Yongxing Zhou, MD, PhD, (pronounced “Joe”) gives each patient his focused attention, listens to their concerns, and takes the time to understand their symptoms to ensure the correct diagnosis. He partners with his patients to find the best treatment options for them, using evidence-based medicine and the latest advancements in the field.
Dr. Zhou is committed to providing the best possible care for patients with a wide range of neurological needs and establishing long-lasting relationships with his patients. Dr. Zhou is a board-certified neurologist and joined the medical staff at MedStar St. Mary’s in 2018. Dr. Zhou answers your neurology questions.
There are several conditions that could bring a patient to see a neurologist. To name a few, epilepsy (seizures), stroke, dementia, memory loss, headaches, vertigo, tremors, and other nervous system disorders.
Symptoms vary based on the patient’s experience, however, generally symptoms pertaining to the central neuro system and neuro pain.
Follow their neurologist’s recommendations. Control their blood pressure, cholesterol, and diabetes. Eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly. Do not smoke, use drugs, or alcohol.
Take prescribed medication properly, manage stress, get enough sleep, and be aware of potential drug interactions. Certain medications can lower seizure thresholds. Avoid vigorous activities.
A detailed history which would include allergies, and surgeries, and a physical, as well as medication reconciliation and diagnosis-driven radiology testing and lab work. Depending on a patient’s history and diagnosis, testing is determined by the course of care that is followed.
Ambulatory EEG, MRI of the brain, MRI spinal cord, Electromyography (EMG) lumbar puncture, and lab work.
A patient’s insurance requirements would determine the need for a referral. The office can schedule patients within two to three days of calling for an appointment.