My father died of a heart attack when I was in my teens. I remember the pain and fear of that event. I try to bring that experience to my patients and my practice. I want to be the doctor my family needed. I may not always achieve that goal, but my efforts have been noticed by many of my patients, and that gives me great pride. I believe all doctors should put themselves in the patients place and treat the patient the way they would want to be treated. I believe a physician should perform procedures at the skill level they would want for themselves. For the procedures I do, I make an effort to stay updated and maintain my skills at the highest level. If I don't feel like an expert at something, i leave it to those who are. I enjoy the practice of cardiology because of the positive impact I can make on a patient. One of the biggest complements I receive is when a patient refers a family or friend. I have been fortunate to have many such referrals over the years.
Dr. Michael McKinney, MD is a cardiology doctor who practices in Somerset, KY. He is 59 years old and has been practicing for 33 years. Dr. McKinney is affiliated with Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital and University of Kentucky Hospital.