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
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.
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.
Did you know that most cases of high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease are due to lifestyle?
Just because your father and grandfather both died of heart attacks at age 59 does not mean that you have to.
Lifestyle medicine means getting to the root cause of disease to potentially reverse it.
Lifestyle Medicine in Pittsburgh is growing! Our intensive lifestyle program can help you start feeling like yourself again.
With Dr. Dougherty's help, you can make better choices to get your health back in order.
With focus on a whole-food, plant-based diet.
Increasing activity naturally and safely.
Taking time for yourself and your loved ones.
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.
Meet Dr. Dougherty, learn about Lifestyle Medicine and commit to taking control of your health.
This includes up to 2 visits with the doctor/month (30 minutes, in office or by phone/video chat), email, texting, and access to Validic for fitness-data tracking.
*There is a $150 first visit comprehensive evaluation and registration fee.
** Discounts for patients of DCPP practices
For those wishing to pay on a by-the-visit basis. An initial consultation includes a comprehensive evaluation of your current lifestyle habits and environment, biometric data collection (including blood work) and the prescription of a detailed plan to help you reach your goals.
For those wishing to pay on a by-the-visit basis. Follow ups can be face to face in the office, via phone or video chat. Does not include blood work or expanded access. Follow up visits are 30 minutes in length.
This includes review of your 1-week meal plan and grocery list as well as guided grocery shopping to help with produce selection and reading labels.