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Education and Credentials

Medical Education:
MCP Hahnemann University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD
Board Certification:
Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Resources for My Patients

Diseases and Conditions



Office Visit

General References

Offices and Directions


Psychiatry PSY1
Office Address: 
1221 Mercantile Lane
Largo, MD 20774
Phone Numbers: 


NOTE:  The health and safety of our members is always our top priority. To focus our resources during the pandemic,  we have temporarily changed available services at certain medical centers. Go to for the latest.

Also, if you haven’t done so already, I encourage you to become a registered user on so that you can access care while remaining in the safety of your home (  Whether it is getting mail order prescriptions, having virtual visits, or sending secure messages, our mobile app helps us remain connected at all times, but especially during this critical period.

One of the therapies I provide at our Gaithersburg Medical Center is electroconvulsive therapy (also called ECT). It is a relatively fast and effective treatment for depression.

Awards & Recognition

  • Top Doctor, Washingtonian Magazine, 2018, 2019

What My Patients Say

I enjoyed my visit with Dr. Joyner. She is pleasant and seems very concerned. - WP

Words cannot express how incredibly grateful I am for Dr. Joyner. Alternating monthly with Dr. Hernandez at the Gaithersburg facility, she would conduct my electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). Even though I had never met her [prior] to our first treatment together, she immediately made me feel comfortable. I enjoyed my treatments with her .... I will be forever grateful for Dr. Joyner and strongly encourage other patients who are potential candidates for ECT to put their apprehensions aside and consider it as a legitimate option; it truly is a safe and efficacious option. Thank you Dr. Joyner! - THO