Dr. Heather N. Doherty

Doctor (M.D.)

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Specialty:Internist / Geriatrician
Website: scripps.org External Link
Practice: Scripps Clinic
Med. School:Pennsylvania State University College Of Medicine
Grad. Year: 2002

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Online Appt. Scheduling: Unknown
Accepting New Patients:Y

Profile updated 20/10/13    Submit profile update    Subscribe to profile updates

Rating: 4.8 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 11 reviews. Dr. Heather N. Doherty has an excellent overall rating on RateMDs.com. smile

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Internist / Geriatrician-related: adult healthcare, general adult care, general adult medicine, primary adult care
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Date Staff Punctual Helpful Knowledge Review Comments
20/10/13 SYSTEM: First Name changed from "Heather" to "Heather N." 
RID: 2711877
17/07/13 5 5 5 5 She is incredible!! Takes time to listen and go through options. Goes over notes before she comes into room to help remember you as a person and whats going on in your life. Never felt rushed, very empathetic and genuinely concerned. Very thorough yet wont do things if she doesn't feel needed. Great great great dr!!! 
Insurance: Aetna
RID: 2695875
27/06/13 5 4 5 5 She listens to what we as patients have to say. She is knowledgeable, professional, focuses on quality evidence based cost effective medical care. She is compassionate and genuine and it comes across in the way she communicates and interacts with her patients. Best doctor my husband and I ever had. Highly recommend.  Respond
RID: 2517598
01/01/13 5 5 5 5 Dr Doherty is one of the nicest doctors I have ever had. She is the type of doctor you're lucky to have on your side when you're in need of an empathetic, knowledgable, and sincere doctor. She takes her time diagnosing and talking to you to make sure you understand your options and the steps that need to be taken to help you get better. No matter how far I live in San Diego, I will continue going to her! 
Insurance: Anthem
09/06/12 SYSTEM: Specialty changed from "Internist" to "Geriatrician" 
RID: 1658364
11/12/11 5 5 5 5 excellent person very helpful and knowleageble .I highly recomend her 
Insurance: Secure Horizons
Paid (or co-pay): $10
RID: 1568783
24/10/11 5 5 5 5 She is really nice, caring, genuine. I recommend her without hesitation for all your health care needs. 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
RID: 1445995
20/05/11 5 5 5 5 She is a great doctor. I was at first unsure because she seems young but she is a great listener and is not judgmental or arrogant. 
Insurance: CIGNA
RID: 1306161
02/12/10 5 5 5 5 Dr. Heather Doherty is an excellent physician. She is especially sensitive to elderly patient needs. She is highly recommended 
Insurance: Secure Horizons
RID: 1289690
09/11/10 4 4 4 5 (HealthNet Insurance) Very nice, takes great notes not only on health but also on discussions, so is able to make you feel at ease by asking you about work, where you grew up, whatever came up the last time. She takes the time to get to know YOU, even if for that brief moment. I also have some anxiety issues and she was very understanding and patient - and even had some great tips for getting through an uncomfortable exam. Had a little trouble with scheduling and messages with her staff, but nothing that ruined my life - only made me miss a 1/2 day of work for no reason, but she offered to refund copay and apologized profusely for the mistake. 
Paid (or co-pay): $15
RID: 1112044
22/02/10 5 5 5 4 Friendly, caring, and actually spends time with you, looks you in the eye and listens! 
Insurance: Anthem
RID: 926869
02/07/09 5 4 5 5 Heather Doherty MD is the bomb. She's young, but smart, sharp, sensitive and sincere. Best of all, she treats me like a person - not just a patient. Being seriously sick sucks. But seeing a physician like her really does make the most jagged pill easier to swallow. Her ego isn't in the game. Her heart certainly is. When most MDs won't even look you in the eye or acknowledge anything about you except the disease you have - that is refreshing. My only complaint? She works part-time. I'll take it. 
Insurance: Aetna
RID: 906859
07/06/09 3 4 4 4 She is good but watch out for the referrals she gives. They are inexperienced or terrible. I think she must get a kickback to recommend them. 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield