I have used [Miraca] for the past six years for histopathologic examination
of skin specimens obtained in my dermatology practice. I have always found
their reports to be well written, easy to understand and summarized quite
nicely. They have never abused the privilege of using special stains for
their own profit, and yet when special stains were performed, they were
always appropriate to the case and helpful to me.
Their reporting language has been clear, concise, to the point, and helpful.
Their differential diagnoses have been always on point, and usually summarized
in decreasing order of likelihood. On many occasions, the pathologist
himself has picked up the phone and called me to discuss the case and
learn my clinical impressions. As you can imagine, that is invaluable
to both of us.
Their reports are timely, on any malignant melanoma I get an immediate
written confirmation, and I ALWAYS get a phone call directly from the
pathologist. In such cases, they are careful to mention that those cases
were reviewed by a panel of their experts in-house, and sometimes were
sent to outside experts as well. This is always comforting to me, particularly
in a case wherein there may be atypical pigmented tissue and a consensus
opinion has been reached. In fact, they have even gone to the trouble
of naming the dermatopathologists whether inside their organization or
in outside academic institutions they have consulted.
It must be obvious by now that I highly recommend Miraca for dermatopathology
examinations, and I certainly intend to continue using their services.
Although I have never met any of them in person, I feel they are my friends
because we have spoken both medically and socially on the phone during
these consultations. They often ask me as many clinical questions about
the patient as I ask them histopathological questions regarding their
own differential diagnoses.
I recommend using their laboratory and physicians most highly and without
reservation. I might also add that in six years I have never had one specimen
mixed up, lost, or received any phone call “apologizing” for
confusing one specimen with another, even on the same patient. This is
rare. You will not regret your decision to use them.
As another pleasant and unexpected surprise, the support team at Miraca
has been invaluable in helping us with Meaningful Use. They are beyond
experts in their field, and have saved us countless hours of negotiating
the internecine melange of rules. Their staff comes to our office periodically
and walks us through Meaningful Use, and no other webinar or course has
even come close! They know the rules cold, and they simplify it for us.
That alone is worth the price of admission.