Comprehensive Epilepsy Clinic
The Electrodiagnostic Clinic at Texas Neurology is staffed by board certified neurologists with additional subspecialty training and board certifications in both EMG and Neuromuscular Medicine and provides the following services to referring physicians and patients:
The Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at Texas Neurology cares for patients with seizures and related disorders.
The Center’s services include outpatient and inpatient consultative services, an inpatient epilepsy-monitoring unit, brain mapping, epilepsy surgery, and intraoperative electrocorticography. The center, which serves the North Texas area places great attention upon meeting the comprehensive needs of individuals with seizure disorders. The epilepsy program utilizes the inpatient epilepsy monitoring program at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas.
The Center's extensive program offers expert help to:
- Adults and teenagers with seizure disorders who have not yet been definitively diagnosed
- Those who have already had a diagnosis of epilepsy but are seeking improved management or control
The Center's goals are to help patients understand epilepsy, learn about the latest therapy options, and make informed decisions about their treatment. Through achieving these goals, a person learns about treatment options for the present and future.
The Center's program includes a combination of services for inpatient and outpatient care. Services include:
- Diagnosis of epilepsy and related conditions
- Establishment of a medication plan considering factors such as seizure control, behavioral/cognitive manifestations, and toxicity
- A four-bed epilepsy unit with on-line computer analysis for continuous EEG and video monitoring
- Clinical trials of investigational drugs
- Evaluation of intractable seizures for the surgical treatment option
- Preoperative and postoperative care following epilepsy surgery
- Psychosocial assessments and rehabilitation referrals
- Educational and social support groups
- EEG Testing (routine and long-term monitoring)
- 1.5T and 3T MRI utilizing advanced brain imaging technologies
N. Bruce Jenevein, M.D.
Dr. Jenevein graduated from Duke University in North Carolina and returned to Texas for his medical training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He completed his neurology residency at Parkland Hospital and then completed his fellowship training in epilepsy and neurophysiology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.
Dr. Jenevein joined Texas Neurology and the Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas medical staff in 1991. He is particularly interested in the treatment of epilepsy.
Gincy Samuel, M.D.
Dr. Samuel earned her medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. She completed her neurology residency and clinical neurophysiology fellowship training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Samuel is affiliated with Baylor University Medical Center and is a member of the Comprehensive Epilepsy Clinic at Texas Neurology.
Dr. Samuel has been involved in research studies involving management and treatment of patients with epilepsy. She has presented at the American Academy of Neurology and has published in national peer-reviewed journals. Her involvement with national societies includes the American Academy of Neurology and Texas Neurological Society.
Dr. Samuel is a patient advocate for patients with epilepsy. She works closely with patients and care givers to help improve quality of life.
Diana Bannister, ACNP-BC
Diana is a licensed Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, board certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Angelo State University and her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Texas at Arlington. Prior to her career as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Diana worked as an intensive care nurse at Baylor Medical Center, working for 12 years.
Diana previously worked as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner in the area of heart failure before joining Texas Neurology.
Elizabeth Clark, APRN, FNP-BC
Elizabeth is a licensed Family Nurse Practitioner, board certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She received both her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Texas at Tyler, as well as her Master of Science in Nursing. Prior to her career as a Family Nurse Practitioner, Elizabeth worked as an Intensive Care Nurse as well as Operating Room Nurse in East Texas. Elizabeth previously worked as a Family Nurse Practitioner in Neurology in East Texas before joining Texas Neurology. Elizabeth enjoys running, swimming and cycling and spending time with her two cats, Sammy and Rosie and her dog, Daisy. She also is actively involved in the community, participating in medical mission trips as well as local outreach programs.
Suzanne Racz, PA-C
Suzanne Racz, PA-C, is a licensed and certified Physician Assistant. In 1990 she received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Physician Assistant Studies at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TX. Suzanne comes to Texas Neurology with previous experience in Emergency Medicine, Primary Care, and Cardiology.