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About Dr. Charles M King Jr

Dr. Charles M King Jr, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Tupelo, MS. He has 28 years of experience. His specialties include Internal Medicine and Rheumatology. Dr. King has received 2 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

62 Ratings with 18 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Charles M King Jr is Great. Dr. Charles M King Jr has been rated by 62 patients. From those 62 patients 18 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Charles M King Jr is 3.7 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

IMA-Tupelo

845 S Madison St
Tupelo, MS 38801
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Specialties

Dr. Charles M King Jr has the following 2 specialties

  • Internal Medicine

    An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
    These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
    In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.

  • Rheumatology

    A rheumatologist is a physician who has received extensive training in diagnosing and treating rheumatic conditions. Rheumatic conditions involve the joints, soft tissues, autoimmune system, vascular system, and connective tissues.
    Some of the conditions that rheumatologists treat are rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, gout, sarcoidosis, vasculitis, and lupus. These are all conditions that involve a lot of pain and make mobility difficult. Rheumatologists use medications, such as analgesics, NSAIDs, steroids, DMARDs, infliximab, and adalimumab, as well as occupational therapy, in order to decrease pain and improve a patient's quality of life.

  • Expertise

    10 Expertise

  • Rheumatic Diseases
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Hip Osteoarthritis
  • Lupus
  • Osteoporosis
  • Arthritis
  • Tendinitis
  • Gout
  • Clinical Research
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Great dr

I was referred to Dr King by my Dr of almost 20 years so I trust him totally. I saw him for the first time and really like him. Fast & accurate is fine with me. I'd rather my Dr be honest even if it's not what I want to hear than to lie so my feelings don't get hurt! Keep up the good work Dr King

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Pitched a Fit

I went to Dr. King for years for arthritis. I later tested positive for lupus at another doctor's office. Dr. King informed me I didn't have lupus. My ANA was out the roof. I began to just see Dr. King as needed. Last year I was referred again because an orthopedic doctor tested me for inflammation. I kept thinking I had plantar fasciitis. The ortho said I tested positive for gout and that the ANA was again high. When I saw Dr. King, he literally pitched a fit and said NO ONE should do HIS blood work. He said he was going to go to the orthopedic doctor and do his surgeries. He told me I didn't have gout, although the bloodwork said I did. King's attitude toward me started changing when I gained weight. He is a rude person!

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Five Stars

My visit with Dr. King was well above excellent. He was extremely kind and caring. He explained my diagnosis and treatment where I could understand it well. I think he is a wonderful doctor and I would highly recommend him to anyone. Also, his staff treated me with kindness and respect.

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Cruel

Dr. King It took 6 months and multiple referrals before he accepted me as a patient. I had to make numerous calls to his office before they finally scheduled my appointment, this was AFTER being accepted. I arrived 30 minutes prior to my appointment time, as instructed. I was very friendly with the receptionist and she was friendly and extremely personable in return. When my name was called to go back, his nurse spent at least an hour on my initial intake. She was very patient and friendly as well. After she left the room, I waited about 30 minutes on Dr. King to come in.  He torpedoed in, before he even took his seat he started telling me what I didn't have. Within 3 minutes of laying eyes on me I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. After almost 3 years of illness and multiple doctors diagnosing me with Lupus, miraculously he discredited all the testing and time spent on my case by previous doctors. He informed me he was THE BEST rheumatologist in the nation and he treats the majority of our nations patients with autoimmune disorders. He stated there are very few white women with Lupus. He explained to me he spends more time telling people they don't have Lupus than telling them they do. I found that odd because I have several friends who were diagnosed with this disease. He balked when I told him this. He basically told me the doctors who diagnosed them were wrong, I explained to him they were HIS patients and HE diagnosed them. He scoffed so I began listing names, he curtly stopped me, telling me their cases had nothing to do with mine. He assumed I was a difficult patient because I saw 4 rheumatologists before him. He never gave me the opportunity to explain my regular rheumatologist accepted a position at the VA and now only treated veterans, one was at the Mayo Clinic, I was only there for an initial diagnosis, one was not a rheumatologist and I had no confidence in the fourth.  Obese patients, please don't think you are his targeted audience for abuse, I am 5 ft. tall, weighing 110 lbs. This monster had me in tears within 60 seconds of introduction. I took a friend with me and she witnessed his abuse. She was just as dumbfounded as I was.  I left my appointment feeling like I was assaulted by the self proclaimed "God of Rheumatology." He must be if he can diagnose his patients without even examining them.  Angered by my tears he said "I'm assuming you don't want an appointment to return." Through my tears I said no, not with the way you treated me. He jumped up, condescendingly telling me to take care. Before getting to the door, he spun around and asked why I felt mistreated and what had he done that was so wrong? Unable to speak due to the HUGE lump in my throat, I just shook my head no. As he stormed out he told me to "be well." Again, he used his perfected condescending tone.  If I could "be well" why would I have gone to him in the first place? I received a certified letter from his office three days later informing me my patient status was terminated due to my behavior during my last (and only) visit. I'm interested to know how many patients he has harmed by his flamboyant opinion of himself. If I didn't have prior test results proving my condition, I may have been too embarrassed and ashamed to seek further medical attention. In my opinion, he shouldn't be practicing medicine. He needs to be doing medical research or anything other than working with the public. It took me weeks to get past the anger I felt every time I thought about my time spent in this mans presence. He has to be the cause of more harm than healing.

