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Dr. Roderick Turner, MD is a Doctor primarily located in South Lake Tahoe, CA, with another office in Santa Monica, CA. He has 38 years of experience. His specialties include Pathology. Dr. Turner is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Barton Memorial Hospital. He speaks English.
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Specialties & Expertise
Dr. Roderick Turner has the following 12 areas of expertise, 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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