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What are Hepatology Doctors?
A hepatologist is a physician who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the liver, gall bladder, pancreas and biliary tree - the path through which bile that is secreted by the liver travels to the duodenum. These organs are responsible for many essential bodily functions, such as production of hormones and enzymes, filtering the blood, detoxifying chemicals, metabolizing drugs, and digesting and processing food.
Common disorders that are treated by hepatologists are cirrhosis of the liver, gallstones, pancreatitis and hepatitis.
The area of Anchorage, AK has a population of approximately 968,148 people. There are 5 hepatologists near Anchorage, which gives it a ratio of 1 hepatologist per 193,630 residents or a ratio of 1 hepatologist per 72,641 households. There are 363,204 households in Anchorage.