Melissa K Walton Shirley, MD Cardiovascular Disease

Dr. Melissa K Walton Shirley, MD

Cardiovascular Disease, Internal Medicine
Paducah, KY 42003 (2 other locations)
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About Dr. Melissa K Walton Shirley MD

Dr. Melissa K Walton Shirley, MD is a doctor primarily located in Paducah, KY, with other offices in Gallatin, TN and Billings, MT. She has 35 years of experience. Her specialties include Cardiovascular Disease, Internal Medicine. She speaks English.

Dr. Walton Shirley has received the following award:


Dr. Melissa K Walton Shirley has 3 locations

Western Kentucky Heart And Chest Surgery Associates 2601 Kentucky Ave Ste 300 Paducah, KY 42003
Saint Thomas Heart 300 Steam Plant Rd Ste 300 Gallatin, TN 37066
St Vincent Healthcare 1233 N 30th St Billings, MT 59101


Dr. Melissa K Walton Shirley has the following 2 SPECIALTIES

Cardiologists are doctors who specialize in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of conditions related to the heart and blood vessels. A patient may be referred to a cardiologist if he experiences symptoms like chest pains, shortness of breath, dizziness, or high blood pressure. The physician will then evaluate your symptoms, take your health and family history and your weight. The cardiologist may order additional diagnostic tests, such as an echocardiogram, X-ray or blood tests. If necessary, the cardiologist may also call for a cardiac catheterization - a procedure in which a small tube is inserted into or near the heart that can take pictures of the heart's activity, or relieve blockage. Once determining whether there is a heart condition, a cardiologist will treat a patient through cholesterol management, cardiac rehabilitation, and fitness. If surgical intervention is required, like open-heart surgery, a cardiologist will make that determination, but a cardiothoracic surgeon will perform the procedure.

Specialty Expertise

Dr. Melissa K Walton Shirley has the following 12 expertise

  • Heart Diseases
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Unstable Angina
  • Heart Block
  • Blood Clot
  • Stroke
  • Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS)
  • Heart Failure
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hypertension
  • Heart Attack
  • Arrhythmia


1 Award

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2016)

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition 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.


35 Years Experience

University Of Louisville School Of Medicine

Graduated in 1986

Dr. Melissa K Walton Shirley Accepts the Following Insurance

  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Tennessee
    • BCBS TN Blue Network E
    • BCBS TN Blue Network S
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    • Humana National POS
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

More about Dr. Melissa K Walton Shirley

Dr. Walton Shirley graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine in 1986. She works in Paducah, KY and 2 other locations and specializes in Cardiovascular Disease and Internal Medicine.

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