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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 an adult gastroenterology and transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine) specialist. He is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. Before completing his residency at Geisinger Medical Center and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Dr. Smith attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. He is professionally 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 is an adult transplant hepatology and adult nephrology specialist. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bermudez is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended CES University, Institute of Health Sciences and then went on to complete her residency at Geisinger Medical Center. She is affiliated with Geisinger.

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Clinical interests: Acute Kidney Injury, Chronic Kidney Disease

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

Dr. Kashif Tufail, who practices in Danville, PA, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology. He is professionally affiliated with Geisinger. Before performing his residency at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, Dr. Tufail attended Allama Iqbal Medical College for medical school. Dr. Tufail is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver.

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

Dr. Nina Ahuja specializes in transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine) and practices in Danville, PA and Beaver, PA. Dr. Ahuja is affiliated with Geisinger. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ahuja honors. She is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)'s residency program.

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Clinical interests: Liver Disease, Hepatitis B

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Specializes in Adult Hepatology
100 N Academy Avenue
Danville, PA
 

Dr. Waseem Butt specializes in adult hepatology and practices in Danville, PA. He accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at King Edward Medical University.

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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.