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About Dr. Megan Dishop
Dr. Megan Dishop, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Aurora, CO. She has 16 years of experience. Her specialties include Pediatrics, Pathology and Clinical Pathology. Dr. Dishop is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital, The Children's Hospital and University of Colorado Hospital. She speaks English.
Dr. Megan Dishop has the following 3 specialties
A pediatrician is a doctor who specializes in the regular care of children, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of illness in children. Young patients are often more complicated to treat because they are still growing and developing.
While pediatricians may sub-specialize in specific therapy areas like oncology, surgery, ophthalmology, and anesthesiology, in general, pediatricians provide services like vaccinations, health exams, and treatment of common ailments and injuries. In addition, pediatricians are trained to handle the complex emotional and behavioral issues faced by children, especially during puberty.
Pediatricians normally see their patients from birth until the age of 18, although some may agree to treat patients into their early 20s, if requested.
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.
Dr. Megan Dishop is Board Certified in 2 specialties
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Dr. Dishop is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Texas Children's Hospital
The Children's Hospital
University of Colorado Hospital
The Childrens Hospital-Denver
16 Years Experience
Wake Forest University School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1997
University Of Kentucky Medical Center
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Locations & Directions13123 E 16th Ave, Aurora, CO
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