Learn How to Manage Life With Epilepsy

Spectrum Health Medical Group Epileptologists Host Free Seminar and Online Chat

While medications and other treatments help those with epilepsy manage seizures, more than 1 million people continue to have seizures that can impact their daily activities, health and quality of life. You can learn how to manage the day-to-day challenges associated with epilepsy by attending a seminar and online chat.

Spectrum Health Medical Group’s Doctor Dialogue seminar series continues with “Living With Epilepsy”, on Wednesday, November 14, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, 1000 East Beltline Avenue SE, Grand Rapids.

Epileptologists Shan Abbas, MD, and M. Ayman Haykal, MD, will share the latest information and strategies to help patients manage epilepsy.

The seminar is free and open to the public. Register online at or by phone at 616.267.2626 and select option 4. Refreshments will be provided.

Dr. Abbas will also host an online chat on Monday, November 19, at noon. Visit to ask questions about living with epilepsy and seizure disorders.

Dr. Abbas and Dr. Haykal both completed fellowship training in clinical neurophysiology and epilepsy at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. They are board certified in neurology.

Spectrum Health is a not-for-profit health system in West Michigan offering a full continuum of care through the Spectrum Health Hospital Group, which is comprised of nine hospitals including Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, a state of the art children’s hospital that opened in January 2011, and 183 service sites; the Spectrum Health Medical Group and West Michigan Heart, physician groups totaling more than 700 providers; and Priority Health, a health plan with 600,000 members. Spectrum Health is West Michigan’s largest employer with 19,000 employees. The organization provided $204 million in community benefit during its 2012 fiscal year.