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About Dr. Josephine P Dhar
Dr. Josephine P Dhar, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Detroit, MI. She has 36 years of experience. Her specialties include Internal Medicine and Rheumatology. Dr. Dhar is affiliated with DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan, DMC Children's Hospital of Michigan and Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Dhar has received 2 awards. She speaks English.
Dr. Josephine P Dhar has the following 2 specialties
- Internal Medicine
An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.
A rheumatologist is a physician who has received extensive training in diagnosing and treating rheumatic conditions. Rheumatic conditions involve the joints, soft tissues, autoimmune system, vascular system, and connective tissues.
Some of the conditions that rheumatologists treat are rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, gout, sarcoidosis, vasculitis, and lupus. These are all conditions that involve a lot of pain and make mobility difficult. Rheumatologists use medications, such as analgesics, NSAIDs, steroids, DMARDs, infliximab, and adalimumab, as well as occupational therapy, in order to decrease pain and improve a patient's quality of life.
- Hip Osteoarthritis
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Rheumatic Diseases
- Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
- Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience.
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At my first visit, she told me what her diagnosis was and with no compassion or assurance, informed me I had a chronic condition and would not live another 10 years. I had heard from a friend that they would recommend her & after seeing 2 different rheumatologist who misdiagnosed my condition, I reluctantly followed up with her for my treatment.I'm still alive, and it's been 16 years now. I stopped seeing her, after following her from DMC to Henry Ford & then back to DMC. She treated me for 5 years (seeing her at least once every month), when I was informed Dr. Dhar's schedule was full and they had to cancel my appointment & didn't have another opening for over 3 months! I was having a flare-up and very sick, her staff toldme just to go to the emergency room. I was hospitalized for over a week & she never saw or spoke to me once! The Doctor overseeing my care couldn't even contact her. I guess I should thank her for not seeing me, because I found another specialist and I'm still alive! I would not have been alive 10 years as she had told me, because she had prescribed medications to me, and I was just getting worse. She never once explained some of the medications had very serious consequences and you had to judge whether the benefits would outweigh the risks. I was never told about the risks and had I not went to the other Dr. I would not have been given a test to find out if the medication I was taking had done any damage to my organs. They had & at any time minutes, hours, or a few days, only God knows, I would have died. My adrenal glands had completely shut down & they affect every bodily function. Without treatment I would have gone into adrenal shock and died!I had to wait HOURS to see her and most of her staff were rude, uncaring, and incompetent. They even lost my charts more than once & of course, she couldn't remember any information from my prior visits. She would have her patients wait hours.....not because she was spending a lot of time with each one, but because she was overbooked & had to speed through your visit! She was in this profession not to help people, but to make MONEY! That's why she switched hospitals so much.Well, that's behind me now, I just had to write this review, to warn others what they may experience.
Patients' Choice Award (2014)
Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2014, 2012)
Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.
Dr. Dhar is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
36 Years Experience
Wayne State University School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1982
Wayne State University School Of Medicine
Dr. Josephine P Dhar accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
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Locations & DirectionsWayne State University Physicians Group, 4160 John R St Ste 917, Detroit, MI
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