Optimizing Outpatient Care: Clinical Strategies for Managing Hepatic Encephalopathy in Primary Practice - Episode 4

Collaborating with Specialists: Primary Care Clinician’s Evolving Role in HE Management

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The panel examines the evolving role of primary care clinicians in managing patients with hepatic encephalopathy (HE) and emphasizes the importance of consulting specialists when necessary, providing insights from the perspective of a primary care clinician.

What is the role of the primary care clinician in managing patients with HE? Please describe how this management has changed over the years? Why is this the case?


  • HE in the same line as providing primary care for hypertension, diabetes etc. and refer to /consult with specialist when needed.

As a primary care clinician, how do I know when to refer a patient with HE out to the hepatologist?