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Podiatric Surgeon Joins Tillamook Medical Group


Tillamook County General Hospital and Tillamook Medical Group are pleased to welcome surgical podiatric physician Dr. Scott A. Doherty, DPM, to practice in Tillamook. Dr. Doherty comes from the Joint Ambulatory Care Clinic of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Gulf Coast Healthcare System in Pensacola, FL, the largest VA outpatient clinic in the nation.

Dr. Doherty grew up in Chicago, Illinois, and served in the US Coast Guard from 1982-1986, receiving several commendations before being honorably discharged as a veteran. He received his bachelor's degree in biology with a minor in chemistry from the University of Northern Iowa in 1996, followed by the Doctor of Podiatric Medicine from the Des Moines University/Osteopathic Medical Center in 2001.

An additional three years of comprehensive podiatric surgical residency training was completed by Dr. Doherty at several locations, including the VA Maryland Healthcare System in Baltimore, MD, where he utilized the latest in wound care treatment and directed the High Risk Diabetic Foot Clinic; the University of Maryland Medical Center/Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, MD, where he completed a three month plastic surgery rotation; and Womack Army Hospital at Fort Bragg, NC, where he gained extensive experience in treatment of foot fractures due to the high activity level of the US Special Forces, 82nd Airborne Division, and parachute training.

Areas of foot care that Dr. Doherty is eager to provide to Tillamook patients include: diabetic foot care, wound healing, sports medicine, trauma care, geriatric care, primary podiatric care and elective surgeries. On Mondays and Tuesdays, Dr. Doherty will be at Tillamook Medical Group in Tillamook; on Wednesday, he will be at the Rinehart Clinic in Wheeler. A clinic location in South Tillamook County is being finalized. For more information and for appointments, please call Tillamook Medical Group at 503-842-5546 or toll free from North Tillamook County at (503)-368-6544 ext. 2115.

Dr. Doherty enjoys jogging, biking, flyfishing, scuba diving, boating and spending time with his cat and dog. Welcome to Tillamook, Dr. Doherty!