Show: Physician Focus

Episode: Physician Focus: Epilepsy, The Seizure Disorder

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Epilepsy is the third most common neurological disorder in the United States, after Alzheimer’s disease and stroke. The condition affects nearly three million Americans, with some 200,000 new cases being diagnosed each year. Half of all patients are children.

Characterized by various kinds of seizures, epilepsy is a major chronic medical condition and can affect a person’s quality of life similar to arthritis, heart disease, diabetes or cancer. It can limit activity; cause pain, anxiety or depression; impede learning, behavior, and memory; and affect development.

The March edition of Physician Focus with the Massachusetts Medical Society examines the causes of epilepsy, how it’s diagnosed and treated, and the challenges this condition presents to patients and those around them.

Guests are Andrew Blum, M.D., Director of the Comprehensive Epilepsy Program at Rhode Island Hospital, Associate Professor of Neurology at Brown Medical School, and Chairman of the Board of the Epilepsy Foundation of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, and Maine; and Catherine Phillips, M.D., Co-Director of the Comprehensive Epilepsy Program at UMass Memorial Health Center in Worcester, Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Epilepsy Foundation, of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, and Maine. Both physicians are board-certified neurologists with a subspecialty in clinical neurophysiology and epilepsy. Hosting this edition is Bruce Karlin, M.D., a primary care physician in Worcester, Mass.

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Date SD Episode Video Uploaded: Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 13:24

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