Dr. David Winston Urges Physicians To Routinely Screen for Hepatitis C

Dr. David Winston, Director, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, CIGNA, Sun City, AZ, explains why primary care physicians need to routinely screen every patient with risk factors for hepatitis C, the impact it could have on outcomes and potential costs savings, and the 70% to 75% cure rate with the latest available treatments.

Dr. Winston says that it is the PCP's responsibility to screen patients in order to catch hepatitis C early. PCP's should be educated and motivated to look for risk factors associated with PCP such as, cirrhosis, liver failure, and liver cancer.