Melody King, MD
As an Internal Medicine Specialist, Dr. King provides care for patients starting at age 14 with simple to complex medical issues. She also provides general care for endocrine disorders such as diabetes and thyroid disease, heart and kidney diseases, hypertension, lung diseases, and a number of other health problems. As a practitioner of traditional medicine, she also follows and manages patients during hospitalization. Dr. King enjoys discussing disease states and treatment options with her patients and she believes it's important to provide relevant and practical education to everyone.
Dr. King affirms the sanctity of life and attempts to live each day with the goal of treating others as better than herself - by serving others with gratitude and respect. As the mother of five and grandmother of three, Dr. King has a deep appreciation of family life. As a spouse, she appreciates a cooperative spirit to combine strengths in battling difficulties and overcoming obstacles.
Dr. King grew up in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She received two Baccalaureate Degrees from West Texas University in Biology and later in Nursing and then completed a Master's Degree in Biology with an emphasis in Biochemistry (studying stem cells for a vaccine to prevent breast cancer).
Dr. King attended Texas Tech University and later accepted a U.S. Army scholarship where she obtained her Internal Medicine training at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center in Augusta, Georgia. She completed her U.S. Military duties at Ft. Campbell, Kentucky. After an honorable discharge, she has worked as a Hospitalist and outpatient clinician in Tennessee and North Carolina. She now resides in Florida.
She grew up with the desire of becoming a doctor. When her mother died unexpectedly, she realized how fleeting time is and the importance of making a difference and using her skills to the highest ability. She wanted to bring healing where she could and compassion to all.
Dr. King chose Internal Medicine to deal with complex medical issues. Generally many specialties erupt from this extensive base. Her diversity in this field includes: diabetes, heart disease, thyroid disease, cancer screening, and other health issues. She also serves as a home health/hospice physician for home-bound patients for half a day every week.
Dr. King is a team player who understands "the unique gifts we are given work together to make the impossible, possible." An idealist who works hard and "loves God, country, and humankind," outside of her medical career, she enjoys exercise, movies, Christian music, roller coasters, and the beach.
Texas Tech University,
Health Sciences Center
School of Medicine
Fellowship & Residency
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Army Medical Center,
American Board of Internal Medicine