We found 4 hepatologists who accept Cigna FocusIn EPO near Fort Worth, TX.

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Dr. Manjushree Gautam, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Transplant Hepatology
1250 8th Avenue; Suite 515
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Manjushree Gautam is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Indira Gandhi Medical College for medical school, Dr. Gautam completed her residency training at Mercy Catholic Medical Center. Dr. Gautam (or staff) speaks Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Dr. Mohammad Ashfaq, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatric Transplant Hepatology, Adult Transplant Hepatology
1250 8th Avenue; Suite 515
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Mohammad Ashfaq's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology, pediatric gastroenterology, and pediatric transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine). Dr. Ashfaq (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. Dr. Ashfaq's clinical interests include viral hepatitis, autoimmune disorders, and abnormal liver function tests (LFts). He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. After completing medical school at Dow Medical College, Dr. Ashfaq performed his residency at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ashfaq accepts.

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Clinical interests: Hepatitis, Cirrhosis, Abnormal Liver Function Tests, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Liver Disease, Viral ... (Read more)

Dr. Apurva A Modi, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Transplant Hepatology
1250 8th Avenue; Suite 515
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Apurva Modi, who practices in Fort Worth, TX, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology. Clinical interests for Dr. Modi include viral hepatitis, liver tumor, and liver cancer. Dr. Modi honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Annamalai University, Rajah Muthiah Medical College & Hospital. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Modi include: Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Modi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Gujarati, Tamil, and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Clinical interests: Liver Tumor, Cirrhosis, Liver Cancer, Liver Biopsy, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Liver Disease, Viral ... (Read more)

Dr. Stevan A Gonzalez, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Transplant Hepatology
1250 8th Avenue; Suite 515
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Stevan Gonzalez, who practices in Dallas, TX and Fort Worth, TX, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology. These areas are among his clinical interests: hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), viral hepatitis, and liver transplant. Dr. Gonzalez is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Gonzalez attended medical school at Dartmouth Medical School. He completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Transplant Procedures, Liver Transplant, Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Gastrointestinal Problems, ... (Read 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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