Dr. James Westra MD

  • Pathology Great Lakes, IL

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Dr. James Westra, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Great Lakes, IL. Their specialties include Pathology. Dr. Westra is affiliated with UH Conneaut Medical Center, Uh Richmond Medical Center and University Hospitals Case Medical Center. They speak English.


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Specialties & Expertise

Dr. James Westra has the following 1 specialty and 2 board certifications.


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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3001 6th St
Great Lakes, IL 60088

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