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Dr. Michelle King

Psychiatry
Rockford, TN
27 years experience female

Locations

Remote Area Medical Volunteer Clinic

Rockford, TN

Address

2200, Stock Creek Blvd, Rockford, TN, US
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My office hours

Wednesday: Closed
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Insurances accepted

Zurich North America

Aetna

BCS Insurance Company

CIGNA Health Care

About

Bio

I had worked full time with the PTSD program at the VA, in the Community Outreach program with homeless and chronically mentally ill veterans, and with primarily depression and anxiety in my private practice until a couple of years ago, when my own health issues required me to seek a part time endeavor. I have experience treating patients using individual and group therapy and medication management. I now volunteer part-time with a non-profit clinic, and I look forward to serving the health tap community. I relocated to TN in 1999 from Ohio to work with the VA and ETSU as adjunct faculty. I reside with my two rescue dogs, enjoy our beautiful property and the state of Tennessee, reading, writing academic articles, sketching and painting, and public speaking to educate others on various scientific and medical topics, including raising public awareness of mental illness and addictive disease.

Specialties
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Psychiatry

Licenses

United States: Tennessee

Doctor Q&A

208 Answers
205 Agrees
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michelle King
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Existential angst: I would recommend the secular therapist project in your state where no religious dogma will be injected into the therapeutic endeavor, if this is dist... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Michelle King
Psychiatry 27 years experience
It's unclear: As to what the question is. For example, did he stop when you said no? Are you having uncomfortable feelings about the interaction? Are you unsure abo... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michelle King
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Bipolar mania is: characterized by periods where patients have racing thoughts, decreased need for sleep, and exhibit poor judgment often in areas relating to relations... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michelle King
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Lorazepam: One of the side effects of lorazepam is lowered blood pressure, called hypotension. But given this, it’s not a treatment for hypertension. Anxiety it... Read More
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michelle King
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Benzodiazepines: Directly affect GABA, and at least in rats, they decrease serotonin (and affect the various serotonin receptors) through a complex mechanism. This ma... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michelle King
Psychiatry 27 years experience
No.: This has been debunked many times over. The moons gravity on the planet is essentially the same whether it's full or not. The moon's fullness is base... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle King
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Nightmares: can be caused from a lot of things. If they’re distressing you, seek help with a psychiatrist who may prescribe medication to alleviate them for awhil... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michelle King
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Depression: Always warrants treatment. Please seek an evaluation with a mental health specialist where you can find a referral or find appropriate treatment for y... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle King
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Geodon (ziprasidone): and other medications and grapefruit compete for an enzyme in the liver, similar to a drug-drug interaction. This is why while taking geodon (ziprasid... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle King
Psychiatry 27 years experience
It depends.: There are several possible causes of memory problems, including depression, anxiety, sleep problems, and others. If you’re noticing memory impairment ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle King
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Coping: Medications and therapy have a higher likelihood of improving depression than either one of these treatments alone. Seeking treatment with a psychiatr... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle King
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Whenever you're: having thoughts of suicide or harming yourself, you need to go to the emergency room, immediately. You can find help there. Good luck, and st... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle King
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Name: Calling is unacceptable behavior toward anyone and can be a form of bullying.If there are children in the home, it sets a bad example for them, as we... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michelle King
Psychiatry 27 years experience
It's usually: anywhere between 4-10 days. However, if you’re prescribed it, I’m uncertain as to why this would be an issue.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michelle King
Psychiatry 27 years experience
That's complicated. : Some drugs- used to treat osteoporosis, can take up to years- yet most drug half-lives are measured in hours to days. The other factors that influence... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle King
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Please,: Call 911. Too much Amitriptyline can be dangerous depending upon the dose; now is no time to 'sleep it off', as you may have all sorts of serious... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle King
Psychiatry 27 years experience
No.: Xyrem is FDA approved for cataplexy and narcolepsy. It is not approved for insomnia. Please be re-evaluated by your psychiatrist or treating provider,... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle King
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Several ways:: Medications and therapy have a higher likelihood of improving depression than either one of these treatments alone. Seeking treatment with a psychiatr... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle King
Psychiatry 27 years experience
My favorite...: Schizoid, in a nutshell: Lack of interest in social or personal relationships Preferring to be alone Limited range of emotional expression Inabil... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle King
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Seek treatment ASAP: Medications and therapy have a higher likelihood of improving depression than either one of these treatments alone in adults. Seeking treatment with... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle King
Psychiatry 27 years experience
It depends: Upon several factors, including side effects, alcohol use, if you’re on other medications, etc. Without knowing more it’s hard to say. Discuss with yo... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michelle King
Psychiatry 27 years experience
No.: Masturbation doesn’t cause problems with cognition, memory, baldness, or problems with one’s palms. These are myths that were started well over a cent... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle King
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Yes.: Moban may certainly and more commonly cause weight gain, and in a few people, some weight loss. Please discuss the medication options with your tr... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michelle King
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Please discuss: With your prescriber about your meds such as what has improved, what has not, any side effects, etc, and also re: referral to a therapist. Your incr. ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michelle King
