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About Dr. Barbara Florentine

Dr. Barbara Florentine, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Port Saint Lucie, FL. She has 25 years of experience. Her specialties include Pathology, Clinical Pathology and Cytopathology. Dr. Florentine is affiliated with St Lucie Medical Center, Huntington Hospital and USC University Hospital. She speaks English.

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Primary Address

St Lucie Medical Center

1800 SE Tiffany Ave
Port Saint Lucie, FL 34952
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Specialties

Dr. Barbara Florentine has the following 3 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.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Barbara Florentine has the following 3 expertise

  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Metastatic Breast Cancer

Board Certifications

Dr. Barbara Florentine is Board Certified in 2 specialties

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  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Florentine is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • St Lucie Medical Center
  • Huntington Hospital
  • USC University Hospital
  • USC Norris Cancer Hospital
  • Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital
  • USC Norris Cancer Hospital
  • Palms West Hospital
  • John Muir Medical Center-Concord Campus
  • Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center
  • Education

    25 Years Experience

  • Sackler School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1988

  • Lac Usc Medical Center

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Please contact the office for more information.

Locations & Directions

St Lucie Medical Center, 1800 SE Tiffany Ave, Port Saint Lucie, FL

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