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The KNC Epilepsy Genetics Clinic specializes in the diagnosis and management of genetically determined epilepsies (even if after initial investigation the culprit gene(s) could not be determined) and familial epilepsies. The approach involves comprehensive testing to identify the root cause and the development of a treatment plan that may include medication, neuromodulation, epilepsy-specific diet treatment, or surgical resection of the affected area. Patients who are seen by Dr. Andrade's group have access to cutting-edge genetic research that may help determine the cause of their epilepsy and inform the best care plan.
Please track your seizures; record the number of seizures, how long they lasted, their frequency, intensity and duration. Bring your journal to each appointment. This can be recorded in any journal or you may ask us for a
Although the initial consultation needs to be done in person, follow-up visits may be arranged through Telehealth. Talk to your clinical team about whether this option is one that would be appropriate for you.
Your first appointment can take 2 hours or more. Follow-up appointments usually take 15 to 30 minutes.
Many of our patients travel great distances to be seen. It is your responsibility to determine whether you qualify for travel grants. Appropriate travel grants to come to the Epilepsy Genetics Clinic will be signed by Dr. Andrade. Please note that you must sign the consent portion/authorization on the form before we can complete it. The cost for completion of this form is covered by provincial health care.
If you have other forms to be completed (insurance, Disability Tax Credit, Ministry of Transportation Driver Assessment, etc.) please ensure that you have entered the demographic portion (name, address, etc.) as well as signed the consent portion of the form before forwarding this to us for completion. Please note that the cost for completion of some of these forms is not covered by other sources (e.g., Provincial health care). If you are unsure whether or not the cost associated with completion of the form is covered, please ask the administrative assistant, Rachelle, at 416 603 5927.
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what you can expect when you have a clinic appointment.
Medical Director: Dr. Danielle M. Andrade
Epilepsy Genetics Fellow: Dr. Paula Marques
Nurse Practitioner: Yuting Ding
Registered Nurse: Chari Anor
Administrative Assistant: Rachelle Foster
Social Worker: Carol La Fleur
Research Associate: Quratulain Zulfiqar Ali
Research Assistant: Monica Duong
Research Analyst: Farah Qaiser
Graduate Students: Arunan Selvarajah, Marlene Rong
You will be contacted with information about your first appointment.
Please bring the following to your appointment. Not all of these items may be needed for your appointment. Our clinic or your referring doctor will let you know what you must bring.
Please arrive 15 minutes before your appointment.
When you arrive, you will sign in with the receptionist. You will need your health card (OHIP card) to sign-in. If you do not have an OHIP card, please bring another form of government-issued photo ID, such as a driver’s license or passport.
You may be given a Measuring Health Equity Questionnaire to fill out. This form contains questions about your background. We collect this information to find out who we serve and what unique needs you may have. The form is voluntary and you can choose ‘prefer not to answer’ to any or all questions. However, the information you choose to give us will help us improve the quality of care for you and others.
First appointments take longer than follow-up appointments. Your first appointment can take 2 hours or more. Follow-up appointments usually take 15 to 30 minutes. We do everything we can to stay on time but sometimes unforeseen circumstances may delay your appointment.
At the end of your first appointment, the nurse or doctor will give you a contact list for your health care team. If you don’t get a contact list, feel free to ask for it.
After every appointment, a member of your health care team will tell you about your next visit. Be sure you understand what is going to happen next. For example, know the time and place of your next visit or if someone will call you with this information.
If you are unsure about what your next steps are, don’t be afraid to ask a member of your team. We are here to help you.
We understand that reaching us by phone can sometimes be difficult. Often our phone lines are busy or are turned over to the message centre so our staff can prepare for clinic visits or help other patients. We make every effort to return your call within 24 hours. Our staff will try to reach you 2 times. If we are not able to reach you directly you may need to call us again.