Author Archives: Jacquelin

My Epilepsy Story PRESENTS Dr. Anup Patel: “Importance of Proper Transition From Pediatric to Adult Neurology” Two years ago, My Epilepsy Story interviewed Dr. Anup Patel, Section Chief of Pediatric Neurology at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, where he explained the importance of having a transition plan for teens with epilepsy. Now, this upcoming May 20th, Dr. Anup Patel […]

Meet Dr. Whitney Woodhall, a Nationwide Children’s Resident 1. Tell Us About Yourself. I am originally from western MI, and came to Ohio for my pediatric neurology residency at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. 2. Why did you go into medicine and specifically neurology? I love the intersection between science and society. I find the brain fascinating, and […]

MONEAD Study Group Maternal Outcomes and Neurodevelopmental Effects of Antiepileptic Drugs The Ohio State University Medical Center’s Epilepsy Team held a journal club on the recently published article: Pennell PB, French JA, May RC, Gerard E, Kalayjian L, Penovich P, Gedzelman E, Cavitt J, Hwang S, Pack AM, Sam M, Miller JW, Wilson SH, Brown C, Birnbaum […]

We are excited to announce our partnership with The Ohio State University, Wexner Medical Center to EMPOWER women and girls living with epilepsy in 2021. Their center includes physicians, whom are board certified in epilepsy, clinical neurophysiology, or both, full-time EEG technologists, a dedicated epilepsy nurse practitioner, and a pharmacist specializing in epilepsy drug treatments. […]

Thanksgiving 2020 2020 has been a long, eventful year with the Covid-19 pandemic. Many will be tempted to reconnect with family and friends across the country or your home state for Thanksgiving 2020. However, with Covid cases and deaths sharply rising, it is safer to stay at home. Many underestimate or misunderstand Covid and what […]

Seizure Tracker IT’S NOT JUST SEIZURESTM (INJS) Initiative Epilepsy is so much more than just a medical diagnosis. Quality of life can often be overlooked and the impact of living with seizures on self and family is limitedly understood. To better improve on this aspect of epilepsy care, My Epilepsy Story is partnering with Seizure Tracker to promote a […]

“I will never forget the first time I saw my wife have a seizure. I felt pure panic, fear, confusion, uncertainty, and most of all helplessness. My knowledge of epilepsy came from what I’d seen on TV and movies. After a multitude of tests, hospital and doctors’ visits we received the diagnosis of epilepsy.  And […]

COVID-19 has ushered in a new normal in many aspects of our lives.  Along with the drastic changes in our basic social behavior and habits there are many new questions that need to be addressed.  As we head into another school year the prospects of determining whether to send your children back to school, have […]

In my crazy busy weekly schedule, I look forward to Wednesday mornings.  I enthusiastically anticipate this 4-hour block of time as I know I will be working in our outpatient epilepsy clinic.  I am so blessed to have this opportunity to work not only with my favorite Nurse Practitioner (Lucretia Long), but also with many […]

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented changes in how patients can receive medical care and access their physicians.  Although telemedicine has been around for several years, use has been limited, mostly due to restrictions in insurance coverage, location where telemedicine could be performed and the need for ‘HIPAA compliant’ platforms.  However, beginning in March, both […]