Valentine’s BOTOX® Special – Northville Novi – MI

Posted January 31st, 2015 by Northville-Novi-Family-Medicine and filed in Botox

valentines day botox specialBotox® special at Northville Novi Family Medicine!

Get Botox® before Valentine’s Day, call for details (248) 946-4905!

Botox® can be used to erase wrinkles from your forehead area and around your eyes. The results typically last from 3-4 months. It is not permanent; and its effects will be most beneficial if you consistently get it done 3-4 times per year. It can also be used for non-cosmetic purposes, such as to treat medical conditions like chronic migraines; blepharospasm (involuntary eyelid movements); and cervical dystonia.

Dr. Dooley is a board-certified medical doctor (MD) who has extensive knowledge of the anatomy of the face and has completed comprehensive cosmetic training. Please call us at 248-946-4905 if you would like to schedule a free consultation.

HPV Vaccine can Prevent Cervical Cancer

Posted January 30th, 2015 by Northville-Novi-Family-Medicine and filed in HPV Vaccine

The HPV vaccine can prevent cervical cancer and genital warts. It is just as safe and effective as other vaccinations. Please vaccinate so we can eradicate cervical cancer.

It’s just as safe as other vaccines. More on the safety from CDC (Center for Disease Control): click here


ALS Non-Ice Bucket Challenge

Posted September 7th, 2014 by Northville-Novi-Family-Medicine and filed in ALS

Dr. Victoria Dooley of Northville Novi Family Medicine encourages people to get involved and spend 60 minutes to volunteer at a local hospice helping patients suffering from ALS or any chronic illness.

Watch the ALS Non-Ice Bucket Challenge Video:


Early Detection of Cancer

Some types of cancer – including breast, cervical, colorectal, and lung – have tests that are able to detect them early, when they are more easily treated.

Breast Cancer:
Early detection of breast cancer is key to survival.
With regular screening, breast cancer is more likely to be detected at an earlier stage, when it is most treatable
The five-year survival rate among women whose breast cancer has not spread beyond the breast at the time of diagnosis is 98.6%.

Cervical Cancer:

  • Most cervical cancer in the United States could be prevented by ensuring that the HPV vaccine (safe, proven, and recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) is more widely utilized and given at the recommended age of 11-12 years in girls (can be given through age 26)
  • The Pap test for cervical cancer, is recommended to begin at age 21
  • More than half of cervical cancer deaths are seen in women who have either never had a Pap test, or have not had testing in more than five years.
  • The HPV vaccine is proven to prevent a number of cancers and is also recommended for boys ages 11-12 (can be given through age 26)

Colorectal Cancer:

  • Risk increases after age 50 – talk with your doctor about getting tested
  • If you have a family history of colorectal cancer or pre-cancerous polyps, talk with your doctor about starting testing before age 50
  • Many cases of colorectal cancer have no symptoms, especially early on, when it can be prevented or more effectively treated.

Lung Cancer:

  • Lung cancer Is by far the leading cause of cancer death, among both men and women, in the U.S. and Michigan
  • The best way to prevent lung cancer is to not smoke
  • Based on recent scientific data, some cancer organizations are encouraging people who may be at high risk for lung cancer to talk with their doctor about being screened – people at highest risk include those that: currently smoke or have quit smoking less than 15 years ago; have at least a 30 pack-year history of smoking and; are 55-74 years of age.
  • Doctors should talk to patients about the benefits, limitations, and potential harms of lung cancer screening.

Benefits of Healthy Eating

Dr. Victoria Dooley MD discusses the benefits of healthy eating on the program “Common Knowledge” sponsored by the city of Novi television:


Healthy habits can help prevent certain health conditions–such as heart disease, stroke, and high blood pressure–by boosting high-density lipoprotein (HDL), or “good,” cholesterol and decreasing unhealthy triglycerides. This combination keeps your blood flowing smoothly, decreasing your risk of cardiovascular diseases. The Mayo Clinic says that regular physical activity and proper diet can help you prevent or manage a wide range of other health problems, including metabolic syndrome, diabetes, depression, certain types of cancer, and arthritis.

