Dr. Alex Befeler, MD

GastroenterologyMaleAge 55

Gastroenterology

Dr. Alex Befeler, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in St Louis, MO and has over 30 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Befeler has extensive experience in Liver Disease, Pancreatic Disease, and Gallbladder & Bile Duct Diseases. He graduated from University Of Chicago Division Of The Biological Sciences The Pritzker School Of Medicine medical school in 1992. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Heartland Regional Medical Center and Marshall Browning Hospital. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Alex Befeler, MD

Center for Specialized Medicine

1225 S Grand 3l Door 1 # 2 St Louis, MO 63104
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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.
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  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Care Philosophy

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

Biography

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

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Hepatology
  • Transplant Hepatology

Board Certifications

Education

1995
University Of Chicago
Fellowship Hospital
1995
U Tex Sw/Parkland Hosp
Residency Hospital
1995
Ut Southwestern University Hospitals
Internship Hospital
1992
University Of Chicago Division Of The Biological Sciences The Pritzker School Of Medicine
Medical School
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What are Dr. Alex Befeler, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Befeler frequently treats Liver Disease, Pancreatic Disease, and Gallbladder & Bile Duct Diseases. 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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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 is experienced in the area of Liver Disease. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Cirrhosis
Liver Damage from Alcohol
Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
Viral Hepatitis
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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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Gallbladder & Bile Duct Diseases

Gallbladder/bile duct disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions such as gallstones, biliary atresia, and biliary cholangitis through procedures including medications, lithotripsy, and surgery.Compare with other Gallbladder & Bile Duct Diseases specialists.

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Primary Biliary Cholangitis
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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
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • 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
  • Gallbladder Scan
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Impedance Testing
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Instrumental Diagnostic Evaluation for Dysphagia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Cancer
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Liver Function Test
  • Mallory-Weiss Syndrome
  • Malnutrition
  • Megacolon
  • Nausea
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • pH Probe
  • Primary Biliary Cholangitis
  • Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Screening Colonoscopy
  • Secondary Biliary Cholangitis
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Ultrasound, Endoanal
  • Ultrasound, Esophageal
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders
  • Wireless pH Testing

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Bronze Blue Access-MO
Bronze Blue Preferred Plus-MO
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Bronze Pathway X-MO
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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
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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
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Preferred Plus POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Molina Healthcare
Molina
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO

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Center for Specialized Medicine

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