Richmond VAMC: an Epilepsy Center of Excellence - Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center - Richmond, VA
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Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center - Richmond, VA

 

Richmond VAMC: an Epilepsy Center of Excellence

 

 

Epilepsy Center of Excellence (ECoE)
Northeast (Richmond)

 

In 2008, VA established 16 specialty sites, which are linked to form 4 regional centers which network to provide coordinated services for veterans with seizure disorders and epilepsy. The Epilepsy Centers of Excellence (ECOE) were charged with improving the health and well-being of Veterans with epilepsy and other seizure disorders by integrating clinical care, outreach, research and education.

The Northeast centers are located in Richmond, Baltimore and West Haven. Core epilepsy services provided at the Richmond McGuire VAMC include comprehensive outpatient and inpatient care, video-eeg monitoring, neuroradiology, epilepsy surgery, rehabilitation and educational services. 

The Epilepsy Monitoring Unit is co-located within the Polytrauma Unit in order to help with the diagnosis and treatment of seizures in those who have suffered a traumatic head injury. Services available include continuous video-eeg recording of seizures using scalp or intracranial electrodes, confirmation of seizure/epilepsy, identification of non-epileptic events, identification of seizure focus, differentiation and classification of seizure types and epilepsy syndromes, antiepileptic drug evaluation, evaluation of patient for placement of Vagus Nerve Stimulator, deep brain stimulation, epilepsy surgery and education for inpatients and caregivers.

About Epilepsy

If you are a veteran with seizures and are interested in visiting our Epilepsy Center, please speak to your local primary care physician who can determine if you will benefit from a visit with us and can help arrange an appointment.  If you are already a patient at our center, you may call us directly.

ECOE Northeast/Richmond Contact:

McGuire VA Medical Center
1201 Broad Rock Blvd.
Richmond, VA  23249
Location: Room 2B-172
Phone: 804-675-5127 or toll free 800-784-8381 ext. 5580
Fax: 804-675-5939

 

                                                       McGuire ECoE Staff

 

Alan Towne, MD Elizabeth Waterhouse, MD
Director, Richmond ECoE Assistant Director, Richmond, ECoE
   
Natacha Jean-Noel, NP Linda Benson, MPH
  Statistician & Administrator
   
Brenda Robertson-Wilson Kathy Browning
EEG Technologist Telehealth Nurse
   
   
   
   
   
   

 

National VA Epilepsy Web page

Directions to the ECoE clinic: Room 2B-172 is on the second floor. Take the South Elevators from the Main Lobby to the 2nd floor. Look for Neurology department, hallway 2B.

Hours of operation: Mon - Fri 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.