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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