Dr. Amy Doherty, D.O.

Divine Savior Portage Clinic
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SPECIALTIES

Family Medicine

EDUCATION

Fellowship: Pikeville Medical Center

Medical School: Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine
 
Education: Illinois Wesleyan University
 
Residency: Advocate Bromenn Medical Center, Department of Family Medicine

LOCATION

Divine Savior Portage Clinic
2817 New Pinery Road Suite 105

MY STORY

“I enjoy helping people navigate pathways through difficult times, like disease and disability, and see them come out stronger and more informed on the other side.  I enjoy the relationships I develop with my patient community as we work through that process.”

— Dr. Amy Doherty

 

Divine Savior Healthcare welcomes Dr. Amy Doherty to our team of talented physicians. Dr. Doherty brings a profound background in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine and Family Medicine and will be providing care for patients at the Family Medicine Clinic in Portage.

She joins the community after living in Kentucky, where she completed her fellowship in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine at Pikeville Medical Center. Prior to her experience in Kentucky, Dr. Doherty received her medical degree from the Des Moines University—College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed her residency at Advocate Bromenn Medical Center—Department of Family Medicine.

“There are several things I am especially passionate about: nutrition, osteopathic manipulation, and support of my local community,” states Dr. Doherty.

New to the area, Dr. Doherty likes that the community is both rural and naturally beautiful. She enjoys cooking, rock climbing, yoga, gardening, and in spare moments likes to try new things, such as playing guitar, crochet, and swing and salsa dancing. If Dr. Doherty would have not been a physician, her career would have been a marine biologist studying dolphin language, or she would have opened a vegetarian coffee shop.

Following her love for nutrition, Dr. Doherty has also started a food blog for patients to help with healthy eating: www.dramydoherty.com

She shares, “One of my favorite things to do is to get people to like vegetables they haven’t liked in the past by cooking them a different way than they may have had them prepared previously.  Asparagus and Brussel sprouts are good candidates of vegetables that people get turned off to because of improper preparation.”

Dr. Doherty is excited to join the Family Medicine team and apply her skills in Osteopathic manipulation.  She shares, “In addition to musculoskeletal pain, Osteopathic manipulation has been shown to help with medical complaints like recurrent otitis media in children, asthma, and postoperative ileus, to name a few.”

One of Dr. Doherty’s infleuncers in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine is A.T. Still, the founder of the Osteopathic profession.  He said, “The most any Physician can do for a patient is to render operative the forces within the body itself.” 

Patients interested in making an appointment with Dr. Amy Doherty can reach her office at (608) 745-4598.