In 1836, Charles Noble purchased land in an area of forest and founded Mason Center. He knew that Michigan would be seeking a central location for a new capital when it became a state. In 1847, the state chose Lansing Township to be its capital due its potential for water power. Mason may have missed out on becoming the capital city, but this tiny Michigan town still has much to offer visitors and residents alike. Throughout each spring and summer, Mason hosts a number of festivals, concerts, fairs and parades that celebrate small town life. The City of Mason strives to build and maintain a sense of community among its residents that extends to every aspect of life, even to medical care.
It’s important to feel like you’re being cared for when accessing health care services, 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 or physical therapists, so be sure to ask a prospective physician whether they have any affiliations with related practices. A good rheumatologist will be knowledgeable about research efforts and the development of new treatments options. Also, look for a rheumatologist with an office that is accessible, and has convenient hours to ensure you get the care you need.
Rheumatologist Mason MI
Dr. James Dowd is an award-winning rheumatologist whose practice serves Lower Michigan. Dr. Dowd is board certified in adult and pediatric rheumatology, and integrative holistic medicine as well. He serves as an Associate Professor of Human Medicine at Michigan State University. His accomplishments through founding the Arthritis Institute of Michigan make him an excellent choice to provide the care you need. Make an appointment today to start on your path to greater understanding of your body, and to a life of greater health and comfort.
To schedule an appointment for a rheumatologist Mason MI, please call our office at 1.810.225.7553 or fill out the form below.