Dr. James Dowd, MD

Dr. James Dowd, MD

Rheumatology  ·  
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Age 55
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Dr. James Dowd, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Brighton, MI and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from University Of Texas Medical School At Houston in 1987 and specializes in rheumatology and pediatric rheumatology.

10484 Citation Dr Ste 100

Brighton, MI 48116

Contact Information

(810) 225-7553

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • HAP Insurance
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Priority Health

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Dowd performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Rheumatoid Arthritis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Autoimmune Diseases
very high
more than 99% of peers
Arthritis
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Dowd's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

2  Specialties

  • Rheumatology
  • Pediatric Rheumatology

2  Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Rheumatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Pediatrics*
  • Rheumatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

83  Conditions Treated

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3  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University Of Texas Medical School At Houston
    Medical School | Graduated 1987
  • University At Buffalo State University Of New York
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • University At Buffalo State University Of New York
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991
  • University Tex Sw
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1995

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Dowd has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Dowd's Reviews

3.5
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Dowd to family and friends
22 total reviews (7 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (22)

  • 5
    (13)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (2)
  • 1
    (7)

Dr. Dowd's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (7)

I don't understand people who go to a doctor for advice and then complain about the advice. Dr. Dowd suggested the pailo diet and I have lost 20 lbs. I am able to walk down the stairs in the morning without having to grab the rail as well as having the other hand on the opposite wall. I still...more
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I, like many of the other patients that left reviews, experienced the same type of behavior from Dr. Dowd. He spent the time with me lecturing on the Paleo diet and also that I needed to read this book and I would be cured. If diet and reading books would cure people, wow, why isn't that...more
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What a jerk. Focused the entire appointment on my weight and neglected what the blood work. Compared me to a rat. Yes dumb rats overeat and so do dumb humans. Smart rats can learn to eat healthy and so can smart humans. The smart patient found an intelligent physician who ordered the proper tests...more
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Arrogant, wants to sell his book and vitamin he endorses. Completely focuses on the wrong things and loves to hear himself talk. He does not listen to the patient and seeing him is a waste of money and time.
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I came to Dr Dowd on the recommendation of my PC. I found him to be arrogant and disinterested. I came with complaints of joint pain. That was not the focus of my appointment with him. He chose to focus on my weight, which he mention a dozen times, He insisted on the Paleo diet instead of what...more
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