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Quick Facts

Awards

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Specialties

5 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.

  • Clinical Pathology

    If you’ve ever provided a urine or blood sample, you’ve worked with a clinical pathologist — you probably just didn’t know it. They work behind the scenes in laboratories to examine bodily fluid specimens and detect substances or diseases. This means they're required to have a comprehensive knowledge of disease and what it looks like under a microscope.
    They provide test results to your doctor, who then makes an informed decision about your diagnosis and the best treatment options for you. Without the work of clinical pathologists, doctors technically wouldn’t be able to diagnose patients as accurately as we can today. It's also worth noting that clinical pathologists are different from anatomical pathologists, who analyze tissue taken from a biopsy or entire infected areas as well as whole body parts.

  • 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.

  • Hematology

    A hematology specialist is an expert in disorders of the blood, the blood forming organs and bone marrow. These doctors diagnose, treat and work to prevent diseases that affect the production of blood and its components, as well as the ability of the blood to perform its many functions, such as coagulation and carrying oxygen to the lungs and tissue.
    Hematologists diagnose and treat blood disorders, such as anemia, hemophilia, leukemia, sickle cell anemia, deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism.
    Depending on the condition, hematology specialists may treat a patient with a blood transfusion, stem cell transplantation, bone marrow transplant, radiotherapy, anticoagulation therapy or medication.

  • Dermatopathology

    A dermatopathologist is an expert in both dermatology and pathology. They specialize in diseases related to the skin, but where a dermatologist would examine a potentially-cancerous mole by looking at it, a dermatopathologist would examine your skin cells in a lab, more like a pathologist.
    Beyond just skin cancer, dermatopathologists also study a wide range of skin conditions, including everything from warts, moles, spider veins and herpes, to dermatitis, rashes, vitiligo and other conditions related to skin discoloration.

Ratings & Comments

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The Overall Average Patient Rating of Piedmont Pathology when asked is excellent. Piedmont Pathology has been reviewed by 5 patients. The rating is 5.0 out of 5 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at Piedmont Pathology as provided by patient reviews is 15 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Piedmont Pathology is affiliated with the following hospitals

  • Catawba Valley Medical Center Hickory, NC 28602
  • Carolinas HealthCare System Lincoln Lincolnton, NC 28092
  • Iredell Memorial Hospital Statesville, NC 28677
  • Wilkes Regional Medical Center North Wilkesboro, NC 28659
  • Frye Regional Medical Center Hickory, NC 28601
  • Carolinas Medical Center - Lincoln Lincolnton, NC 28093
  • Carolinas Medical Center Charlotte, NC 28262
  • Catawba Valley Medical Hickory, NC 28602
  • Davis Medical Center Statesville, NC 28687
  • Davis Regional Medical Center Statesville, NC 28625
  • Forsyth Medical Center Winston Salem, NC 27103
  • Frye Regional Medical Center Hickory, NC 28601
  • Iredell Memorial Hospital Statesville, NC 28677
  • Lake Norman Reg Medical Center Mooresville, NC 28117
  • Lexington Memorial Hospital Lexington, NC 27293
  • Wilkes Regional Medical Center North Wilkesboro, NC 28659
  • Education

    Affiliated doctors have gone to the following schools

  • Wake Forest University School Of Medicine
  • University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill School Of Medicine
  • Duke University School Of Medicine
  • University Of Mississippi School Of Medicine
  • University Of Florida College Of Medicine
  • University Of New Mexico School Of Medicine
  • Nearby Group Practices

    Piedmont Pathology is similar to the following 3 Group Pracices near Hickory, NC.

  • Piedmont Nephrology And Hypertension

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  • Piedmont Neurosurgery

    Group Practice

    Hickory, NC

  • Catawba Pediatric Assoc

    Group Practice

    Hickory, NC

Information About Group Practices

What is a Group Practice?

According to The Medical Group Management Association, a group practice is any relationship between three or more physicians who share facilities, expenses, profits and other resources like support staff and equipment. Group practices tend to fall into two categories: those that organize around a particular medical specialty and those that encompass several specialties like East Boston Neighborhood Health that specializes in internal medicine

Why Group Practice?

As medicine became more complex in the twentieth century, the need for group practices made more sense. Physicians found it impossible to know everything about the emerging drugs and technologies on the medical landscape. In addition, the cost of providing a full range of diagnostic services, such as tests and X-rays, in one location became prohibitive to the individual practitioner. Hence, doctors from various disciplines began to team together in order to provide more comprehensive care to their community of patients.

Benefits of Group Practice

As medicine became more complex in the twentieth century, the need for group practices made more sense. Physicians found it impossible to know everything about the emerging drugs and technologies on the medical landscape. In addition, the cost of providing a full range of diagnostic services, such as tests and X-rays, in one location became prohibitive to the individual practitioner. Hence, doctors from various disciplines began to team together in order to provide more comprehensive care to their community of patients.