Dr. David Dougherty, MD

Internal Medicine ·  Male · Age 66

Dr. Dougherty

Dignity Health Medical Group - Bakersfield

3838 San Dimas St Ste A200 Bakersfield, CA 93301

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(661) 654-0200


Dr. David Dougherty, MD is an internal medicine specialist in Bakersfield, CA and has been practicing for 38 years. He graduated from Keck School Of Medicine Of The Univ Of Southern California in 1981 and specializes in internal medicine and family medicine.


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Dr. Dougherty accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
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Select Plus HMO
Select PPO
Blue Shield of California
Access Plus Savenet
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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No malpractice claims found for California
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Dr. Dougherty's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Lower Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergy Testing
  • Allergy Treatment
  • Anemia
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Ataxia
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biopsy
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Blastomycosis
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Boil
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchospasm
  • Bursitis
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Confusion
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Constipation
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Cough
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dehydration
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Dermatitis Due to Substances Taken Internally
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Essential Tremor
  • Fever
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Infections
  • 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
  • Immunization
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Injuries
  • Insomnia
  • Itchy Skin
  • 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
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Pap Smear
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Perimenopause
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pharyngitis
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Physical Examination
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Prostatitis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rash
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Rib Fracture
  • Ringworm
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Infections
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sore Throat
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Tension Headache
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Ulcer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Hesitancy
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaccination
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Valley Fever
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Infection
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wellness Examination

Dr. Dougherty's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Dougherty

3.8

Based on 16 reviews

5 Stars
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1 Star
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My mother went to him in February because her skin was yellow. He said it didn't look yellow to him, so he did nothing. In March she started having serious symptoms, and in April he finally ordered a CT scan. After far too many delays and mistakes on his part, we learned she had a very treatable type of lymphoma. By that time, though, it was too late. She died in late April. Up until a month before her death she had been incredibly active and healthy. When I told Dr. Dougherty I had thought we'd have her another ten years, he laughed at me. My intellectually and physically disabled sister has also been his patient for decades. He didn't even send her a sympathy card. Now his office is in violation of HIPAA as they try to withhold my mom's medical records. I'm having to fax them the HIPAA laws on the US government site — at first they wanted to give the records only to the person who reported her death. Harebrained. That whole place.
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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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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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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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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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About Me

Care Philosophy

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.

Specialties

  • Internal Medicine
  • Family Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

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

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Locations

Dignity Health Medical Group - Bakersfield

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  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average

70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average