Medical Specialties - John D. Dingell VA Medical Center, Detroit, Michigan
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John D. Dingell VA Medical Center, Detroit, Michigan

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Medical Specialties

With more than 50 providers, including physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners, the Medicine Service is one of the largest at the John D. Dingell VA Medical Center in Detroit. We provide care both in the outpatient clinic setting, as well as for patients needing inpatient care on the general medicine acute care service, or in the intensive care unit.

Our purpose is to provide state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment to our Veterans who have general medical problems (such as high blood pressure, asthma, or anemia), or for those with medical illnesses that fall within the realm of one of our 11 sub-specialty services, many of which are listed below. The care we provide is enabled by a full array of excellent support services, including Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Pathology and Laboratory, Surgery, and Mental Health.

The Medicine Service is proud to contribute to the Wayne State University School of Medicine as one of its major student and resident education health care facilities. As such, we play a pivotal role in training and teaching those who will be important providers of health care to Veterans for many years to come. In addition, the Medicine Service is making important and “cutting-edge” contributions to the medical community and Veterans through the multiple clinical and laboratory research projects taking place here at all times.

The Medicine Service is here to serve you, the Veteran. We gratefully acknowledge the service you have provided our country, and are proud to care for you and your medical needs. Please click on any of the sub-services listed below for details.

  • Cardiology: The Heart Failure Cardiovascular service line here at the Detroit VAMC is primarily geared toward serving a select group of cardiac patients. The services are provided to these Veterans in both outpatient and inpatient settings.
  • Dermatology: The mission of the Dermatology staff at the John D. Dingell VA Medical Center is to provide expert medical and surgical treatment for disorders of the skin, hair and nails.
  • Endocrinology: The Endocrine section at the John D. Dingell Medical Center provides consultation for all adult endocrine diseases.
  • Gastroenterology/Endoscopy/Liver Clinic: The Gastroenterology and Hepatology Service at the John D. Dingell VA Medical Center provides compassionate, evidence-based, high quality care to all Veterans encompassing the full range of Gastroenterological disorders and liver diseases.
  • Hematology/Oncology: The mission of the hematology and medical oncology section here at the Detroit VA Medical Center, is to provide the most effective treatment, care and support for patients with a large number of blood disorders as well as patients with a diverse number of cancers.
  • Infectious Disease: The Infectious Diseases Service is composed of 4 physician-specialists who provide subspecialty care to Veterans with infections of any type, including those caused by bacteria, viruses, and parasites. Some of the most common problems with which we deal include pneumonia, blood-stream infections, diabetic foot infections, osteomyelitis (bone), and infections related to surgery.
  • Nephrology: Nephrology is a specialty area of medicine that studies the functions of the kidney and the treatment of its problems. Our mission at the John D Dingell VA Medical Center Nephrology Service, is to establish a Center of Excellence for patients with kidney disease and to constantly work to improve the safety, quality delivery and value of care. Our vision is to provide comprehensive care with an interdisciplinary approach to improve outcomes and quality of life for our Veterans.
  • Pulmonary: We have six Centers of Excellence within the Pulmonary Service Line at the John D. Dingell VA Medical Center. Centers of Excellence are multidisciplinary programs/teams dedicated to pulmonary diseases. They function to enhance, create more efficient care, improve outcomes and provide exceptional and state-of-the-art services to our Veterans.
  • Rheumatology: The mission of the John D. Dingell VAMC Rheumatology service is to provide non-surgical care for Veterans who have autoimmune and musculoskeletal disorders, with the goal of improving quality of life, increasing physical function, maintaining independent living and decreasing pain.
  • Radiation Oncology: In the Radiation Oncology Department, you will receive care and services from a well-trained Radiation Oncology team consisting of the Radiation Oncologists, nurses, therapists and medical physics staff. The Radiation Oncologist will work with your primary care provider and other doctors to oversee your medical treatment for cancer.

Contact Info


  • John D. Dingell VA Medical Center

Contact Number(s)

  • 313-576-1000

Hours of Operation

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