PacMed Liver Care – First Hill
Hepatology focuses on the liver, as well as the gallbladder, pancreas and biliary tree. Traditionally, hepatology has been a subspecialty of gastroenterology, although some physicians today specialize solely in hepatology.
Liver disease management needs a medical team with a unique set of skills. At PacMed, our specialists in liver disease provide comprehensive care for patients with acute and chronic liver disease, whether regular or advanced. Our gastroenterologists who provide hepatology care have advanced training in this field.
Your specialist will work closely with your primary care provider to coordinate your care. He or she will also team with endocrinologists, oncologists, rheumatologists, the University of Washington liver transplant program and other knowledgeable caregivers as needed. Should you require liver transplantation, our hepatologists are well-trained in caring for patients before and after this procedure.
WHAT TO BRING
Bring the following items to make the most of your time with the doctor:
- ID and insurance cards
- Your co-pay
- Any X-rays and labs from outside the PacMed/Swedish/Providence network
- A list of your questions and symptoms.
Please plan to arrive 20 minutes early to park and check in. Read more details on how to prepare for your visit.
CHECK YOUR COVERAGE
To avoid financial surprises, we recommend calling your insurance before your visit to check your coverage for:
- Pacific Medical Centers
- The provider you’re seeing
- The services or procedures you are coming in for.
It’s good to ask your insurance whether our clinic and provider are in network and what your financial responsibility might be.
If you or a family member are active or retired military, you may be eligible for the Uniformed Services Family Health Plan (USFHP).
USFHP is TRICARE prime option offering top-quality civilian medical care. USFHP is sponsored by the Department of Defense and has been administered in our region by PacMed for over 30 years.
Call 800.585.5883 to learn more or enroll in the US Family Health Plan (USFHP).