This article is from the Epilepsy FAQ, by Andrew Patrick (firstname.lastname@example.org) with numerous contributions by others.
Any licensed physician is qualified to treat Epilepsy. There are
doctors who specialize in neurological disorders, and these
neurologists can be found practicing in many hospitals and private
practices. Epileptologists may work in an Epilepsy clinic, as well as
in private practices. Usually a referral is required from another
physician in order to see a Neurologists and Epileptologists. Some
people also consult alternative health practitioners who specialize in
holistic healing, acupuncture, or chiropractic treatments.
Often, the first doctor to diagnose Epilepsy is the family doctor. Most
of them have had some experience with it, and will be the one to refer
a person with Epilepsy to a specialist initially. Pediatricians are
also well aware of Epilepsy, since about two-thirds of all Epilepsy
occurs before the age of 14. A neurologist has specialized training in
the disorders of the brain and nervous system. A neurosurgeon,
psychiatrist, or psychologist may also get involved if the
circumstances require them.