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We found 5 hepatologists who accept Humana Gold 2250/HMO Premier near San Antonio, TX.

Dr. Naveen Kumar Mittal, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatric Transplant Hepatology
903 W. Martin Street
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Naveen Mittal is a physician who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and pediatric transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine). He studied medicine at Maulana Azad Medical College and the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences. For his professional training, Dr. Mittal completed a residency program at Hahnemann University Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mittal include transplant procedures. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Mittal's hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Texas (UT) Medicine San Antonio and the University Health System.

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Clinical interests: Transplant Procedures

Dr. Fernando Enrique Membreno, MS, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Transplant Hepatology
621 Camden Street
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Fernando Membreno's specialties are adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology. He practices in San Antonio, TX and Live Oak, TX. His professional affiliations include Methodist Health System and Southwest General Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Membreno attended Autonomous University of Central America and then went on to complete his residency at Staten Island University Hospital. He speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Jorge Miguel Cavazos, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
520 East Euclid Avenue
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Jorge Cavazos specializes in adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Cavazos is affiliated with Southwest General Hospital.

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Dr. Julio A Gutierrez, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Transplant Hepatology
607 Camden Street; Suite 101
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Julio Gutierrez practices adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Gutierrez trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). In addition to English, Dr. Gutierrez speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with the University Health System.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
621 Camden; #202
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Bijo Kythaparampil John is a San Antonio, TX physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology. The average patient rating for Dr. Kythaparampil John is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, 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.