Dr. John King was born and raised in Gadsden, Alabama. In 1976, he graduated from Emma Sansom High School and went on to attended Marion Military Institute from 1976 to 1978. He earned degrees in biology and chemistry from Birmingham Southern College in 1980 and was accepted to St. George”s University School of Medicine in Grenada, West Indies. Dr. King completed his doctor of medicine in 1985 and continued his training with an externship in Internal Medicine at the University of Alabama, Birmingham and an internship in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania. Following, he returned to the University of Alabama where he completed his residency in Internal Medicine in 1987.
Immediately after his residency, Dr. King entered a Pulmonary Medicine/Critical Care fellowship program at Ochsner Medical Foundation. It was during this time that his Emergency Medicine experience began in several emergency departments across South Louisiana. Dr. King moved his family to the Houma/Thibodaux area after his fellowship and has been on staff at Chabert Medical center for more than 16 years. His decision to open MHM Urgent Care – Houma began while working in the emergency department. Dr. King saw a prominent need for efficient, reliable, prompt, competent medical care in the Houma area. Dr. King is board certified in Internal Medicine and Pulmonary/Critical Care. He brings 21 years of experience, as well as, his caring, professional demeanor to MHM Urgent Care – Houma.