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What is Dermatopathology?

Dermatopathology, AtlantaDermatopathology is specialized pathology of the skin. Dermatopathology cases may include melanoma, and other skin disorders, immunologic, infectious and pediatric diseases. The sub-specialty of dermatopathology is a combination of both dermatology (the diagnosis and treatment of skin, hair and nail diseases) and pathology (identification of diseases microscopically).

Dermatology Specialists of Atlanta physician, Dr. Kathleen J. Smith offers a comprehensive menu of assay and services to aid in the diagnosis, prognosis, and monitoring of dermatological conditions.

What is a Dermatopathologist?

A dermatopathologist is a highly trained physician who specializes in diagnosing disorders of the skin under a microscope. Dr. Kathleen J. Smith is a board certified dermatopathologist who has been sub-specialty trained and further accomplished through extensive practical exposure. She also can provide a personal, consultative service to her patients as well as other dermatologists. She can analyze your medical information in conjunction with observations through the microscope. The ultimate goal is to provide the best possible patient care for the patient whether you are her patient or another dermatologist’s patient.

Dr. Smith is experienced in diagnosing certain skin disorders which is very important because certain skin disorders can be fatal. It is imperative that you receive the most accurate and timely diagnosis which she can confidently and expertly provide. Her mission is to provide accurate, clear and prompt diagnosis.

Dermatology Specialists of Atlanta is located in Decatur, Georgia, just east of Atlanta. Because Dr. Kathleen Smith’s expertise is dermatopathology she attracts patients from all over the state as well as the local communities of Buckhead, Midtown, Stone Mountain, Roswell, Sandy Springs, North Druid Hills, Lilburn, Dunwoody, and Tucker.

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