Dr. Carrie Dougherty, MD

Dr. Carrie Dougherty, MD

Neurology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 36
Dr. Carrie Dougherty, MD is a neurology specialist in Washington, DC and has been practicing for 5 years. She graduated from In Univ Sch Of Med in 2008 and specializes in neurology.Read her story

3800 Reservoir Rd NW

Washington, DC 20007

Contact Information

(202) 444-8525

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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more than 57% of peers
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
more than 55% of peers
Brain Disorders
more than 54% of peers

Dr. Dougherty's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Dougherty's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Dougherty "Carrie Dougherty, MD, is an assistant professor of neurology at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and the program director for MedStar Georgetown's Headache Medicine Fellowship Program. She is board certified in neurology and headache medicine and is a fellow of the American Headache Society. At the MedStar Georgetown Headache Center, Dr. Dougherty uses progressive approaches to treat headache and related pain conditions including migraine, occipital neuralgia, post-traumatic headache, trigeminal neuralgia, cluster headache and tension headache. Dr. Dougherty and her colleagues at the Headache Center collaborate with MedStar Georgetown's physical therapists, interventional pain management specialists, pain psychologists and with other departments focused on evaluating and treating pain symptoms. Among Dr. Dougherty's research interests are evaluating evidence for dietary triggers of migraine. One important focus for the MedStar Georgetown University Hospital Headache Center that Dr. Dougherty actively supports is educating patients their families that migraine is not "just a bad headache." It is a neurologic disease."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Dougherty "Migraine myths and stigmas are added burdens for people who suffer from migraines. For example, people with migraines may be perceived as making excuses for not working or for missing activities, or as lazy. Many people don't understand that migraine symptoms can be unrelenting and severely disabling.

At the MedStar Georgetown University Hospital Headache Center, I work hard with my colleagues to try and raise awareness about migraine as an inherited neurologic disease. I want my patients to feel empowered and learning about their condition helps them feel more in control. I educate them about migraine, treatment options and environmental factors that can contribute to migraines. I also help my patients understand that treatments aren't always limited to medication. We work as a team to explore all our options for migraine management. I am very open to my patients' interests and suggestions for managing migraine symptoms. "


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1  Specialties

  • Neurology

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Dougherty does not have any board certifications listed.

20  Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Cluster Headache
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Menstrual Migraine
  • Migraine
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyneuropathy Due to Alcohol and Drugs
  • Stroke
  • Tension Headache
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

6  Procedures

  • Botox® for Chronic Migraine
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Occipital Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Block

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for District of Columbia.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • In Univ Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 2008
  • McGaw Medical Center Of Northwestern University
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2009
  • Medstar Georgetown University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2012
  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2013

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Dougherty has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Dougherty has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Dougherty's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Dougherty to family and friends
2 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (2)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Dougherty's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

Great physician! I saw her for Botox for chronic migraine. She always spent adequate time with me and was very precise with the injections. She addressed all of my concerns each visit. I recently moved from the area and fear I won't be able to find a neurologist as wonderful as Dr. Dougherty!
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