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Dr Fang Zhou

Getting to Know Forest Hill Family Practice physician Fang Zhou

Dr. Fang Zhou, a Baptist Medical Group physician at Forest Hill Family Practice is from Xian, China, and moved to Memphis 14 years ago. She has made Piperton, Tenn., her new home.

Dr. Zhou believes, “Baptist can provide the optimal working environment for me to best serve patients in the community. This organization is dedicated to providing high-quality care and leading-edge research. I would like to put all my effort to give my patients the best care they deserve.”

Family: I have been married for 18 years; we have one daughter who is in her senior year at White Station High School.
Education: Went to medical school in China and practiced as an ophthalmologist for 10 years. Moved to Memphis and completed my residency in Family Practice at the University of Tennessee and St. Francis.
Professional
organizations:
American Medical Association, American Academy of Family Physicians
Specialty: Family Practice

What do you enjoy doing outside of your job?
Singing, swimming, yard work and watching movies with my family.

Who or what inspired you to pursue a medical degree?
When I was little, my mother often got sick, I would have to accompany her on an hour-long walk to the nearest clinic. At the time, I thought that if I were to become a doctor, I could help my mother, myself, and she would not have to walk such long distances.

What is a highlight of your career?
I practiced as an ophthalmologist in China for 10 years, and when I came to Memphis 14 years ago, I did seven years of basic research for rheumatoid arthritis at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. I was working with mice every day in the lab and I found I really missed the time when I worked with patients. I realized my true love was practicing medicine and not the lab.

What would you like your Baptist colleagues to know about you?
I really enjoy working with patients and getting to know them, helping them to deal with their health problems in every way I can.

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