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New Clinic Created Specifically for First-Time Seizures in Kids


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Thursday, September 16, 2021

​​​We're pleased to introduce Boys Town's First-Time Seizure Clinic, designed specifically for children who have experienced their very first seizure.

Watching a child experience a seizure can strike fear into any parent's heart and finding where to get answers may feel overwhelming.  Now, families have place dedicated specifically for children with first-time seizures, to be seen quickly, with far less time from call to care.

Boys Town's First-Time Seizure Clinic is staffed by a team of pediatric neurologists with experience and expertise in epilepsy care. Children are evaluated by pediatric neurologists who specialize in epilepsy care to help identify the cause of the child's first seizure and help the family establish a management or treatment plan if necessary. If needed, diagnostic imaging is available on site, so there's less waiting involved.

“Our goal with the First-Time Seizure Clinic is to see children quickly," said Deepak Madhavan, M.D., Executive Medical Director of Boys Town Pediatric Neuroscience.This is important in first-time seizures because we want the child to receive appropriate medical care as soon as possible if the seizure is serious. And even when it isn't serious, we want parents and children reassured to relieve that stress and concern."

Parents can call 531-355-7420 to schedule an appointment for a child who has had his/her first seizure within the last month, or is waiting on a referral to a neurologist, and has not yet seen a neurologist or been diagnosed with epilepsy or seizure disorder.

It is estimated that five to 10 percent of children will have at least one seizure. Not all need ongoing medical care, however Boys Town pediatric neurologists say all children who experience a seizure need to be seen and evaluated by a medical provider.

Parents waiting for their child to see a neurologist after an emergency room, urgent care clinic or pediatrician visit are encouraged to call for a timely appointment at 531-355-7420. The clinic is located at Boys Town Pediatric Neurology, 14080 Hospital Road on Boys Town Campus.