MICHIGAN CHAPTER ARTHRITIS SPECIALISTS LIST

Click here to view a complete list of the Arthritis Foundation Michigan Chapter Specialists

Arthritis is a term that refers to a group of over 100 diseases and conditions that primarily affect the joints, muscles and surrounding tissues. Arthritis symptoms can primarily include pain, stiffness, or swelling in and around the joints. Anyone who is experiencing these symptoms should seek prompt medical attention. Early and accurate diagnosis of arthritis can help people avoid undue pain, limited activity, and permanent disability.

If you are experiencing joint symptoms, you might want to consult an arthritis specialist, called a rheumatologist. Rheumatologists are doctors who specialize in treating people who have persistent aches and pains. They are specially trained to determine whether you have arthritis and, if so, the kind you have and the best course of treatment for you. A rheumatologist first receives training in internal medicine or pediatrics, then further specialized training.

The Arthritis Foundation Michigan Chapter maintains this list of rheumatologists, called an Arthritis Specialists List. A physician is listed after completing and returning an application documenting his/her eligibility.

Physicians identified on this Arthritis Specialists List have stated that they are licensed in the State of Michigan, that they are accepting new patients, and that they meet at least one of the following criteria for specialists in rheumatology:

  1. Board certified in rheumatology
  2. Completed a rheumatology training program accredited by:
    • Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education
    • Committee on Graduate Medical Education of the American Osteopathic Association
  3. Qualified and board-eligible in rheumatology
  4. Trained before board certification was available and meeting all three of the following criteria:
    a) Completion of training in rheumatology.
    b) Five or more years of experience in the field of rheumatology
    c) Completion of 24 hours of credit in accredited medical education programs in rheumatology over the last three years.


The Arthritis Foundation Michigan Chapter is not in a position to fully evaluate the professional qualifications and competence of individual physicians. The inclusion of a physician in this Arthritis Specialists List should not be interpreted as an endorsement by the Michigan Chapter of a particular physician’s competence and/or qualifications. In instances where a physician is listed as specializing in diagnosis and treatment of a specific form(s) of arthritis, that is based on the physician’s own self-assessment.

 SUPPLEMENT TO ARTHRITIS SPECIALIST DIRECTORY

When they were last surveyed, the following rheumatologists indicated that they were accepting new patients with fibromyalgia diagnoses. Please refer to previous pages in the Arthritis Specialists Directory, organized by county, to locate contact information for these practitioners. Inclusion on this list does not guarantee that a patient will be able to schedule an appointment with a physician; a physician’s ability to accept new patients may change at any time. 

 

Physician Name

Office Location
(by county)

Matthew Adams, MD (pediatric)

                        Wayne

Josephine F. Aloot, MD

Oakland

Imad Al-Azem, MD

Wayne

Ibrahim Algahafeer, MD

Barrien

Madhu Arora, MD

Jackson

Carol Beals, MD

Ingham

Phyllis Birkel, MD

Oakland

Thomas Bryan, MD

Macomb and Wayne

Henry Brystowski, MD, FACR

Macomb and Oakland

Inocencio Cuesta, MD

Oakland

Andrew Daugavietes, MD

Kent

James Dowd, MD

Livingston

Justus Fiechtner, MD

Ingham

Paul Goerke, DO

Wayne

Carla Guggenheim, DO

Ingham

David Hamm, MD

Kent

Violette F. Henein, MD, FACR

Macomb

Richard G. Hylland, MD, FACR

Muskegon

Marcia Johnson, MD

Oakland

Ali Karrar, MD

Genesee

Anita H. Kirsch, MD

Livingston

John Kolstoe, MD

Ingham

James Leisen, MD

Oakland and Wayne

Michael Lubetsky, MD

Oakland

Amar Majjhoo, MD

Macomb

Monika Mohan, MD

Ingham

Ellen Moore, MD (pediatric)

Wayne

Mary Moore, MD (pediatric)

Kalamazoo

Haydon A. Moorman, MD

Kalamazoo

Martin Pevzner, MD

Oakland

Sanjeev Prakash, MD

Saginaw

Parveen Qazi, MD

Oakland

Manveen Saluja, MD

Oakland

Lane B. Scheiber II, MD

Wayne

Jerold Shagrin, MD

Oakland

Robert W. Shurmur, DO

Calhoun

Larry Silverman, MD

Oakland

Joseph Skender, MD

Oakland

Surraya Soares, MD

Wayne

Jolanta Sobotka, MD

Genesee

Satish K. Solanki, MD

Hillsdale

Andrew Sulich, MD

Macomb

Richard Swanson, MD

Van Buren

Niti Thakur, MD

Ingham and Eaton

Luis Torregrossa, MD

Wayne

J. Howard Uhl, MD

Kent

David Vallance, MD

Washtenaw

Susan VanDellen, MD

St. Clair

Harris Weaver, MD

Midland

Joseph Weiss, MD

Wayne

Russel York, MD

Ingham

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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