When to consider surgery
2022-09-15

When to consider surgery

Epilepsy is a common medical condition estimated to affect 2.6 million americans every year. In 2018, the CDC estimates that among those taking medication, only 44% report having their seizures completely controlled1. Epilepsy surgery is a viable alternative to patients who are unable to control their seizures through medications. Before deciding on surgery, factors such…

Transition of Care from Pediatric to Adult Neurology
2022-09-14

Transition of Care from Pediatric to Adult Neurology

Seizure is one of the neurological conditions that causes fears to many patients and their families. Their fear stems from all the unknowns associated with the condition and all possible complications it brings in the long term. Upon receiving this diagnosis from a physician, the news is not pleasant to hear, however, the good news…

I’m Seizure Free!… Can I stop my meds now?
2022-05-16

I’m Seizure Free!… Can I stop my meds now?

One of the most common questions asked by patients with a history of epilepsy is when they can stop their medications. This can be a complex question because some patients may require medication for their lifetimes while others may be able to safely stop their medication. Similar to other decisions in regard to epilepsy, this…

The COVID-19 Vaccine and Epilepsy
2021-05-01

The COVID-19 Vaccine and Epilepsy

Scott Scheuermann, Nurse Practitioner, has been working with Dr. Ahmed Sadek at Orlando Epilepsy Center (OEC) for over 2-years. He is originally from Alabama where he worked in a large Medical Center in multiple specialties as a nurse for about 10 years. He relocated to Arizona for training in neurology and worked there for nearly…

Dementia: Five Positive Ways to Approach Someone Living With the Condition
2021-03-01

Dementia: Five Positive Ways to Approach Someone Living With the Condition

Kimberly Ayala-Vega, MSN, APRN, FNP-C is Board certified Family Nurse Practitioner treating patient from 18 months and older. She graduated from The University of Puerto Rico with a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing in 2013. She then, relocated to Florida and started working as an RN in the cardiac unit, later transferred to neuro-ICU. She obtained…