Up to 70% of the US Population suffer from Overweight & Obesity. This is the disease of the century. Dr. Rifai is an expert in managing weight and helping patient maintain a healthier weight.
Obesity is divided into different classes. Treatment options are different per class.
There are two types of Diabetes (dangerously elevated blood sugar).
One kind only responds to Insulin Treatment and the other kind is responsive to diet/exercise as well as oral pills and in some cases needs Insulin.
Diabetes is a dangerous disease with many complications. It is linked directly to heart disease, peripheral vascular disease, neuropathy, kidney failure, retinopathy (disease of the retina in the eyes leading to blindness) and many others.
This is High Cholesterol which is a risk factor for Heart Disease, Stroke and Pancreatitis as well as Peripheral Vascular Disease. Lipids need to be checked once a year at the least to screen for this common problem.
To learn more, please check the US National Library of Health.
There are many reasons for High Cholesterol and High Triglycerides.
We can help getting those reasons addressed and provide appropriate treatment.
Acid Reflux or Heartburn is very common. Sometimes it could be related to diet or weight.
Sometimes it could be related to certain stomach or esophagus conditions.
Dr. Rifai can evaluate this condition and treat. In some cases, a visit with a stomach doctor might be necessary.
In this day and age, many stressors take over our lives and sometimes progress to depression. Mood issues may present as bodily changes. Sometimes, it may not be clear which one is which. Dr. Rifai helps her patients find the tools and may prescribe medications to help stabilize the mood. Why wait?
Thyroid disease is common and sometimes missed.
Blood tests may detect this problem. In some cases, treatment with Thyroid Hormone supplementation can be provided.
Have you had your Thyroid checked?
Some patients may need pills or inhalers to help with the symptoms based on the problem.
At Integritas, we examine our patients and can perform Spirometry (a breathing test) to evaluate our patients.
This painful common joint problem can be related to advanced age or recurrent wear and tear of joints used frequently.
Treatment is dependent on the reason of the problem and/or the patient themselves.
As beautiful as Michigan outdoors are, we sometimes end up paying for spending time outdoors in the fresh air. Michigan has all the four seasons. Many people suffer with Spring and Fall Allergies. Call us to help you with your allergies.
Headaches are some of the most common complaints that bring patients in to their Primary Care Physician.
Many times, the reasons of the headaches can be easily treated & symptoms resolve.
Those are extremely common!
There are many reasons for uncomfortable bowel systems.
Talk to Dr. Rifai to get the needed full evaluation and the needed management.
Referrals are available as needed for procedures such as an EGD (stomach scope) & Colonoscopy (Colon Scope).
This is a link for Information about Gastro-System.
Frequent urination? Painful urination?
Frequent urinary tract infections?
Leaking urine is NOT normal.
Talk to Dr. Rifai to evaluate your symptoms.
Help might be available to provide you relief.
This is blocked arteries/blood vessels that supply the heart. Blocked vessels cause "heart attacks".
Many patients follow with their Cardiologists for their heart health. Sometimes, the PCP may discover the Heart Disease.
Make sure to get your heart checked out and don't wait!
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