Pediatrics-Southeast Georgia Physicians Associates is pleased to welcome
board certified pediatrician Kimberly Doherty, MD, to the team.
Doherty began her professional career teaching high school chemistry and
general science in Pennsylvania after completing her Bachelor’s
degree in biochemistry and earning her teaching certification in secondary
education at Albright College in Reading, Penn. “I loved teaching
but I found myself having to discipline more than teach, so it wasn’t
as satisfying as I thought it would be,” Doherty says.
After leaving teaching, Doherty spent the next five years working in clinical
research in New Jersey, Delaware, and Pennsylvania. During her years of
research, Doherty continued to work with young people as a gymnastics
teacher, cheerleading coach, MDA camp counselor, and became involved as
an advocate for abused children, working though the Medical Society of
the District of Columbia Committee on Domestic and Family Violence and
the Cecil County Family Violence Coordinating Council, among others. She
soon felt drawn to enter a field where she could not only help children
but also make a real difference in their lives—pediatrics.
In 2001, she completed her medical degree at Georgetown University. Doherty
completed her training as a resident in pediatrics/physical medicine at
Temple University/Einstein Medical in and a resident in categorical pediatrics
at Crozer-Chester Medical Center in Pennsylvania. While at Crozer-Chester,
she worked extensively with abused children, including those who had suffered
burns, and children with special needs.
It was her own son Ian’s diagnosis of type 1 diabetes that led her
to open her own pediatric practice in Vidalia, Georgia. “When I
diagnosed Ian (now seven), I needed to have more flexibility so I could
be there for him,” she says. Although she, her husband Michael,
and Ian loved the Vidalia area, Doherty says getting insurance on their
own for Ian was difficult and she began looking for an employed opportunity.
That is when she found out about the opening in Camden County.
"I was so impressed with what the Health System is doing in Camden
County to give the community the very best in care and make sure the area’s
children are taken care of,” Doherty says. “The people here
are also very warm and we love the beautiful environment. I’m looking
forward to making our home here.”
Pediatrics-Southeast Georgia Physicians Associates is a member of Cooperative
Healthcare Services, Inc., which is a strategic affiliate of Southeast
Georgia Health System. The practice offers a comprehensive pediatric and
adolescent care and is located at 2040 Dan Proctor Drive, Suite 140, St.
Marys, GA, 31558. For more information, call (912) 673-8000 or visit www.sghs.com.