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We found 5 hepatologists who accept Coventry Silver HMO near Danville, PA.

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Dr. Robert Edward Smith, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Transplant Hepatology
100 N Academy Avenue
Danville, PA
 

Dr. Robert Smith is a specialist in adult gastroenterology and transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine). He works in Danville, PA and Hazleton, PA. Before completing his residency at Geisinger Medical Center and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Dr. Smith attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Smith is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. Dr. Smith is affiliated with Geisinger.

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Clinical interests: Transplant Procedures, Biliary Disorders, Liver Disease

Dr. Maria Camila Bermudez, MD
Specializes in Adult Transplant Hepatology, Adult Nephrology
100 N Academy Avenue
Danville, PA
 

Dr. Maria Bermudez practices adult transplant hepatology and adult nephrology. She is professionally affiliated with Geisinger. Before performing her residency at Geisinger Medical Center, Dr. Bermudez attended CES University, Institute of Health Sciences for medical school. Patients gave Dr. Bermudez an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more.

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Clinical interests: Acute Kidney Injury, Chronic Kidney Disease

Dr. Nina Ahuja, MD
Specializes in Transplant Hepatology, Internal Medicine
100 North Academy Avenue
Danville, PA
 

Dr. Nina Ahuja's area of specialization is transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine). Dr. Ahuja's patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. She accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). She is affiliated with Geisinger.

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Clinical interests: Liver Disease, Hepatitis B

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
100 N Academy Avenue
Danville, PA
 

Dr. Kashif Tufail's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology. He takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tufail attended Allama Iqbal Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center. He is affiliated with Geisinger.

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Specializes in Adult Hepatology
100 N Academy Avenue
Danville, PA
 

Dr. Waseem Butt is an adult hepatology specialist in Danville, PA. He attended medical school at King Edward Medical University. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver.

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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.