Carolinas Epilepsy Network offers coordinated, state-of-the-art epilepsy diagnosis and treatment from specially trained epileptologists and NAEC-accredited epilepsy centers across Carolinas HealthCare System. Our network gives physicians access to best practices, remote patient monitoring and expert consultations – and gives patients access to highly advanced, evidence-based care.
Our program offers progressive levels of treatment based on the care your patient needs.
|Level||Provider||Location||Treatment Plan||Management Time Frame|
|1||Primary care physician||OP Office||Initiate evaluation and treatment of epilepsy Make patient seizure-free on one medication, OR Refer to general neurologist||0-3 months|
|2||General neurologist||OP Office||Complete initial evaluation Make patient seizure-free on medication, OR Refer to Epilepsy Center||9-12 months|
|3||Team of specialty trained epileptologists and epilepsy surgeon||NAEC Accredited Epilepsy Center||Confirm diagnosis and rule out non-epileptic seizures Optimize medications Provide comprehensive diagnostic and pre-surgical evaluations Perform simple or complex epilepsy surgery Offer experimental treatments||6-12 months|
|4||Epilepsy Team||Epilepsy Center||Long term management/follow-up||On-going|
|Therapy||OP Clinic||Provide speech therapy, vocational/ social services, psychiatry||N/A|
For more information about Carolinas Epilepsy Network, call us at 704-512-5640.