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8110 Gatehouse Road, Falls Church, VA 22042

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.

Listen to our Epilepsy Medical Program Director about when to see an epilepsy specialist and why it is important:

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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 Monitoring Unit

If you have any questions about the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU) contact: Anne M. Giles, FNP-BC, MSN, BSN, BA, Nurse Practioner, by phone, 571-472-4196 or email

Outpatient Appointment Scheduling for New and Existing Patients

To make an outpatient appointment for seizure and epilepsy evaluation and/or monitoring contact: Michelle Harvey, Physician Practice Team Lead, by phone, 703-575-2185 or email

Epilepsy Follow up Care

For epileptic seizure-related questions, contact: Becky Schrews, BSN RN, by phone, 571-472-4195 or email at

Note: Epilepsy follow care includes 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.

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