Pathologist Near Me

Looking for a pathologist near you? Douglass Hanly Moir has a range of solutions to help you with your health and wellness journey. 

What Does a Pathologist Do?

A pathologist is a doctor who specialises in diagnosing diseases. They do this by examining tissue samples. The samples are often looked at ‘whole’ and then they are examined under a microscope. 

Day-to-day duties could include:

  • Examining the results of blood tests
  • Examining the results of smear tests
  • Tissue removal
  • Explaining test results
  • Giving advice on further medical assessments
  • Treating diseases
  • Making sure blood transfusions are safe
  • Developing vaccines against infectious diseases and inherited conditions
  • Researching and developing new tests and treatments
  • Organising work in laboratories
  • Supervising other laboratory staff
  • Attending meetings with other health professionals
  • Discussing the treatment of individual patients

What Does a Pathologist Treat?

A pathologist is involved in the diagnosis of almost any organic disease. It is common for them to examine tissue samples to determine whether they are cancerous. 

Douglass Hanly Moir

DHM is the largest member of the Sonic Healthcare group of practices in Australia. Sonic Healthcare is an Australian-owned, publicly listed company. It operates in the areas of pathology, radiology and clinical services.

DHM is an established and well-respected pathology practice. It offers comprehensive, high-quality pathology services for:

  • Clinicians and healthcare professionals
  • Private hospitals
  • Nursing homes


DHM was formed in 1996 from the amalgamation of two like-minded pathology practices. Douglass Laboratories and Hanly Moir Pathology. Other practices that are well known in the medical community have joined us over the years. This forms the present Douglass Hanly Moir Pathology.

This grouping together of pathology companies resulted in an unparalleled pathology resource. It is a resource for clinicians and healthcare professionals in clinical practice. We are a renowned healthcare provider. We have a demonstrated track record of medical excellence.

PSA Test

The prostate is a small gland at the base of the bladder in men. It is part of the male reproductive system and produces the protein PSA. PSA is released into semen but some also enter the bloodstream. High levels of PSA can be caused by prostate cancer.

If you have prostate symptoms, you might be asked to have a PSA test. If you have been diagnosed with prostate cancer, the PSA test can help track your condition. How is it tracked? When the levels go up, this suggests the cancer is growing. When they go down, this suggests it might be shrinking.

Do I Need a PSA Test?

The PSA test is not recommended if you do not have any symptoms of possible prostate cancer. It is only beneficial for those who have symptoms. Routine screening is not recommended if you do not have any symptoms. This is because the PSA test is not very accurate for screening men without symptoms. High PSA levels can be due to many things – cancer is only one of them.

There is a range of risks and potential benefits of PSA testing. So, it is important to talk to your doctor to help make an informed decision.

Soma Wellness Medical Centre

Located at Soma Wellness, DHM is in the heart of Gregory Hills. Soma Wellness believes that taking care of yourself does not have to feel like a chore. You can join the Soma community to take care of your mind, body and soul. We are the place where lifestyle meets medical and you will see the benefits for yourself.


Soma is conveniently located on the corner of Gregory Hills Drive and Holborn Circuit in Gregory Hills. We are fully accessible, child-friendly and offer free parking for everyone. 



NSW 2557