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Eleptologists

Eleptologists

Mostly for UK people ,but US citizens feel free to chip in.In the UK ,do we have eleptologists or do they just exist in other Parts of the world ? Posted this 6 months ago as well

posted August 21, 2021
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

"Eleptologist is simply a mis-spelling of Epileptologist. A Neurologist who
specializes in epilepsy only. My neurologist specializes in epilepsy but also
does for alzheimer's. Same amount of knowledge training as epilogist has
but in two different fields. A neurologist who knows you have epilepsy but
doesn't specialize in it wiill refer you to one that does. Please remember
just cause a neurologist doesn't just treat epilepsy does not mean they are any less
knowledgeable about epilepsy.

posted August 21, 2021 (edited)
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

There is specialist Doctors who just specialize in epilepsy in the UK. Only a few major hospitals have them, usually those hospitals that have neuroscience units.

Your GP should have a list of such doctors and be able to provide you with an appointment to see one.

posted February 22
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

My neurologist works at a hospital based epilepsy center, so all she does is epilepsy, but she never defines herself as an epileptologist.

posted August 25, 2021
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

Eleptologist is just a term for neurologist that specialises in the field of Epilepsy, for North Wales, Merseyside and many parts of north England the specialists work out of Walton hospital as that is where the specialist Neurology centre is, my epilepsy nurse is employed within the Walton Neurology Centre but I see her at my local hospital for appointments.

posted August 22, 2021
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

Yes there is eleptologists in the UK. My own specialist was one until he retired. You can usually find them on the NHS listings, in the UK. What type of specialist have you got treating your condition?

posted August 21, 2021

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