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Dr. Michael Flaherty, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Tacoma, WA, with other offices in Tacoma, WA and Puyallup, WA. He has 28 years of experience. His specialties include Pathology. Dr. Flaherty is affiliated with Multicare Good Samaritan Hospital and Mary Bridge Children's Hospital & Health Center. He speaks English.
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Specialties & Expertise
Dr. Michael Flaherty has the following 1 specialty and 1 board certification.
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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