When should I get a Flu Shot?

Posted December 1st, 2013 by Northville-Novi-Family-Medicine and filed in Flu Shots

Although the flu season lasts from October until May, with most cases occurring between late December and early March, the flu vaccine is usually offered between September and mid-November. Getting the shot before the flu season is in full force gives the body a chance to build up immunity to, or protection from, the virus.

Even though it’s ideal to get vaccinated early, the flu shot can still be helpful later. Even as late as January, there are still a few months left in the flu season, so it’s still a good idea to get protected.

For more information or to schedule your flu shot in Northville and Novi Michigan contact Dr. Victoria Dooley MD of Northville-Novi Family Medicine at 248-946-4905

Free Health Screenings

Posted September 17th, 2013 by Northville-Novi-Family-Medicine and filed in Family Doctor Novi, High Blood Pressure, Hypertension

Free-Health-Screening-Doctor-Novi-Hypertension-Dooley Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is known as the “silent killer”.  It affects about 1 in 3 U.S.  adults and increases your risks of fatal heart attacks and strokes.

Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is blockage of the blood vessels of your legs.  Up to 50% of people with PAD have no symptoms despite having severe blockage.  Risk factors for PAD include:  hypertension; age > 50 years old; diabetes; and tobacco use.

Join two expert physicians, Dr. Victoria Dooley and Dr. Patrick Alexander, for free health screenings to assess your risk.

Screenings offered include:

  • Blood Pressure;
  • BMI (Body Mass Index), a calculation to assess if you are a healthy weight;
  • Urinalysis;
  • Ankle-Branchial Index, an ultrasound of the legs to check for clogged blood vessels.

We hope to see you at the FREE screening on Friday, September 27 from 9am to 12pm at 21580 Novi Rd. Suite 200, Novi.


Parent Tips for Newborns

Posted September 13th, 2013 by Northville-Novi-Family-Medicine and filed in Family Doctor Northville, Family Doctor Novi, Infant Care, Newborn Baby TIps

Dr. Victoria Dooley of St. John Health System gives parents tips on  what to expect when they bring baby home from the hospital

Tips for Parents who have Children with Asthma

Posted September 13th, 2013 by Northville-Novi-Family-Medicine and filed in Family Doctor Northville

According to the CDC, over 7 million children in the U.S. currently have asthma, a chronic respiratory illness which is the #1 illness that causes children to miss days of school. Experts warn that children with asthma are nearly twice as likely to visit emergency rooms for asthma attacks when school starts, than during any other time of the year.

Allergies, exposure to viruses such as the common cold from classmates, chalk dust, exercise, and even back-to-school related stress can trigger asthma to flare. By identifying your child’s asthma triggers, you can work with your doctor to create an Asthma Action Plan to help keep them free of symptoms this fall.

An Asthma Action Plan is a written plan that you develop with your child’s doctor to help control your child’s asthma. It can help you learn how to identify when your child’s asthma is getting worse, so that you can treat it before they require hospitalization.

If you have a child with asthma, you should make an appointment with Dr. Dooley to be evaluated right away, even if they are not currently having symptoms.


New Test for ADHD – Northville Novi Family Medicine

Posted August 30th, 2013 by Northville-Novi-Family-Medicine and filed in ADHD Test

A new test of brain waves measured by electroencephalogram (EEG) has been approved for helping to diagnose whether a child has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today gave the green light to the NEBA System, which, “along with other clinical information, may help healthcare providers more accurately determine if ADHD is the cause of a behavioral problem,” says Christy Foreman, a product evaluation director at the FDA.

Dr. Victoria Dooley, St. John Providence Health family medicine expert, discussed a new test for ADHD in a weekly segment on WXYZ-TV 7.