Dr. Robert Sterling is a pathologist practicing in HICKORY, NC. Dr. Sterling is a doctor who specializes in the study of bodily fluids and tissues. As a pathologist, Dr. Sterling can help your primary care doctor make a diagnosis about your medical condition. Dr. Sterling may perform a tissue biopsy to determine if a patient has cancer, practice genetic testing, and complete a number of laboratory examinations. Pathologists can also perform autopsies which can determine a persons cause of death and gain information about genetic progression of a disease.
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