Category Archives: Brandy’s Personal Posts

My Epilepsy Story (MES) is partnering with The Ohio State University, Wexner Medical Center (OSU) to EMPOWER Women and Girls Living with Epilepsy this year.  OSU is contributing to some of our Transportation Program and Educational materials this year.  Today we are spotlighting Betty, an OSU employee and woman living with epilepsy, that is in our […]

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. […]

As I sit here wondering  what to write my heart aches for so many this year all across the world…. The heartache, pain, and loss can be so overwhelming to comprehend.  Every year we think this will be the year to change or bring greatness into our lives.  As I reflect back on 2020 for My […]

The Kimford J. Meador Research in Women with Epilepsy Award is awarded to provide support for ealy career clinician scientists who have made significant contributions to understanding and better care for women with epilepsy.  This year’s recipient is Dr. Sally Mathias.  Her research was on Efficacy, Safety and Need Change of Zonisamide During Pregnancy in Women […]

I wanted to unveil this exciting news during our annual American Epilepsy Society (AES) meeting! I am writing to share with you about our newest award from the My Epilepsy Story (MES) organization, the Dr. Sandra Helmers Memorial Scholarship for young women living with epilepsy that want to go to college or trade school.  Dr. Helmers was […]

Primary Care Physicians (PCPS) and Neurologists should be working hand and hand to provide quality healthcare to patients across the country.  We should be working together within our residency programs to facilitate this cultural change while our doctors are still in training.  When we educate the primary care physician on the American Academy of Neurology […]

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 […]

I see your eyes above the mask you are wearing each day while you are at work, at the grocery store, on the bus or walking on the street. I see how tired you are of the endless fighting on social media, during this election cycle, in our government, in our places of work, with […]

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 […]