Michael Dougherty, MD

Adjunct Professor of Medicine

UNC Health Provider

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Specialties

Gastroenterology and Hepatology
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 12:30 PM - 5:00 PM 8:00 AM - 5:00 PMClosed Today Closed Today Closed Today
Accepting New Patients

Location Information

REX Digestive Healthcare
781 Avent Ferry Road
Suite 204
Holly Springs, NC 27540
US
Handicap Accessible
Phone:
Fax:
(919) 791-2041

Hours

Day of the WeekHours
Monday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday12:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
FridayClosed
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

About the Provider

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Subspecialties

  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Esophageal Diseases and Swallowing Disorders
  • General Gastroenterology

Provider Details

Type: Clinician, Researcher
Gender: Male

About Michael Dougherty, MD

I see patients with a broad range of gastrointestinal (GI) disorders and perform endoscopic procedures. My research interests are aimed at an end-goal of extending access to GI services to all populations in a rational and responsible manner. I have a particular interest in luminal cancer prevention, specifically for gastric and colorectal cancer, as well as esophageal disease. With regard to methodology, I have experience in observational epi...
I see patients with a broad range of gastrointestinal (GI) disorders and perform endoscopic procedures. My research interests are aimed at an end-goal of extending access to GI services to all populations in a rational and responsible manner. I have a particular interest in luminal cancer prevention, specifically for gastric and colorectal cancer, as well as esophageal disease. With regard to methodology, I have experience in observational epidemiologic studies, systematic reviews and meta-analysis, and studies of the gut microbiota. I also collaborate with researchers and clinicians from other institutions on investigations and endoscopic procedure outreach in Central America.

UNC Health Affiliations

  • UNC Hospitals
  • UNC Health Rex

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Medical School

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2007 - 2012

Fellowship

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2016 - 2020
  • Area: Gastroenterology

Internship and Residency

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 2012 - 2015
  • Area: Internal Medicine

Bachelor of Arts

  • Emory University
  • Area: Philosophy and Spanish

Certifications

  • Internal Medicine, Board Certified, 2015
  • Internal Medicine-Gastroenterology, Board Certified, 2019
Procedures: endoscopic; Research: underserved populations, health outcomes, implementation science, healthcare access, observational epidemiologic studies, systematic reviews and meta-analysis, studies of the gut microbiota
Luminal cancer prevention, specifically for gastric and colorectal cancer; esophageal disease

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Commercial Plans (Other than Aetna Whole Health)
  • Aetna Whole Health (Tier 2)
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage Plans (Other than Aetna Prime HMO)
  • AmeriHealth Caritas North Carolina Medicaid
  • BCBSNC Commercial Plans
  • North Carolina State Employees Health Benefit Plan (Active employees)
  • BCBSNC Blue Home with UNC Health Alliance
  • BCBSNC Medicare Advantage (Other than Experience Health)
  • Healthy Blue Medicaid
  • Carolina Complete Health Medicaid (Centene)
  • Cigna Commercial Plans (Other than Cigna Connect)
  • Cigna Secure Medicare Advantage
  • Contigo Health Plan (WakeMed employees only)
  • Humana Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Humana Medicare Private Fee-for-Service
  • North Carolina State Employee Health Benefit Plan (Medicare Advantage for retirees)
  • Liberty Advantage Medicare Advantage
  • MedCost PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare Commercial Plans
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage
  • UnitedHealthcare Exchange (ACA) Plans
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan Medicaid
  • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network
  • WellCare of North Carolina Medicaid
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