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Dr. Jay McDonald MD

  • Pathology Birmingham, AL

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About

Dr. Jay McDonald, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Birmingham, AL. He has 44 years of experience. His specialties include Pathology. Dr. McDonald is affiliated with Birmingham Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Uab Medical West and UAB Hospital. He speaks English.

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Education

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Specialties & Expertise

Dr. Jay McDonald has the following 2 areas of expertise, 1 specialty and 1 board certification.

Pathology

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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Locations & Directions

619 19th St S
Birmingham, AL 35249

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