We found 8 hepatologists who accept Humana Silver HMO near Maywood, IL.

Dr. Scott Jay Cotler, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
2160 S First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Scott Cotler is a specialist in gastroenterology (digestive system) and adult hepatology. He works in Maywood, IL, Chicago, IL, and Burr Ridge, IL. Dr. Cotler obtained his medical school training at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He has a special interest in hepatitis C, liver cancer, and hepatitis B. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Cotler is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), and OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Hepatitis C, Cirrhosis, Liver Cancer, Hepatitis B

Dr. Veronica Mae Tencate, MD, DO
Specializes in Adult Hepatology
5000 South 5th Avenue
Hines, IL
 

Dr. Veronica Loy is a medical specialist in adult hepatology. Her clinical interests include hepatitis C, cirrhosis, and liver transplant. She honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Loy attended medical school at Midwestern University. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC).

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Clinical interests: Hepatitis C, Transplant Procedures, Cirrhosis, Liver Transplant, Hepatobiliary Disorders

Dr. Steven Joseph Scaglione, MD
Specializes in Adult Hepatology
5000 South 5th Avenue
Hines, IL
 

Dr. Steven Scaglione's area of specialization is adult hepatology. He obtained his medical school training at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Scaglione's areas of expertise include the following: hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and hepatitis C. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Hepatitis C, Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Dr. Natasha Marie Von Roenn, MD
Specializes in Adult Hepatology
2160 S 1st Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Natasha Walzer sees patients in Maywood, IL, Burr Ridge, IL, and Elmhurst, IL. Her medical specialty is adult hepatology. She is especially interested in cirrhosis and liver transplant. She is affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge. Dr. Walzer honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at UNC Hospitals.

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Clinical interests: Cirrhosis, Liver Transplant, Hepatitis B

Dr. David Hoffman Van Thiel, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Transplant Hepatology
3501 Harlem Avenue
Berwyn, IL
 

Dr. David Van Thiel's areas of specialization are adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology; he sees patients in Berwyn, IL and Chicago, IL. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Van Thiel is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Boston Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency. Dr. Van Thiel has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Rush Oak Park Hospital.

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Dr. Jamie L Berkes, MD
Specializes in Adult Hepatology
2160 S 1st Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Jamie Berkes works as an adult hepatologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Berkes include liver cancer and liver transplant. He is affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge. Dr. Berkes is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Clinical interests: Liver Transplant, Liver Cancer

Dr. David Philip Gerard, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
333 Chestnut Street; Suite 102
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. David Gerard is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). Dr. Gerard's areas of clinical interest consist of diarrhea, ulcers, and inflammatory bowel disease. His professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). He is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Liver Disease, Ulcers, Diarrhea, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Nikunj N Shah, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Transplant Hepatology
610 S Maple Ave :; Suite 2700
Oak Park, IL
 

Dr. Nikunj Shah's specialties are adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology. He practices in Chicago, IL and Oak Park, IL. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Smt. NHL Municipal Medical College. Dr. Shah's medical residency was performed at Ravenswood Hospital Medical Center. He is affiliated with Rush Oak Park Hospital.

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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.