Dr. Yongxing Zhou, neurologist consults with a patient

Meet Our Neurologist - Dr. Yongxing Zhou

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.

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MedStar St. Mary's Hospital
Outpatient Pavilion, Second Floor
25500 Point Lookout Road
Leonardtown, Maryland 20650

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Common Questions for a Neurologist


What conditions does a neurologist treat?

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.

What symptoms might someone be experiencing?

Symptoms vary based on the patient’s experience, however, generally symptoms pertaining to the central neuro system and neuro pain.

What can someone do to protect and preserve their neurological health?

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.

What should someone with epilepsy be doing to manage their condition?

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.

What should someone expect during their first appointment?

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.

What diagnostic testing may be required?

Ambulatory EEG, MRI of the brain, MRI spinal cord, Electromyography (EMG) lumbar puncture, and lab work.

Do patients typically need a referral, and how long does it take to get an appointment?

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.