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About Dr. Edward C Mcdonald

Dr. Edward C Mcdonald, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Nashville, TN. He has 44 years of experience. His specialties include Cytopathology and Pathology. Dr. Mcdonald is affiliated with Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He speaks English.

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Primary Address

Vanderbilt Medical Center North

1161 21st Ave S
Nashville, TN 37232
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Specialties

Dr. Edward C Mcdonald has the following 2 specialties

  • 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

  • Blood Testing
  • Fluid Testing
  • Tissue Biopsy

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  • Hospital Affiliations

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  • Education

    44 Years Experience

  • University Of Tennessee Health Science Center College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1974

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Edward C Mcdonald accepts the following insurance providers.

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Vanderbilt Medical Center North, 1161 21st Ave S, Nashville, TN
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