is the Pathologist The Doctor's Doctor?
- The laboratory
is often viewed by the patient as a black box, a bewildering
collection of sophisticated equipment where specimens are received and
a diagnosis miraculously appears. Producing these complicated
interpretations and diagnoses are many highly trained professionals.
They are the pathologists, physicians specially trained in
the art and science of laboratory medicine. Aided by clinical laboratory scientists (medical technologists),
the laboratory specimens are subjected to the appropriate tests and
a diagnosis is rendered. The pathologist is a physician, an M.D. or D.O.,
and is able to communicate with your physician at a highly technical
level. Based upon these results, your physician will then decide
upon a course of treatment for you. The pathologists' knowledge
base is immense, precisely communicating with every medical specialty.
In cases of very rare diagnoses, the pathologist is often called upon
to offer treatment options. It should come as no surprise that
the pathologist has long been regarded by the rest of the medical community
as The Doctor's Doctor.
does the patient need The Doctor's Doctor?
- Nearly all medical
decisions are based upon the results of the laboratory. These
results are complicated and written in highly technical language, requiring
years of training to properly interpret. Ironically, the physician
producing these results, the pathologist, very rarely communicates with
the patient. The patient that is able to understand their laboratory
result is in a better position to make an informed decision regarding
their medical care. By sending us a copy of your medical report,
a board certified pathologist will "translate"
your report into everyday language. Thus the patient can now access
the tremendous resource of the pathologist.
else can The Doctor's Doctor Tell Me?
- The patient who
would like to further pursue their diagnosis may access a database describing
their disease in greater
detail with carefully selected internet links. Discussions of
current medical news from the
viewpoint of the pathologist are also provided.
is the Pathologist?
- I thought pathologists
only did autopsies! All this and more will be answered.
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November 29, 2006
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