Epileptology is a specialty of pediatric neurology focusing on infants, children and adolescents with all types of convulsions, epileptic seizures and seizure disorders.
“Epilepsy is a common illness that extends beyond the seizures,” said Rotenberg. “As a specialist with a general pediatrics background, I monitor the broader experience - sleep, nutrition, development, pubertal issues, academics...Access, education and patient-oriented care are the keys to best outcomes.”
According to the American Epilepsy Foundation, 10 percent of Americans have a seizure in their lifetime, including all types of convulsions and febrile seizures. By age twenty, 1 percent of children, teens and young adults suffer from epilepsy.
The American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (ABPN) first offered subspecialty certification in Epilepsy this year to identify physicians properly trained and experienced in treating epilepsy. In the final step of board certification, Dr. Rotenberg is among the few neurologists nation-wide who passed an examination evaluating proficiency in electroencephalography or EEG, pathophysiology, genetics, diagnosis and treatment of seizure disorders.
About Dr. Joshua Rotenberg
Dr. Rotenberg is a board-certified pediatrician and neurologist. He has been a member of the American Epilepsy Society for 10 years. His practice offers evaluation and electroencephalography (EEG) in a warm, and personal office setting with advanced treatments for epilepsy, including low-carbohydrate diet and vagal nerve stimulation.
Texas Pediatric Specialists focusses on the pediatric specialty mission of Texas Medical & Sleep Specialists, a multi-subspecialty group serving San Antonio and Houston. Before private practice, Dr. Rotenberg served in the US Air Force as the chief of pediatric neurology and pediatric sleep medicine at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center.
Rotenberg added “Our practice's staff all share a functional - restorative approach to care and a sensitivity to easing the complex burden on patients and families. For patients with both epilepsy and spasticity, for instance, medication management can be followed by one person,” he said“ I can optimize care, minimize the risk of interactions, reduce trips to specialists and increase quality of life.”
Dr. Rotenberg's offices are in Houston and Sugar Land and he serves Academy Diagnostics Sleep & EEG Center in Houston. Dr. Rotenberg has outreach clinics in San Antonio & Seguin focussing on the dual diagnosis of cerebral palsy and epilepsy. He has clinical privileges at local hospitals including Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Texas Children’s Hospital.
For more information go to txmss.com, follow his blog or call 713-464-4107.