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We found 8 providers with an interest in Crohn's disease and who accept Anthem EPO near Los Angeles, CA.

Dr. Andrew F Ippoliti, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1520 San Pablo Street
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Ippoliti is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Los Angeles, CA. He is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at D.C. General Hospital and Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Ippoliti's clinical interests include sigmoidoscopy, barrett's esophagus, and crohn's disease. His patients gave him an average rating of 1.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Ippoliti is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Ippoliti is professionally affiliated with USC Healthcare Center 2 and Cedars-Sinai.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Achalasia, Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal Problems, Rectal Bleeding, Colon Problems, Eosinophilic ... (Read more)

Dr. Kyle Graham Cologne, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1200 North State Street
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Kyle Cologne is a physician who specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: colorectal surgery procedures, diverticular disease, and minimally invasive surgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cologne accepts. Dr. Cologne attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Cologne has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Cologne (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital, USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Keck Hospital of USC.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Diverticular Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal Prolapse, Therapeutic Colonoscopy, Fecal ... (Read more)

Dr. Andreas M Kaiser, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1441 Eastlake Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Andreas Kaiser works as a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon in Los Angeles, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Kaiser (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and French. His clinical interests include stapled hemorrhoidopexy, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. Dr. Kaiser is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital, USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Adventist Health System. He attended medical school at the University of Zurich Faculty of Medicine. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Electromyography, Ulcerative Colitis, Ultrasound, ... (Read more)

Dr. Caroline Hwang, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1520 San Pablo Street
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Caroline Hwang is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hwang include crohn's disease, celiac disease, and ulcerative colitis. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include USC Healthcare Center 2 and Keck Hospital of USC. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. She studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Hwang's medical residency was performed at Columbia University Medical Center. She has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. She is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Inflammatory Bowel ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
100 S Alameda Street; Unit 135
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. David Shih practices adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Shih include gastrointestinal bleeding, immunotherapy, and celiac disease. Dr. Shih has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College. He completed his residency training at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Shih has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin. Dr. Shih is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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All Interests: Crohn's Disease, Celiac Disease, Immunotherapy, Ulcerative Colitis, Gastrointestinal Bleeding, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jonathan Sack, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
10833 Leconte Avenue, Ucla Department of Surgery; Chs 72-215, Box 956904
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Jonathan Sack works as a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon in Los Angeles, CA. He is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Sack include diverticular disease, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. Dr. Sack is affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sack takes. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Tumor, Diverticular Disease, Rectal Problems, Colon Problems, Laparoscopic Surgery, Rectal Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sarah Sheibani, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1520 San Pablo Street
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Sarah Sheibani's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Her areas of clinical interest consist of diarrhea, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. Dr. Sheibani's professional affiliations include USC Healthcare Center 2 and Keck Hospital of USC. Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sheibani honors. Before performing her residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Sheibani attended the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Her distinctions include: Franklin G. Ebaugh, Jr., Award for Resident Research, Stanford University; Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honors Society; and Gold Humanism Honor Society.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn's Disease, Constipation, Diarrhea, Abdominal Pain

Dr. Joongho Shin, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
1441 Eastlake Avenue; Suite 7418
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Joongho Shin specializes in colon & rectal surgery and practices in Los Angeles, CA. In Dr. Shin's practice, he is particularly interested in colorectal surgery procedures, incontinence, and pilonidal cysts. He is affiliated with Keck Hospital of USC. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is a graduate of Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and a graduate of Montefiore Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Shin (or staff) speaks Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Diverticular Disease, Incontinence, Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal Prolapse, Genital Warts, Pilonidal ... (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.