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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 works as a hepatologist in Boston, MA. He is especially interested in viral hepatitis and liver transplant. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Dienstag attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Dienstag has received professional recognition including the following: Boston Super Doctors; Visting Professor Dept Medicine Univ North Carolina; and Rodman Bendett Memorial Lectureship Mt Sinai H, Hartford, CT. His practice 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 is a specialist in adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology. She works in Boston, MA. She is especially interested in hepatitis C, hepatitis B, and hemochromatosis. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Dr. Corey's education and training includes medical school at Duke University School of Medicine and residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. She is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Corey welcomes 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 practices adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease) in Boston, MA and Danvers, MA. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Pratt's clinical interests include hepatitis C, liver tumor, and bile duct cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Pratt is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He welcomes new patients. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He trained at Tufts Medical Center for residency.

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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 is an adult gastroenterologist and adult transplant hepatologist. He is conversant in French. Clinical interests for Dr. Chung include liver cancer, hepatitis B, and liver transplant. Dr. Chung is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Chung trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Patient ratings for Dr. Chung average 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chung has received the following distinctions: Housestaff Teaching Award, Johns Hopkins Hospital; NIH Clinical Investigator Award; and Harvard Medical School Teaching Award. He is accepting 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 specialist in adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology. Her areas of expertise include viral hepatitis. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Andersson honors. Dr. Andersson is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine and a graduate of Brigham and Women's Hospital's residency program. She offers interpreting services for her patients. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Andersson is open to new patients.

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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's medical specialty is 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. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Dr. Rutherford has an open panel.

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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.