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About Dr. Desiree A Carlson

Dr. Desiree A Carlson, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Brockton, MA. She has 43 years of experience. Her specialties include Anatomic Pathology & Clinical Pathology, Cytopathology and Pathology. She speaks English.

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Primary Address

Carlson Pathology Associates PC

680 Centre St
Brockton, MA 02302
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Specialties

Dr. Desiree A Carlson has the following 3 specialties

  • Anatomic Pathology & Clinical Pathology
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Expertise

    3 Expertise

  • Tissue Biopsy
  • Fluid Testing
  • Blood Testing

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  • Education

    43 Years Experience

  • Duke University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1975

  • Brigham & Womens Hospital

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Desiree A Carlson accepts the following insurance providers.

  • BCBS Massachusetts
    • BCBS MA Blue Care Elect PPO
    • BCBS MA HMO Blue Select
    • BCBS MA HMO Blue with Managed Care Behavioral Health
    • BCBS MA Preferred Blue PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
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Carlson Pathology Associates PC, 680 Centre St, Brockton, MA
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