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Samaritan Orthopedic Surgeons Welcomes New Podiatrist

Podiatrist Scott Doherty, DPM, has recently joined Samaritan Orthopedic Surgeons in Newport. Prior to joining Samaritan Health Services, Doherty spent five years practicing with Tillamook Regional Medical Center. Prior to that, Doherty was the sole podiatrist at the Joint Ambulatory Care Clinic (JACC) of the Department of Veterans Affairs Gulf Coast Healthcare System in Pensacola, Florida. The JACC is the largest VA clinic in the nation.

Doherty grew up in Chicago and served in the U.S. Coast Guard from 1982 to 1986, receiving several commendations before being honorably discharged as a veteran. He earned a bachelor’s degree in biology with a minor in chemistry from University of Northern Iowa and a doctorate in podiatric medicine from Des Moines University - Osteopathic Medical Center.

Following medical school, Doherty completed three years of comprehensive podiatric surgical residency training in several locations, including the VA Maryland Healthcare System in Baltimore where he utilized the latest practices in wound care and hyperbaric oxygen treatment for high risk diabetic patients; the University of Maryland Medical Center/Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore where he completed a three-month plastic surgery and trauma rotation in association with The Johns Hopkins Hospital; National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, and Womack Army Hospital at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, where he gained extensive experience in treating soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division and U.S. Special Forces returning from war in the Middle East.

Doherty treats patients with conditions affecting the foot, ankle and related structures of the leg including diabetic foot care, wound healing, sports medicine, trauma, geriatric and primary podiatric care and elective surgeries.

In his free time, he enjoys biking, fly fishing, scuba diving, home repairs, boating and spending time with his cat and dog.

For more information, call Samaritan Orthopedic Surgeons at 541-265-9266.