Are you looking for a rheumatologist Oak Grove MI?
Dr. James Dowd is board-certified internal medicine physician, in both pediatric and adult rheumatology, who treats the debilitating symptoms of arthritis and other autoimmune diseases that cause inflammation, swelling and pain in joints, muscles, ligaments and other connective tissue. As the founding physician of the Arthritis Institute of Michigan, Dr. Dowd has changed the lives of the ailing through nutritional assessment and instruction, as well as effective treatment that is founded on the latest research. The Arthritis Institute of Michigan is based in a barrier-free facility that features a covered drop-off area and natural lighting to help make the treatment comfortable and convenient.
As a comprehensive arthritis treatment center, patients of the institute come seeking treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis, Gout, Psoriatic Arthritis, Inflammatory Diseases, Scleroderma, Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Psoriatic Arthritis, Ankylosing-Spondylitis, childhood Arthritis and joint problems, pain in the knee, hip, back, neck or shoulder and vitamin D deficiency. Through his exciting research, rheumatologist Dr. James Dowd discovered that most of us need far more vitamin D for optimum health than modern diets and lifestyles provide. In the summer months, we consume more fruits and vegetables and spend more time outside, raising our vitamin D absorption and elevating mood. In the winter months, cold weather forces us to spend more time indoors, and our vitamin D levels drop. This vitamin deficiency can make you feel tired, depressed and sore and it can have a serious effect on your health. In addition to the symptoms of the many types of arthritis, vitamin D deficiency has been linked to osteoporosis, heart disease, autoimmune diseases (like multiple sclerosis, systemic lupus, erythematosis and others), metabolic syndrome, high blood pressure, poor concentration and memory, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and cancer. Patients coming to Dr. Dowd for fatigue, pain, depression and other complaints undergo a thorough assessment of dietary intake, exercise habits, work habits and lifestyle that allow Dr. Dowd and his staff to create a unique and effective plan for successful long-term treatment.
Rheumatologist Oak Grove MI
Dr. Dowd serves the small Livingston County community of Oak Grove, and cities and towns throughout Lower Michigan. Oak Grove is primarily an agricultural and residential area, where neighbors are separated by wide planting fields, but remain united by a strong sense of community. Nearby creeks and streams provide irrigation for crops and recreation for residents. When you or someone you love is plagued by pain and fatigue, or has been referred to a rheumatologist for treatment, call Dr. James Dowd for treatment that is centered around you.