Liver Screening

Screening for liver disease is important for early detection since significant damage may occur with few or no symptoms.  The screening program promotes education on a healthy liver lifestyle which includes information about hepatitis b, hepatitis c, and diet/exercise.

Liver Screening Program

Our program provides free liver screening for hepatitis B, hepatitis C and ALT levels (liver function). The screening does not require fasting.  A blood sample will be used to detect these abnormalities. A free follow-up consultation is offered to discuss abnormal results and treatment options if needed.

Risk Factors

  • Were you born from 1945-1965?
  • Do you currently or have you ever lived with someone who has hepatitis B or hepatitis C?
  • Are you HIV positive?
  • If you are a man, have you ever had sexual encounters with another man?
  • Have you ever injected drugs, even if just once?
  • Was your mom diagnosed with HBV or HCV?
  • Did you receive a blood clotting factor before 1987?
  • Did you receive a blood transfusion or organ donation before July 1992?
  • Do you frequently travel outside of the United States?
  • Have you ever received hemodialysis?
  • Have you ever been employed by or housed in a prison?
  • Have you ever worked with or come in contact with infected needles or blood?
  • Have you ever been diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease?

Our team, which includes Andrea Keller, PA- C, Dr. Rohit Satoskar and other certified Hepatologists  assist screening participants with understanding results, ideas for diet and exercise, and provide expert advice for any additional testing that may be needed to enhance liver function.

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Rohit Satoskar, MD, is medical director of Liver Transplantation and Associate professor in the Department of Medicine at the MedStar Georgetown Transplant Institute. An expert in hepatology and liver transplantation, Dr. Satoskar is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology and Transplant Hepatology. He is widely published and a frequent lecturer, regionally and nationally. In addition to Dr. Satoskar's role as a clinician, teacher and researcher, he is actively involved in public policy efforts to benefit patients with liver disease. He serves in leadership positions with professional societies such as the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the American Liver Foundation and is a founding board member of the Global Liver Institute dedicated to collaboration and innovation in dealing with liver disease. Dr. Satoskar is highly rated by patients for explaining things well, listening carefully, and treating patients with respect, among other things. He believes in personalized care for each patient to address their particular needs and help achieve the best possible outcome and quality of life. Each patient is cared for as an individual, using the latest evidence-based medicine and technology available.

Andréa L. Keller is a Board Certified Physician AssistantAndréa L. Keller is a Board Certified Physician Assistant. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology/Pre-Med from St. John Fisher College in Rochester, NY as well as her Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant studies from Daemen College in Amherst, NY. She started working in Hepatology late 2010 with Metropolitan Liver Diseases/Gastroenterology Center continuing into her latest role with MedStar Georgetown Transplant Institute in early 2014. She provides care for numerous hepatic diseases having a great interest in Hepatitis C.

Furthermore, she is actively involved in ongoing research protocols through the transplant institute. She is a current and upstanding member of the AAPA, AASLD and CLDF. Andréa is responsible for managing, diagnosing, treating and aiding in the preventative management of all MedStar Georgetown transplant patients alongside her colleagues.

Andréa provides a free consultation with patients that have abnormal screening results to discuss next steps and treatment options if needed. When meeting with the patients for the free consultation she answers any questions the patient may have and assesses possible liver damage.

 

Make an Appointment

For more information or to schedule an appointment with a transplant specialist, please call our scheduling line:

703-639-0616


Location

MedStar Georgetown Transplant Institute in Fairfax
3301 Woodburn Road, Suite 209
Annandale, Virginia 22003
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