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Hepatitis C

 Hepatitis C

Gain expert knowledge in a virtual learning network with a collaboration of the Cherokee Nation Health Services and Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences ECHO team.


The curriculum is designed to increase primary care provider knowledge, skills, and self-efficacy in the prevention, screening, evaluation, and treatment of hepatitis C.



Every Tuesday from 12:00pm – 1:00pm CST. To join this ECHO session registration is a one-time requirement. Once registered, you will receive an ECHO participant guide with more information.




What does the Hepatitis C ECHO Program Offer?

  • Increase knowledge of up-to-date evidence-based practices in Hepatitis C
  • Focus on prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.
  • Real-time clinical review of cases submitted by participants.
  • Proper prescribing for Hepatitis C treatment
  • Free CME for health care professionals *certain conditions apply


Why Hepatitis C?

  • In Oklahoma, the prevalence of hepatitis C is estimated to be 3.4%, over 2 times the US national estimate.
  • Hepatitis C care can easily be delivered by primary care clinicians with appropriate training and guidance of specialists in the management of these sometimes difficult to reach patient populations.
  • Rural Oklahoma providers can become local experts in the management and care of hepatitis C infected individuals, thus leading to a wider spread of care for this potentially fatal but easily curable disease.



  • Opioid/HCV Syndemic
  • Liver Fibrosis Staging
  • Treatment Options
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Extrahepatic Manifestations
  • Interpreting Hepatitis B Serology
  • Medication Assisted Treatment



Crystal David, Pharm.D, BCPS

Clinical Pharmacist

Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine


Jorge Mera, M.D.

Director of Infectious Diseases

Cherokee Nation Health Services


Whitney Essex, APRN-CNP
Nurse Practitioner, Infectious Diseases
Cherokee Nation Health Services


Gitanjali Pai M.D., AAHIVS, FIDSA

Infectious Disease Physician

Memorial Hospital and Physicians' Clinic


Janet Rosales

Clinical Coordinator


Submit A Case

To present a case at an upcoming Hepatitis C TeleECHO clinic, email to request an ECHO ID number. You will receive an ID and the case presentation form.

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