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Joseph Hatem

Pathologist

Dr. Joseph Hatem is a top Pathologist in ROCHESTER, . With a passion for the field and an unwavering commitment to their specialty, Dr. Joseph Hatem is an expert in changing the lives of their patients for the better. Through their designated cause and expertise in the field, Dr. Joseph Hatem is a prime example of a true leader in healthcare. As a leader and expert in their field, Dr. Joseph Hatem is passionate about enhancing patient quality of life. They embody the values of communication, safety, and trust when dealing directly with patients. In ROCHESTER, NY, Dr. Joseph Hatem is a true asset to their field and dedicated to the profession of medicine.
Joseph Hatem
  • Rochester, NY
  • Accepting new patients

How long does it take for a biopsy report to come?

In some cases, results can be available 24 hours after the biopsy. However, additional special testing is sometimes required which can 3 to 4 business days to complete. There is READ MORE
In some cases, results can be available 24 hours after the biopsy. However, additional special testing is sometimes required which can 3 to 4 business days to complete. There is not much to be done until then. Hope this helps.

My platelet count showed below the normal range specified in the report, but I don’t feel any symptoms. Why could this be?

It can depend on how much below the normal range the result is. Normal ranges are determined by including the ranges seen in 97% of health volunteers. Therefore it is possible READ MORE
It can depend on how much below the normal range the result is. Normal ranges are determined by including the ranges seen in 97% of health volunteers. Therefore it is possible (about 3% of the time) that a healthy person falls a bit outside of the normal range. There can be many reasons for platelets to be low. Either because they are not being produced fast enough or that they are being consumed too fast. If investigation is needed, your doctor will pursue those possibilities.

How is a urine infection detected?

A urinary tract infection can be easily directed with a urine dipstick test or culture. However, if the patient has classic symptoms, many providers will go strait to treatment READ MORE
A urinary tract infection can be easily directed with a urine dipstick test or culture. However, if the patient has classic symptoms, many providers will go strait to treatment with antibiotics.

How would doctors diagnose TB?

Screening for TB can be easily done with a PPD test, which is a skin reactivity test. A bit of TB-like material is injected under the skin. If a reaction occurs after a couple READ MORE
Screening for TB can be easily done with a PPD test, which is a skin reactivity test. A bit of TB-like material is injected under the skin. If a reaction occurs after a couple of days, the test is considered positive. Follow up of a positive test usually includes chest imaging.

Why did I get two different results for my pregnancy test?

Pregnancy tests usually measure the level of beta-HCG hormone in the blood. No test is perfect, all have a certain chance of yielding a false positive or false negative result. READ MORE
Pregnancy tests usually measure the level of beta-HCG hormone in the blood. No test is perfect, all have a certain chance of yielding a false positive or false negative result. Usually, in the case of conflicting results, the next best step is to do the gold standard test. In this case, that would be a blood test for beta-HCG level.

My mole sample was sent to another lab. Should I be concerned?

Biopsy cases are sent out for second opinion in two scenarios: 1. A rare or unusual finding 2. Challenging or borderline cases In both situations the case is usually sent to READ MORE
Biopsy cases are sent out for second opinion in two scenarios:
1. A rare or unusual finding
2. Challenging or borderline cases

In both situations the case is usually sent to a regional expert. Although it can provoke anxiety, it is reassuring that the doctor reading the biopsy is taking time to get an expert opinion.