Doctors often refer to pathologists (medical doctors who specialize in the science of pathology, the study of disease) as the “physician’s physician.” That’s because a pathologist’s diagnosis represents a critical factor in determining a patient’s future care.
While AmeriPath’s expert board-certified pathologists do not treat you directly, they provide attending physicians consultation regarding laboratory test results, effective treatment plans and disease management. They work closely with your physician to provide an accurate diagnosis of your tissue and in determining whether an illness is benign, inflammatory or cancerous.
Our pathologists provide an accurate diagnosis that is communicated promptly to your physician, which is critical because it determines your treatment and follow-up. And prompt communication is important so treatment can begin as soon as possible.