What is a pathologist?
A pathologist is a physician who is trained to make diagnoses on tissue samples, body fluids, and blood samples obtained from patients. Microscopes, laboratory instruments, immunohistochemistry, and molecular tests are tools we utilize on a daily basis to accurately differentiate between different diseases. These diagnoses are vital in assisting the clinical team care for patients and help guide treatment decisions.
Do you see patients?
The only times we see patients is to perform a bone marrow biopsy or a superficial fine needle aspiration. We specialize in the microscopic examination of tissue and in clinical laboratory management. Our physicians do not treat patients.
May I obtain a copy of my pathology report? Can you discuss my pathology report with me?
The best resource for obtaining a copy of your pathology report and discussing the results of your pathology report is the clinician who performed the clinical procedure. Such a clinician can provide guidance for treatment options.