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Dr. Russell Houk, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Alexandria, VA. He has 36 years of experience. His specialties include Pathology. Dr. Houk is affiliated with Inova Mt Vernon Hospital, Inova Mt Vernon Hospital, Alexandria, Va and Inova Alexandria Hospital. He speaks English.
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Specialties & Expertise
Dr. Russell Houk has the following 8 areas of expertise, 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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Type 2 Diabetes
Type 2 diabetes is a chronic disease in which your body is unable to maintain a normal blood sugar (glucose) level.
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