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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 medical specialist in adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Gagneja accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is a graduate of Guru Nanak Dev University. 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 is an adult gastroenterologist and hepatologist in Austin, TX. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Kumar honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Kumar has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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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' specialties are organ transplantation, adult gastroenterology, and adult hepatology. She practices in Austin, TX, San Antonio, TX, and Dallas, TX. Dr. Wells is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. She is affiliated with the University Health System.

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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. She is affiliated with the University Health System. Dr. Landaverde is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, she performed her residency 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. Scott David Becker, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
Suite 4a, Gao - South Office; 4310 James Casey
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Scott Becker, who practices in Austin, TX, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). He attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Becker average 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 has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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

Dr. Ephraim Nsien is a physician who specializes in adult hospital medicine, adult gastroenterology, and general internal medicine. Dr. Nsien's areas of expertise include ulcers, colon cancer, and gallstones. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital.

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

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. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mehta is a graduate of M.P. Shah Medical College.

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology
1301 Barbara Jordan Boulevard
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Juliana Vaughan practices pediatric gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). She is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. She attended medical school at Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences. Dr. Vaughan is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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.