Don King, MD, ACP, ACPE
Director of Hospital Medicine
Southwestern Regional Medical Center
"Hospitalists devote their time to inpatient care. I meet with the team daily to talk about the treatment of every patient that’s in our hospital – this includes more than 35 people from all of our departments."
- Don King, MD, ACP, ACPE
- George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, D.C.
Internship / Residency
- Ohio State University Hospital, Columbus
- Internal Medicine - Pacific-Presbyterian Hospital, San Francisco
- Internal Medicine - University of Illinois, Chicago
- Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners
- American Board of Internal Medicine
- American Board of Medical Management
Practicing Since: 1978
Inpatients at Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Southwestern Regional Medical Center (Southwestern) rely on Dr. Don King, medical internist and Director of Hospital Medicine, to coordinate their care and help develop their overall treatment plan.
Dr. King works together as part of a team to care for inpatients. He also understands that by explaining options to inpatients and assisting them in the decision-making process, he is empowering them to take control of their health and their path to recovery.
“When we meet, we consider the whole family unit, in addition to the patient,” says Dr. King. “I’ve had cancer and so has my wife, so we’re very sensitive to what it feels like to be challenged by cancer.” Dr. King and his team give patients the time and the information they need, so they are empowered to be good decision-makers.
Board certified in internal medicine and administrative medicine, Dr. King completed residencies in internal medicine at Pacific-Presbyterian Hospital in San Francisco and the University of Illinois. He has held positions as assistant professor of internal medicine, Chief of Hospital Services at the U.S. Air Force Hospital in Turkey and Medical Director at City of Faith Hospital in Tulsa.
When he’s not tending to patients, Dr. King and his wife, Rev. Joy D. King, MD (ret.), DMin, perform ministry work to help others, medically and spiritually.