Frequently Asked Questions
Why do I need this service?
- At the time you receive a life-changing diagnosis, your mental energy is spent digesting the news. You may be overwhelmed by intense emotions. But later, you might wonder, “Who decided I have this and how?”. Or you may look at your pathology report and see many pages of complex medical jargon. Your doctor summarized the report, but you’re curious about the details. Dr. Favia can answer any questions about your lab results or pathology report.
- Do you have a quick question and can’t get an appointment with your doctor? Dr. Favia offer next day appointments.
- Are you wondering why has your doctor ordered these tests? Which tests are the really important ones to pay attention? Dr. Favia can explain why these tests are needed and which ones you really need to monitor.
Why should a pathologist review my report?
Pathologists are the doctors that oversee the laboratory and have a deep understanding of how the tests are performed and to how to interpret them. Pathologists examine your tissue at a cellular level to make a diagnosis. Your pathology report can best be explained by
Can’t my regular doctor do this?
Pathology reports are written by pathologists for pathologists. We train for 4-7 years in the field of pathology to master the art of making a diagnosis and writing reports. Pathologists understand pathology reports the best.
What’s included in the 10 minute free consultation?
We can discuss if these services are right for you and how much time would be needed.
How much does it cost?
75 dollars for 15 minutes.
How much time do I need for the appointment?
Most questions, particularly lab and genetic results, can be answered within 15 minutes. Leukemia/lymphoma reports that include multiple ancillary reports such as cytogenetic and molecular reports may take up to 30 minutes.
What do I need to bring?
Nothing, unless you want to bring paper copies of pathology reports and lab results. Reports should be uploaded at least 24 hours before the appointment.
Are appointments virtual or in person?
Both! You can decide if you prefer to meet in-person or virtually.
Is this covered by my insurance?
Not at the moment, but in the near future, yes.
Can you prescribe me treatment?
No, treatments or treatment plans are not offered.
Do I get a formal report at the end of the appointment?
No, but you are free to take notes!
How many reports will the pathologist review during an appointment?
As many as you want! 1-2 reports can be explained in a 15 minute appointment.
Can I invite other people to participate in the call?
Yes, anyone you don’t mind sharing your private health information with.
Are my medical records safe?
Yes, the office is HIPAA compliant and your medical records are kept in a HIPAA compliant medical record system.
“I was sent results about my brain tumor without any explanation. I was feeling so hopeless and scared until Dr. Favia looked over my results. She helped me understand my diagnosis with compassion and answered my many frantic questions patiently and thoroughly. She helped empower me during a very vulnerable time, and for that I am forever grateful. I still go to her with my blood work and seek her guidance as I undergo treatment. I can’t imagine doing this without her help.”