Welcome! Our epilepsy program was founded in 1998 with the goals of providing exceptional medical quality and care built around patient needs.
In order to accomplish exceptional medical quality, we assembled some of the most talented physicians from around the country, recruiting only board certified neurologists who had completed specialty training at the top American academic epilepsy centers. We committed to providing round the clock, seven day-a-week availability to patients by these highly trained epilepsy doctors (never by doctors in training). We also placed our epilepsy experts close to where patients live rather than expecting patients to travel to them.
In a little over a decade, that model practice that we started sprouted into a dynamic and vital program that now serves the tri-state region. In recent years, we are proud to have achieved Level 4 designations in four of our hospital-based epilepsy programs. We have opened 14 offices throughout the region, have 16 hospital based epilepsy-monitoring units and supervise specialty clinics for unique disorders in epilepsy.
To accomplish our second goal of treatment built around patient needs, we listened carefully to our patients. They spoke of encountering obstacles and even sometimes discrimination because of their epilepsy. We heard from parents that they needed help with their children's schools, adults who needed assistance for work and transportation, and that available entitlements were often confusing and hard to locate. Many patients spoke of feeling depressed or anxious. In order to support our patients in these areas, we assembled a large and unmatched team of neuropsychologists, clinical psychologists, social workers, and epilepsy advocates. The sole purpose of this group is to assist patients to steer successfully through the many emotional, school, work and social needs that patients with epilepsy may encounter over a lifetime.
I invite you to take a few minutes to visit the rest of our site and hope you will come see us in person in the near future.
Marcelo Lancman, MD
Readers of What You Need to Know if Epilepsy has Touched your Life I just bought this book and skimming through it I have been really surprised with how useful it can be for a parent who has a child with epilepsy...
I just bought this book and skimming through it I have been really surprised with how useful it can be for a parent who has a child with epilepsy...
People don't die from epilepsy
Find out if you could be a subject in an epilepsy research project.
Why would I want to participate in a research study: by participating in clinical trials, you may have access to leading-edge treatments and you are contributing to science for all.
Team Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group welcomes you to join us when we walk in 2014 to raise much needed funds for epilepsy research and services. Stay tuned for Travel funds through your local Epilepsy Foundation donated by our doctors at the Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group.
Congratulations to Dr. Marcelo Lancman and his team at the Northeast Regional Epilepsy Group (Drs. Fertig, Laban-Grant, Myers and Dana Casendino) for their book release: What You Need to Know if Epilepsy Has Touched Your Life: A Guide in Plain English.
People don't die from epilepsy
The right answer is: unfortunately false: Sudden Death from Epilepsy (SUDEP) is a reality
These are the most recent survey results