We found 4 hepatologists who accept Humana Bronze 4850/HMO Premier near Milwaukee, WI.

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Dr. Veron Denesia Browne, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
2801 W Kinnickinnic River Parkway
Milwaukee, WI
 

Dr. Veron Browne, who practices in Burlington, WI, Summit, WI, and Milwaukee, WI, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology. She is a graduate of the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences. For her professional training, Dr. Browne completed a residency program at Interfaith Medical Center. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Browne (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Aurora St. Luke's South Shore, Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center, and Aurora BayCare Medical Center.

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Dr. Siddesh Veerabhadrappa Besur, MD
Specializes in Adult Hepatology
2900 W Oklahoma Avenue; 5th Fl Galleria
Milwaukee, WI
 

Dr. Siddesh Besur is a specialist in adult hepatology. He works in Milwaukee, WI, Menomonee Falls, WI, and Green Bay, WI. He is affiliated with Aurora St. Luke's South Shore, Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center, and Aurora BayCare Medical Center. Dr. Besur obtained his medical school training at J.J.M. Medical College and performed his residency at MetroHealth Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Rehana Begum, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Transplant Hepatology
2801 W Kinnickinnic River Parkway; Suite 530
Milwaukee, WI
 

Dr. Rehana Begum is a specialist in adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology. She works in Milwaukee, WI and Green Bay, WI. Dr. Begum's professional affiliations include Aurora St. Luke's South Shore, Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center, and Aurora BayCare Medical Center. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Begum honors. After attending Dhaka Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at D.C. General Hospital and Howard University Hospital.

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Specializes in Adult Hepatology
2801 W Kk River Parkway; Suite 1030
Milwaukee, WI
 

Dr. Shiva Kumar, who practices in Milwaukee, WI, is a medical specialist in adult hepatology. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.
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