Who Treats Hepatitis C?
If you think you are at risk of having Hepatitis C, talk to your current healthcare provider about getting tested. Once you’ve been diagnosed with Hepatitis C infection, you may want to see a specialist. Specialists who work with people with Hepatitis C include the following healthcare providers:
- Doctors who specialize in liver diseases (hepatologist)
- Doctors who specialize in stomach and intestinal diseases (gastroenterologist)
- Doctors who specialize in infectious disease
- Nurse practitioners whose practice concentrates on people with liver diseases
Nurse practitioners are registered nurses who are prepared – through advanced education and clinical training – to assume some of the duties formerly assumed only by physicians. They work in a medical care team, and can provide a wide range of health care services, including the diagnosis and management of common, as well as complex medial conditions.