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Dr. Catherine Doty
Since the beginning of her career, CPM&R Medical Director Dr. Catherine Doty has pursued an innovative and forward-thinking path to providing exceptional patient care. One of only a handful of triple board-certified physicians in the U.S., Dr. Doty’s certifications include Pediatrics, Physical Medicine, and Rehabilitation. This unique combination has allowed Dr. Doty to provide comprehensive care to patients of all ages, and her goal with CPM&R is to move past the constraints set on doctors by insurance companies and fully use all her skills and knowledge to offer patients help when and how it’s needed.
Dr. Doty earned an undergraduate degree in biology and a medical degree from the University of Missouri Kansas City. She completed her internship and residency in Pediatrics at the University of Kentucky A. B. Chandler Medical Center, practiced pediatrics at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, then moved to Little Rock to complete her residency in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the University of Arkansas Medical Center. Dr. Doty then returned to St. Louis and joined the faculty at Washington University School of Medicine – first as an assistant professor in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, then as a clinical instructor in Pediatrics through St. Louis Children’s Hospital Division of Newborn Medicine. After stints in private practice and as the Pediatric Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation medical consultant at SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital, Dr. Doty served as the medical director for St. Louis PM&R/Breakthrough Pain Relief Clinics.
Passionate about continuing to grow and develop her medical skills, Dr. Doty has completed post-graduate work and special training in everything from medical acupuncture to ultrasound-guided limb and spine procedures to life care planning. She also is a Fellow of the American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and is on the Member Councils for pain medicine, musculoskeletal medicine, and pediatric rehabilitation. Additionally, Dr. Doty is a Physician Member of the International Association for Dance Medicine & Science.
A St. Louis native, Dr. Doty is an avid horsewoman, dog lover, and bird watcher. In her spare time, she and her husband Steve enjoy playing with their three sweet but high maintenance dogs, traveling, and rock concerts.
Dr. Michael Vishion
For nearly 20 years, Dr. Michael Vishion has been on a passionate quest to help patients of all ages rehabilitate from injuries, recover from illnesses, and maintain optimum health. A strong believer in a multidisciplinary approach to pain management and rehabilitation, Dr. Vishion has partnered with triple board-certified physiatrist (rehabilitation medicine specialist) Dr. Catherine Doty at CPM&R to offer patients thorough and effective treatment plans that get them back to active living as quickly as possible. Dr. Vishion has special expertise in diagnosing and treating difficult medical issues, including Ehlers Danlos Syndrome and post-concussion syndrome, and in working with dancers and other young athletes.
Beyond his medical experience, Dr. Vishion is an entrepreneur who has owned and/or operated health clinics for more than 17 years. Using his strategic thinking and problem solving skills to run chiropractic and pain management rehabilitation clinics, Dr. Vishion has experience in all facets of business from managing finances and human resources to training staff and marketing. Additionally, he has been a longtime advocate of patient education to prevent injuries before they happen. Dr. Vishion has created many educational programs and delivered them through public speaking, seminars, and radio engagements.
Watching his mother struggle to recover from a serious car accident until finding strong chiropractic care planted the seeds for a medical career in Dr. Vishion at a young age. A talented multi-sport athlete in high school, Dr. Vishion was offered a college football scholarship before being sidelined by an injury. He retired from football and earned a bachelor of science in biology and a doctor of chiropractic degree from Logan University. After several years as a solo practitioner, Dr. Vishion served as clinical director and chief operating officer of a large St. Louis multidisciplinary clinic. Today, he is clinic director of CPM&R and continues to provide hands-on care for patients every day.
Dr. Vishion is a St. Louis native and a passionate sports fan. He and his wife Paula have four children, including a Division II college football player and a competitive dancer, and live in West County St. Louis.