South Shore Neurologic Associates, P.C. has been providing services to individuals with epilepsy and related disabilities for over thirty years. Our Epilepsy center is an interdisciplinary group of highly skilled healthcare professionals who specialize in the area of epilepsy and seizure disorders. We work collaboratively to enhance the quality of life of those who are affected with this disease and strive for seizure-free patients through education, lifestyle modifications, appropriate pharmaceutical treatment and psychological/surgical intervention when appropriate. Our Epilepsy Center achieves its mission through education, treatment, compassion, advocacy and research.
Principle of management for the Epilepsy Center
- Provide an accurate diagnosis
- Raise awareness and understanding of the disease
- Reduce frequency and severity of seizures
- Minimize short term and long term adverse effects of treatment and disease
- Aid patients in achieving and maintain functional independence
- Facilitate an improved quality of life for patients with epilepsy and related diseases
- Provide compassionate care and realistic hope
- Promote empowerment
- Comprehensive Neurological Consultations
- Nursing Service Evaluations
- Case Management Evaluations
- Neuropsychological Evaluations
- Neurological Follow-Up
- Cognitive Assessments
- Individual and Family Education
- Physical Therapy
- Electroencephalograms (EEGs)
- 24-48 hour Ambulatory Electroencephalograms
- Inpatient Video Monitoring Services
- Radiology Imaging
- Medication Management
- Psychological Consultation / Psychotherapy
- Vocational Rehabilitation Referrals
- Neurosurgical Referrals
- Occupational Therapy Referrals
- Speech Therapy Referrals
Ask About Our Epilepsy Support Group...
A joint effort between South Shore Neurologic Associates PC and Brookhaven Memorial Hospital, designed for patients 18 years and older as well as families, loved ones, and caretakers of all individuals with epilepsy and seizure disorders.
Introducing our new group facilitator, Amanda Pflumm, LMSW
4th Monday of each month, from 5:45 - 7:30pm
100 Hospital Road – 2nd Floor Conference Room, Patchogue, NY 11772
For more information contact Jennifer Zakarya at 631-758-1910 ext. 2111
All of our Epilepsy Center staff have expertise and an in depth understanding of epilepsy. Physicians are board certified, clinicians are certified and licensed in their respective disciplines, and support staff are appropriately educated.
Vanessa Tassone, R. EDT.
Catherine Ficht, R.EEG/ EPT
Kari Thomann, R.EEG T CMA
Kristen Deprimo, R.EDT
Jisadie Yajama CMA
Locations this service is offered at:
77 Medford Avenue (Route 112)
Patchogue, NY 11772
877 East Main Street
Riverhead, NY 11901
712 Main Street
Islip, NY 11751
The Epilepsy Foundation
Epilepsy Foundation-trusted, reliable information for people with seizures, and their caregivers.
AES: American Epilepsy Society
Promotes research and education for professionals dedicated to the prevention, treatment and cure of epilepsy.
Raise your level of epilepsy awareness, plus learn more about causes of seizures, types of epilepsy, and treatment options.
Epilepsy Foundation of Long Island
Provides education, counseling and residential care. Includes newsletter, information on events, staff, support groups, and donations.
CURE : Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy
CURE Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy is a nonprofit organization dedicated to finding a cure for epilepsy by raising funds for research and by increasing awareness of the prevalence and devastation of this disease.
FACES (Finding a cure for epilepsy and seizures)
"FACES (Finding A Cure for Epilepsy and Seizures) is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center and its Comprehensive Epilepsy Center. FACES funds research to improve epilepsy care, advances new therapies, and fosters a supportive community for children, families and caregivers who live with the challenges of epilepsy. The mission of FACES is to improve the quality of life for all those affected by epilepsy and seizures."
Danny Did Foundation
"Advancing Awareness of Epilepsy & Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP)"
"The purpose of Epilepsy Free is to support people with epilepsy and seizure disorders (including psychogenic non-epileptic seizures) achieve a life with FREEDOMFROM the limitations that EPILEPSY and SEIZURES might bring."
The Charlie Foundation
"The Charlie Foundation for Ketogenic Therapies was founded in 1994 to provide information about diet therapies for people with epilepsy, other neurological disorders and tumorous cancers."
Talk About It
Social awareness project to bring awareness and acceptance of epilepsy along with resources for those who have or know someone who has epilepsy.
AED Pregnancy Registry
"Is My Anticonvulsant Medication Safe During Pregnancy? The North American AED Pregnancy Registry is dedicated to answering this question. Anticonvulsants treat disorders like epilepsy, mood disorder, and chronic pain, but more information is needed about them to answer the question confidently. If you’re already taking anticonvulsants and are pregnant, please consider sharing your experience with us to help other women like yourself."
My Seizures, Know More
Empowering people living with epilepsy to seek more specialized epilepsy care if they are having seizures, side-effects from drugs, other health problems, or social or educational issues.
My Epilepsy Story
"My Epilepsy Story is an organization that serves as a forum to bridge the gap for women and young adolescent girls diagnosed with epilepsy, as well as the children impacted by their mother's epilepsy, by sharing their stories, increasing awareness, and to lead towards cutting-edge research."