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

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

Dr. Harish Gagneja is a specialist in adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). Dr. Gagneja is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gagneja takes. He attended medical school at Guru Nanak Dev University. Dr. Gagneja has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Carmen Landaverde specializes in adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology and practices in San Antonio, TX, Austin, TX, and Dallas, TX. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Landaverde attended medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Dr. Landaverde has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Landaverde is affiliated with the University Health System.

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

Dr. Jennifer Wells practices organ transplantation, adult gastroenterology, and adult hepatology in Austin, TX, San Antonio, TX, and Dallas, TX. She graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Dr. Wells honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with the University Health System.

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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 is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Becker honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He studied medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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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. These areas are among Dr. Nsien's clinical interests: ulcers, colon cancer, and gallstones. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. After attending Tufts University School of Medicine and George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school, he completed his residency training at George Washington University Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital.

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

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). Dr. Kumar's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Kumar has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Rajesh Mehta is an adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology specialist in Austin, TX. He studied medicine at M.P. Shah Medical College. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mehta honors.

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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 works as a pediatric gastroenterologist and hepatologist. Dr. Vaughan is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Vaughan attended medical school at Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences. Dr. Vaughan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and French.

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

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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.