Dr. Alex Befeler, MD

GastroenterologyMaleAge 54

Dr. Alex Befeler, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in St Louis, MO. Dr. Befeler has more experience with Pancreatic Disease and Liver Disease than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Heartland Regional Medical Center and Marshall Browning Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Befeler to book an appointment.

Dr. Befeler

Center for Specialized Medicine

1225 S Grand 3l Door 1 # 2 St Louis, MO 63104
Accepting new patients

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Dr. Befeler is affiliated with Parkland Health Center - Farmington Farmington, a highly rated hospital.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Befeler

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Befeler treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Befeler treats other conditions, please contact the office at (314) 257-3760.

Pancreatic Disease

Pancreatic disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the pancreas, such as pancraetitis.Compare with other Pancreatic Disease specialists.

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Liver Disease

Liver disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the liver, such as hepatitis, fatty liver disease, and cirrhosis, through medications, lifestyle changes, or surgery.Compare with other Liver Disease specialists.

Dr. Befeler treats at a

very high

frequency compared to similar providers

Based on claims data for 8 conditions and procedures

Dr. Befeler
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Liver Damage from Alcohol
Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
Viral Hepatitis
Very High

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Dr. Befeler's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Boerhaave's Syndrome
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
  • Food Allergy
  • Food Poisoning
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Mallory-Weiss Syndrome
  • Malnutrition
  • Megacolon
  • Nausea
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Primary Biliary Cholangitis
  • Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

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(314) 257-3760

Dr. Befeler accepts the following insurance:

Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Balanced Blue Access Choice-MO
Balanced Blue Access-MO
Balanced Blue Preferred-MO
Blue Access Choice (St Louis) (Select Network)-MO
Blue Access Choice - S-MO
Blue Access Choice-MO
Blue Access-MO
Blue Preferred (Blue Preferred / Small Grp)-MO
Blue Preferred (Select Network)-MO POS
Blue Preferred Network-MO
Blue Preferred Options-MO
Blue Preferred Plus-MO POS
Blue Preferred-MO HMO
Blue Traditional-MO
Bronze Blue Access Choice Plus-MO
Bronze Blue Access Choice-MO
Bronze Blue Access Plus-MO
Bronze Blue Access-MO
Bronze Blue Preferred Plus-MO
Bronze Blue Preferred-MO
Bronze Pathway for HSA-MO
Bronze Pathway X for HSA-MO
Bronze Pathway X-MO
Bronze Pathway-MO
Catastrophic Pathway X-MO
Catastrophic Pathway-MO
Gold Blue Access Choice Plus-MO
Gold Blue Access Choice-MO
Gold Blue Access Plus-MO
Gold Blue Access-MO
Gold Blue Preferred Options-MO
Gold Blue Preferred Plus-MO
Gold Blue Preferred-MO
Gold Pathway X-MO
Gold Pathway-MO
Lumenos Plans (Blue Access Choice)-MO
Lumenos plans (Blue Access)-MO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway X-MO
Preferred-Care Blue (KC) (Select Network)-MO
Silver Blue Access Choice Plus-MO
Silver Blue Access Choice-MO
Silver Blue Access Plus-MO
Silver Blue Access-MO
Silver Blue Preferred Options-MO
Silver Blue Preferred-MO
Silver Pathway for HSA-MO
Silver Pathway X for HSA-MO
Silver Pathway X-MO
Silver Pathway-MO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Blue Preferred Plus POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health America PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
HAP Insurance
Health Alliance PPO
HealthLink PPO
Choice Care PPO
Molina Healthcare
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

Dr. Befeler's Reviews

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What went well
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed (8)
  • Listened & answered questions (8)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (1)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (1)
  • Staff wasn't friendly (1)
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The office staff is efficient and timely. There was a good flow from check in to vitals to history review to being seen by the care team. My questions and concerns were addressed and passed to the doctor for review and reinforcement. The appointment was efficient without wasting time but not rushed. All of my concerns were addressed and a Rx review was completed as well as lab results. I received a follow up call providing additional answers. Highly recommended.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Alex Befeler treats patients for autoimmune liver disease, liver cancer, complications of cirrhosis, and hepatocellular carcinoma. He sees patients...Read more


Dr Alex Befeler treats patients for autoimmune liver disease, liver cancer, complications of cirrhosis, and hepatocellular carcinoma.


  • Gastroenterology
  • Transplant Hepatology

Board Certifications


University of Chicago
Fellowship Hospital
U Tex Sw/Parkland Hosp
Residency Hospital
Parkland Memorial Hospital
Internship Hospital


Frequently Asked Questions

Is Dr. Alex Befeler, MD accepting new patients?

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Does Dr. Alex Befeler, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Alex Befeler, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Befeler frequently treats Pancreatic Disease and Liver Disease. See all practice areas where Dr. Befeler specializes.

Where is Dr. Alex Befeler, MD's office located?

Dr. Befeler's office is located at 1225 S Grand 3l Door 1 # 2, St Louis, MO 63104. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Center for Specialized Medicine

Center for Specialized Medicine1225 S Grand 3l Door 1 # 2 St Louis, MO 63104

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Befeler is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Heartland Regional Medical Center

Marion, IL

67% Patient experience rating, 2% lower than the national average

Marshall Browning Hospital

Du Quoin, IL

70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average

Parkland Health Center - Farmington

Farmington, MO

63% Patient experience rating, 6% lower than the national average

1 Award Received

Ssm Health Saint Louis University Hospital

Saint Louis, MO

61% Patient experience rating, 8% lower than the national average