Are you looking for a rheumatologist Dearborn MI?
From the Historic Dearborn Inn to the Automotive Hall of Fame, Dearborn is the 8th largest city in the state of Michigan. Home to almost 100,000 residents, this popular city has a long history. First settled by Europeans in the late 1700’s, Dearborn was named after General Henry Dearborn of the American Revolution. Incorporated in 1893, Dearborn is most famous as the historic home of Henry Ford. Today, home to the Henry Ford Museum, Michigan’s most visited attraction, Dearborn is one of the most popular areas for visitors in the Metro Detroit area.
Dearborn was first settled by farmers who built their homesteads along the Rouge River. Eventually the town spread out from there and played a significant role in both the Revolutionary War and the Civil War. During the Civil War, an arsenal was constructed which supplied arms to the Union troops. Today that former arsenal makes up two of the museums buildings where tourists can visit the “Commandant’s Quarters” and the McFadden-Ross House which originally held much of the arsenal. Paintings, artifacts and items of historical significance are some of the buildings interesting contents. A third building, the Gardner House is also maintained by the Dearborn Historical Museum and is one of Dearborn’s oldest surviving structures outside of Greenfield Village. The home, which was once the home of one of Henry Ford’s longtime friends, is open to the public and gives visitors a glimpse of what life was like over 200 years ago. The museum is one of Dearborn’s less known treasures but well worth visiting.
Henry Ford’s role in boosting the city of Dearborn’s growth stemmed from the 1917 construction of the Ford Rouge Plant, which today is open for tours. The unprecedented growth of Ford Motor Company in Dearborn eventually led to Henry Ford choosing Dearborn as its World Headquarters. Dearborn is home to many popular and historical attractions such as Greenfield village, the Henry Ford Museum, Henry Ford’s Fair Lane Estate and the Dearborn Historical museum. Those visiting the Detroit Historical Museum for the first time get a rare look at life in Dearborn before Henry Ford and the influence he had on the city.
Dearborn is home to the University of Michigan’s Dearborn Campus, Henry Ford Community College, the Ford Performing Arts Center, Fairland Shopping Mall and numerous parks and playgrounds and Dearborn’s main drag on Michigan Avenue is lined with some of the best Middle Eastern cuisine in Michigan.
Rheumatologist Dearborn MI
Rheumatic diseases are painful and chronic conditions that can strike anyone at any time. While many of these conditions may stem from genetics, other factors are yet to be discovered. Some researchers, however, believe things such as lifestyle, being overweight, infection, nervous system issues, trauma, hormones, environment or metabolic problems may lead to a person’s chances of developing one of the many rheumatic conditions.
Over 100 rheumatic conditions such as arthritis, childhood arthritis and joint problems, sclerodoma, gout and fibromyalgia each with dozens of symptoms, impact tens of millions of Americans in many different ways. These conditions are considered the number one cause of reduced mobility. Rheumatic diseases are often marked by inflammation of the connective tissues like cartilage, tendons and synovial tissues and can cause redness, pain and swelling of the joints.
While you may enjoy a time with few symptoms, other times, the symptoms ranging from inflammation to often excruciating pain, to limited range of motion may come quickly and without warning. In times like these, you may find it difficult to get around easily or even deal with otherwise ordinary everyday things like going to the store or out for a day trip to the museum or the park with your family. Being able to deal with these symptoms may seem impossible, however, rheumatologists are experienced in how to best handle these and other symptoms and make it so you can enjoy more of your life.
Your general physician may be part of your initial diagnosis but it is likely that they will refer you to a specialist. Rheumatologists are board-certified doctors with specialized training in the diagnosis and treatment of rheumatic diseases and can help diagnose these conditions at their earliest stages. Your rheumatologists can assess your symptoms and determine whether you are suffering a temporary joint injury or a chronic condition. People often assume it’s the former and attempt to treat themselves which can delay essential treatments. Early diagnosis and treatment are imperative to determine the type of rheumatic disease and begin the appropriate treatment as soon as possible. Early treatment can not only slow the progression of the disease but minimize the amount joint damage which can be permanent, painful and disabling. While most of these chronic conditions have no cure, treatment is available that can improve your quality of life. Doctors who specialize in rheumatic conditions receive 4 years of medical school and additional training in internal or pediatric medicine, plus receive 2 to 3 years of specialized training in the field of rheumatology and may also be board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.
Once diagnosis is made, you can discuss treatment options with your rheumatologist. There are a number of over the counter as well as prescribed medications that can relieve some of the pain and swelling that is associated with rheumatic conditions, however, patients must be monitored while using some of these medications to avoid adverse reactions. Dr. James Dowd is the author of The Vitamin D Cure and uses an innovative approach to treating his patients that includes, nutrition, exercise and lifestyle changes that can relieve symptoms and slow down the progress of rheumatic disease. While medications only masks the pain and symptoms, Dr. Dowd’s treatments that include increasing levels of Vitamin D are helping patients feel better and decrease their dependence on medications. With over 20 years of research and experience, Dr. Dowd’s patients who follow his approach using diet and exercise while carefully increasing Vitamin D levels through sun exposure, have significantly decreased their symptoms. Patients have lost weight, improved their mood, increased their energy, reduced their pain and improved their overall health and well-being.
About Dr. James Dowd, a Dearborn MI Rheumatologist
Dr. James Dowd is an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. He is board certified in integrative holistic medicine, adult rheumatology, and pediatric rheumatology. Dr. Dowd is proud to lead the way on the latest research and advancements regarding new treatments in the area of rheumatology and provides quality, compassionate healthcare for his patients.
The Arthritis Institute of Michigan is located in the city of Brighton, less than 45 minutes from Dearborn. Many of our clients come from the Dearborn area. If you are tired of missing out and looking for a rheumatologist Dearborn MI, call us today at 1.810.225.7553 or fill out the form below:
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