Dr. Joy Zhao, MD

Dr. Joy Zhao, MD

NeurologyFemaleAge 53

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Dr. Joy Zhao, MD is a Neurology Specialist in Burien, WA. She is affiliated with medical facilities St. Anne Hospital and Valley Medical Center. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Zhao to book an appointment.

Office Hours

16122 8th Ave SW Burien, WA 98166

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Locations

Integrated Neurology Health Services (INHS)

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(206) 400-0033
Integrated Neurology Health Services (INHS)16122 8th Ave SW Burien, WA 98166
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Integrated Neurology Health Services (INHS)1750 112th Ave Ne Ste B216 Bellevue, WA 98004
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At a Glance

  • Friendly Staff Patients said the staff was friendly. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
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Dr. Zhao's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Zhao

3.6

Based on 28 ratings

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What went well
  • Staff friendliness (21)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (19)
  • Office environment (18)
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (9)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (9)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (8)
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I was referred to Dr. Joy Zhao when a doctor had ruled out his initial prognosis of raynaud's disease in my hands. I have been having a number of seemingly uncorrelated symptoms for the last few years that my long-standing physicians and primary care doctors had made nothing of. I was pumping myself full of medications, running through a months supply in less than 4 days at times to try and help my symptoms. It wasn’t until I met Dr. Joy Zhao that my behavior and symptoms were truly heard, investigated, and now, I have a plan for treatment that will change the course of the rest of my life for the better- Dr. Joy Zhao gave me hope for my health again, as I know she has done for many others facing even more adverse circumstances, some even unsolved for over 10 years until Dr. Zhao! If you think your condition is hopeless, or that theres no way to figure out how to get to the root of the problem, I truly urge you to schedule with Dr. Zhao and see how quickly that perspective will change!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mar 10, 2021
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I haven’t been able to sit for more than 30 minutes without pain. I saw Dr Zhao and she said I had bursitis of my hip which has caused severe inflammation in my butt area. She suggested acupuncture. After 1 complete section (10 appointments) I can actually take road trips for 3 hours or more! We have the bottom area in great shape and working our way to my back. I have gone to so many Doctors, PT’s, Massage therapist and other acupuncture's for over 15 years trying to get relief. Shots in my back, pills, etc and nothing helped!!! She is a miracle worker! I highly recommend her.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Judy – Aug 13, 2020
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My wife has MS and became a patient when our former neurologist retired. I did the research when the diagnosis was received and knew that we faced nothing but decline in motor skills, cognitive ability and feeling as she progressed in her disease. Dr. Zhao recommended we try acupuncture as a sub service at her clinic. I was extremely skeptical. At the time we started acupuncture under Dr. Zhao's direction, we were limited to wheelchairs for transportation at most times, she had virtually no short term memory (couldn't remember events from an hour before) and was numb from her knees down. Within the first couple of visits, I was forced to believe the evidence before my eyes. We have now been doing treatments since Nov 2017. My wife has not seen a miracle cure, but what we have seen is a vast improvement, something not possible with her disease. She now not only can remember but anticipate upcoming events. Feeling has returned to her feet and legs. We now have hope where none was before.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Daniel Ross – Jul 25, 2020
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I used to have serious dizzy and balance problems. My ENT doctor had run out of options and told me to become used to it. I came to Dr. Z for help, hoping that her knowledge of the nerve systems could lead to a better solution. I’m so glad that I made this decision. After being treated by her, I no longer suffer from symptoms of being dizzy and loss of balance. I am able to drive without any issue. My experience with the clinic has been totally positive.
What went well
No results
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No results
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South King County – Mar 24, 2019
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She didn't listen to me..She refused to fill out some paper work.She never ordered tests.She asked me"Why can't you work? After suffering a stroke and foot drop.Her staff wrote notes that were untrue..I never threatened my union on anyone.This caused my primary Doctor to verbally abuse me..A really horrible experience. I made the mistake of transferring to Dr.Zhao.BIG MISTAKE..I ques I learned the hard way..She pushes acupuncture treatment even if you tell her that you have no money.
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No results
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Nov 12, 2018
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Ive been seeing Dr. Zhao for years for my siezure disorder. Shes an awesome doctor and I lover her new staff! She is always able to squeeze me into her tight schedules when I have an urgent issue and she really listens to my problems.
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What could be improved
No results
8 people found this helpful
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T.S. in Tukwilla, WA – Oct 18, 2018
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I received both neurology and acupuncture treatment at Dr Zhao's office after a terrible auto accident. My experience with this doctor has been really good.
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What could be improved
No results
14 people found this helpful
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Ben in Federal Way, WA – Mar 07, 2017
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Dr. Zhao is a good listener and a very experienced professional. She is among a few medical doctors whom I really trust and respect. Under her care, my migraine condition has greatly improved.
What went well
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No results
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Jen in Kent, WA – Jan 05, 2017
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Dr. Zhao is truly a blessing for me. She is the best doctor I have seen in years and is renewing my faith in healthcare. She spent hours with me listening to my concerns and answering my questions. She looks at the big picture and isn't one sided in her decision making. The acupuncture I received had noticable results in one session compared to months of seeing another LAC with no results. She truly seems to care about my health and is so kind and helpful. Highly reccomend this office!
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What could be improved
No results
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Suzanne in Auburn, WA – Dec 11, 2016
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offering acupuncture based on business incentive rather than necessary. fake protocol and approach to holistic treatment. poor effect but richly fee charge!
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No results
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Bellevue, WA – Sep 01, 2016
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A doctor who refuses visits by claiming falsely that she will offer you free acupuncture. A salesman more than a physician. Office workers such as Sierra are most inefficient and could careless about patients.
What went well
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Renton, WA – May 04, 2016
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Dr. Zhao's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Chordoma
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Dr. Zhao treats Chordoma more than 85% of her peers

