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What is the difference between a neurologist and an epilep

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What is the difference between a neurologist and an epileptologist?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Dr. Rick, MD replied 1 year ago.
A neurologist is an MD, who has gone to medical school and then done further training for 4 years in neurology with a Professor of Neurology and other experienced neurologists.

An epileptologist is a MD who is also a Board Certified Neurologist but who has gone on for further training in a Fellowship at a Academic center that focuses specifically on epilepsy, seizures and other conditions like that. AN epileptologist also does research in this field and teaches, usually at a major Medical Center.

So. What is the take home message? An epileptologist is the medical doctor who knows more about epilepsy, spells and seizures then any other doctor on the planet.

Is there anything else you would like to discuss at this point or have all your questions been answered to your satisfaction?

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Dr. Rick MD FACS
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Could you recommend an Epileptologistin Sydney?Could you also recommend other things to get me feeling better quickly after three brief seizures one morning whilst I was given a drug that reacted with my epilepsy for a sever back issue. My epilepsy had previously been stable for 20 years.Even diet tips etc?
Expert:  Dr. Rick, MD replied 1 year ago.
Naomi,

I have searched high and low and can not find a listing for a epileptologist in Sydney Australia. I have, however found a number of them in the USA. If you contact:

Alex Boro, M.D.
Montefiore Medical Center
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
111 E 210th St
Bronx, NY 10451
UNITED STATES
718.920.4898

I am sure, that as a long term member of the American Epilepsy Society, and a epileptologist himself, he would be pleased to hook you up with a colleague in Syndey.


Another option, if you don't want to make a call to the USA when the people in New York are awake (you are, after all on the other side of the planet :) would be to call the neurology department at the prince of Wales Hospital, which is a major university teaching hospital. Here is how you can contact them:

http://www.seslhd.health.nsw.gov.au/POWH/contact.asp

As to what you can take to make you feel better after three seizures, diet etc, that really is outside of my area of expertise.

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