Education

Medical School
UT Southwestern Medical School (1994)
Residency
UT Southwestern Medical Center (1997), Internal Medicine

Specialty Areas

Clinical Interest

  • Abnormal Cholesterol
  • Acid Reflux
  • Acute Dermatologic Conditions (Rashes)
  • Adolescent Medicine
  • After the Cancer Experience (ACE) Patients
  • Aging
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Annual Health Exams
  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain (Athletes)
  • Bladder & Bowel Problems
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Cholesterol - Dyslipidemia, Hypercholesterolemia, Hyperlipidemia
  • Cholesterol Management
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Common Dermatologic Conditions ( Acne, Rashes)
  • Coordinate Specialty Care
  • Depression & Anxiety Disorders
  • Diabetes
  • Diagnose Medical Conditions
  • Elder Care
  • Emphysema
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD) - Heartburn
  • General Health
  • General Internal Medicine
  • Headaches
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Failure
  • Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
  • Immunizations
  • Internal Medicine
  • Management of Chronic Illness
  • Medications
  • Memory Loss
  • Mental Health (Depression & Anxiety)
  • Mood Disorder
  • Multiple Illnesses
  • Obesity Management
  • Osteoporosis
  • Preventative Care
  • Preventative Healthcare
  • Primary Care
  • Promote Wellness & Disease Prevention
  • Respiratory Infections (Acute)
  • Respiratory Infections (Colds, Cough, Sore Throat)
  • Risk Stratification
  • Routine Health Screenings
  • Seasonal Allergies
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) Screening
  • Shingles
  • Sick Care
  • Smoking
  • Stomach/Gastrointestinal Problems
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Urinary Tract Infections (UTI)/Bladder Infections
  • Weight Management
  • Publications

    Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

    Melanoma in African Americans
    Dowell, JE; Shen Y; Harford WV; Lai, W. Journal of Clinical Oncology May 2005 23(15) 3622-3624
    In search of affordable prescription medications
    Lai W and J Dowell Journal of the American Geriatric Society April 2005 53 (4) 739-740
    Squamous cell carcinoma of the anus in a patient with chronic lymphocytic leukemia.
    Lai WS and JE Dowell Federal Practitioner 2005 22 58-61
    A Case of Gastrointestinal Zygomycosis in a Patient with Gastric Adenocarcinoma
    Lai W, Amirkhan RH, Revankar S. Infectious Disease in Clinical Practice 2005 13(5) 271-273
    Survival in small cell lung cancer is independent of tumor expression of VEGF and COX-2.
    Dowell JE, Amirkhan RH, Lai WS et al. Anticancer Research 2004 24 2367-2374

    Professional Associations/Affiliations

    • American College of Physicians
    • Society of General Internal Medicine
    • Society of Hospital Medicine