site is dedicated to patient empowerment.
Much of the
information a physician uses to make a diagnosis comes from clinical
laboratory tests and tissue biopsies.
are usually overseen or interpreted by a pathologist. This site
is run by pathologists who want to help patients understand their
test results and diagnoses.
on our staff can interpret the results for you, in plain English.
This will help you make better informed healthcare decisions.
is our pathology so is our practice...what the pathologist thinks today,
the physician does tomorrow.
William Osler, M.D.
every disease and illness relies on laboratory tests or tissue and cell
sampling. In most cases, a specialized physician oversees the performance
of those tests or is directly involved with the diagnosis. That medical
doctor is a Pathologist. Many pathologists work behind the scenes, making
important interpretations and diagnoses that significantly impact patient
This web site was created by pathologists to inform the public about the
role of pathologists in health care, and to give patients access to interpretations
of their medical reports, particularly laboratory tests and surgical pathology
the practicing physician, there are detailed summaries of most diseases,
referenced with medical literature abstracts. The majority of the abstracts
are from the pathology literature, setting it apart from other medical
information Web sites.
Re-establish the role
of the pathologist as the Doctors Doctor, pre-eminent consultant
Reaffirm the pathologist's
role as a vital member of the health care team
Reach out and educate patients, hospital administrators,
insurers, and all healthcare workers
Research the medical
literature and provide an organized and comprehensive overview of
- Relevance for the role of the pathologist in
todays changing medical environmment
Your Diagnosis Often Begins with the Pathologist!
Let one of our pathologists
review your test results and give you an interpretation that is understandableplain
english, not confusing medical terminology. Use this web site to:
gain access to
information previously available only to health care professionals
empower and educate
yourself so that you can make informed decisions
with the Pathologist, one of the most important and overlooked
members of the health care team
divided this site into 5 areas.
Your Laboratory Report in Everyday Language
Every patient has
the right to ask for your laboratory report, review it and
have it explained to you in everyday language by The Doctor's
Medical News You Can Use
You've heard or
read about the latest medical breakthroughs. Now get the complete
story from the pathologist's viewpoint. You may be surprised!
Physicians Behind the Doctor's Doctor
Learn about the
role of pathologists in health care.
If you thought pathologists only did autopsies, read on!
We have carefully
researched major diseases and provided timely summaries and links to
other internet resources. We also have included a section of teaching
cases, showcasing the approach a pathologist utilizes to diagnose a
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