Find a Doctor
Treating seizures successfully requires a team effort – between you, your family and your health care team.
For some people, seizures may be easy to diagnose and control. While primary care doctors may be the first type of doctor seen, neurologists or physicians who care for people with neurological disorders should be consulted.
When seizures are difficult to diagnose or do not respond to standard therapy, a neurologist who specializes in epilepsy, called an epileptologist, should be consulted. The epileptologist may be found in different locations – at hospitals, group or private practices, academic teaching hospitals or specialized epilepsy centers.
How can I find a doctor who specializes in epilepsy?
The Epilepsy Foundation is working together with the American Epilepsy Society (AES) to give you a searchable database of physicians who are epileptologists or specialize in some way in the care or research of people with epilepsy. While most epileptologists are members of AES, a professional organization of health care professionals interested in epilepsy, this database in not inclusive of all epileptologists or specialists. Please Note: This list includes all active members of the American Epilepsy Society, which includes health care professionals who are in clinical practice and have agreed to share their information, as well as other non-health care professionals interested in the field of epilepsy.