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Madison Health welcomes new neurologist
March 10, 2015
Madison Health is proud to welcome Xiaomei Gao-Hickman, MD, a neurologist with The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, to its family of physicians and further meet the healthcare needs of the community.
“Growing up in a small town outside of Tianjin, China, I always wanted to become a doctor,” said Dr. Gao-Hickman. “I remembered how comforting it was when my doctor told me that I would be ok when I was sick. Then I went to medical college. Fascinated by the complex and challenging field of neuroscience, I became a neurologist.”
As a neurologist, Dr. Gao-Hickman specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of health conditions such as headaches, epilepsy, stroke, multiple sclerosis, neuromuscular disorders, dementia and Parkinson’s disease.
Dr. Gao-Hickman brings more than 12 years of experience to Madison Health and is fluent in both English and Mandarin Chinese.
She received her Bachelor of Medicine and Master of Science in Microbiology from Tianjin Medical University in Tianjin, China. She completed her neurology residency at The Ohio State University. Before joining the team at Madison Health, Dr. Gao-Hickman served as the Neurosciences Clinical Service Director of Certified Epilepsy Monitoring Unit at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Medical Director of two stroke centers in Florida and Medical Director of Neurological Services at a clinic in Scottsbluff, Nebraska.
Dr. Gao-Hickman is especially excited to return to Central Ohio. “Coming back to Columbus has been a great opportunity for my family. I am thrilled to be able to bring my professional skills to the people of our hometown and surrounding communities. It is my honor to be the help for those in need, for a brighter and healthier life.”
In addition to her medical interests, she enjoys traveling, bicycling, hiking, reading, listening to music and recently began learning to play the piano.
Dr. Gao-Hickman is caring for patients at Madison Health Specialty Care, located at Madison Medical Center, 214 Elm Street in London. To make an appointment, please call Central Scheduling at 740-845-7100.