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UAB Pediatric Neurology
Our goal is to provide comprehensive care and education to patients with seizures and families.
The referral guidelines for seizure disorders established by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers are:
1. If seizures are not under control after three months of care by a primary care provider (family physician, pediatrician), further neurologic intervention by a neurologist or epilepsy center is appropriate.
2. If seizures remain under poor control after 12 months while seeing a general neurologist, referral to a specialized epilepsy center with an epileptologist is appropriate.
Once seizures are under control, care is transferred back to the primary care provider.