Pediatrics – Neurology
The Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at BMC
The Comprehensive Epilepsy Center (CEC) at BMC evaluates and treats patients of all ages. Our Pediatric Neurology epilepsy team, includes Dr. Laurie Douglass, Dr. Rinat Jonas, Dr. Bill DeBassio and Dr. Georgia Montouris, and provides services to adolescent and pediatric patients who come to the CEC for epilepsy care.
We recognize that seizures may have a major impact on the lives of children and their families, including at school, at home, and in their social lives. We strive to empower our patients and families through education. In addition to the medical services described below, the CEC at Boston Medical Center offers several unique programs for families. Medical Legal Partnership Boston can advise patients and families about problems with education, disabilities, employment, income support, immigration and childcare. The Family Support Assessment Clinic gives parents the tools to help their children understand and cope with dramatic changes in their lives that result from having seizures or epilepsy.
Specialists at Boston Medical Center are at the leading edge of treatment and research in epilepsy and other seizure disorders, including the use of dietary therapies and neurosurgery as treatment options.
The family-oriented epilepsy care team at BMC includes physicians, nursing staff, social workers and dieticians, working collaboratively to help children from their time of diagnosis throughout their entire course of treatment.
For more information and resources related to epilepsy, visit http://www.specialkidsspecialhelp.org/LearnAboutYourChildsIllness/EpilepsyandSeizures.aspx.
Specialized epilepsy services include:
- Appointment accessibility
- Dietary therapy including the ketogenic diet and low-glycemic
- Family Support Assessment Clinic
- Seizure and Epilepsy Outreach Service and the Epilepsy Outreach Line
- First Seizure Clinic
- Inpatient Coordination
- Outpatient Nurse Coordination for parent questions/concerns, and medication refills
- Personalized care coordination
- Second Opinion Service - Epilepsy
- Surgical Consultation and Therapy
- Vagal Nerve Stimulator