Whether you have chronic headaches or need specialized care for Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease or other neurological disorders, we provide the clinical expertise you expect from Johns Hopkins and the compassionate care you expect from a community practice. We offer a broad range of neurological services, so you will benefit from convenient, continuous care from a physician you know and trust.
Advanced Stroke Treatment
Johns Hopkins Community Physicians also provides specialty stroke care through the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Stroke Center at Suburban Hospital.
The Suburban Hospital Stroke Program incorporates a rapid-response medical team available 24 hours a day that is highly trained in the newest, most effective diagnostic and treatment procedures. As soon as a stroke patient arrives at Suburban Hospital, this multi-disciplinary team promptly goes into action to confirm the diagnosis, identify the type of stroke, and quickly initiate an optimal treatment plan.
Since its inception in late 1999, the NIH Stroke Center at Suburban Hospital has been dedicated to researching the most effective ways to diagnose and treat stroke using new technologies and drugs. With physician-scientists from NIH working side-by-side with Suburban Hospital clinicians, the Suburban Hospital Stroke Program, under the direction of Dr. Jose Merino assures access to the most advanced medical protocols and cutting-edge technology.
This unique partnership has contributed to major advances in diagnosis and treatment for the more than 730,000 Americans who have strokes each year. The NIH Stroke Center at Suburban Hospital — the cornerstone of the Suburban Hospital Stroke Program — combines the world-class research capabilities of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), with more than 60 years of clinical excellence at a hospital known for providing great medicine in a community setting. The result is one of the most advanced stroke treatment programs anywhere.
This collaborative effort was the first acute stroke treatment program in Montgomery County to receive certification as a Primary Stroke Center from The Joint Commission. More recently, The Suburban Hospital Stroke Program was named a specialty referral center for stroke by the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS).
Our hospital based facility is a fully equipped diagnostic and treatment center specifically designed to meet the needs of patients suffering from sleep-related disorders. One out of five people in the United States has a sleep disorder and suffers from the consequences of excessive daytime sleepiness that regularly interferes with daily activities.
Location and Appointments
Howard County Pulmonology & Sleep Medicine
Pulmonary Medicine, Sleep Medicine