AboutDr. David Lieu, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Alhambra, CA. He has 34 years of experience. His specialties include Cytopathology, Family Medicine and Pathology. Dr. Lieu is affiliated with Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital, Alhambra Hospital Medical Center and Garfield Medical Center. He speaks English.
Dr. David Lieu has the following 3 specialties
Similar to what pathologists do, cytopathologists analyze specimens in a lab to help your doctor diagnose your condition. However, cytopathologists primarily analyze cells from tissues, tumors and lesions in order to detect disease, whereas pathologists primarily focus on bodily fluid samples.
The most common example of this is pap smears, which cytopathologists use to detect and study the precursors to cervical cancer in women. Additionally, they help oncologists detect blood cancers and blood disorders. You can think of all pathologists as a type of lab consultant for doctors. You consult with your doctor and then he or she often consults with a pathologist who uses lab testing to confirm what they suspect your condition might be.
- Family Medicine
A family practitioner is a doctor who specializes in caring for people of all ages, at all stages of life. Rather than focusing on the treatment of one disease or patient population, family practitioners are often the doctors that people see for their everyday ailments, like cold and flu or respiratory infections, and health screenings. When necessary, family practitioners will provide referrals for conditions that require the expertise of another specialist.
The doctors may also provide physicals, inoculations, prenatal care, treat chronic diseases, like diabetes and asthma, and provide advice on disease prevention.
A pathologist is a physician who specializes in the causes and paths taken by different diseases in order to accurately diagnose an illness.
Pathologists diagnose and determine the characteristics of a disease through the study of biopsies of diseased tissue or of bodily fluids. For example, a pathologist will look at a biopsy of a skin lesion in order to diagnose or rule out skin cancer. A pathologist will also look at a Pap smear in order to check for a gynecological cancer like cancer of the uterus.
In addition to determining the cause and development of a disease, these specialists also study the changes a disease makes to a body and the consequences of those structural changes.
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Dr. Lieu is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital
12401 Washington Blvd
Whittier, CA 90602
Alhambra Hospital Medical Center
100 S Raymond Ave
Alhambra, CA 91801
Garfield Medical Center
525 N Garfield Ave
Monterey Park, CA 91754
Monterey Park Hospital
900 S Atlantic Blvd
Monterey Park, CA 91754
34 Years Experience
University Of California Irvine School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1979
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