Dr. Joy Zhao, MD

Neurology •  Female • Age 52

Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Dr. Joy Zhao, MD is a Neurology Specialist in Burien, WA. Dr. Zhao has more experience with Epilepsy than other specialists in her area. She is affiliated with medical facilities such as Highline Medical Center and St. Joseph 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.


Integrated Neurology Health Services (INHS)

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Integrated Neurology Health Services (INHS)16122 8th Ave SW Burien, WA 98166
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    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
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Integrated Neurology Health Services (INHS)1750 112th Ave Ne Bellevue, WA 98004

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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.
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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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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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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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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.
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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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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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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.
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Renton, WA – May 04, 2016
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Practice Areas


Epilepsy specialists diagnose and treat spectrum of brain disorders that cause seizures due to an interruption of normal nerve activity in the brain.

Typically treats 41% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Zhao treats Epilepsy more than 65% of their peers

Dr. Zhao treats this condition more than 65% of their peers

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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Zhao performs EEG (Electroencephalogram) more than 41% of their peers

Dr. Zhao performs this procedure more than 41% of their peers

Seizure Disorders

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Zhao treats Seizure Disorders more than 17% of their peers

Dr. Zhao treats this condition more than 17% of their peers

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Dr. Zhao's conditions and procedures:

  • 24-Hour Ambulatory Electroencephalogram
  • Acupuncture
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Balance Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Corticobasal Degeneration
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • Ear Disorders
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • Electrodiagnostic Procedure
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Memory Loss
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuropathy
  • Paresthesia
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyneuropathy Due to Alcohol and Drugs
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Tension Headache
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo
  • Weakness

About Me

To meet some serious and immediate challenges to the conventional methodology of patient care, acupuncture has been incorporated into our regular medical practice. We have seen that acupuncture has the potential to treat a variety of neurological and...


  • Neurology
  • Acupuncture
  • Clinical Neurophysiology


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


  • Chinese
  • Mandarin
  • English

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Affiliated Hospitals

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Highline Medical Center

Burien, WA

56% Patient experience rating, 13% lower than the national average

St. Joseph Medical Center

Tacoma, WA

64% Patient experience rating, 5% lower than the national average

Valley Medical Center

Renton, WA

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)