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About Dr. Kathleen C Dougherty
Dr. Kathleen C Dougherty, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Lancaster, PA. She has 39 years of experience. Her specialties include Forensic Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry, Psychiatry, Geriatric Medicine and Neurology. Dr. Dougherty is affiliated with Lancaster General Hospital, Lancaster General Women & Babies Hospital and Penn State Milton S Hershey Medical Center. Dr. Dougherty has received 2 awards. She speaks English.
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Dr. Kathleen C Dougherty has the following 5 specialties
- Forensic Psychiatry
- Geriatric Psychiatry
A psychiatrist is a doctor with specific training in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness.
He or she can not only provide the counseling necessary to both diagnose and treat a patient, but can also prescribe medication when needed. In some cases, a psychiatrist will only provide the medication and the counseling will be provided by another healthcare specialist, like a certified counselor or psychologist.
Like other doctors, psychiatrists employ diagnostic tools like CT scans and MRI in order to observe the structure and function of a patient's brain.
Once a diagnosis is made, these specialists may use behavior or cognitive therapy in order to address the patient's condition, or a multitude of other types of therapy, in conjunction with or in place of medication.
- Geriatric Medicine
A geriatric specialist is a physician who treats the elderly population and the conditions that most commonly affect them. These doctors have special training in the effects of aging on the body and mind of a patient.
Geriatric specialists treat common ailments faced by senior citizens, such as frailty, incontinence, memory problems, arthritis, senility, decreased functioning and more.
In addition, geriatric specialists keep abreast of the different medications that an elderly person is prescribed to treat their more complex health issues in order to decrease adverse side effects and avoid dangerous drug interactions.
A neurologist is a physician who diagnoses and treats disorders of the nervous system which is comprised of the brain, spinal cord and nerves. These doctors do not perform surgery, but refer patients to neurological surgeons when they determine that surgical intervention is necessary.
Some of the conditions that neurologists diagnose and treat are epilepsy, aneurysms, hydrocephalus, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, spinal disc herniation, and spinal disease.
In addition to using diagnostic tests like MRI, CT scans, EEG and EMG, neurologists also employ neurological testing to gauge muscle strength and movement, balance, reflexes, sensation, memory, speech, and other cognitive abilities.
Dr. Kathleen C Dougherty has the following 20 expertise
- Urinary Incontinence
- EOL Care
- Binge Eating Disorder
- Cognitive Issues/Testing
- Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) / Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Forensic Medicine
- Geriatric Psychiatry
- Alzheimer's Disease
- Depressive Disorder
- Dementia Testing
- Sleep Disorders
Dr. Kathleen C Dougherty is Board Certified in 3 specialties
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This psychiatrist needs help!!
Self-verified patient of Dr. Kathleen C Dougherty - Posted on February 11th, 2018
A wonderful, caring doctor
Self-verified patient of Dr. Kathleen C Dougherty - Posted on March 4th, 2010
Patients' Choice Award (2015)
Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
On-Time Doctor Award (2015)
Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.
Dr. Dougherty is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
39 Years Experience
Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University
Graduated in 1979
Dr. Kathleen C Dougherty accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Select
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
Capital Blue Cross
- Capital BC PPO
- Highmark PPOBlue
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- IBC Personal Choice PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
More about Dr. Kathleen C Dougherty
Dr. Kathleen C. Dougherty graduated from Jefferson Medical College, and completed her residency at University Hospitals of Cleveland. Her clinical interests include Forensic Psychiatry, Eating Disorders and Women's issues on Psychiatry.
Locations & DirectionsBEHAVIORAL HEALTH SPECIALISTS, 802 New Holland Ave Ste 100, Lancaster, PA
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