Internal Medicine Center
 Clinical Resources

In the IMC you will have training in all aspect of outpatient primary care. Visit this page frequently for resources to aid in your learning and growth. Resources from workflow, pharmacy, procedures, new treatments can all be found here.

Treating Hepatitis C in the IMC


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Chronic Hepatitis C (HCV) viral infection is one of the most common causes of chronic liver disease.

The infection often follows a progressive course over many years and can ultimately result in cirrhosis, hepatocellular carcinoma, and the need for liver transplantation

The CDC estimated 66,700 new HCV in 2020, which represented a doubling in incidence since 2013 and fourfold increase since 2005.

An estimated 2 million individuals have chronic HCV infection in the United States.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Hepatitis C Surveillance 2020. (Accessed on September 21, 2022).
Hofmeister MG, Rosenthal EM, Barker LK, et al. Estimating Prevalence of Hepatitis C Virus Infection in the United States, 2013-2016. Hepatology. 2019;69(3):1020-1031. doi:10.1002/hep.30297Rosenberg ES,
Rosenthal EM, Hall EW, et al. Prevalence of Hepatitis C Virus Infection in US States and the District of Columbia, 2013 to 2016. JAMA Netw Open. 2018;1(8):e186371. Published 2018 Dec 7. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2018.6371

How to treat in the IMC

A protocol has been developed for treating hepatitis C in the IMC. Click the link to find the protocol. It will review candidates appropriate for treating in our clinic, the workup and pretreatment vaccinations, monitoring parameters, EPIC ordering system, insurance prior authorization process, and anything you may need to treat your patient.
HCV Treatment

A Big Thank You To
Dr. Alex Malik

This is all possible thanks to our graduating Resident Alex Malik MD. His dedication to quality patient care in our clinic is greatly appreciated by Summa Health. He is moving forward in his training to complete a Gastroenterology fellowship at Metro Health Cleveland. Congratulations!