Dr. Michael Slattery practices Dermatopathology in Orlando, FL. Dermatopathology is a medical specialty that focuses on dermatology and pathology, and involves the diagnosis of various diseases of the skin, hair, and nails by looking at cutaneous diseases at a microscopic and molecular level. By revealing the histology of diseases and results from a specific diagnostic interpretation, Dr. Slattery is able to analyze the potential causes of skin diseases at a basic level.
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