Lima Township, Michigan is located about 20 miles west of Ann Arbor. The town was established in 1832 when the first post office went up. The town was originally called Mill Creek but later changed to Lima. Asa Williams was Postmaster at that time and the township was officially platted by three of the first residents, Shaw, Freer and Abram Arnold. At the first town meeting, the newly elected supervisor, Russel Parker, along with other town officials, made their first vote to pass a resolution for the township to offer a bounty on wolf scalps. Lima Township had a hopeful beginning. It was located along the Mill River which provided a substantial amount of hydraulic power. The main street of town also ran right through to the larger town of Ann Arbor. Unfortunately, the railroad, The Michigan Central, decided to bypass Lima and ran through Chelsea and Dexter instead. This caused for a decline in the town in its early years.
Dr. James Dowd has successfully treated patients in Lima Michigan and its surrounding cities for more than 20 years. Dr. 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. Rheumatic diseases affect joints and muscles. Osteoarthritis is caused by wear and tear of your joints and mostly affects hips, knees, neck, lower back, fingers and feet. Other forms of arthritis are caused by immune system issues. There are over 100 forms of rheumatic disease and your rheumatologist can help you find the best ways to treat your specific type. Dr. Dowd’s treatments are the most up-to-date and based on the latest research and development in the area of rheumatology, including his research into the benefits of vitamin D. His book, The Vitamin D Cure, outlines ways you can increase your vitamin D levels, and the benefits associated, such as increased energy, weight loss, improved mood and reduced pain. Reduced levels of vitamin D are very common due to lack of sun exposure and inadequate intake of green leafy vegetables and cold water fish such as salmon, tuna, and sardines.
Dr. Dowd can help you live a healthier life, even if you are coping with chronic conditions such as inflammatory conditions and other rheumatic conditions, which impact joint health. We invite you to learn more about how you can feel better and be better. Dr. Dowd will be happy to answer any of your health related questions. The Arthritis Institute of Michigan is currently accepting new patients. To schedule an appointment, please call our office at 1.810.225.7553 or fill out the form below.