Epilepsy Center

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

Services Provided:


  • 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

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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.

Medical Staff:
Director: Edward Firouztalé DO, DSc
Co-Director: Norman L. Pflaster MD
Co-Director: Bhupinder Singh Anand MD
Laura Buck NP-C
Edward Barnoski PhD (Neuropsychological Associates LLC)

Additional Staff:
Kirsten Lyons, R.EDT
Jisadie Yajama CMA
Paige Franceskino
Kira Saunders
Susan Riley
Amanda Sosa

Locations where this service is offered:

South Shore Neurologic Associates
77 Medford Avenue (Route 112)
Patchogue, NY 11772

Tel: 631-758-1910
Fax: 631-758-2371
877 East Main Street
Suite 106
Riverhead, NY 11901

Tel: 631-727-0660
Fax: 631-727-0099
712 Main Street
Islip, NY 11751

Tel: 631-666-3939
Fax: 631-666-1860

Related Links

The Epilepsy Foundation
Epilepsy Foundation-trusted, reliable information for people with seizures, and their caregivers.
- www.epilepsyfoundation.org

AES: American Epilepsy Society
Promotes research and education for professionals dedicated to the prevention, treatment and cure of epilepsy.
- www.aesnet.org

Epilepsy Advocate
Raise your level of epilepsy awareness, plus learn more about causes of seizures, types of epilepsy, and treatment options.
- www.epilepsyadvocate.com

Epilepsy Foundation of Long Island
Provides education, support, and advocacy for people living with epilepsy, families, and other caregivers. Website includes epilepsy information, programs/services, workshop/event calendar, and contact information.
- www.epicli.org/epilepsy-services/

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.
- www.CUREepilepsy.org

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)"

Seizure Tracker

Epilepsy Free
"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."