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 is a specialist in adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology. She works in Milwaukee, WI, Burlington, WI, and Summit, WI. Dr. Browne is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences and then went on to complete her residency at Interfaith Medical Center. Dr. Browne (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish. Dr. Browne is affiliated with 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's area of specialization is adult hepatology. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Besur studied medicine at J.J.M. Medical College. He completed his residency training at MetroHealth Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. He is affiliated with Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center.

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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 an adult gastroenterologist and transplant hepatologist in Milwaukee, WI and Green Bay, WI. Dr. Begum honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Dhaka Medical College, she performed her residency at D.C. General Hospital and Howard University Hospital. She is affiliated with Aurora BayCare Medical Center.

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

Dr. Shiva Kumar's medical specialty is adult hepatology. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, 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.
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