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We found 8 hepatologists who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Austin, TX.

Dr. Carmen Elena Landaverde, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Transplant Hepatology
1111 W 34th Street; Suite 210
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Carmen Landaverde practices adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology. Dr. Landaverde is affiliated with the University Health System. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. After attending the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars.

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Dr. Jennifer Tatum Wells, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Transplant Hepatology
1111 W 34th Street; Suite 210
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Jennifer Wells is a gastroenterologist and transplant hepatologist. She attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Wells takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She is professionally affiliated with the University Health System.

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Dr. Ephraim Emmanuel Nsien, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine, General Internal Medicine, Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
8200 N. Mopac Expressway; Suite 295
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Ephraim Nsien's medical specialty is adult hospital medicine, adult gastroenterology, and general internal medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include ulcers, colon cancer, and gallstones. Dr. Nsien is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine and George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. For his professional training, Dr. Nsien completed a residency program at George Washington University Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Gallstones, Colon Cancer, Stents, Ulcers, Endoscopy, ERCP, Biliary Disorders

Dr. Harish Kumar Gagneja, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
1015 E 32nd Street; Suite 300
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Harish Gagneja specializes in adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). Dr. Gagneja is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He is a graduate of Guru Nanak Dev University. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gagneja has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Dr. Pradeep K Kumar, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
Suite 4a, Gao - South Office; 4310 James Casey
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Pradeep Kumar sees patients in Austin, TX. His medical specialties are adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Kumar trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Kumar has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Kumar accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Dr. Scott David Becker, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
Suite 4a, Gao - South Office; 4310 James Casey
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Scott Becker's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Becker graduated from Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Becker has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Dr. Juliana Frem Vaughan, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology
1301 Barbara Jordan Boulevard; Suite 200
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Juliana Vaughan is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). She is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Vaughan is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She has an open panel. She attended medical school at Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences. For her residency, Dr. Vaughan trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Vaughan (or staff) speaks Arabic and French.

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Clinical interests: Malnutrition, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Rajesh Mooljibhai Mehta, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
4007 James Casey Street; Suite C210 # C
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Rajesh Mehta's specialties are adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology. He practices in Austin, TX. Dr. Mehta is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of M.P. Shah Medical College.

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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.