Dr. James Dougherty, MD

Dr. James Dougherty, MD

Cardiology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 69
Dr. James Dougherty, MD is a cardiology specialist in Hartford, CT and has been practicing for 39 years. He graduated from Georgetown University School Of Medicine in 1974 and specializes in cardiology and advanced heart failure & transplant cardiology.

85 Seymour St Ste 719

Hartford, CT 06106

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Network
  • Connecticare
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Top Care Areas

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Chest Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 97% of peers
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
very high
more than 96% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Dougherty "Our Mission: Providing patients with the highest standard of cardiovascular care in a state-of-the-art and humanistic manner."

2  Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Advanced Heart Failure & Transplant Cardiology

3  Board Certifications

  • Cardiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Cardiovascular Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

46  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Valve Diseases
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease


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10  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Connecticut.

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.


  • Villanova University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1970
  • Georgetown University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1974
  • Hartford Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1975
  • Hartford Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1977
  • Hartford Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1979

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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
11 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (11)

  • 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

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

Dr. Dougherty is an outstanding physician/cardiologist. I have seen many physicians/surgeons in my lifetime. I had many issues with DVTs (blood clots two near fatal) and it was Dr. Dougherty who believed I had a mutated Gene and sent me to a hemotologist. Dr. Dougherty was correct and probably...more
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Dr. James Dougherty was experienced, confident and had an excellent bedside manner. He seemed sincere in his desire to help and follow-up. He allots plenty of time and listens. I wish more doctors were like him. However, the young lady who answers the phone and redirects the calls is a consistent...more
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