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Dr. Michael Docherty, MD

Gastroenterology ·  Male · Age 45

Dr. Docherty

Dr. Michael Docherty, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in La Jolla, CA and has been practicing for 20 years. He graduated from University At Buffalo State University Of New York School Of Medicine in 1999 and specializes in gastroenterology.


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(858) 657-7000

Dr. Docherty accepts the following insurance:

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
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
Federal Employee Program (FEP)
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Health Net
Medicare Advantage PFFS
Humana
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Molina
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Principal Life
Tufts Health Plan
Tufts Health Plans
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Docherty's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Diarrhea
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Docherty treats Diarrhea more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Docherty treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Gastrointestinal Diseases
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Docherty treats Gastrointestinal Diseases more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Docherty treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Abdominal Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Docherty treats Abdominal Disorders more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Docherty treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Docherty's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Nausea
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pouchitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

About Me

Biography

"Dr. Docherty specializes in the management of patients with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. He trained in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York."

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

Education

Mount Sinai, School Of Medicine
Fellowship Hospital
Uc San Diego, School Of Medicine
Fellowship Hospital
Uc San Diego, School Of Medicine
Residency Hospital
1999
University At Buffalo State University Of New York School Of Medicine
Medical School
1999

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Docherty's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Docherty

3.2

Based on 18 reviews

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1 Star
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He is so good, he was able to depict that my abdominal pain was important and sent me for an MRI where something was found on my liver. I'm a nurse myself and appreciate his time and to help with a diagnosis. Thank you Dr. Docherty.
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Hard to get in, when I finally got scheduled for my test and went to the follow up to review the results, I was told that the results were not back. I asked why they didn't reschedule and was told oops...
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Dr. Docherty Was very nice and put me at ease for my colonoscopy. He answered all my questions and made sure I understood test results. All staff was friendly and courteous.
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