Dr. Doherty went in to medicine due to her own mysterious, life long illnesses. She suffered from many seemingly unrelated symptoms, and even though she saw doctors from multiple specialties, no one could explain her seriously deteriorating health.
After being diagnosed with immune failure in 2003, she was not likely to survive into her mid thirties. She discovered gluten was the culprit, and after her immune system miraculously healed, she started crusading to educate people to the potential dangers of gluten. She became a national speaker and the author of countless articles on celiac disease and gluten intolerance to help spread awareness.
Dr. Doherty earned Bachelor of Science in Humans Sciences in 1993, and went on to a Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University in Seattle, in 1998She also has a Bachelor of Fine Arts, from Concordia University in Montreal. Since 1999, she has been a licensed naturopathic doctor in private practice in New Hampshire. She co-founded Balance Point Natural Medicine with her acupuncturist husband, Sean Doherty, whom she practiced with until he passed away at the age of 46 in 2015.
In 2010, she was honored to be invited as 1 of the top 50 international celiac experts to contribute to the American Gastroenterological Association’s award-winning book "Real Life With Celiac Disease". She co-authored the chapter on supplements for celiac disease, with her dear friend, Melinda Dennis, R.D, M.S., LDN. In 2013, she authored several articles and was a peer reviewer for Harvard Medical School's website CeliacNow.org.
In 2013 she was voted Doctor of the Year for New Hampshire by her colleagues from the New Hampshire Association of Naturopathic Doctors. She has been voted best holistic practitioner in her area on and off for years. She has been appointed by two governors to serve on State Boards, including the New Hampshire Osteoporosis Advisory Council and the New Hampshire Board of Naturopathic Examiners. She served as vice president of the New Hampshire Association of Naturopathic Doctors for five years. She has consulted with patients from all over the United States and from over a dozen countries worldwide.
"My goal is to empower people to learn how to troubleshoot and manage their recovery to maximize their quality of life."