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Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C can become chronic, life-long infections which can lead to Liver Cancer. Millions of Americans are living with Chronic Viral Hepatitis, and many do not know they are infected.

Getting tested for Hepatitis B and C requires a blood test called Hepatitis B and C Antibodies. This is used to find out if someone has ever been infected with Hepatitis B or C. Antibodies are chemicals that are released in the bloodstream when someone becomes infected.

The only way to know if you have Hepatitis B or C is to get tested. Early detection can save lives! Hepatitis testing should be performed by your family medicine provider. If a positive diagnosis is determined, Memorial Healthcare is pleased to announce hepatitis treatment services are now available, with a physician’s referral, at the Memorial Gastroenterology Center in Owosso. Based on recommendations of the Gastroenterologist, treatment may be initiated.

Who Should be Tested? - Hepatitis B

  • Anyone having a sexual contact with an infected person
  • Anyone having multiple sex partners
  • Anyone having a sexually transmitted disease
  • Men who have sexual encounters with other men
  • Anyone who has injected drugs or shared needles
  • Anyone who lives with a person who has Hepatitis B
  • Anyone on Hemodialysis
  • Anyone exposed to blood on the job
  • Anyone born to a mother with Hepatitis B
  • Anyone who is of Middle Eastern descent or Asian descent or those who have traveled to those countries

Who Should be Tested? - Hepatitis C

  • Anyone who has injected drugs, even just once or many years ago
  • Anyone with certain medical conditions, such as chronic liver disease, HIV and AIDS
  • Anyone who has received donated blood or organs before 1992
  • Anyone born from 1945 through 1965
  • Anyone with abnormal liver tests or liver disease
  • Health and safety workers who have been exposed to blood on the job through a needle-stick or injury with a sharp object
  • Anyone on Hemodialysis
  • Anyone born to a mother with Hepatitis C
Catherine Kerschen, DO, FACOI
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Location Owosso Gastroenterology Associates
721 N. Shiawassee
Suite 202
Owosso, MI 48867
989-729-1600
Health Plans/Insurance Accepted
Aetna/Cofinity, Blue Care Network, Blue Choice, BCBSM PPO/Trust, Blue Preferred Plus, BCBSM Traditional, Genesys PHO, HAP - Health Alliance Plan of MI, Health Plan of Michigan/Meridian, Health Plus Medicaid, McLaren, Medicaid, Medicare, Physicians Health Plan, Physicians Health Plan/Medicaid, Health Plus/Medicaid, PHCS (Multiplan), RR Medicare, Sparrow Physician Health Network, Tricare Standard/Prime, United Healthcare
Lisa LePain, DO, FACOI
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Location Owosso Gastroenterology Associates
721 N. Shiawassee
Suite 202
Owosso, MI 48867
989-729-1600
Health Plans/Insurance Accepted
Aetna/Cofinity, Blue Care Network, BCN Medicare Advantage, BCBSM Traditional, BCBSM PPO/Trust, Blue Preferred Plus, Medicare Plus Blue PPO, HAP - Health Alliance Plan of MI, Health Plus Medicaid, Humana PPO, McLaren Medicaid, Medicaid, Medicare, Health Plan of Michigan/Meridian, PHCS (Multiplan), Physicians Health Plan, Physicians Health Plan/Medicaid, RR Medicare, Sparrow Physician Health Network, Tricare Standard/Prime, United Healthcare
Marcia Skjaerlund, DO
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Location Owosso Gastroenterology Associates
721 N. Shiawassee
Suite 202
Owosso, MI 48867
989-729-1600
Health Plans/Insurance Accepted
Aetna/Cofinity, BCBSM Traditional, Medicaid, Medicare, RR Medicare, Tricare Standard/Prime, Health Plan of Michigan/Meridian, PHCS (Multiplan), McLaren
William Weatherhead, DO, FACOI
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Location Owosso Gastroenterology Associates
721 N. Shiawassee
Suite 202
Owosso, MI 48867
989-729-1600
Health Plans/Insurance Accepted
Blue Care Network, BCN Medicare Advantage, BCBSM PPO/Trust, Blue Preferred Plus, Medicare Plus Blue PPO, BCBSM Traditional, McLaren, McLaren Medicaid, Medicaid, Medicare, Physicians Health Plan, Priority Health, RR Medicare, Sparrow PHP Medicaid, Tricare Standard/Prime
Maria Reed, PA-C
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Location Owosso Gastroenterology Associates
721 N. Shiawassee
Suite 202
Owosso, MI 48867
989-729-1600
Health Plans/Insurance Accepted
Aetna/Cofinity, Blue Care Network, BCN Medicare Advantage, BCBSM PPO/Trust, Blue Preferred Plus, Medicare Plus Blue PPO, BCBSM Traditional, HAP - Health Alliance Plan of MI, Humana PPO, McLaren Medicaid, Medicaid, Medicare, Health Plan of Michigan/Meridian, PHCS (Multiplan), Priority Health, RR Medicare, Tricare Standard/Prime, McLaren