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Experimental: Studies are promising using a single or two doses in one study of patients with treatment resistant depression. It is not FDA approved however, and fu... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle King
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Assuming that: Medical causes have been ruled out, psychotherapy, medications prescribed by a psychiatrist and physical therapy can be of immense benefit for convers... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Michelle King
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Maybe, maybe not.: The best way to determine if you have bipolar or something else is to have an evaluation by a mental health provider. If you’re concerned about somet... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michelle King
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Anxiety: You’d need to have a medical workup to ensure that there is nothing physically causing your symptoms. Assuming that there is nothing medically causing... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle King
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Nightmares: can be caused from a lot of things. If they’re distressing you, seek help with a psychiatrist who may prescribe medication to alleviate them for awhil... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michelle King
Psychiatry 27 years experience
As long as: the violent thoughts remain thoughts, and you’re not acting on them, or not with a non-consenting adult, there’s nothing wrong with fantasy. If the fa... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michelle King
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Opiate withdrawal: If you’re considering discontinuing suboxone, you’ll need to taper it. Withdrawal can include nausea, muscle cramps, anxiety, depression, diarrhea, in... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michelle King
Psychiatry 27 years experience
PTSD: Amnesia is a distressing symptom to many PTSD sufferers. If you’re having ongoing symptoms of PTSD, depression, or other signs of a mental health issu... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michelle King
Psychiatry 27 years experience
There are: quite a number of other safe, effective meds besides trazodone for mood problems. He may wish to advise his provider of the issues that he is having ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michelle King
Psychiatry 27 years experience
It depends.: If you had no problems with it before, try the 50 MG dose. If you had side effects previously, start the dose at 25 MG first and increase it from ther... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michelle King
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Not sure that I: understand, exactly; but there's no evidence that one can change one's orientation, or that there's an illness associated at all with being attracted ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michelle King
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Treatment is: targeted not only to the substance, but also for the patient’s lifestyle. Treatment for say, a married patient with opiate use disorder who works sev... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michelle King
Psychiatry 27 years experience
It depends upon: Why you’re prescribed it. Aripiprazole is used for certain mood disorders, psychosis, etc, and how long you’ve been taking it. The changes may be subt... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michelle King
Psychiatry 27 years experience
It depends.: Desipramine has a very long half life, so you’re unlikely to have too much trouble, but everyone is different. The best thing to do is monitor yoursel... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michelle King
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Alcohol: Intoxication or withdrawal can cause this sort of behavior especially in patients with alcohol use disorders. Either way, it’s a serious disease and ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michelle King
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Side effects: Those are potential side effects of Trazodone. Please discuss with your prescriber. He/she may wish to change to an alternative agent or alter the dos... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michelle King
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Please discuss: These issues with your doctors as soon as possible. Depression warrants treatment, pain may worsen the symptoms, and vice versa. If you’re suffering ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michelle King
Psychiatry 27 years experience
If you're concerned: Please seek an evaluation with a psychiatrist or psychologist for a diagnosis and treatment recommendations. Generally, medications and therapy are mo... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Michelle King
Psychiatry 27 years experience
No experience: But, this seems like a very bad idea, given the strong relationship between bipolar disorder, substance abuse and addictive disease. As a psychiatrist... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michelle King
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Switching meds: You can begin klonopin (clonazepam) the next day after discontinuing ativan. The half life of ativan is about 12-15 hours. Please do not take both ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michelle King
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Anxiety: An SSRI would be the best bet for longer relief, would be once a day dosing, and you’d not have to think about it, being benefited by having the anxie... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michelle King
Psychiatry 27 years experience
It can happen: But not in everyone. Weaning off is an individual decision based upon your psych history, symptoms, family history, etc. If you have trouble weaning o... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michelle King
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Certainly.: Please schedule an appointment with a healthtap psychiatrist. Good luck!
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michelle King
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Anticonvulsants: Need to be taken daily and as prescribed for benefit. As for klonopin, (clonazepam) I can’t speak for your neurologist, but it’s rarely used as a sei... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michelle King
Psychiatry 27 years experience
If you’re having: probs staying asleep ambien (zolpidem) may not be the right med for you- it’s for problems getting to sleep. You may need further eval in the office b... Read More
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michelle King
Psychiatry 27 years experience
It depends upon: Lots of things. Such as severity of the illness, functional impairment from the illness, how long you’ve been ill, how many times you’ve been ill, how... Read More

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Jun 17, 2014
Dr. King has a wealth of knowledge, a great attitude and a trove of experience. She offers clear, concise advice on a wide range of issues. She appears to be a credit to HealthTap. I look forward to l...Read More
Apr 18, 2016
Dr. King is an excellent psychiatrist who collaborates well with both patients and colleagues alike. She has warm and genuine bedside manner. She is an asset to HealthTap!
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. King is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Be more clear next time, like with a yes or no. Otherwise, this helped, I guess..
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Now I know what I should do.
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Your answer was very helpful! Thanks :) Have recently been prescribed to help with night eating habits.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Kentucky College of Medicine, KY
Graduated 1995MD

Residency

Good Samaritan Hospital, Dayton OH
Completed 1999

Awards

Top Doctor, Second Place, Johnson City Region - Summer
2014
Top Psychiatrist , First Place, Tennessee - Summer
2014
Most Influential Doctor, First Place, Johnson City Region - Summer
2014

Affiliations

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