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Dr. Robert Purvis Is this you?


Dr. Robert Purvis has the following 2 specialties

  • 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.

  • Cytopathology

    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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  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Purvis is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Sutter Tracy Community Hospital

    1420 N Tracy Blvd
    Tracy, CA 95376

  • Emanuel Medical Center

    825 Delbon Ave
    Turlock, CA 95382

  • Doctors Medical Center

    1441 Florida Ave
    Modesto, CA 95350

  • Memorial Hospital Los Banos

    520 W I St
    Los Banos, CA 93635

  • Oak Valley Hospital

    350 S Oak Ave
    Oakdale, CA 95361

  • Sonora Regional Medical Center/Adventist Health

    1000 Greenley Rd
    Sonora, CA 95370

  • San Joaquin General Hospital

    PO Box 1020
    French Camp, CA 95231

  • Memorial Medical Center Modesto

    1700 Coffee Rd
    Modesto, CA 95355

  • Education

    42 Years Experience

  • University Of California Davis School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1971

  • Ucsd Medical Center


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