Doctors in Avero Diagnostics
- Dr. Michael Mattison MD Pathology Lubbock, TX
- Dr. Rodney Stuart MD Pathology Lubbock, TX
- Dr. Seth Cook MD Pathology Lubbock, TX
- Dr. Ann Eastman MD Pathology, Clinical Pathology Lubbock, TX
- Dr. Thomas Mattison MD Pathology Lubbock, TX
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.
Avero Diagnostics is affiliated with the following hospitals
- Covenant Children's Hospital Lubbock, TX 79410
- Covenant Hospital Plainview Plainview, TX 79072
- Covenant Medical Center Lubbock, TX 79410
Affiliated doctors have gone to the following schools
- The University Of Texas School Of Medicine At San Antonio
- University Of Texas Southwestern Medical School
- Ohio State University College Of Medicine
- University Of Texas Medical Branch School Of Medicine
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.