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We found 5 hepatologists who accept Humana Simplicity HMO near Memphis, TN.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Transplant Hepatology
1030 Jefferson Avenue
Memphis, TN
 

Dr. Nader Dbouk practices adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology. Dr. Dbouk is affiliated with Memphis VA Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He graduated from American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
1030 Jefferson Avenue
Memphis, TN
 

Dr. Bradford Waters' specialties are adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology. Dr. Waters honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Memphis VA Medical Center.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Transplant Hepatology
1265 Union Avenue; Suite 184
Memphis, TN
 

Dr. Humberto Gonzalez practices adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology in Memphis, TN. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gonzalez takes.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Transplant Hepatology
1030 Jefferson Avenue
Memphis, TN
 

Dr. Sanjaya Satapathy's areas of specialization are adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology; he sees patients in Memphis, TN. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Satapathy is a graduate of Veer Surendra Sai Medical College and Hospital. He is affiliated with Memphis VA Medical Center.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Transplant Hepatology
1030 Jefferson Avenue
Memphis, TN
 

Dr. Satheesh Nair practices adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Nair attended medical school at Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram. He is professionally affiliated with Memphis VA Medical Center.

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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.