The Doctor's Doctor Has Your Diagnosis

The Doctor's Doctor Has Your Diagnosis

(PRWEB) February 23, 2000

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEThe DoctorÂ’s Doctor20221 Hamilton

AvenueSuite 200Torrance, CA 90502CONTACT:Paul K. Shitabata, M. D.CEO and President310-323-5001psdermpath@earthlink. netTHE DOCTOR’S DOCTOR HAS YOUR DIAGNOSISTorrance, CA-February 20, 2000The Doctor’s Doctor www. thedoctorsdoctor. com has your diagnosis. For the first time, there is access to the most important and overlooked member of the health care team, the pathologist. The pathologist is the consultant, the doctor’s doctor, to all other physicians. Now, the patient is able to communicate with the same expert. This site offers personalized interpretation of laboratory reports, explanation of diseases, medical news, and a discussion board, all from the viewpoint of the pathologist. How often have you heard the following phrase, “We are waiting for the results”? What you are really waiting for is the pathologist to make the diagnosis. The laboratory is often viewed by the patient as black box, a bewildering collection of sophisticated equipment where specimens are received and a diagnosis miraculously

Appears. Producing these complicated interpretations and diagnoses are many highly trained professionals. They are the pathologists, physicians specially trained in the art and science of laboratory medicine. Nearly all medical decisions are based upon the results of the laboratory. These results are complicated and written in highly technical language, requiring years of training to properly interpret. Ironically, the physician producing these results, the pathologist, very rarely communicates with the patient. Unlike the popular media impression of the pathologist doing autopsies and solving murders, most pathologists practice in hospitals and private laboratories and are doctorsto the living. The patient that is able to understand their laboratory result is in a better position to make an informed decision regarding their medical care. The patient may send a copy of their medical report and a board certified pathologist will “translate” the report from complicated and highly technical medical languageinto everyday language. There is coverage of major and rare medical diseases where patients can find insights from the pathologistÂ’s perspective. Included is a glossary of terms, internet links, and a description of the role the pathologist plays in the diagnosis of each disease. To keep everyone up to date, there is “Medical News You Can Use” where recent medical news articles are interpreted through the eyes of the pathologist. For example, the recent news of Tipper GoreÂ’s thyroid surgery is illuminated with insight into the role the pathologist plays in the diagnosis and treatment of the disease. Finally, “Got Path?” is an online discussion board with coverage of major diseases and other health related concerns with feedback from the staff of The DoctorÂ’s Doctor. For more information, please contact Paul K. Shitabata, M. D. at 310-323-5001.www. thedoctorsdoctor. compsdermpath@earthlink. net  -30-

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