Melody King, MD

Melody King, MD

Hospitalist

  • Medical School

  • Texas Tech University
    Health Sciences Center
    School of Medicine
  • Internship / Fellowship & Residency

  • Dwight D. Eisenhower
    Army Medical Center
    Augusta, Georgia
  • Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine

A hospitalist is a provider who specializes in caring for patients while they are in the hospital. Hospitalists work closely with your primary care provider and frequently inform him or her of your condition.

When you require hospitalization, your provider or an Emergency Department physician will coordinate your admission with a hospitalist. The hospitalists are on site 24 hours a day and work closely with all hospital staff to coordinate your care.

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. 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 four, 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.

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.


Practice Information

Hospitalist Program Office

Policies

New patients should arrive at least 15 minutes before their scheduled appointments to complete all paperwork. They should bring their insurance cards, a government-issued photo ID, and lists of their medicines and any prior operations. Co-pays and any outstanding balances are due at the time of each visit. Generally, operations or procedures won't take place on the first visit.

Hospital Privileges

  • Health First's Viera Hospital
    8745 N. Wickham Rd
    Melbourne, FL 32940
  • Phone: 321.434.9000

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