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Please be familiar with these clinic guidelines before coming to your first appointment.
You should contact the nurse regarding any seizures or side effects from the medication. Please be sure that you contact the appropriate nurse so that you receive a prompt reply.
Please leave a message on the nurse’s voice mail and we will call you back as soon as possible. We can adjust your child’s medication over the phone, if necessary. If your child has many seizures over the course of the day or week, we will work with you to determine how often you need to call the nurse. Office hours are from 8 am-4 pm.
Urgent MattersFor urgent matters during the day, ask for the “urgent nurse.” If it is an urgent matter after hours, follow the telephone prompts and the answering service will page the doctor on call. Also leave the nurse a voicemail detailing the urgent call and any changes that were made to your child’s regimen.
You are responsible for making your child’s follow-up appointments and scheduling tests, unless otherwise specified. Your child will have a clinic visit approximately every three months for the first year and then every six months.
New Onset Seizure Follow-up Clinics are staffed by nurse practitioners, psychologists and nurses. Given our multidisciplinary model of care, your child will see the nurse practitioner and psychologist at every visit. During these visits, we will assess seizure control, side effects and psychological issues that impact epilepsy management. Blood work will also be done at every follow-up visit. Doctors are available anytime to the nurse practitioner if consultation regarding your child’s care is needed.
It is important that seizure medication be taken consistently every day to sustain drug levels. This is what will help protect your child from “breakthrough” seizures. Please bring a complete list of your child’s medications to every clinic, including the drug and the dosage in milligrams.
Please supply daytime telephone numbers where you can be reached. Also, call the office if your telephone number or address changes.
Contact us for more information about the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at Cincinnati Children's.
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