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What does a pathologist do?

What does a pathologist do?

Consultant to MDs: One definition and function of a pathologist is to be a doctor to other doctors, or serve as a consultant to other doctors. Pathologists perform diagnostic tests and interpretations of tissues, blood, urine etc. They ensure safe and adequate supply of blood and blood products for transfusion. They conduct research to advance medical knowledge and teach medical students and other doctors. ...Read more

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How many years of medical training do pathologists get?

Plenty: Four years of medical school, three to five of residency, one to three of fellowship. ...Read more

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Are all pathologists involved with forensics, or does it just look that way on tv?

Are all pathologists involved with forensics, or does it just look that way on tv?

Only on TV: Vast majority of the pathologists have hospital based practices. They make diagnoses by examination of tissues blood and body fluids, microbiologic studies, ensure safe supply of blood. They serve as consultants to other physicians and healthcare providers. ...Read more

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What is a speech language pathologist?

What is a speech language pathologist?

The American Speech-: Language-Hearing Association defines the scope of practice for Speech/Language Therapists at http://www.asha.org/policy/SP2007-00283/#sec1.5: They address deficits in Speech,the motor aspect of language;Resonance, pitch & vocal quality; Feeding & swallowing issues; Receptive &/or Expressive Language Delays; Deafness; Social Communication, etc. caused by a variety of neurodevelopmental disorders. ...Read more

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Why would I need a speech/language pathologist?

Why would I need a speech/language pathologist?

Communication or: Swallowing disorder. Speech pathologists specialize in speech and swallowing disorders. They are not pathologists, the latter are medical doctors. ...Read more

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How can I become a speech-language pathologist?

How can I become a speech-language pathologist?

See below: It requires a masters level education. The website listed below provides more information. http://careerplanning.about.com/od/occupations/p/speech_path.htm ...Read more

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How can I cure lisp completely without a speech pathologist?

How can I cure lisp completely without a speech pathologist?

You can't: Speech impediments are poorly understood by those who don't live with them. You are an adult. You know by now that you can no more cure your own lisp than you can do your own dental work. You've suffered with this too long as is. Be brave and get a professional guide and trainer. ...Read more

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What can I expect at a first visit with a speech pathologist?

Oral skills test.: From what i know, and can find out, speech pathologists help in the ability to speak clearly and effectively. Apparently, it starts by screening for communication and swallowing disorders, with tools like fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (fees), modified barium swallow study (mbs). And informal oral motor assessments. After that, work-up, counseling, and follow up are done. ...Read more

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What are the differences between an epidemiologist and a pathologist?

What are the differences between an epidemiologist and a pathologist?

See below: An epidemiologist does not have to be an md and they study the relationship of diseases to populations. Pathologist is an md. One definition and function of a pathologist is to be a doctor to other doctors, or serve as a consultant to other doctors. Pathologists perform diagnostic tests and interpretations of tissues, blood, urine etc. ...Read more

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What kinds of conditions can a speech-language pathologist (SLP) treat?

What kinds of conditions can a speech-language pathologist (SLP) treat?

See below: Please consult this site for information on this topic. http://www.bls.gov/ooh/Healthcare/Speech-language-pathologists.htm ...Read more

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How much attention is there by patients to the pathologist diagnosing their case?

How much attention is there by patients to the pathologist diagnosing their case?

Unclear question: Pathologists usually communicate with the doctor taking care of the patient rather than the patient directly. Pathologists act as doctors to the doctors. A patient should feel free to ask their doctor to get a second pathology opinion if there is any doubt. ...Read more

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What does it mean when a pathologists interoperation of certain bllod work say's high beta's ?

What does it mean when a pathologists interoperation of certain bllod work say's high beta's  ?

Betas?: If it is "high beta globulins" on a serum protein electrophoresis, this means nothing in the absence of a meaningful history and physical exam. If it is "beta lipoprotein", this is an old name on the old lipid profile for LDL / low density lipoprotein / bad cholesterol. ...Read more

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What can I expect at a visit with a speech pathologist? Is the first appointment for testing me?

What can I expect at a visit with a speech pathologist?  Is the first appointment for testing me?

Likely yes.: Most likely, the first appointment would be to see how you speak to start with. A recording might be made of your voice and there might be a video tape of your facial movements. There would likely be other devices to test you as well. Then whatever techniques that are at their disposal would be used to improve your speech. The best way to find out would be to go to one for evaluation if needed. ...Read more

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Do they send lipomas off to a pathologist?

Do they send lipomas off to a pathologist?

Yes, because: One never knows for sure what was removed until microscopic exam is done. And a small percentage of them can become malignant, liposarcoma, depending on size and location. ...Read more

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Is peripheral smear same as pathologist's review?

Is peripheral smear same as pathologist's review?

Peripheral smear: Peripheral smear is evaluated by medical technologists. In certain cases a medical doctor (hematologist or hematopathologist) will review the slides, as well, and correlate the findings with a bone marrow biopsy. If the slides of the peripheral smear are reviewed by a pathologist then this should be considered a pathologist review. ...Read more

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What is recurrent Nevus and why don't pathologists like it?

What is recurrent Nevus and why don't pathologists like it?

Incompletely removed: A nevus is a benign skin growth (mole or beauty mark) that may be of concern if it has a changing or irregular appearance. A biopsy can be performed to determine if there are abnormal cells that would prompt removal. If not removed completely, it can recur. Further removal is then indicated if the cells were abnormal. It can be difficult to interpret pigmented cells, a challenge for pathologists. ...Read more

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How are an audiologist and a speech language pathologist different?

Hearing vs speaking: An audiologist treats diseases related to hearing, often with mechanical hearing aids. A speech pathologist helps people to speak more clearly, be it due to a cleft palate, stuttering, etc. ...Read more

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What type of classes do you take in college to be a speech pathologist?

What type of classes do you take in college to be a speech pathologist?

Speech path classes.: This discipline requires its own special kind of classes just as any other would. They would likely have to do with helping people speak better, as well as the correct way of speaking to make sure words sound clear. Also, there would likely be courses that would deal with the diseases, etc. That result in speech problems and what could be done about them. ...Read more

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How can pathologists tell where a cancer is migrating from in the body?

How can pathologists tell where a cancer is migrating from in the body?

Several ways: It usually is evident where a cancer is arising from in the body. When difficult to tell, the pathologist can help determine the site of origin by running a battery of tests on the cancer cells such as special stains (uimmunostains), dna analysis, etc. ...Read more

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What are the steps to become a pathologist, if i'm currently in college?

Many.: First, you would most likely, get an M.D. Or D.O. Degree. Then you would have to do a pathology residency. After that, a credential year satisfied by a specialty fellowship, and passing your pathology boards would need to be done, and a medical license in at least one state would be required before you are allowed to take the boards. ...Read more

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