We found 5 hepatologists who accept Humana Bronze 4850/HMO Premier near Tucson, AZ.

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Dr. Nayan M Patel, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Transplant Hepatology
1501 N Campbell Avenue
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. Nayan Patel's specialties are adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology. He practices in Phoenix, AZ and Tucson, AZ. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel honors. He graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School for his residency. Dr. Patel is professionally affiliated with Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix, Transplant Center, and Banner Health.

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Dr. Thomas D Boyer, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Transplant Hepatology
1501 N Campbell Avenue
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. Thomas Boyer is a specialist in adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology. His average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Boyer honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Banner - University Medical Group (BUMG).

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other, Adult Hepatology
2585 N Wyatt Drive
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. Sam Moussa practices adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology in Tucson, AZ. He is a graduate of the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Georgetown University Medical Center's residency program. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Moussa accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Dr. Geetha Kolli, MD
Specializes in Adult Hepatology
1501 N. Campbell Avenue
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. Geetha Kolli is an adult hepatology specialist in Phoenix, AZ and Tucson, AZ. Dr. Kolli takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She attended Gandhi Medical College Hyderabad and Indira Gandhi Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Conemaugh Health System and Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix. She speaks Telugu. Dr. Kolli's hospital/clinic affiliations include Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix and Banner Health.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
2830 N Swan Road; Suite 180
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. Shahid Habib practices adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology. He graduated from Quaid-e-Azam Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Habib completed a residency program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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What is Hepatology?

Hepatology is the study of the liver and its diseases. It is an emerging medical specialty, with most hepatologists currently being gastroenterologists who have completed a fellowship in hepatology or who have simply taken an interest in the liver. Gastroenterology is the specialty devoted to the digestive system and all of the digestive organs, including the liver as well as the stomach, esophagus, intestines, pancreas, and so on. Some illnesses are specific to the liver, and as our treatment and understanding of them advances, there is enough knowledge to make hepatology its own field.

A patient may be referred to a hepatologist for many conditions, including:
  • An overdose on drugs that are damaging to the liver
  • Blood tests suggesting liver damage
  • Hepatitis, or inflammation of the liver, which can be caused by a virus, toxin, or autoimmune disease
  • Cirrhosis, a type of scar tissue in the liver that is often caused by alcoholism
  • Hemochromatosis, a condition where your body absorbs too much iron, which damages the liver
  • Follow-up care after a liver transplant

Outcomes for liver patients tend to be better with a hepatologist than a gastroenterologist. However, hepatologists can be difficult to find outside of larger cities. This may change in the future as more patients seek the specialized care that hepatologists can provide.
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