AboutDr. Howard Altman, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Allentown, PA. He has 28 years of experience. His specialties include Dermatopathology and Pathology. Dr. Altman is affiliated with Warren Hospital, Phillipsburg, Nj, Jeanes Hospital and Lehigh Valley Hospital. He speaks English.
Dr. Howard Altman has the following 2 specialties
A dermatopathologist is an expert in both dermatology and pathology. They specialize in diseases related to the skin, but where a dermatologist would examine a potentially-cancerous mole by looking at it, a dermatopathologist would examine your skin cells in a lab, more like a pathologist.
Beyond just skin cancer, dermatopathologists also study a wide range of skin conditions, including everything from warts, moles, spider veins and herpes, to dermatitis, rashes, vitiligo and other conditions related to skin discoloration.
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. Altman is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
- Warren Hospital, Phillipsburg, Nj
7600 Central Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19111
Lehigh Valley Hospital
1200 S Cedar Crest Blvd
Allentown, PA 18103
185 Roseberry St
Phillipsburg, NJ 08865
28 Years Experience
Philadelphia College Of Osteopathic Medicine
Graduated in 1989