Dr. Dougherty

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Practice Style

Dr. Dougherty operates on the philosophy that each patient is in the driver's seat.  It is her job to help guide her patients through life's ups and downs - be that in their health, circumstances or emotions.  She focuses primarily on nutrition and exercise to both prevent and treat disease but utilizes medication as necessary to combat illness as appropriate.  

"First and foremost I want my patients to know that they are the ones in control of their health.  My job is to empower and guide them through the decisions and challenges they may encounter and be their cheerleader the entire way." ~Dr. D

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Areas of Interest

Dr. Dougherty's main areas of interest are in Lifestyle Medicine and the care and treatment of the whole person and family.  From newborns to adults, she offers full  primary care services as well as consultation services for patients who wish to see her Lifestyle Medicine only.  

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Office Hours

Dr. Dougherty is typically in the office on Mondays and Thursdays as well as some Tuesdays.  Special arrangements can be made by existing patients to be seen outside of these hours.  Please note that at this time Dr. Dougherty's panel is full to patients with Medicare or Medicaid coverage.  

Lifestyle Medicine with Dr. Dougherty

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Did you know that most cases of high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease are due to lifestyle?

Your genes are NOT your desitiny!

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Just because your father and grandfather both died of heart attacks at age 59 does not mean that you have to.

Focus on the WHOLE patient.

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Lifestyle medicine means getting to the root cause of disease to potentially reverse it.

Are you sick and tired of feeling sick and tired?

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Lifestyle Medicine in Pittsburgh is growing! Our intensive lifestyle program can help you start feeling like yourself again.

You have the power to heal yourself.

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With Dr. Dougherty's help, you can make better choices to get your health back in order.

About Lifestyle Medicine - Lifestyle medicine in Pittsburgh

Nutrition

With focus on a whole-food, plant-based diet.

Physical Activity

Increasing activity naturally and safely.

Stress Management

Taking time for yourself and your loved ones.

What is Lifestyle Medicine?

Clinical research overwhelmingly provides evidence for the preferential use of lifestyle interventions as first-line therapy for MANY medical conditions. This research moves lifestyle from an intervention used to prevent disease to an intervention used to TREAT AND EVEN REVERSE disease. 


Intensive, physician-mediated education and coaching on nutrition, physical activity and stress management is the mainstay of lifestyle intervention.  My aim is to empower my patients to make the changes necessary to heal themselves.


Disease that can often be successfully treated include obesity, diabetes, hypertension,  coronary artery disease, high cholesterol, and peripheral vascular disease.  Others have shown improvement in disorders such as fibromyalgia, anxiety and depression, insomnia, and autoimmune diseases.  


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Dr. Dougherty would love to share with you how using the principles of lifestyle medicine can change your life.  

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