Rheumatic diseases can change your life. All rheumatic diseases are autoimmune related and affect not only joints but muscles, bones and organs causing inflammation and pain. The facts tell the story, 30% of those who suffer from rheumatic diseases attribute limitations at work to their disease. Rheumatic diseases are a more frequent cause of activity limitation than heart disease, cancer or diabetes. Damage continues throughout the duration of the disease and can affect vital organs as well as joints limiting your ability to live a normal life.
The cost of these rheumatic conditions is weighed not just in the affects on you as a sufferer but on your family and on society. Your personal well being can be jeopardized as many sufferers have a difficult time coping with new limitations. Furthermore, families are impacted as otherwise young and healthy parents or even children face these limitations. On a broader scale, over $100 billion in medical costs were attributed to rheumatic conditions in the U.S. alone.
Finding a rheumatologist who cares and understands what you are going through is imperative to your health. Making sure you get treatment from your rheumatologist quickly after diagnosis is also a key part of your treatment as the sooner you are treated, the more likely you are to slow or limit further joint damage.
Dr. Dowd offers over 20 years of related practice to the institute. Specializing in rheumatology, Dr. Dowd is board certified in integrative holistic medicine, adult rheumatology and pediatric rheumatology.
The Arthritis Institute of Michigan treats patients as a whole. Offering the highest quality rheumatologic care available, we are committed to helping you not only feel better, but be better.
Rheumatologist Fowlerville MI
Recognizing a need for rheumatologists in Fowlerville, MI, Dr. Dowd opened the Arthritis Institute of Michigan in 1998. Located in Brighton, the Institute is less than 20 miles away and accepting new patients. If you are looking for a rheumatologist in Fowlerville, MI, contact us today.