Welcome to Austin Epilepsy Care Center
Notice for Austin Epilepsy Care Center : Effective 3/23/2020
Our priority is the health and safety of our patients and employees. Following the recommendations of social distancing, effective Monday March 23, 2020 our offices will open at 8:00 am and will close at 3:00 pm Monday thru Friday until further notice.
At this time, Dr. Sami Aboumatar, Dr. Diego Tovar-Quiroga, Dr. Daniel Schere and Dr. Jeanne Beattie are currently offering televisits to patients.
To schedule a telemed visit, please call our office at 512-339-8831. Please view the Televisit consent form found under patient forms. Please review and send message through your patient portal message section or email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org "I have reviewed the AECC telemedicine consent form and agree to telemedicine visit" Alternately you can print the form, sign and return to us via fax 512-339-8841.
For after hours emergent calls please call our office at 512-339-8831 and you will be directed to the answering service.
For non urgent calls, please call during office hours or send messages through your patient portal: https://health.eclinicalworks.com/AECC
After hours messages sent through your patient portal will be addressed the following business day.
Please be advised that while our office is currently open, as recommended by Austin Public Health and CDC, we will screen everyone that arrives in our office.
As recommended, do not come to your visit if any of the following apply to you:
- you are considered at risk to be in public
- experiencing respiratory symptoms
- experiencing shortness of breath
- have a fever
- have cough/sneezing
- have traveled to any of the areas CDC currently has outlined
- have been exposed to anyone diagnosed with coronavirus
If you currently have an existing appointment and would like to schedule a televisit instead, please call our office at 512-339-8831.
-If you need to bring someone to your appointment we request a limit to 1 other person to comply with the recommendations for social distancing.
-Prescription refill information: We will continue to refill medications as they are normally due. Please contact your pharmacy first to send us your refill requests. We will not be able to send in extra prescriptions requests unless there is an emergent need.
We will update information as needed.
We appreciate your patience as we all work together to help one another. If you have any questions or concerns, please call our office at 512-339-8831.
Unfortunately, Epilepsy affects 1 in 26 individuals in the United States and at least 1 in 10 individuals will experience one seizure in their life time. Here at Austin Epilepsy Care Center, we strive to provide the state-of-the-art diagnoses and treatment to people with epilepsy. Austin Epilepsy Care Center physicians are fellowship trained epileptologists who are dedicated to provide excellent and compassionate care to our patients.
Austin Epilepsy Care Center is a comprehensive epilepsy center. We provide multiple treatment options including Medical treatment, Epilepsy surgery, Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS),
RNS (Responsive Neurostimulation), Diet , and antiepileptic drug trials.
We are proud of the well trained Austin Epilepsy Care Center staff members. Each and every individual of the Austin Epilepsy Care Center team will treat those who seek our health care services with kindness and compassion. We strive to better understand each patient’s needs. Maintaining the highest safety standards is essential to delivering high-quality care. We are devoted to continuous improvement, excellence, and professionalism.
The new and designated Epilepsy Monitoring Unit provides state-of-the-art technology for 24 hours 7 days a week evaluation of people with epilepsy. It is located in a hospital named among the Nation’s 100 top Hospitals.
One of the EMU staff goals is to provide a safe and comfortable environment for our patients and their family members.
Please note effective March 6, 2020 Dr. Nabil Azar will no longer see patients at our offices:
Over the past 18 months Dr. Nabil Azar has been part of Austin Epilepsy Care Center. We appreciate his service and excellent care Dr. Azar provided to his patients. With mixed emotions, Dr. Azar decided to pursue another position outside of Austin Epilepsy Care Center. Effective March 6, 2020, Dr. Azar will no longer see patients at our practice. We are sorry for the inconvenience that this may cause
As your medical records will remain with Austin Epilepsy Care Center, we will be able to continue your neurological care at our office with our four Epileptologists; Sami Aboumatar, MD, Jeanne Beattie, MD, Daniel Schere, MD and Diego Tovar Quiroga, MD. If you wish to continue care with another physician not affiliated with Austin Epilepsy Care Center, please let us know as soon as possible so that we may transfer your records to the new provider.
• Your medical records will be maintained in our office
• Please do not hesitate to call our office for any additional information at 512-339-8831
• We value your trust in our physicians and your loyalty. We are striving to provide you with the highest standard of care.