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All Posts by Melody Covington, MD

About Melody Covington, MD

Melody Covington, MD, obtained her bachelor of science degree at Norfolk State University. She went on to obtain her doctorate of medicine from The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina in Greenville, North Carolina, before completing her medical residency training in internal medicine at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC. Dr. Covington sub-specializes in obesity medicine and medical weight loss. She is a member of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians, the National Medical Association, and the American College of Physicians. She has personal interests in anti-aging, nutrition, wellness, and preventative medicine.

Awakening – The Road to Solo Private Practice

The Road to Solo Private Practice

There is one word that sums up why I chose to become a solopreneur, and that word is freedom. Freedom is what I value more than anything, and it is what I correlate most with success. A solopreneur is simply […]

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Employed Physicians – The Choosers or the Chosen?

Employed Physicians - The Choosers or the Chosen? | Healthcare Career Resources

The migration of physicians from independent to employed positions has been an ongoing trend for several decades. According to the 2014 AMA’s Policy Research Perspectives, in 1983, as many as 76.1% of physicians owned medical practices. In addition, most of […]

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#ILookLikeaSurgeon Highlights Gender & Diversity Issues in Medicine


The courageous social media movement #ILookLikeaSurgeon, led by a female surgery resident from my home state of North Carolina, is shedding light on stereotypes of male and female roles in medicine. According to the American Academy of Medical Colleges (AAMC) […]

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Choosing Your Medical Specialty – Internal Medicine

Internist, Internal Medicine Physician

Why I Decided to Become an Internist In order to answer the question of why I pursued a career in internal medicine, I must first provide insight into why I chose to practice medicine altogether. I grew up in a […]

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