Watch & Learn

Do you have questions about our epilepsy clinic? Watch these videos to find out what to expect while you prepare for your appointment.

Clinic Overview - video

What is Epilepsy? - video

Medication and Epilepsy - video

Driving and Epilepsy - video