Welcome to Austin Epilepsy Care Center
Notice for Austin Epilepsy Care Center : Effective 4/14/2020
Until further notice, please be advised as recommended by Austin Public Health and CDC face masks are required prior to entering our office and building and social distancing guideline will be followed. If you need to bring someone to your appointment as a matter of medical necessity we request a limit to 1 other person joins you. Please comply with the recommendations for social distancing in our offices and if not medically necessary please have non patients wait outside.
At this time our doctors currently also offer televisits to patients.
To schedule a telemed visit, please call our office. Please view the Televisit consent form found under patient forms here on our website. 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 or mail.
As recommended, do not come to your visit if you are considered at risk to be in public and/or if any of the following apply to you:
- 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 or have been recently diagnosed with coronavirus
For after hours emergent calls only please call our office at 512-339-8831 and you will be directed to the answering service Medlink. If you need to reach Medlink directly, please call 512-323-5465.
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.
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.
Please note effective May 10, 2021 Dr. Diego Tovar-Quiroga will no longer see patients at our offices:
Since September 2016 Dr. Diego Tovar-Quiroga has been part of Austin Epilepsy Care Center. We appreciate his service and excellent care Dr. Tovar provided to his patients. With mixed emotions, Dr. Tovar decided to pursue another position outside of Austin Epilepsy Care Center. Effective May 10, 2021, Dr. Tovar will no longer see patients at our practice, his last day at the office will be May 7, 2021. 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 three Epileptologists; Sami Aboumatar, MD, Jeanne Beattie, MD, Daniel Schere, 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
Austin Epilepsy Care Center remains focused on patient care and the safety of staff and patients. Due to the shift caused by COVID-19, effective August 14, 2020 we will close our south Austin office located at 4316 James Casey Street. Our north office at 2200 Park Bend Drive Bldg 2 Ste 203 remains open with normal business hours and staffing for continued patient care. We welcome all of our south office patients and staff to the north office location and remain focused on being part of your healthcare team. If you have any questions, please contact 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.