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Hepatitis B: Screening in Primary Care

By: David M. Fettig, MD, Birmingham Gastroenterology Associates The CDC estimates that 1.2 million people in the United States have chronic Hepatitis B (HBV) but two-thirds do not know they are infected. These unaware patients can have clinically silent infections for decades until developing cirrhosis, end-stage liver disease, or hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). HBV is transmitted… Read More »

Dr. David Fettig Profiled by AASLD

Dr. David Fettig Profiled by AASLD

As a Gastroenterologist Fellowship trained in Liver Transplant, BGA’s Dr. David Fettig offers a unique level of expertise not typically available outside of an academic setting. He sees patients in both our Homewood and Cullman offices. https://www.aasld.org/research-awards/about-foundation/research-profiles/david-fettig-md

The Perfect Colonoscopy and How to Get It

The Perfect Colonoscopy and How to Get It

By: Christopher P. Shaver, MD A colonoscopy is an endoscopic examination of your large intestine. The primary indication for the procedure is colon cancer screening. However, it is also an effective diagnostic tool for the evaluation of chronic intestinal symptoms including abdominal pain, diarrhea and rectal bleeding as well as unexplained anemia. I perform more… Read More »

Know More Hepatitis C

Know More Hepatitis C

Rishi K. Agarwal, MD Birmingham Gastroenterology Associates Hepatitis C (HCV) is the most common viral hepatitis in the US with an estimated 3.5 million individuals with chronic HCV. There were an estimated 29,718 new cases of HCV in 2013 (per the CDC). Many of these people are living with chronic viral hepatitis and do not… Read More »

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