Celiac Disease Expert
Dr. Doherty was drawn to Naturopathic Medicine over 15 years ago because of her own chronic health issues. She had seen physicians of all different specialties since childhood and no one could explain her chronic symptoms that included rashes, IBS, anemia, bone pain, frequent infections and bruising. When she discovered Naturopathic Medicine’s blending of current clinical sciences with a natural approach to treatment she immediately switched gears from a fine arts background to pre-med and has never looked back.
After being in practice for five years she discovered the source of her chronic illness was in fact gluten and she became a crusader from increasing the understanding of celiac disease and gluten intolerance in both the lay and medical communities. She graduated with her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine in 1998 from Bastyr University in Seattle, Wash. She also has a bachelor of science in human sciences from Bastyr and a bachelor of fine arts from Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec.
Dr. Doherty has been honored by two New Hampshire Governors with state appointments.The first was from Governor Shaheen to the New Hampshire Advisory Council on Osteoporosis where she served from 2000-2004. She is currently appointed by Governor Lynch to the New Hampshire Board of Naturopathic Examiners. She was vice president of the New Hampshire Association of Naturopathic Doctors for four years.
She is a medical advisor to the Southern New Hampshire Gluten Intolerance Association and to the national magazine “Living Without” for people with food allergies and intolerance. Dr. Doherty is the national media expert on celiac disease and food allergies for the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians. She has also been asked to comment on celiac disease in the media for the the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors.
She is a sought after national speaker and author of articles on celiac disease and gluten intolerance. She has been invited to lecture at the following prestigious national conferences:
- The Gluten Intolerance Group of North America’s Annual Convention in Chicago in 2005
- The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians Annual Covent ion in Phoenix, Ariz., in 2005
- The New Hampshire Association of Naturopathic Doctors Annual Convention in Nashua, N.H., in 2006
- The Teton Wellness festival in Jackson, Wyo., in 2007
- The Integrative Healthcare Symposium in New York, N.Y., in 2008
- The 2008 Northwest Naturopathic Physicians Annual Convention in Vancouver, B.C.
- The New York Association of Naturopathic Physicians in New York, N.Y., in October 2008
She has published articles in local and national publications including the Naturopathic Doctor News and Review (NDNR), Living Without magazine, the Broadcaster and the NH Mirror magazine. She has written for the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors websites.
Dr. Doherty is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and the New Hampshire Association of Naturopathic Doctors. She has been a licensed naturopathic doctor in NH since 1999. Dr. Doherty has been privileged to work with thousands of people from all over the United States and from Japan, Australia, England, Denmark, Bermuda, Dubai, Canada and Nepal.
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