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Ketogenic Diet Clinic

University Hospital 1221 Lee St. Charlottesville, VA 22903
Phone: 434.924.2706 Fax: 434.924.9068 After-hours: 434.924.0000 : :

Fax: 434.924.9068

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Location Hours:

Parking: Free for patients and visitors. 

Shuttle service: Runs every 30 minutes, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Find shuttle stop locations.

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Overview

We are dedicated to the evaluation and care of children and adults with epilepsy who do not respond appropriately to anti-seizure medications.

Ketogenic diets are high-fat, low-carb diets that have been proven safe and beneficial in treating seizures. Our neurologists and dietitian can help choose a version of the diet that works best for you and/or your child.

We offer some varieties of the diet:

  • Classic ketogenic diet
  • Modified Atkins diet
  • Low glycemic index treatment

You’ll work closely with our dietitian to determine you or your child’s nutritional needs based on age and activity level. 

Our staff includes:

  • A pediatric neurologist
  • An adult neurologist
  • A registered dietitian
  • Two nurse care coordinators
  • A pharmacist

Learn more about our services for pediatric epilepsy and adult epilepsy

What to Expect

During your appointment, you’ll meet with the pediatric or adult neurologist and the clinic dietitian. The neurologist discusses your history, performs an exam and reviews any MRI results or other diagnostic studies completed prior to the appointment. We may require lab studies to help with diagnosis and treatment.

New patients should bring a copy of their medical records. Existing patients should bring any new or updated records since their last visit, including:

  • Physician letters
  • Vaccine records
  • Laboratory test results
  • MRI or CT scans (reports and image copies on a CD)