Family Practice Associates of Rockland

Dimitri Alvarez, MD, FAAFP


Dr. King

Richard W. King, MD

Dr. King has been caring for patients of all ages, from newborns to geriatric patients at Family Practice Associates of Rockland since 1985. He has been the Director of Family Practice at Montefiore Nyack Hospital since 2001.

Dr. King earned his medical doctorate from the University of Arkansas College of Medicine. He completed his Family Practice Residency at University Hospital, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, and Nassau County Medical Center. 

He has held numerous positions during his 30 years on the medical staff of Montefiore Nyack Hospital. He has been on many committees, often serving as chairman, including Chairman of the Medical Executive Committee. He is also past president of the Medical Staff.

Dr. King served in Iraq with the Second Marine Expeditionary Brigade, United States Marine Corps, during combat operations with the initial invasion force in 2003. He earned multiple decorations including the Combat Action Ribbon, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal with the Marine Corps Combat Device, and a Marine Corps Commendation Medical for actions under fire.

He has earned numerous community service awards as well, including the Helen Hayes Hospital Humanitarian of the Year, based on his work in Iraq. Currently, Dr. King serves on several boards including as Police Surgeon for the Rockland County Police Benevolent Association and Chairman of the BioChem/Terrorism Response Committee at Montefiore Nyack Hospital. Dr. King is a certified scuba diver and a licensed private pilot. He is a lifelong Rockland County resident and spends his free time with his grandchildren, woodworking, and biking.