Epilepsy Center: Referring Physicians
Improving seizure care for children in North Texas is a top priority for the team at the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at Children’s Medical Center Dallas.
With this goal in mind, the center’s pediatric epilepsy specialists have developed an online CME module and patient education materials to assist primary care providers in management of new onset seizures, counseling patient and families on seizure safety, and coordination of care with an epilepsy center. We recognize the central role primary care providers play in the initial evaluation and treatment of seizures and as partners in the care of children with more complex epilepsy.
Description of services:
The Comprehensive Epilepsy Center evaluates and treats children with seizure disorders and epilepsy. The center offers additional specialty care options for children with epilepsy and seizures that includes:
• Evaluation of new onset seizures
• Treatment with antiepileptic medications (current and investigational)
• The ketogenic diet and related diets
• Vagus nerve stimulation
• Resective surgical procedures
• Second opinion appointments
Information for referral sources:
Referral process for a PCP sending a referral to Children's and scheduling a patient for an appointment:
The primary care physician sends the referral with medical records, labs and/or test results to support diagnosis to Children’s Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at fax number 214-456-2554.
Referral and records are reviewed by the Epilepsy Review Board.
Expect a call to schedule your child in for an appointment.
It is helpful to order an EEG before the first appointment with the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center.
It you would like to arrange an EEG with Children’s Medical Center, please click here for more information.