What happens next?
- An appointment will be scheduled with a PEER-trained physician.
- The doctor will review your history, including any medications you are currently taking. You may be given a schedule to taper off of certain medications prior to the EEG.
- An EEG will be performed at your next visit, and your PEER results will be reviewed with you by the physician.
What does an EEG test involve?
- A simple computerized electroencephalogram (EEG) is collected. An EEG records a person’s brain electrical activity, much like an EKG does for the heart. The EEG helps your physician understand your unique neurophysiology or brain wave patterns.
- The EEG recording, including preparation, will take approximately 45 minutes.
- Like an EKG, the EEG process is painless and non-invasive.
What can PEER tell my doctor?
- The PEER Report will help your doctor better understand treatment options specifically for you. It's like when you buy a book on Amazon.com, and it tells you similar books that people like you purchased.
- Your computerized EEG is compared to those of people with similar EEGs to show which medications worked and which medications were not effective for them. The Report provides your physician with an objective, statistical description of medication response for patients like you.
- PEER is one piece of information that your physician will consider, in addition to your individual medical history, previous medications and side-effects, and your doctor's judgment -- all of which will help determine your therapy.
Is PEER covered by insurance?
- The cost for the EEG and PEER Report varies among doctors.
- Some insurance carriers may cover a portion of the cost.
- We assist patients with documentation.