Dr. Zhao treats this condition more than 85% of her peers

Dementia Evaluation
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Zhao performs Dementia Evaluation more than 80% of her peers

Dr. Zhao performs this procedure more than 80% of her peers

Memory Evaluation
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Zhao performs Memory Evaluation more than 80% of her peers

Dr. Zhao performs this procedure more than 80% of her peers

Dr. Zhao's conditions and procedures:

  • 24-Hour Ambulatory Electroencephalogram
  • Acupuncture
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Anosmia
  • Ataxia
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Balance Disorders
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brainstem Auditory Evoked Response Test
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chordoma
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Compound Muscle Action Potential (CMAP) Scan
  • Concussion
  • Corticobasal Degeneration
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Deep Brain Stimulation Evaluation
  • Dementia
  • Dementia Evaluation
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • Electrodiagnostic Procedure
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
  • Evaluation for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
  • Evoked Potential Test
  • Functional Movement Screening
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Grip and-or Muscle Group Pull Test
  • Head CT Scan
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Home Sleep Study
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • ImPACT Testing
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Memory Evaluation
  • Memory Loss
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuropathy
  • Paresthesia
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Neuropathy Testing
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyneuropathy Due to Alcohol and Drugs
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • Quantitative Sensory Test (QST)
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep-Related Leg Cramp
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Sudoscan
  • Syncope
  • TCD Bubble Test
  • Tension Headache
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Wada Test
  • Weakness

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(206) 400-0033

Dr. Zhao accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net
Health Net PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Molina
ODS Health Plan
Premera Blue Cross
Heritage Plus
Providence Health Plans
Personal Option EPO
Regence Blue Shield of Washington
Preferred Provider Network
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
PacifiCare
United Healthcare
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

About Me

Care Philosophy

To meet some serious and immediate challenges to the conventional methodology of patient care, acupuncture has been incorporated into our regular medical...Read more

Biography

Dr. Joy Zhao, MD is a neurology specialist in Burien, WA and has been practicing for 15 years. She specializes in neurology, clinical physiology, and more.

Specialties

  • Neurology
  • Acupuncture
  • Clinical Neurophysiology

Education

2004
State University Of New York At Buffalo
Fellowship Hospital
2003
Albany Med Center
Residency Hospital
2000
Albany Med Center
Internship Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • Chinese
  • Mandarin

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Joy Zhao, MD?

Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients can also call (206) 400-0033, and for other questions, call (206) 243-2187.

Does Dr. Joy Zhao, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Zhao has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Joy Zhao, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Joy Zhao, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Zhao's profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Joy Zhao, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Joy Zhao, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Zhao frequently treats Chordoma, Dementia Evaluation, and Memory Evaluation. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Zhao treats.

Where is Dr. Joy Zhao, MD's office located?

Dr. Zhao's office is located at 16122 8th Ave SW, Burien, WA 98166. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Joy Zhao, MD speak?

Dr. Zhao speaks Chinese, Mandarin, and English. View profile to see all.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Zhao is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

St. Anne Hospital

Burien, WA

59% Patient Experience Rating, 10% lower than the national average

Valley Medical Center

Renton, WA

73% Patient Experience Rating, 4% higher than the national average

10 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)