Category Archives: For Physicians

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 […]

Collaboration is Key Today is our 3rd Annual International Women With Epilepsy Day!  WOW, this has been an AMAZING journey to get us here!  As I sit here thinking about what brought us to this day, I think of all the people that have worked together to change the lives of millions of women 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

My Epilepsy Story (MES) was founded based off inequities of research into epilepsy and women’s health, and the consequences of being in an under researched patient population. We see a continued need to address the healthcare disparities within the women with epilepsy community. Disparities in the quality of healthcare are known to persist in rural […]

Today on our EMPOWERING Women and Girls Living with Epilepsy video series we hear from Dr. Kimford J. Meador, Dr. Meador is a Neurologist and Professor of Neurology in Palo Alto, CA at Stanford University School of Medicine in the Department of Neurology & Neurological Sciences and currently sees patients at Stanford Neuroscience Health Center. […]

Today on our EMPOWERING Women and Girls Living with Epilepsy video series we hear from Dr. Gholam Motamedi, Professor of Neurology and Director of the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C. on: “Breastfeeding and Epilepsy“     Dr. Gholam Motamedi is a Professor of Neurology at Georgetown University Hospital. He is […]