Downriver Internists services, providers growing

Downriver Internists is growing in multiple areas. Not only is it increasing services it offers its patients, it is increasing the number of providers working in the office.

Downriver Internists was started in Lincoln Park more than 40 years ago. It is now in Allen Park and has four providers to meet patients’ needs.

Drs. Sam Katahasty and Ghagwan Mirchandani have worked together for 20 years. Last year, Dr. Vigaya Challa joined to provide primary care. Being a woman, Challa enjoys helping women deal with health issues specific to them. All three doctors have access to multiple types of testing in the office, including cardiovascular, X-ray, ultrasound and full laboratory services.

Dr.Sheryl Bentzley has been with the practice for more than three years, providing podiatry care. She had a special interest in diabetic foot care.

In addition to medical care, laser hair removal and laser spider vein ablation are offered.

The goal of the office is not only to help patients feel better, but to help them feel better about themselves by offering cosmetic services.

The office, 7445 Allen Road, Suite 210, is open Mondays to Saturdays, with evening hours on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Services are by appointment; however, walk-ins are welcome after 2 p.m.

Most insurance plans are accepted for medical care.

Call 313-382-0505 or go to for more information.