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.

Rating Overview

8 Ratings with 2 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Kathleen C Dougherty is Great. Dr. Kathleen C Dougherty has been rated by 8 patients. From those 8 patients 2 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Kathleen C Dougherty is 3.8 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address


802 New Holland Ave Ste 100
Lancaster, PA 17602
(717) 560-3782

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Dr. Kathleen C Dougherty has the following 5 specialties

  • Forensic Psychiatry
  • Geriatric Psychiatry
  • 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.

  • Neurology

    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.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Kathleen C Dougherty has the following 20 expertise

  • Dementia
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Depression
  • EOL Care
  • Binge Eating Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Confusion
  • Cognitive Issues/Testing
  • Psychiatry
  • Insomnia
  • Senility
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) / Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Forensic Medicine
  • Geriatric Psychiatry
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Depressive Disorder
  • Osteopenia
  • Dementia Testing
  • Sleep Disorders

Board Certifications

Dr. Kathleen C Dougherty is Board Certified in 3 specialties

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This psychiatrist needs help!!

For a licensed professional to try to make a former patient the laughingstock of Grand Rounds, is despicable.

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A wonderful, caring doctor

Dr. Dougherty is a very caring doctor. She is kind and gentle and listens to what you have to say. Never makes you feel like it's in your head.

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Thank you!

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  • Awards

    2 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award

    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

    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.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Dougherty is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    39 Years Experience

  • Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University

    Graduated in 1979

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Kathleen C Dougherty accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Select
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Capital Blue Cross
    • Capital BC PPO
  • Highmark BCBS
    • Highmark PPOBlue
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • IBC
    • IBC Personal Choice PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • 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 & Directions

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SPECIALISTS, 802 New Holland Ave Ste 100, Lancaster, PA
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