‘MedChat’ podcast, episode 7: Neurologists discuss epilepsy diagnoses

Episode seven of the “MedChat” podcast is now available..

This episode, “Epilepsy for the Primary Care Provider,” discusses epilepsy diagnoses. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2015 data, approximately 40,000 to 50,000 adults in Kentucky have epilepsy. Prior to a diagnosis of epilepsy, a primary care practitioner may be the first provider to see a patient suspected of having had a seizure. Additionally, that provider may be responsible for initial diagnosis and treatment as well as referral to a specialist.

Moderator Stephen P. Wright, M.D., medical director, Norton Medical Group; speaks with Ambica M. Tumkur, M.D. and Rebekah J. Woods, D.O., neurologists with Norton Neurology Services.

Topics addressed in this episode include:

  • Differential diagnosis of seizures
  • Epilepsy syndromes and seizure classifications
  • Common treatments for epilepsy as well as required monitoring by the primary care provider
  • The relationship of epilepsy with coexisting disorders

This activity is supported in part with a grant from Cardinal Health.

Continuing education credits for physicians

 American Medical Association


Norton Healthcare is accredited by the Kentucky Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Norton Healthcare designates this enduring material for a maximum of .50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

About the “MedChat” podcast: “MedChat” is a monthly podcast that fills a unique professional gap and is structured around a conversation addressing key issues for each topic. The podcasts last 30 minutes, providing continuing education on-the-go.

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