Midwest Center for Seizure Disorders

Your Own Place

The Midwest Center for Seizure Disorders is a very special place. It’s a place that welcomes children and adults with seizure disorders, from one-time loss of consciousness to poorly controlled epilepsy. And it’s a place with one overriding goal – comprehensive neurological evaluation and treatment leading to seizure control and independence for every individual coming to the Center.

Your Own Treatment

We recognize that everyone with seizures is unique. Although our patients’ medical problems have certain commonalities, each case is as distinctively different as the people themselves.

Our emphasis is on evaluating each person’s specific needs, then identifying the treatment that will allow the individual to live confidently. We know that seizure control is only the first important step. Pharmacological, medical and psychosocial needs must also be addressed.

As seizure specialists, we utilize a variety of individualized treatments and monitoring techniques. Newly developed and traditional anti-epileptic medications are used to attain our goal of controlling seizures and minimizing side effects. We may also use specialized technology, including the Vagal Nerve Stimulator.

Your Own Life

Living with any disorder often means living with ambiguity and anxiety. The focus frequently becomes fear rather than confidence, defeat rather than mastery, dependence rather than freedom. Many of the solutions to seizure problems are found in emotional and psychological victories.

At the Center, we have witnessed the struggles and triumphs of patients and their families learning to live well with seizure disorders. It’s achievable and very rewarding.

Staying on Your Own

It’s important to all of us at the Center that you live confidently. Knowing that your medications are appropriate. Knowing that support services are there when you need them. And, knowing that concentrated medical and technological expertise is directed toward the achievement of your personal independence and happiness.

The Midwest Center for Seizure Disorders is here to help you get on your own . . . and stay on your own.

Midwest Center for Seizure Disorders Providers

Your Own Team

The Center’s medical team consists of Board-certified adult and pediatric neurologists, as well as electroencephalographers, clinical neuropsychologists, neuro-radiologists and research coordinators, all of whom assist in the total care of our patients and their families. A primary neurologist coordinates the treatment, with other Center staff specializing in diagnostic evaluation and testing and neuropsychological assessment and treatment.

Some of the providers with special interest and training in adult or pediatric seizure disorders include:

Joanne Rogin, M.D.
Raluca Banica-Wolters, M.D.
Elias Bazakos, M.D.
Donald Chadwick, M.D.
Natalia Dorland, M.D.
Armantina M. Espinosa M.D.
Kristen Kelly-Williams, M.D.
Melissa Castro, PsyD, L.P., ABPP
Lisa Nippoldt-Baca, Psy.D., L.P.
Anthony Odland, PsyD., L.P., ABPP

Midwest Center for Seizure Disorders Services

Sophisticated, on-site monitoring techniques, such as video EEG, outpatient ambulatory EEG and digital EEG monitoring, as well as state-of-the-art MRI scanning, save critical days in reaching a diagnosis. While the latest technological advances may be helpful, at other times, small adjustments in medication are all that are necessary.

Seizure Research

In an effort to improve the lives of those living with seizures, our neurologists are continually involved in research involving new, as well as classic, seizure medications.

Current Epilepsy Clinical Trials

Midwest Center for Seizure Disorders Locations/Contact Information

Midwest Center for Seizure Disorders
Minneapolis Clinic of Neurology
501 E. Nicollet Blvd., Ste. 100
Burnsville, MN 55337
(952) 435-8516

Midwest Center for Seizure Disorders
Minneapolis Clinic of Neurology
3833 Coon Rapids Blvd., Ste. 100
Coon Rapids, MN 55433
(763) 427-8320

Midwest Center for Seizure Disorders
Minneapolis Clinic of Neurology
Southdale Place
3400 West 66th St. Ste. 150
Edina, MN 55435
(952) 920-7200

Midwest Center for Seizure Disorders
Minneapolis Clinic of Neurology
4225 Golden Valley Road
Golden Valley, MN 55422
(763) 588-0661

Midwest Center for Seizure Disorders
Minneapolis Clinic of Neurology
9645 Grove Circle No., Suite 100
Maple Grove, MN 55369
(763) 302-4114

Patient Education

Refer to Dr. Joanne Rogins interview in the September 23, 2011, issue of the St. Paul Pioneer Press where Dr. Rogin offers her expertise on seizures and epilepsy in the article, Kill’s History of Seizures Puts Affliction in Spotlight, a story about Gophers’ football coach Jerry Kill.

Please refer to the Minneapolis Clinic of Neurology’s Neurology Library to learn more about epilepsy and seizures.

For more information please visit:

www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/epilepsy/epilepsy.htm (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke)
www.efmn.org (Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota)
www.aesnet.org (American Epilepsy Society)
www.epilepsy.com (Epilepsy Foundation of America)