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We found 6 hepatologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Partners Plus near Boston, MA.

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Specializes in Adult Hepatology
55 Fruit Street; Blk 4, Gastroenterology Associates
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Jules Dienstag is a Boston, MA physician who specializes in adult hepatology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Dienstag include viral hepatitis and liver transplant. Dr. Dienstag accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. Dienstag attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school. Dr. Dienstag has received distinctions including Boston Super Doctors; Visting Professor Dept Medicine Univ North Carolina; and Rodman Bendett Memorial Lectureship Mt Sinai H, Hartford, CT. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Liver Transplant, Viral Hepatitis

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Kathleen Corey's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology. She has a special interest in hepatitis C, hepatitis B, and hemochromatosis. Dr. Corey takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Duke University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Corey is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Hepatitis C, Hemochromatosis, Cirrhosis, Liver Transplant, Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
55 Fruit Street; Blk 4
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Daniel Pratt is an adult gastroenterologist and hepatologist in Boston, MA and Danvers, MA. These areas are among his clinical interests: hepatitis C, liver tumor, and bile duct cancer. Dr. Pratt is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Tufts Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Pratt is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Hepatitis C, Liver Tumor, Cirrhosis, Bile Duct Cancer, Abnormal Liver Function Tests, Hepatitis B

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Transplant Hepatology
55 Fruit Street Blk 4
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Raymond Chung specializes in adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology and practices in Boston, MA. He attended Yale School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He is especially interested in liver cancer, hepatitis B, and liver transplant. Dr. Chung is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He has received the following distinctions: Housestaff Teaching Award, Johns Hopkins Hospital; NIH Clinical Investigator Award; and Harvard Medical School Teaching Award. Dr. Chung speaks French. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Hepatitis C, Liver Transplant, Liver Cancer, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Liver Disease, Hepatitis B

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Transplant Hepatology
55 Fruit Street; Massachusetts General Hospital Grj 722
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Karin Andersson is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Andersson include viral hepatitis. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Andersson accepts. She obtained her medical school training at Yale School of Medicine and performed her residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. She offers interpreting services for her patients. Dr. Andersson is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Liver Disease, Viral Hepatitis

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Anna Rutherford, who practices in Boston, MA, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology. Dr. Rutherford offers interpreting services for her patients. She is professionally affiliated with Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Massachusetts General Hospital. She attended Harvard Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rutherford accepts. She welcomes new patients.

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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.