Dr. David Dougherty, MD

Dr. David Dougherty, MD

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64 y/o
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Dr. David Dougherty, MD is an internal medicine doctor who practices in Bakersfield, CA. He is 64 years old and has been practicing for 37 years.

Dignity Health Medical Group - Bakersfield

3838 San Dimas St Ste A200

Bakersfield, CA 93301
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Accepted insurance

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

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Dr. Dougherty's Experience

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Dr. Dougherty's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Internal Medicine
  • Board certified in Internal Medicine
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Dougherty "I believe the best care can be achieved only when patients understand their conditions properly and are fully satisfied with the care they receive. Through effective education, patients are empowered to partner in their care and achieve their health priorities."
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Specialties

  • Internal Medicine
  • Family Medicine
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Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
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Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Lower Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anemia
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Ataxia
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Blastomycosis
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchospasm
  • Bursitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Constipation
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Cough
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Dermatitis Due to Substances Taken Internally
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Fever
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gout
  • Hair Loss
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hemorrhoids
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Injuries
  • Insomnia
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Perimenopause
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pharyngitis
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pneumonia
  • Prostatitis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Ringworm
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Infections
  • Sore Throat
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Tension Headache
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Ulcer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Infection
  • Vitamin D Deficiency

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Procedures

  • Allergy Testing
  • Allergy Treatment
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Biopsy
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Immunization
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Pap Smear
  • Physical Examination
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Vaccination
  • Wellness Examination

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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.

Education

  • Keck School Of Medicine Of The Univ Of Southern California
    Medical School | Graduated 1981
  • Kern Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • L a Co Usc Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Dougherty has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Dougherty's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Dougherty to family and friends
4.1
based on 14 total reviews (5 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (14)

  • 5
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  • 4
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  • 3
    (2)
  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Dougherty's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
VERY GOOD
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

in Bakersfield, CA |
Dr. D has been my physician for over 25 yrs. +, he takes GREAT care of me.....and he has a WONDERFUL P.A.
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in Bakersfield, CA |
Office staff is very friendly and helpful. Dr. Dougherty takes time to listen and explain. I love his sense of humor.
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in Bakersfield, CA |
the Dr is great...the office staff for calling to change appointments (called 9/13/16) are surely among the rudest I've dealt with! very unprofessional!
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in Bakersfield, CA |
If Dr. Dougherty didn't have a great PA, I would seek another internist. It's not what he says, but how he says it. He can be flippant and seem uncaring. At one point when I was describing an issue, he did an open mouthed yawn. Luckily, I've never had to rely on him for anything other than routine.
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Waited for over 2 hours to see a doctor. App was for 1030 and was not seen until 1230.
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Dr. Dougherty accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
    Select Plus HMO
    Select PPO
  • Blue Shield of California
    Access Plus Savenet
    Local Access Plus HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Dougherty has admitting privileges

Mercy Hospitals
2215 Truxtun Ave
Bakersfield, CA 93301
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Bakersfield Memorial Hospital
420 34th St
Bakersfield, CA 93301
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