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About Dr. Mark R Atkins

Dr. Mark R Atkins, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Hickory, NC. He has 29 years of experience. His specialties include Pathology and Clinical Pathology. Dr. Atkins is affiliated with Carolinas Medical Center Lincoln. Dr. Atkins has received 1 award. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

2 Ratings with 1 Comment

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Mark R Atkins is Excellent. Dr. Mark R Atkins has been rated by 2 patients. From those 2 patients 1 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Mark R Atkins is 5.0 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Piedmont Pathology Associates Inc

1899 Tate Blvd SE Ste 105
Hickory, NC 28602
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Specialties

Dr. Mark R Atkins has the following 2 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.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Mark R Atkins has the following 3 expertise

  • Blood Testing
  • Fluid Testing
  • Tissue Biopsy

Dr. Mark R Atkins has 0 board certified specialties

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Best Pathologist

Best pathologist in the region. Will talk to patients. Always available.

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10.0 minutes
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Five Stars
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20.0 minutes
Easy Appointment
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  • Awards

    1 Award

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2011)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Hospital Affiliations

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

  • Education

    29 Years Experience

  • Wake Forest University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1989

  • Duke University Medical Center

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Please contact the office for more information.

Locations & Directions

Piedmont Pathology Associates Inc, 1899 Tate Blvd SE Ste 105, Hickory, NC

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