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Dr. Guillermo Martinez-torres

Pathology
Milwaukee
34 years experience male

Locations

North Shore Pathologists, SC

Milwaukee

Address

2323 N. Lake Drive, Milwaukee
Directions

Fax

4145856138

About

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Pathology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

120 Answers
9 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guillermo Martinez-torres
Pathology 34 years experience
Absolutely: You need to see your doctor and let them know what your concerns are. Depending on what they are, the appropriate screening and testing can take plac... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guillermo Martinez-torres
Pathology 34 years experience
Could be either: A hb a1c level of 10.9 shows that there has been poor glucose (sugar) control in the last few months prior to the test. It could happen in both type ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guillermo Martinez-torres
Pathology 34 years experience
Lab tests: A laboratory will only test for those things that your doctor / health care provider orders. If they ordered an alcohol test for you, then yes.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guillermo Martinez-torres
Pathology 34 years experience
Depends: Depending on the type of cancer you have, how long you've had it or if you're actively being treated for it, you may not be allowed to donate. If you... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guillermo Martinez-torres
Pathology 34 years experience
Not likely: Xanthogranulomatous inflammation, as the name infers is an inflammatory process. This type of inflammation can sometimes look like a tumor, but it is... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Guillermo Martinez-torres
Pathology 34 years experience
Unlikely: The adipose tissue and muscle fragments represent normal tissues in the axillary region. If the reason for the biopsy was an enlarged lymph node, you... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guillermo Martinez-torres
Pathology 34 years experience
Get tested: Hiv tests are readily available and will be the only way to know either way. If you have HIV please see your doctor and begin treatment as soon as po... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guillermo Martinez-torres
Pathology 34 years experience
HIV test: An HIV test will determine if you have been infected with the HIV virus. The HIV virus causes aids. The diagnosis of aids is a clinical diagnosis.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Guillermo Martinez-torres
Pathology 34 years experience
No: CBC = complete blood count. The test looks at your red cells, white cells and platelets only. It does not analyze for electrolytes like potassium. ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guillermo Martinez-torres
Pathology 34 years experience
Dermatologist: Dermatologists are specialists on all skin conditions and can evaluate your suspicious mole and discuss what your risks for skin cancer are.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guillermo Martinez-torres
Pathology 34 years experience
Indeterminate: Most likely what you mean is that the Western Blot result is "indeterminate". That means that the test is neither negative or positive. This type of... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guillermo Martinez-torres
Pathology 34 years experience
Embalming: When a body is embalmed, the body fluids are replaced with fluids containing formalin (formaldehyde). The natural body fluids are then disposed of. ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Guillermo Martinez-torres
Pathology 34 years experience
Probably not: The two results that you are referring to are in the upper range of normal. If all other results are within range, they should probably be considered... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guillermo Martinez-torres
Pathology 34 years experience
Sometimes: There are certain types of cancers that can give you sudden symptoms. If you have a particular concern, please discuss with your doctor.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guillermo Martinez-torres
Pathology 34 years experience
Yes: Some lymphomas will have essentially normal blood test (CBC) results. Leukemias, on the other hand will often have abnormal blood test results.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guillermo Martinez-torres
Pathology 34 years experience
FNA: FNA - fine needle aspiration, is a procedure where a thin needle is inserted directly into the thyroid nodule. Cells from the nodule are aspirated an... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guillermo Martinez-torres
Pathology 34 years experience
Depends: The most effective antibiotic will depend on the antibiotic sensitivity profile of the organism, from the microbiology laboratory. Ask your doctor ab... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guillermo Martinez-torres
Pathology 34 years experience
See a doctor: A blood sugar level of 397 is considered high and needs to be taken seriously. Please see a doctor and follow their advise. You may need to be place... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guillermo Martinez-torres
Pathology 34 years experience
Biopsy: A biopsy of the cervix requires that a small portion of the uterine cervix is sampled, usually with the help of an instrument called a colposcope. Th... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guillermo Martinez-torres
Pathology 34 years experience
Nicotine tests: Nicotine will show up on tests that are looking for evidence of smoking and/or chewing tobacco.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guillermo Martinez-torres
Pathology 34 years experience
1 to 2 days: A colon biopsy is usually processed and reported in 24 to 48 hours. The things that could delay that is if the biopsy goes to a lab in another state ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guillermo Martinez-torres
Pathology 34 years experience
HgA1c: Depending on the laboratory performing the test, a normal hba1c is around 5.6 or less.
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guillermo Martinez-torres
Pathology 34 years experience
HbA1c: A hba1c test is a blood test that will show how well (or poorly) glucose control has been over the last few months. It measures a special type of hem... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guillermo Martinez-torres
Pathology 34 years experience
Probably not: A hba1c test will show how well (or poorly) glucose control has been over the last few months. Changes in a week will probably have no effect on the ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guillermo Martinez-torres
Pathology 34 years experience
Enlarged tonsils: The terms lymphoid hyperplasia with mucosal exudate usually refer to enlarged and reactive appearing tonsils in the back of your throat. If the enlar... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Guillermo Martinez-torres
Pathology 34 years experience
Unrelated: Heart problems usually do not lead to GERD. The two are separate entities. The only thing they share is the fact that their clinical symptoms (disco... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guillermo Martinez-torres
