We found 5 providers with an interest in Crohn's disease and who accept Blue Shield of California PPO near Berkeley, CA.

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Dr. Faraz Frank Berjis, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Other
2999 Regent Street; Suite 425
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Faraz Berjis specializes in gastroenterology (digestive system). He speaks Persian. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Berjis include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network, and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Berjis attended St. George's University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at New York Hospital Queens. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Michael Leland Silpa, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Other
2999 Regent Street; Suite 425
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Michael Silpa practices gastroenterology (digestive system). He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and performed his residency at Alameda County Medical Center, Highland Hospital. He is especially interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Patient reviews placed Dr. Silpa at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Silpa is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network, and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Kiran Fatima Narsinh, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
2999 Regent Street; Suite 201
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Kiran Narsinh is a medical specialist in gastroenterology (digestive system). Her clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. After completing medical school at Boston University School of Medicine, Dr. Narsinh performed her residency at California Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Narsinh (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Narsinh is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2999 Regent Street; Suite 201
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Mark Kogan practices adult gastroenterology in Berkeley, CA and San Pablo, CA. Dr. Kogan has indicated that his clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). His education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kogan welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Susie W Cohn, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
300 Frank Ogawa Plaza; Suite 450
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Susie Cohn is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. She works in San Francisco, CA and Oakland, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Cohn include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Cohn's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. She graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Cohn is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Celiac Disease, Diverticular Disease, Heartburn, Colitis, Capsule Endoscopy, Acid Reflux, Esophagus ... (Read more)

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What is Crohn's Disease?

Crohn’s disease is an autoimmune illness that results in chronic inflammation of the digestive system. It is one of a similar group of conditions called inflammatory bowel disease. The most common symptoms of Crohn’s are abdominal pain and diarrhea.

Crohn’s can be difficult to distinguish from another type of inflammatory bowel disease called ulcerative colitis. The symptoms are almost identical, but the way they affect the digestive tract is different. While technically Crohn’s can be present anywhere in the digestive tract, it is most commonly found in the small intestine. In contrast, ulcerative colitis is only found in the colon. Crohn’s disease affects the entire wall of the intestine, while ulcerative colitis affects only the lining. Finally, the inflammation caused by Crohn’s is patchy, but the inflammation due to ulcerative colitis is continuous.

Symptoms of Crohn’s include:
  • Abdominal pain and cramping
  • Diarrhea, sometimes alternating with constipation
  • Rectal bleeding
  • A sense of urgency about going to the bathroom
  • Feeling like you keep needing use the bathroom, even after you have already done so
  • General symptoms of illness, such as fever, weight loss, and fatigue

The symptoms of Crohn’s tend to cycle. They may be very strong for periods of time, called ‘flares,’ and they may go away for periods of time, known as remission.

There are several treatment options for Crohn’s, and what works for one person may not work for another. There is no cure for Crohn’s disease, but treatments can help make symptoms less severe and more manageable. Options include:
  • Medications, including immunosuppressants, biologics, antibiotics, and aminosalicylates
  • Special diets, both bland to avoid triggering flares and high in nutrition to prevent deficiencies
  • Surgery to remove sections of severely diseased intestine, which can reduce symptoms for a period of time

Living with Crohn’s disease can be challenging. However, with the right treatment, it is possible to manage your symptoms so that they don’t interfere with your active life.
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