Routine medication levels
I have always had lab work/drug levels drawn whenever I see my epileptologist. The two neurologists at the last neurology clinic I went to have not done this. The first neurologist did so once during the two years I saw her. The other never did any drug monitoring during the two years I saw him. He is the head of the neurology clinic too. My seizures have been controlled for only a year but that does not mean I do not need blood levels drawn regularly.
I thought routine drug levels/labs were always essential.