Pathology 34 years experience
Yes: The body is composed of many different parts and each can potentially develop different types of malignancies (cancers).
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guillermo Martinez-torres
Pathology 34 years experience
Get tested: Hiv tests are readily available and will be the only way to know either way. Depending on the result, you may need to see your doctor for appropriate... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guillermo Martinez-torres
Pathology 34 years experience
Depends: Depending on what kind of blood tests are being done, you may need to fast. If you are having a metabolic panel, liver panel or cholesterol panel you... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Guillermo Martinez-torres
Pathology 34 years experience
HIV test: The only reliable way to know if you have HIV is to be tested. Current (4th generation) tests will test not only for the antibody, but also for the v... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guillermo Martinez-torres
Pathology 34 years experience
HIV testing: Most people will develop antibodies to HIV 6 weeks after exposure. Current (4th generation) HIV tests look for evidence of viral antigen as well as a... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guillermo Martinez-torres
Pathology 34 years experience
Get tested: Hiv tests are readily available and will be the only way to know either way.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guillermo Martinez-torres
Pathology 34 years experience
Immortal cells: The cells in our bodies are "programmed" to grow, divide a certain number of times and then die. Cancer cells lose their ability to die, and become "... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guillermo Martinez-torres
Pathology 34 years experience
Melanosis coli: It sounds as though you are describing an entity called Melanosis Coli. This is a finding on colon biopsies of patients who are chronic and/or long t... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guillermo Martinez-torres
Pathology 34 years experience
Medication effect: Certain medications can have secondary effects on the body, which could lead to potential problems. Blood tests are done to see if the medication is ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guillermo Martinez-torres
Pathology 34 years experience
Kidney stones: Bilateral nephrolithiasis = bilateral kidney stones.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guillermo Martinez-torres
Pathology 34 years experience
Call your doctor: The doctor that ordered the urinalysis will have a report. You can request a copy of your results from them.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guillermo Martinez-torres
Pathology 34 years experience
Pre-cirrhosis: Stage 3 is considered a pre-cirrhotic state. Stage is 4 is considered established cirrhosis. Depending on the cause for these changes, different tre... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guillermo Martinez-torres
Pathology 34 years experience
Not necessarily: Most precancerous polyps of the colon are considered adenomas. These can progress to contain areas of severe dysplasia and/or carcinoma in situ which... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guillermo Martinez-torres
Pathology 34 years experience
Red cell indicators: Mcv = mean corpuscular volume. This has to do with the average size of the red cells in the blood mch = mean corpuscular hemoglobin. This has to do ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guillermo Martinez-torres
Pathology 34 years experience
Complete blood count: CBC = complete blood count. The test looks at your red cells, white cells and platelets only. It can show if you have abnormalities in these particu... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guillermo Martinez-torres
Pathology 34 years experience
May need treatment: Depending on the type of culture, a positive result may mean that you need treatment. Please speak with the doctor that ordered the test. They shoul... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guillermo Martinez-torres
Pathology 34 years experience
Very small: A single HIV virus particle has been measured at around 0.1 micros (0.0001 mm).
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guillermo Martinez-torres
Pathology 34 years experience
Hepatitis B Ab: There are two ways to get Hepatitis B antibody. One is by immunization and one is by infection. If you have been immunized and have high enough leve... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guillermo Martinez-torres
Pathology 34 years experience
Second opinion: Occasionally, what we see through the microscope is something atypical or unusual and we require a second (and sometimes third) opinion from experts i... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guillermo Martinez-torres
Pathology 34 years experience
Need confirmation: When a screening test is positive, it needs to be confirmed with a second test. Sometimes, the screening test will be positive and the confirmatory t... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Guillermo Martinez-torres
Pathology 34 years experience
ASCUS: Abnormal cells in pap smears = atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance (ascus). This means that there are some "funny looking" cells tha... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guillermo Martinez-torres
Pathology 34 years experience
Pretty accurate: Most people will develop antibodies to HIV 6 weeks after exposure. Current (4th generation) HIV tests look for evidence of viral antigen as well as a... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guillermo Martinez-torres
Pathology 34 years experience
Yes: Most of the breast cancers occur in women; however, they do occur in men as well.

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Nov 22, 2013
Dr Martinez-Torres is an excellent pathologist, meticulous clinician and caring physician. His attention to detail along with the diligence to his patients and the hospital system is hard to find.
Jan 4, 2014
Thank you so much for bringing your expertise and caring help to us all! Keep up the great job!
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Dec 28, 2016
Dr Martinez is very knowledgeable and nurturing bringing a lot of peace in the minds of patients
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Chronic fever/neck swelling 1yr+ but bloods & U/S ok & told I'm ok!
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Chest pain from gerd is quit different from the pain I feel during exertion
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Thanks for your quick reply! I tested hiv pcr RNA negative at 5,15 weeks .. Is that better than 4 g

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Illinois College of Medicine, IL
Graduated 1988MD

Residency

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA DAVIS MEDICAL CENTER

Awards

Top Pathologist, First Place, Illinois - Fall
2014
Top Pathologist, First Place, Illinois - Spring
2015
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