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About Dr. Lori Emerson

Dr. Lori Emerson, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Chattanooga, TN, with other offices in Ringgold, GA and Brentwood, TN . She has 30 years of experience. Her specialties include Cytopathology, Pathology and Clinical Pathology. Dr. Emerson is affiliated with Parkridge Medical Center, Hutcheson Medical Center and East Ridge Med. She speaks English.

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2333 McCallie Ave
Chattanooga, TN 37404
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4700 Battlefield Pkwy
Ringgold, GA 30736
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5301 Virginia Way
Brentwood, TN 37027
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Specialties

Dr. Lori Emerson has the following 3 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.

  • 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.

Board Certifications

Dr. Lori Emerson is Board Certified in 2 specialties

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  • Hospital Affiliations

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

  • Parkridge Medical Center
  • Hutcheson Medical Center
  • East Ridge Med
  • Parkridge Med
  • Hutcheson Med
  • Education

    30 Years Experience

  • University Of Tennessee Health Science Center College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1983

  • Accepted Insurance

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