Dr. Kathryn Doughty, MD

Dr. Kathryn Doughty, MD

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Female  ·  
47 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Kathryn Doughty, MD is a pediatric orthopedic surgery specialist in Spokane, WA and has been practicing for 14 years. She specializes in pediatric orthopedic surgery.Read her story

Shriners Hospital for Children

911 W 5th Ave

Spokane, WA 99204
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Network of WA
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Group Health Incorporated (GHI)
  • Health Net
  • Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Doughty's Experience

Dr. Doughty's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Dr. Doughty's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Doughty "Dr. Doughty is dedicated to providing thoughtful, evidence-based care for complex orthopaedic challenges. She specializes in clubfoot, limb deficiency, spina bifida, arthrogryposis, and other foot deformities."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Doughty "Dr. Doughty is dedicated to learning about the patient, the family, and the unique challenges that face each one. She draws on the best medical evidence to create customized solutions that meet the child's needs within his/her family's framework. Dr. Doughty works diligently to avoid surgical intervention whenever possible. When surgery is indicated, Dr. Doughty works closely with the surgical team to make the surgical experience as painless as possible for both the child and the family."

1  Specialties

  • Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

22  Conditions Treated

  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Clubfoot
  • Dwarfism
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Deformities
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Oculomelic Amyoplasia
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Spina Bifida

8  Procedures

  • Achilles Tenotomy
  • Casting
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Washington.

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.


  • Harvard
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • University of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
    Medical School | Graduated 2004
  • University of Connecticut
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • University of Connecticut
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Hospital for Sick Children
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • Rensselaer
    Other Education | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Doughty has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Doughty's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Doughty to family and friends
4 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (4)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Doughty'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 (4)

Dr. Doughty disagreed with the referring physician and decided to cancel the procedure without discussing it first with her doctor. After we left my daughter pain level increased and we were able to reschedule the procedure two days later. A different surgeon did the procedure and found our...more
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Dr. Doughty has poor bedside manor, she doesn't have anytime for questions and she shrugged off a legitimate concern I had at a follow up apt. a month later I noticed the issue getting worse, took my daughter in, only to hear her tell me that it was like that because they over corrected it. We are...more
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My baby was referred for an exam by the Orthopedic surgeon Dr Katheryn Doughty. I am a strong person and can usually handle myself in situations But meeting her, blew me away. I was completely caught off guard. She was condescending, made inappropriate and rude comments and was an absolute...more
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We are disappointed and saddened to hear about this experience. We pride ourselves not only on providing the best care possible for kids, but on the friendly, welcoming atmosphere that we've become known for. We want to do what we can to make sure nobody in the future feels this way about their visit. If there is anything else you feel we should know about, please reach out to us at sporelations@shrinenet.org. Someone will be in touch with you within 2 business days.

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My 14 yr old son described her as bullying and rude. I found her sarcastic and lacking in the skills needed to communicate with children. I was horrified to see her unkind bedside manner, especially at our beloved Shriners Hospital!
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