The village of Dixboro sits quietly just east of Ann Arbor. In 1824, a retired ship captain named John Dix bought 450 acres of land and began to build. He built a sawmill and a gristmill to establish income and industry. Within just a few years, the village grew to include a blacksmith, a creamery, a cooperage (where barrels are made), three taverns, and the general store, which still stands to this day. Early in its history, the growth and success of the village led it residents to believe that their community would grow to be larger than Ann Arbor. This hope was fueled by the construction of the second Michigan railroad. When the developers chose a route along the Huron River, the new railroad line passed through the nearby Ypsilanti instead. Since then, Dixboro has remained a small, tightly-knit community of neighbors who prefer its charm and slower pace of living.
Sometimes, slowing things down can be just what we need; however, if you are slowing down because of pain and swelling in your joints, it may be time to talk with your doctor. Your doctor may prescribe a drug or other course of treatment, including being referred to a rheumatologist. Rheumatologists specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of autoimmune diseases that often cause swelling and pain, like rheumatoid arthritis, more commonly referred to as RA. When choosing a rheumatologist, it’s important to remember that you may also need the care of other specialists, like occupational or physical therapists, so be sure to ask a prospective specialist about affiliations they may have with related practices.
Rheumatologist Dixboro MI
Dr. James Dowd is an award-winning rheumatologist, serving Lower Michigan. He is board certified in integrative holistic medicine, as well as adult and pediatric rheumatology. He serves as an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at the Michigan State University College of Human medicine. Dr. James Dowd founded the Arthritis Institute of Michigan and has devoted his practice to helping his patients live fuller lives with greater comfort. Discover what Dr. Dowd can do to improve your health. Call and schedule a consultation today.
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