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Mountain States Health Alliance
Mountain States Medical Group -
Cardiology

 

Larry Breeding, MD

Norton Community Hospital, Dickenson Community Hospital, Franklin Woods Community Hospital, Johnston Memorial Hospital, Russell County Medical Center, Johnson City Medical Center, Indian Path Medical Center, Sycamore Shoals Hospital
Cardiology
MSMG - Cardiology

Dr. Breeding received his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond. He completed his internal medicine residency at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, where he also completed his cardiology fellowship. Dr. Breeding is boardcertified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.


Melanie Davidson, MD

Norton Community Hospital, Dickenson Community Hospital, Franklin Woods Community Hospital, Johnson City Medical Center, Sycamore Shoals Hospital, Indian Path Medical Center, Johnston Memorial Hospital
Cardiology
MSMG - Cardiology

Dr. Davidson attended medical school at Loma Linda University in California and graduated "Internal Medicine with Distinction." She completed her internal medicine residency at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, a UCLA affiliate. She completed a cardiology fellowship at East Tennessee State University, where she was chief fellow from 2005 to 2006. Dr. Davidson joined Mountain States Medical Group Cardiology in August 2006. She is a member of the American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association and the American Medical Association. She offers noninvasive services such as echocardiography, stress testing, nuclear cardiology, risk profiles and exercise prescriptions. In addition, she also performs diagnostic heart catheterizations.  


Robert McQueen, MD

Sycamore Shoals Hospital, Indian Path Medical Center, Johnson City Medical Center, Norton Community Hospital, Dickenson Community Hospital, Franklin Woods Community Hospital, Russell County Medical Center, Johnston Memorial Hospital
Cardiology
MSMG - Cardiology

Dr. McQueen received his medical degree from the East Carolina University School of Medicine, Greenville, N.C. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the Society of Cardiac Angiography and Interventions. He is a member of the North Carolina Medical Society, the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology and the Greensboro Society of Medicine. Dr. McQueen has been involved with medical research and has contributed to several medical publications.

Raymond Merrick, MD

Norton Community Hospital, Dickenson Community Hospital, Franklin Woods Community Hospital, Sycamore Shoals Hospital, Indian Path Medical Center, Johnson City Medical Center,  Johnston Memorial Hospital
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
MSMG - Cardiology

Dr. Merrick received his medical degree from the University of Kentucky in Lexington. He completed his residency in internal medicine at East Tennessee State University's Quillen College of Medicine, where he has also served as associate professor of medicine. Dr. Merrick is board-certified in internal medicine and is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians.   


Gregory Miller, MD

Johnson City Medical Center, Indian Path Medical Center, Franklin Woods Community Hospital, Norton Community Hospital, Dickenson Community Hospital, Russell County Medical Center, Johnston Memorial Hospital
Cardiology
MSMG - Cardiology

Dr. Miller joined Mountain States Medical Group Cardiology in December 2007. He specializes in nuclear cardiology and has special interest in diagnostic cardiac catheterization and CT angiography. He graduated from the Medical College of Virginia, where he also completed his internship and residency in internal medicine and cardiology fellowship. Dr. Miller is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and a member of the American Medical and Heart associations.  


Michael Ponder, MD

Norton Community Hospital, Dickenson Community Hospital, Sycamore Shoals Hospital, Johnson City Medical Center, Indian Path Medical Center, Johnston Memorial Hospital, Franklin Woods Community Hospital
Cardiology
MSMG - Cardiology

Dr. Ponder completed graduate work at East Carolina University School of Medicine in Greenville, N.C. Post-graduate work was completed at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville and East  Tennessee State University in Johnson City. Dr. Ponder has been a medical director for Team Health at the University of Tennessee, and was partner with Carolina Heart before returning to Johnson City, where he served as chief of ETSU Cardiology until cofounding Heart & Vascular Associates, now known as Mountain States Medical Group Cardiology.