Pathologists help doctors diagnose and treat diseases by examining samples of fluids, blood, biopsies and other specimens. Their work is vital to the accuracy of treatment used for patient conditions, particularly when it comes to cancer care.
In addition to examining surgical specimens, pathologists at Providence supervise laboratory technicians and assure that laboratory tests are properly performed and reported. Dedicated to precision and accuracy, they provide ongoing education to the medical staff and consult with them on appropriate diagnostic tests.
Our pathologists have examined thousands of breast, cervical, prostate, gastric and colorectal cancers, lymphomas, melanomas and other skin cancers. They provide consultations for:
- Skin lesions
- Cancer of all types
- Gynecology cases
- Gastrointestinal/Colorectal cases
- Bone marrows
- Fine-needle aspirations
- Gynecologic cytology (Pap smears)