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We found 8 hepatologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Platinum EPO near Miami, FL.

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Specializes in Adult Hepatology
1500 North West 12th Avenue; Jackson Medical Tower E-1101
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Paul Martin is an adult hepatology specialist. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Martin graduated from the University College Dublin (UCD) School of Medicine & Medical Science. His distinctions include: South Florida Super Doctors and New York Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Adult Hepatology
1500 North West 12th Avenue; Po Box 016960
Miami, FL
 

Dr. E. Schiff's specialty is adult hepatology. He is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Schiff has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Adult Hepatology
1475 Nw 12th Avenue
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Lennox Jeffers' specialty is adult hepatology. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Jeffers graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Jeffers is affiliated with Miami VA Healthcare System.

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Specializes in Adult Hepatology
1500 Nw 12th Avenue
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Christopher Obrien is a Miami, FL physician who specializes in adult hepatology. Dr. Obrien accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Adult Hepatology, Adult Infectious Disease
1400 Nw 12th Avenue
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Maria Hernandez specializes in adult hepatology and adult infectious disease. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Specializes in Adult Hepatology
1500 Nw 12th Avenue; Suite 1101
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Kalyan Bhamidimarri practices adult hepatology in Miami, FL. Dr. Bhamidimarri is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatric Transplant Hepatology
1601 North West 12th Avenue; Suite 3005a
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Lesley Smith practices pediatric gastroenterology and pediatric transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine) in Miami, FL. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Smith accepts. She has received the distinction of South Florida Super Doctors.

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Dr. Leopoldo Ramon Arosemena, MD
Specializes in Adult Hepatology
1475 Nw 12th Avenue
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Leopoldo Arosemena works as a hepatologist. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.