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Grady Liver Clinic

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Six people, five in lab coats, outside Grady Memorial Hospital

The Grady Liver Clinic, founded in 2002, provides comprehensive care and treatment for urban, medically underserved patients with chronic hepatitis C. A unique model for hepatitis C care, the clinic was founded and is run by general internists as opposed to specialists, and provides critical access to care for uninsured patients. The clinic is staffed by four attending physicians from Emory University’s Division of General Medicine, and a Grady clinical pharmacist. The clinic is also a practice venue for volunteer physicians from CDC who work in the field of viral hepatitis. The liver clinic is a major training site for internal medicine residents as well as gastroenterology and infectious disease fellows.

Almost 1,000 patients visit the clinic annually, predominantly African Americans (76%) and the uninsured (59%). Liver clinic services include extensive education and counseling about hepatitis C, full medical evaluation, vaccination for hepatitis A and B, laboratory testing, radiology studies, and liver biopsy referral. The Grady Liver Clinic has a robust antiviral treatment program, and has treated more than 300 patients to date, with response rates comparable to clinical trials, which typically have the best cure rates.

In addition to quality patient care and physician training, the Grady Liver Clinic serves as a site for multiple clinical research studies. Projects have included investigation of patients’ appointment keeping behavior, evaluation of resident physician education in the liver clinic, and analysis of outcomes of antiviral treatment.

Grady Liver Clinic

80 Jesse Hill Jr Dr SE
Atlanta, GA 30303
404-616-9355
 
lesley.miller@emory.edu

www.gradyhealth.org/specialty/primary-care-centers.html

Check out the Faces of Hepatitis video featuring the Grady Liver Clinic