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About Dr. Barbara Amaker MD
Dr. Barbara Amaker, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Norfolk, VA, with other offices in Norfolk, VA and Hampton, VA (and 1 other location). She has 23 years of experience. Her specialties include Pathology, Neurology and Clinical Pathology. Dr. Amaker is affiliated with Sentara Careplex Hospital, Williamsburg Community Hospital and Sentara Leigh Hospital. She speaks English.
Dr. Barbara Amaker has 4 locations
Dr. Barbara Amaker has the following 3 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 neurologist is a physician who diagnoses and treats disorders of the nervous system which is comprised of the brain, spinal cord and nerves. These doctors do not perform surgery, but refer patients to neurological surgeons when they determine that surgical intervention is necessary.
Some of the conditions that neurologists diagnose and treat are epilepsy, aneurysms, hydrocephalus, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, spinal disc herniation, and spinal disease.
In addition to using diagnostic tests like MRI, CT scans, EEG and EMG, neurologists also employ neurological testing to gauge muscle strength and movement, balance, reflexes, sensation, memory, speech, and other cognitive abilities.
- 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.
Dr. Barbara Amaker is Board Certified in 2 specialties
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Dr. Amaker is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Sentara Careplex Hospital
Williamsburg Community Hospital
Sentara Leigh Hospital
Sentara Bayside Hospital
Southampton Memorial Hospital
Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center
Sentara Norfolk Genl Hosp
Sentara Obici Hospital
Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital
23 Years Experience
University of South Carolina
Graduated in 1990
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6333 Center Dr Norfolk, VA : (757) 533-9642
600 Gresham Dr Norfolk, VA : (757) 388-3221
3000 Coliseum Dr Hampton, VA : (757) 727-7559
301 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, VA : (757) 668-3221
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