At present, there are 21 attending doctors in the Gastroenterology Division, where Dr. Cheng-yuan Peng, Hsueh-chou Lai, Po-heng Chuang, Wen-pang Su, Sheng-hung Chen, Hung-yao Chen, Wei-fan Hsu, and Hung-wei Wang specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of liver disease. In addition, a full-time health education teacher is responsible for all related business in the center, with the focus of patient services including:
Help promote the National Health Insurance (NHI) pilot scheme for strengthening the treatment of chronic hepatitis B and C
As of October 1, 2003, the National Health Insurance Administration of the MOHW launched the pilot scheme for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B and C, through which patients with chronic hepatitis B and C are given antiviral drug therapy on payment terms. The center assists relevant clinicians to visit the Centers for Disease Control website to register treatment cases and to regularly examine and evaluate the efficacy and the side effects of related drugs, as well as to actively contact and remind the patient to pay return visits as scheduled, in an attempt to improve the compliance and integrity of treatment. Most of the patients are well impressed with the service
Help promote the NHI medical payment improvement scheme for hepatitis B carriers and hepatitis C infection cases
As of January 1, 2010, the National Health Insurance Administration of the MOHW initiated the medical payment improvement scheme for hepatitis B carriers and hepatitis C infection cases, through which to contact and remind patients with hepatitis B and C who have not yet received therapies about regular follow-up examinations for early detection and early treatment.
Provide general knowledge of chronic liver disease and consultation and health education on drug therapy
The center provides chronic liver disease patients (including hepatitis, cirrhosis, and liver cancer), their family members, and the general public with general knowledge about chronic liver disease and various existing treatment methods. Patients are advised to visit the center’s website for relevant information or make a phone call or go to the center in person to consult the health education teacher about information required. It is believed that the patient can benefit greatly from this specific service, and also can save considerable time and money spent on registration and waiting.