Springville Dermatology Phone801-704-7001
Springville Dermatology Address732 North Main Springville, UT 84663
Dermatopathology
Skin Dermatology
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What is Dermatopathology?


Der-mato-pathology is the microscopic examination and diagnosis of skin disorders.
 A dermatopathologist is a highly trained physician who specializes in diagnosing skin diseases by looking through a microscope.

When a dermatologist elects to do a skin biopsy it is because they are unsure of the diagnosis or they want to understand the growth pattern of a particular skin cancer to determine the best surgical approach. The accurate microscopic interpretation of the biopsy is important and it is best to have someone who understands both the clinical and pathological side of the skin diseases.

Dr. Michael W. Peterson is double board certified in dermatology and dermatopathology and examines biopsy and excisional specimens from many dermatologists and providers in the valley. Dermatopathologists provide a personal, consultative service to dermatologists, which includes analyzing your medical information in conjunction with observations through the microscope. The ultimate goal is to provide the best possible care for the patient.