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difference between a dermatology and dermatopathology?

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Dr. Barry Cohen
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Dermatologists: Treat skin conditions and do minor surgery. Dermatopaths look a specimens sent to them from plastics and derms for a diagnosis. They are pathologists and do not treat patients directly.
Answered on Oct 8, 2020
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Dr. Robert Levine
18 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Slides: Dermatologist is clinician who sees and treats skin conditions. A dermatopathologist is someone who reads slides of biopsies done by dermatologist to help help guide the treatment for the patient by the dermatologist.
Answered on Oct 8, 2020
Dr. James Davie
22 years experience Pathology
Two related fields:: Dermatology is the specialty of skin disease. Dermatologists will examine you, possibly perform biopsies if the diagnosis is not straightforward, and handle your treatment and medications for the diagnosis. In contrast, dermatopathologists don't see a patient. Instead, they examine biopsies under a microscope and generate a diagnosis report that goes back to the dermatologist who did the biopsy.
Answered on May 15, 2014

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