Dr. Scott Doughty is the start-up inspiration of UP Holistic Medicine. A Family Medicine specialist, Dr. Doughty first moved to Marquette in 1992 for training at the MGH/MSU affiliated Residency. Since then, he has spent 14 of his 24 years as an MD in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, most recently teaching, as a faculty member at the residency where he first trained here in Marquette. For ten years, he was fortunate to work with the Indian Health Service in Zuni, New Mexico. There, his patients were largely Zuni and Navajo, and for most of that time, he directed the hospital’s Diabetes Program. For his entire career, Dr. Doughty has prioritized connecting with his patients, and over the past 7 years, expanding his interest and skills in integrative and functional medicine. In that time, he has found more joy, excitement, and success in caring for patients than at any other time in his career. His wife, Amy, a certified nurse-midwife, is currently working full-time as homeschool teacher with their daughters, Brooke, Maren, and Raina. Amy is studying herbal medicine for women’s health with Dr. Aviva Jill Romm, and will join the UPHM staff in the near future.