Inova's comprehensive epilepsy center at Inova Fairfax Medical Campus employs unique specialists, leading technology and a multidisciplinary team to provide the highest level service and patient care. The National Association of Epilepsy Centers has accredited our epilepsy program as a Level 4 program (indicating the highest level of epilepsy care) since 2014.
In addition to standard services, we provide complex neurodiagnostic monitoring, as well as neuropsychological and psychosocial evaluation and treatment. Our Level 4 designation also means we can offer advanced epilepsy surgery services, including evaluation with intracranial electrodes.
Should You Be Seen by a Specialist?
Delayed or denied referral may be detrimental to the patient’s health, safety and quality of life.
- If your seizures have not been brought under control after three months of care by a primary care provider (family physician, pediatrician), further neurologic intervention by a neurologist, or an epilepsy center if locally available, is appropriate
- If you are seeing a general neurologist, and your seizures have not been brought under control after 12 months, you should insist upon a referral to a specialized epilepsy center with an epileptologist
- If the diagnosis of epilepsy is in question or if psychogenic nonepileptic events are suspected, a referral to an epilepsy center is appropriate early in the evaluation process for diagnostic purposes
Epilepsy Patient Navigator
Inova Epilepsy Center
Becky is available primarily for (but not limited to):
- Coordinating admissions for patients requiring advanced NAEC Level 4 epilepsy care such as continuous video EEG monitoring and pre-surgical evaluations.
- Working with patients who have medically intractable epilepsy who may benefit from a diagnostic or therapeutic surgical procedure (VNS, RNS, resection). Those patients can contact Becky arrange a time to meet with a member of our team of neurologists and neurosurgeon in one of our outpatient clinics.
- Arranging appointments for patients with new onset seizures and refractory (difficult to treat) epilepsy. Most new patient appointments are scheduled within 1-2 weeks of initial contact.