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About Dr. Brent Schiffer

Dr. Brent Schiffer, MD is a Doctor primarily located in San Antonio, TX. He has 32 years of experience. His specialties include Pathology, Cytopathology and Clinical Pathology. Dr. Schiffer is affiliated with Memorial Hospital, Gonzales, Tx and Gonzalez Memorial Hospital. He speaks English.

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Primary Address

LabCorp-San Antonio

6603 First Park Ten Blvd
San Antonio, TX 78213
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Specialties

Dr. Brent Schiffer 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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  • Hospital Affiliations

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

  • Memorial Hospital, Gonzales, Tx
  • Gonzalez Memorial Hospital
  • Education

    32 Years Experience

  • The University Of Texas School Of Medicine At San Antonio

    Graduated in 1981

  • Baptist Memorial Hospital

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Brent Schiffer accepts the following insurance providers.

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LabCorp-San Antonio, 6603 First Park Ten Blvd, San Antonio, TX
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