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About Dr. Ann Moriarty
Dr. Ann Moriarty, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Indianapolis, IN. She has 32 years of experience. Her specialties include Pathology, Hematology, Cytopathology and Clinical Pathology. Dr. Moriarty is affiliated with St. Francis Hospital - Indianapolis, Hancock Regional Hospital and St Vincent Hospital & Health Services. She speaks English.
Dr. Ann Moriarty has the following 4 specialties
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.
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.
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.
- 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.
- Cervical Tumor (Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia, CIN)
- Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
- Uterine Cancer (Uterine Cervical Neoplasm)
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Dr. Moriarty is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
St. Francis Hospital - Indianapolis
Hancock Regional Hospital
St Vincent Hospital & Health Services
St. Francis Hospital - Mooresville
Franciscan St. Francis Health - Mooresville
Franciscan St. Francis Health - Indianapolis
32 Years Experience
Indiana University School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1981
Clarian Health Partners
Dr. Ann Moriarty accepts the following insurance providers.
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Locations & Directions2560 N Shadeland Ave, Indianapolis, IN
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