Pathology Doctors – What They Do and What to Expect
Pathology: An Overview
Pathology is a branch of medical science that is concerned with the cause, origin, and nature of a disease. It involves examining tissues, organs, body fluids, and autopsies in order to study and diagnose diseases. There are many subdivisions in pathology branch, depending on the types of methods used and the types of diseases examined.
Fields of Pathology
What Does a Pathologist Do?
A pathologist is a doctor who specializes in microscopic examination of body fluids and tissues. He/she helps your primary doctor make a diagnosis about your health or any other medical problem or condition you might have and uses laboratory tests to monitor the health of patients with chronic conditions.
Pathology doctors help treating patients by providing their doctors with the information they need to ensure appropriate patient care. They are extremely valuable resources for physicians.
A pathology doctor can help you in preventing illness and maintain good health. He/she may supervise testing or perform a series of preventive health tests to help assess your health by examining your blood samples as a part of your annual examination. They also examine tissue biopsies to determine whether it is benign or you have cancer and share that information with your primary care physician.
How to Become a Pathologist?
To become a certified pathologist, aspirants are required to complete a five and a half years M.B.B.S. graduation program from a medical college, followed by specialized training in pathology as a part of the post-graduation. They can also pursue fellowships courses, post-doctoral certificate courses, and super specializations in different streams like oncopathology, hematopathology, immunology, etc. to enhance their skills.
Dr. Rishab Sharma
Dr. Rishab Sharma MBBS, MD (Internal Medicine) He is associated with Fortis Escorts Hospital, Jaipur. Dr. Rishab has wide experience in managing a variety of diseases, as well as managing critical care units in large government and corporate hospitals.