When Dr. James Dowd founded the Arthritis Institute of Michigan, he made it his mission to create a treatment center that is focused on the specialized needs of patients with rheumatologic diseases that affect the musculoskeletal system, and systemic autoimmune conditions that affect the bones, joints, muscles and spine. Over time, the inflammation caused by these diseases causes pain, swelling and deformity. Arthritis is a group of diseases that affects nearly 40 million people in the United States. Dr. Dowd has dedicated his research to discovering new treatments and improving the outcomes and quality of life for people with arthritis. Through his work with the Arthritis Institute of Michigan, Dr. James Dowd has discovered the influence that vitamin D levels have on our overall health and sense of well being.
When patients come to Dr. Dowd seeking treatment, they undergo assessments of dietary intake, sleep patterns, work habits and laboratory analysis of nutritional levels to create a picture of the complete individual, rather than a collection symptoms and ailments. In keeping with this commitment to personalized care, the Brighton, Michigan facility that the institute calls home is specially-designed around the physical needs of patients. With covered, curbside drop-off, a clinical research facility, an infusion suite and natural lighting throughout, this barrier-free facility offers comforting care, effective treatment and personalized service. As a comprehensive arthritis treatment center, patients of the Institute come seeking treatment for arthritis, but Dr. Dowd and the Institute see patients for so much more. In addition to arthritis treatment, patients come to Dr. Dowd seeking treatment for symptoms of vitamin D deficiency that include: fatigue, joint pain and swelling, muscle pain and weakness, chronic pain, headaches, bowel and bladder problems, high blood pressure and sleep issues. Patients who suffer from increased wintertime depression have found relief from vitamin D therapy with Dr. Dowd. The benefits vitamin therapy allow patients to get their lives back naturally, without unnecessary drugs
The effect of Dr. Dowd’s groundbreaking work is best expressed by his patients, who say, “I would recommend Dr . Dowd to anyone suffering with RA. When I first came to see him I couldn’t even put on my clothes without help. I do everything with my hands and every joint was inflamed and swollen. After treating with Dr. Dowd for two months I was back doing everything I could do before. I call him the Magic Man. Thank you Dr. Dowd.”
Dr. James Dowd is an adult and pediatric rheumatologist who serves patients throughout lower Michigan. He and his caring staff have made it their mission to improve your quality of life through comprehensive nutritional instruction and arthritis treatment. To learn more about Dr. James Dowd and his breakthrough, “The Vitamin D Cure” or to schedule an appointment, call 1.810.225.7553 or fill out the form in the sidebar today.