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He is cruel!

Dr. King It took 6 months and multiple referrals before he accepted me as a patient. I had to make numerous calls to his office before they finally scheduled my appointment, this was AFTER being accepted. I arrived 30 minutes prior to my appointment time, as instructed. I was very friendly with the receptionist and she was friendly and extremely personable in return. When my name was called to go back his nurse spent at least an hour on my initial intake. She was very patient and friendly as well. After she left the room, I waited about 30 minutes on Dr. King to come in.  He torpedoed in, before he even took his seat he started telling me what I didn't have. Within 3 minutes of laying eyes on me I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. After almost 3 years of illness and multiple doctors diagnosing me with Lupus, miraculously he discredited all the testing and time spent on my case by previous doctors. He informed me he was THE BEST rheumatologist in the nation and he treats the majority of our nations patients with autoimmune disorders. He stated there are very few white women with Lupus. He spends more time telling people they don't have Lupus than telling them they do. I found that odd because I have several friends who were diagnosed with this disease. He balked when I told him this. He basically told me the doctors who diagnosed them was wrong, I explained to him they were HIS patients and HE diagnosed them. He scoffed so I began listing names, he curtly stopped me, telling me their cases had nothing to do with mine. He assumed I was a difficult patient because I saw 4 rheumatologists before him. He never gave me the opportunity to explain my regular rheumatologist accepted a position at the VA and only treated veterans, one was at the Mayo Clinic, I was only there for an initial diagnosis, one was not a rheumatologist and I had confidence in the fourth.  Obese patients, please don't think you are his targeted audience for abuse, I am 5 ft. tall, weighing 110 lbs. This monster had me in tears within 60 seconds of introduction. I took a friend with me and she witnessed his abuse. She was just as dumbfounded as I was.  I left my appointment feeling like I was assaulted by the self proclaimed "God of Rheumatology." He must be if he can diagnose his patients without even examining them.  Angered by my tears he said "I'm assuming you don't want an appointment to return." Through these tears I said no, not with the way you treated me. He jumped up, condescendingly telling me to take care. Before getting to the door, he spun around and asked why I felt mistreated and what had he done that was so wrong? Unable to speak due to the HUGE lump in my throat, I just shook my head no. As he stormed out he told me to "be well." Again, he used his perfected condescending tone.  If I could "be well" why would I have gone to him in the first place? I received a certified letter from his office three days later informing me my patient status was terminated due to my behavior during my last (and only) visit. I'm interested to know how many patients he has harmed by his flamboyant opinion of himself. If I didn't have prior test results proving my condition, I may have been too embarrassed and ashamed to seek further medical attention.

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  • Awards

    2 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award (2010)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2011, 2010)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Education

    28 Years Experience

  • University Of Kansas School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1990

  • University Of Oklahoma College Of Medicine

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Charles M King Jr accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Ambetter Superior Health Plan
    • Ambetter Superior Health Plan
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

IMA-Tupelo, 845 S Madison St, Tupelo, MS

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