The epilepsy programs of MINCEP© and University of Minnesota Physicians have integrated, expanding epilepsy care options for patients across Minnesota.
As a result of the integration, MINCEP physicians and staff have joined the UMPhysicians organization.
As a result of the new agreement, UMPhysicians will operate the MINCEP inpatient program in partnership with University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview, and the MINCEP outpatient programs, including the clinic in St. Louis Park.
Over the past months, the two groups have collaborated closely to ensure the integration plans provide an effective transition for physicians, staff and patients. The practice will be brought together in phases over the first six months of 2013.
New opportunities for comprehensive epilepsy care
In 1964, MINCEP was founded at the University of Minnesota and has become a respected and renowned program. With their return to the U of M, MINCEP and UMPhysicians will be regional leaders in epilepsy care.
Together, the two groups will bring the best of both worlds to provide comprehensive epilepsy care, including:
- Exceptional patient experiences and outcomes through our coordinated care model and advanced capabilities, specifically in pharmacology, diagnostics and surgery
- Specialized programs for unique patient populations, including women, children and the elderly
- Expanded medical research through the benefits of our state-of-the-art academic facilities, including ultra high field MRI
- The best education for our patients, as well as the next generation of health professionals
In addition, a partnership with University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview, will position the integrated group ideally, allowing University of Minnesota Physicians to help more epilepsy patients than any other program in the area.