We found 7 hepatologists who accept United Healthcare Silver EPO near Austin, TX.

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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 is an adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology specialist. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Landaverde obtained her medical school training at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. She has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. She is affiliated with the University Health System.

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

Dr. Harish Gagneja specializes in adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease) and practices in Austin, TX and Kyle, TX. Dr. Gagneja is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from Guru Nanak Dev University. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, the University Medical Center Brackenridge, and Seton Northwest Hospital.

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Dr. Pradeep K Ramamirtham, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
4310 James Casey Street; Suite 4a
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Pradeep Kumar practices adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease) in Austin, TX. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Medical Center Austin, the University Medical Center Brackenridge, and Seton Southwest Hospital. Dr. Kumar honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He studied medicine at 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 professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Dr. Scott D Becker, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
1015 E 32nd Street; Suite 300
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Scott Becker's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). Patient reviews placed Dr. Becker at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Seton Medical Center Austin, the University Medical Center Brackenridge, and Seton Southwest Hospital.

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

Dr. Jennifer Wells' specialties are adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology. She is professionally affiliated with the University Health System. Dr. Wells attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Wells completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Wells accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
1111 W 34th Street; Suite 200
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Jorge Marrero's areas of specialization are adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology; he sees patients in Austin, TX, El Paso, TX, and Fort Worth, TX. Dr. Marrero is affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. He is a graduate of Ponce School of Medicine. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Rajesh Mehta practices adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology. Dr. Mehta is professionally affiliated with the University Medical Center Brackenridge, Seton Northwest Hospital, and Seton Southwest Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended medical school at M.P. Shah Medical College.

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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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