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 a specialist in adult hepatology. He works in Miami, FL. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Martin graduated from the University College Dublin (UCD) School of Medicine & Medical Science. He has received distinctions including South Florida Super Doctors and New York Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Lennox Jeffers practices adult hepatology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Jeffers graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Jeffers is professionally affiliated with Miami VA Healthcare System.

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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. Dr. Schiff is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Schiff include: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Christopher Obrien's specialty is adult hepatology. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. His distinctions include: 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 sees patients in Miami, FL. Her medical specialties are adult hepatology and adult infectious disease. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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

Dr. Lesley Smith's specialties are pediatric gastroenterology and pediatric transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine). She practices in Miami, FL. Dr. Smith accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: South Florida Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Kalyan Bhamidimarri specializes in adult hepatology. Dr. Bhamidimarri honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Leopoldo Arosemena practices adult hepatology. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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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.