AboutDr. Miriam Bloch, MD is a Doctor primarily located in La Jolla, CA. She has 31 years of experience. Her specialties include Pathology and Cytopathology. Dr. Bloch is affiliated with El Centro Regional Medical Center and John Muir Medical Center-Concord Campus. She speaks English.
Dr. Miriam Bloch has the following 2 specialties
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.
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.
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Dr. Bloch is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
El Centro Regional Medical Center
1415 Ross Ave
El Centro, CA 92243
- John Muir Medical Center-Concord Campus
31 Years Experience
University Of Kansas School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1982
University Of Pennsylvania Health System