ttcqeayetrwczwezdueawsrsbdyr

The Vitals website is provided for your informational use only. Nothing contained or offered by, on or through Vitals should be construed as medical advice or relied upon for medical diagnosis or treatment. Vitals does not recommend or endorse any particular healthcare provider whose information or ratings appear on this website. We encourage you to read our full Terms of Service.

Dr. Maria Costa-Fox Is this you?

About Dr. Maria Costa-Fox

Dr. Maria Costa-Fox, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Lansing, MI, with another office in Lansing, MI. She has 42 years of experience. Her specialties include Pathology, Clinical Pathology and Cytopathology. Dr. Costa-Fox is affiliated with Sparrow Hospital & Health System and Sparrow Hospital-Tci. She speaks English.

Rate Now

Share your experience

Have you seen Dr. Maria Costa-Fox?

Mapbox Map of Dr. Maria Costa-Fox

Primary Address

1215 W Michigan Ave
Lansing, MI 48915
Get Directions

Mapbox Map of Dr. Maria Costa-Fox

1215 E Michigan Ave
Lansing, MI 48912
Get Directions

Specialties

Dr. Maria Costa-Fox 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.

Board Certifications

See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience.

Reviews

Showing 0 of

  • Hospital Affiliations

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

  • Sparrow Hospital & Health System
  • Sparrow Hospital-Tci
  • Education

    42 Years Experience

  • Universidade De Santa Catarina

    Graduated in 1971

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Maria Costa-Fox accepts the following insurance providers.

  • View by Location

Locations & Directions

  • Nearby Doctors

    Dr. Maria Costa-Fox is similar to the following 3 Doctors near Lansing, MI.