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Lifestyle Effects: Work

Lifestyle Effects: Work

Lifestyle Effects: Work
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Epilepsy has other effects on lifestyle, often because transportation is so difficult and job restrictions in general because of the seizures can make it difficult to get to job interviews, maintain a job, and it's such a challenge for my epilepsy patients. We know that the rate of unemployment can be as high as 50% in epilepsy patients, and this is such a huge issue because health insurance is critical for these patients to be able to get their medications and get the care that they need. So it's a big problem.

Doctor Profile

David Teeple, MD

Neurologist

  • Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in both Neurology and Neurophysiology
  • Special area of expertise is in Stroke, Epilepsy, Therapeutic Botox
  • Director of the Stroke Care Program at Tucson Medical Center

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