Are you looking for a rheumatologist Berkley MI?
Rheumatologists train for many years with some of the best healthcare professionals to learn how to accurately diagnose and treat a variety of complex rheumatic diseases such as musculoskeletal and systemic autoimmune conditions. The main symptoms of most musculoskeletal diseases are dull, achy, or intense pain, mild to sever deformity, joint stiffness with reduced mobility, and swelling. These conditions can affect the muscles, bones, and joints almost anywhere on the body. Rheumatologists are trained professionals responsible for helping people overcome the challenges of living with conditions like inflammatory arthritis, autoimmune diseases, crystal arthritis, osteoarthritis, and more.
Autoimmune diseases affect countless people across the United States every year, and include such conditions as systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, type-1 diabetes mellitus, inflammatory bowel disease, chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy, guillain, psoriasis, myasthenia gravis, grave’s disease, vasculitis, and hashimoto’s thyroiditis. Autoimmune diseases are especially concerning due to their affect on the body. An autoimmune disease can hit the body hard in one of two different ways, with low activity reducing the body’s ability to fend off potentially serious infections and high activity causing the body to react negatively to itself and attack it’s own tissue, both resulting in damage to important parts of the body. If you or someone you know is suffering from an autoimmune disease or other rheumatic diseases, you should seek out advice and treatment from a professional rheumatologist, like Dr. James Dowd. There are many ways a rheumatologist might help treat you, including the use of daily supplements. Supplements including omega-3, vitamin E, selenium, glucosamine sulphate (with or without) chondroitin, and vitamin D are an essential part of life for anyone who has any kind of rheumatic disease.
Rheumatologist Berkley MI
The City of Berkley, Michigan, is now a thriving, modern community, but its history goes back 200 years to 1815. The area around 12 mile, where the Roseland Cemetery now stands, was the site of Ottawa Indian Gardens, where the first settlers first arrived. A few small trees and a drainage ditch was about the city offered for its first settlers. They got their water supply from a flowing artesian spring at Coolidge and 12 Mile. In 1825 Mary Ann Chappell “Mother Handsome,” opened an Inn just north of 11 Mile and she is one of the first known residents and business owners. Six years later, Augustus Ellwood moved his family to Berkley and built a house and a street he named after himself, Ellwood Avenue. In 1910 the first phone line was strung and connected just 10 subscribers and in 1913 all the farms were sold and turned into the suburbs which would become the Berkley we know today.
Berkley is located less than 40 miles from Brighton MI, and home to many of our clients. Dr. James Dowd is a highly-trained rheumatologist who is proud to offer professional treatment and services to people in and around Berkley, MI, as well as throughout the state of Michigan. People travel from all over the state, including from Berkley, to visit Dr. James Dowd’s office in Brighton because of his extensive knowledge and skill in treating a comprehensive collection of rheumatic conditions in patients of all ages. Typical healthcare facilities have wait times of up to six months for new patients, but at Dr. James Dowd’s office in Brighton we make an effort to see you as soon as possible. We encourage anyone who may be suffering from any rheumatic diseases to call Dr. James Dowd’s office in Brighton as soon as possible to book an appointment.
If you are looking for a rheumatologist Berkley MI, please call our office at 1.810.225.7553 or fill out the form below to schedule your appointment.