Francine M. Testa, MD

Specialty

Child Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology

Conditions & Treatments

Child Neurology, Electroencephalogram/EEG, Neurophysiology, Pediatric Epilepsy, Pediatric Neurology, Seizures


Phone
(877) 925-3637
Accepting New Patients
Telehealth Visits

Biography

Francine Testa, MD, is a pediatric neurologist who specializes in treating epilepsy.

“I enjoy caring for my patients and working with them to control or minimize their seizures,” Dr. Testa says. “This gives them a chance to outgrow their epilepsy and possibly stop therapy when they are older.”

She has extensive training in neurophysiology and performing electroencephalograms (EEG), a test that detects electrical activity in the brain.

Dr. Testa says that epilepsy patients today have a range of treatment choices, including medication and neuromodulation (electrical stimulation). She offers surgical evaluation for patients with severe cases of the disorder.

“I tell patients that many epilepsy syndromes can be controlled with the appropriate anti-seizure medication,” Dr. Testa says. “More than half of children with well-controlled seizures will have remission of epilepsy during childhood.”

Her research interests involve the risks and predictors of fatal or uncontrollable childhood epilepsy.

Gender

Female

Language(s)

English

Affiliated With

Yale Medicine, Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital

Locations

Child Neurology Associates

5 Durham Rd
Suite A-7
Guilford, CT 06437

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Monday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fax
(203) 453-8993

Pediatric Specialty Center

One Long Wharf Drive
2nd floor
New Haven, CT 06511

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Monday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fax
(203) 737-7635

Pediatric Specialty Center

633 Middlesex Turnpike
Old Saybrook, CT 06475

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Monday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fax
(203) 737-7635

Yale Pediatric Neurology

15 York Street
New Haven, CT 06520

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Education & Training

Education

SUNY - Downstate Medical Center

Internship

Yale New Haven Hospital

Residency

Yale New Haven Hospital;Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center

Fellowship

Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center

Accepted Insurance

Insurance coverage regularly changes, please contact the doctor’s office directly to verify that your specific insurance plan is accepted.

  • aetna
  • anthem bc/bs
  • berkeley care network
  • cigna healthcare
  • community care network
  • connecticare
  • corvel
  • first health network
  • focus healthcare
  • great west
  • husky
  • medicaid
  • medicare
  • multiplan
  • oxford health plans
  • railroad medicare
  • tricare/champus
  • united healthcare
  • us family health plan
  • wellcare