“The opioid epidemic is a problem of significant proportions that is only getting worse. At eClinicalWorks, we have a joint responsibility with healthcare providers towards developing solutions to improve patient care,” said Girish Navani, CEO and cofounder of eClinicalWorks.
Dr. Ringo is a native Clevelander who graduated from Bedford High School where she was inducted into The Bedford High School Hall of Fame in 2003.
She is currently serving in the Ohio Army National Guard and was deployed to Baghdad, Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Dr. Ringo is the first African American female in the Ohio Army National Guard to reach rank of Colonel. She is currently the highest ranking African American female in the State of Ohio.
Dr. Ringo is very active in teaching as a Clinical Assistant Professor at Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine. She has dedicated her entire career to the treatment of diseases of the skin. She is very personable when it comes to her interactions with her patients. She sees patients of all ages and is extremely passionate about patient eduction and preventative medicine.
History making combat
veteran hopes to inspire
MAPLE HEIGHTS- Helping to heal the wounds of war, a Bedford High School alumni reflects on a life that has carried her across oceans, to dictators and even to war. Now the combat veteran is sharing her story this Black History Month in hopes it inspires you to never place limits on who you can become.
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Deep Creek Colon and Rectal Surgery, PC
“I wanted to be a physician for as long as I can remember; my mother’s close friend, who was a nurse, continuously encouraged me to become a physician.”
Dr. Dougherty is a native of Northeastern Ohio and completed her Colon and Rectal Surgery training at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation (1999) in Cleveland, Ohio, one of the nation’s finest training programs.
She received her undergraduate degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio (1989). She then moved on to the Medical College of Ohio (now University of Toledo) where she completed her medical degree (1993) and General Surgery Residency (1998).
Dr. Dougherty joined the largest Colorectal Surgery Group in Northern Virginia in 1999 and specializes in all aspects of the Colon and Rectal Surgery field, including Colon Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Diverticulitis, Crohn’s disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Minimally Invasive (Laparoscopic and Robotic) Surgery and Proctology.
She rapidly gained the respect of her peers as demonstrated by continually being named one of the Washington, DC metropolitan area’s “Top Doctors” for colorectal surgeons in polls of area physicians conducted by the Washingtonian Magazine and Northern Virginia Magazine.
She participated locally in numerous educational opportunities for the community and physicians, Quality improvement (QI) projects, and training surgical residents. She has participated on local TV programs, panels, symposiums, advocacy groups and has been featured in the newspaper.
After almost 20 years in Northern Virginia, Dr. Dougherty decided to relocate her practice to Garrett County and the Deep Creek Lake area in the beautiful mountains of Western Maryland beginning in the summer of 2018. She and her family have been coming to the Deep Creek Lake area for over a decade, falling in love with the lake, skiing, all of the outdoor activities and the welcoming Garrett County Community.
Dr. Dougherty and her family have supported the Garrett Regional Medical Center, Hart for Animals, Garrett College, Deep Creek Winter Sports Team, as well as other local organizations for years. She feels very fortunate about the opportunity to become a permanent member of the Garrett County Community.