Carin R. Dougherty, PA-C Providence Medical Group

Physician Assistant, Cardiology
Languages: English
Professional Statement
I have been a physician assistant for 10 years and am dedicated to practicing in cardiology. I am fortunate to be a part of the exceptional team of providers and staff at IHI and greatly enjoy taking care of our diverse cardiac patients.
Education
Institution
Type
Samuel Merritt University - Oakland, CA Certification National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)
Medical School
Personal Interests
Photography, beadwork, traveling
Board Certifications
  • National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, Physician Assistant
Clinical Interests
  • abnormal coronary angiography
  • abnormal ecg
  • abnormal stress test
  • acute bacterial endocarditis
  • adenosine stress test
  • aortic stenosis
  • atherosclerosis
  • atherosclerosis of aorta
  • atrioventricular septal defect
  • autoimmune pericarditis
  • cardiac catheterization
  • cardiac ct
  • cardiac disease in pregnancy
  • cardiac insufficiency
  • cardiac mri
  • cardiac risk assessment
  • cardiac tumor
  • cardiomegaly
  • cardiopulmonary exercise testing
  • carotid intimal thickness
  • cholesterol disorders
  • cholesterol management
  • coronary angiography
  • coronary artery fistula
  • coronary calcium score
  • coxsackie endocarditis
  • diabetic cardiomyopathy
  • dobutamine stress test
  • dysautonomia
  • dyspnea on exertion
  • echocardiography
  • elevated creatine kinase
  • enhanced external counterpulsation
  • exercise intolerance
  • holter monitor
  • hypertension
  • intra-aortic balloon pump
  • intravascular ultrasound
  • ischemic cardiomyopathy
  • laser atherectomy
  • left bundle branch block
  • left-sided heart failure
  • malignant hypertension
  • microvascular dysfunction
  • mitral regurgitation
  • mthfr mutation
  • myocarditis
  • myxoma
  • nuclear cardiology test reading
  • orthopnea
  • palpitations
  • papillary muscle disorders
  • paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia
  • pre-excitation syndrome
  • premature atrial contraction
  • preoperative evaluation
  • preventative cardiology
  • prinzmetals angina
  • pulmonary artery stenosis
  • pulmonary valve disorders
  • pulmonary valve insufficiency
  • pulmonary valve stenosis
  • rheumatic mitral stenosis
  • rheumatic mitral stenosis with insufficiency
  • rhythm disorder
  • right bundle branch block
  • right ventricular hypertrophy
  • rotational atherectomy
  • stress echo cardiogram
  • sudden cardiac death
  • supraventricular tachycardia
  • syncope
  • transesophageal echocardiography
  • transposition of great vessels
  • transthoracic echocardiogram
  • tricuspid regurgitation
  • tricuspid valve disease
  • vasovagal syncope
  • vo2 measurement
PATIENT RATINGS AND COMMENTS

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey.Responses are measured on a 10 - point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5 - point scale in order to display results in a 5 - star rating.Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.5 out of 5 (114 Ratings, 22 Comments)


100

11/17/2017
[...] EVERYONE I've encountered makes me feel as if I am the VIP of patients!
100

11/17/2017
Everyone we have dealt with in the heart institute have been absolutely wonderful!
100

11/06/2017
the excellence of your staff. should be commended. They saved my life
 

10/06/2017
Carin was excellent. I wish that I had seen her sooner. I have recommended Carin to others.
100

10/04/2017
In a previous visit the nurses had been praising this wonderful new doctor practitioner working with Dr. [...]. She is every bit as impressive as they said, with careful attention to my new symptoms. She double-checked with Dr. [...] before letting me go on a referral to a primary care person. I am thrilled with Carin!
80

09/12/2017
I like Carin Dourghty as a NP. [...]
80

09/07/2017
Provider changed prescription, asked that I take my blood pressure for 2 weeks, then call in the results. I did so and heard nothing further. I am not comfortable with the prescription change and feel my blood pressure is not under adequate control.
70

08/31/2017
I felt I wasn't being heard. she said the s was a benign condition that they wouldn't do anything for. Try living with a pounding heart and passing out. This has affected my life dramatically and I felt the way it was handled was, "oh well, live with it". Left the office very upset.
100

08/16/2017
Good.
100

08/03/2017
I enjoy visiting my provider. She is always attentive to my needs, and cares about my health.most doctor visits are somewhat intimading , this office is not ar allscary to visit.
90

07/24/2017
she was excellent. she spent as much time with me as necessary.
90

07/05/2017
Over all good relationship. Adequate time with a reliable provider.
90

07/01/2017
No bad experience but patient has to ask questions as needed.
90

06/01/2017
Most concerned & caring provider I have had ever at PHC facility.
100

05/03/2017
very good experience
100

04/19/2017
Excellent. Answers all my questions. Explains any options I may have and supports my choices and preferences. Makes me feel a part of the process.
100

03/06/2017
Very good.
100

02/26/2017
I was satisfied with the care.
100

02/09/2017
I have made several referrals over the past 12 years.
90

02/02/2017
Carin D was very informed about my medical history and heart condition, attentive to my concerns, and explained my heart conditions and prognosis very well in easily-understandable terms.
70

01/16/2017
My concerns about my constant pain were not heard, but everything else was great. I got all the help I needed for my heart and will go elsewhere to deal with my pain. I now understand the limits of the Heart Institute and will try to mesh all my health needs on my own and rely on my own best judgment.
100

12/23/2016
good
 
International Heart Institute - Montana Cardiology
2829 Great Northern Loop Suite 300
Missoula, MT 59808
406-541-7001
Anaconda Montana Health Center
1102 East Commercial Avenue
Anaconda, MT 59711
406-563-8601
International Heart Institute
500 West Broadway Street
Missoula, MT 59802
406-329-2791
Affiliated Facilities
Providence St. Patrick Hospital
Clark Fork Valley Hospital
Steele Memorial Hospital