Participating in HOBSCOTCH—both through trials and as a part of routine adjunct epilepsy self-management care—has truly been a boon for our patients.Megan Selvitelli, MD
I have had the great privilege of meeting and caring for patients with epilepsy in Maine for over ten years along with an excellent team of fellow epileptologists, epilepsy surgeon, epilepsy nurse practitioners and nurses, nurse navigators, and neuropsychologists. I view my role as an educator and collaborator, helping to craft the most successful evaluation and treatment plan for each individual patient.
I understand how important it is to address the day-to-day cognitive concerns that my patients face. Unfortunately, without a dedicated staff member to reliably work with our patients on their personal challenges, we were seeing too many people’s struggles slip through the cracks.
Our team was thrilled to be involved in early trials of the HOBSCOTCH program because we saw the potential it offered to help our patients. Participating in HOBSCOTCH—both through trials and as a part of routine adjunct epilepsy self-management care—has truly been a boon for our patients. They have directly benefited from working one-on-one with trained, caring, and knowledgeable HOBSCOTCH Coaches to learn techniques to improve their memory and quality of life, often from the comfort of their own home.
Many of my patients continue to extoll the virtues of the memory strategies they learned from the program, even years after participating. I have referred more patients than I can count to the HOBSCOTCH program, and they have universally found it valuable and compelling. I am so excited to continue to support this program and share the benefits with my patients.