About Dr. McCabe
Philosophy of care
In the field of epilepsy, just one seizure every 6 months is enough to prevent someone from driving, obtaining employment, or having a family life. Seizures can also lead to disability and death.
I strive to obtain seizure-freedom in all patients, while trying to minimize any side-effects. I promise to get to know you and understand what your main concern is. In return, I ask that you do your best to share all thoughts, concerns, and questions openly with me, and that you strive to make all you appointments, so that I can best serve you.
I will do my best to relieve these symptoms with no harm, with the goal to help you return to your normal lifestyle.
Why I entered medicine
As a child, I was always fascinated by doctors at my appointments. This ultimately led me to pursue the field of medicine. I initially planned on being a family medicine doctor and returning to my small hometown. However, no matter how best we think we have our future planned out, something always comes along that pulls us in another direction.
During my medical school rotations, I found my neurology rotation to be the most interesting, which led me to a neurology residency. While in my neurology training, I had the experience of seeing epilepsy patients being monitored in the hospital. This could take 1-2 weeks, which allowed me to get to know these people.
I was able to feel their frustration of how single events that lasted only 1-5 minutes were enough to control their entire lives. This led me to the field of epilepsy, of which I now focus my full efforts.
I am actively involved with the local Epilepsy Foundation.
I am a fan of many forms of music from Classical to Big Band, Folk, 40s - 90s, Broadway and movie soundtracks, Disney music, and others. I enjoy animation art, especially the original form of animation cels (celluloids) which were used up until the 1990's.
Wilkes University, BS - Biology, 1983
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, MD - Doctor of Medicine, 1987
Medical College of Pennsylvania & Hospital, PA
Neurology, Medical College of Pennsylvania & Hospital, PA
Neurology, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA
Epilepsy/Neurophysiology, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA
American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology - Neurology
American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology - Epilepsy