What to Expect During Your Visit
At the Texas Liver Institute, we strive to make each visit informative, helpful, friendly and comfortable. Our office staff, mid-level providers and physicians will work with you to learn your needs, answer your questions and get to the bottom of your hepatology issues.
Your hepatologist will get to know you and review your symptoms, then evaluate your needs and determine next steps. Where appropriate, the Texas Liver Institute will collaborate with your Primary Care physician to customize our approach to your care.
When visiting the Texas Liver Institute, you’ll spend much of your time speaking with our Mid-Level Providers — friendly, informed healthcare professionals working hand-in-hand with your physician to design treatments appropriate for you.
When you visit the Texas Liver Institute, you’ll be greeted by friendly, knowledgeable staff who will work with your individual needs and healthcare goals.
Here’s a look at some of the team members you’ll meet:
One of our board-certified hepatology experts. Before you schedule any procedure, we’ll make sure that you meet and discuss your proposed treatment plan or procedure with your physician. We’ll go over the risks, benefits and alternatives of your proposed treatment plan or procedure. You’ll be given an opportunity to ask questions and discuss your needs with the physician.
Your Physician Assistant (PA) or Family Nurse Practitioner (FPN) collaborates with your physician on your individual treatment plan. Your physician directs your care with the PA/FPN to assure that all of your needs are met.
Our Promise to You
As a patient-focused organization, we will:
- Respect your values, preferences and expressed needs
- Include you in decisions about your treatment plan
- Deliver education to you as necessary and as requested
- Maintain your comfort through any means available
- Provide emotional support to help alleviate your fear and anxiety
- Involve your family and friends as you see necessary