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

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

Dr. Andrew Ippoliti's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Ippoliti include sigmoidoscopy, barrett's esophagus, and crohn's disease. Dr. Ippoliti has a 1.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Ippoliti trained at D.C. General Hospital and Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Ippoliti has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors 2008. His professional affiliations include USC Healthcare Center 2 and Cedars-Sinai.

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

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

Dr. Andreas Kaiser is a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon in Los Angeles, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Kaiser include stapled hemorrhoidopexy, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. Dr. Kaiser accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He graduated from the University of Zurich Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Kaiser (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and French. Dr. Kaiser's professional affiliations include Huntington Hospital, USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Adventist Health System.

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

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

Dr. Kyle Cologne's areas of specialization are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery; he sees patients in Los Angeles, CA and Covina, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Cologne include colorectal surgery procedures, diverticular disease, and crohn's disease. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Cologne's medical residency was performed at Rush University Medical Center. His distinctions include: Southern California Rising Stars and Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Cologne (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin and Spanish. Dr. Cologne's hospital/clinic affiliations include Huntington Hospital, USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Keck Hospital of USC.

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

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

Dr. Jonathan Sack specializes in colon & rectal surgery. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Sack has indicated that his clinical interests include diverticular disease, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. He is affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. Dr. Sack takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors.

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

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

Dr. Caroline Hwang is a Los Angeles, CA physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Hwang is conversant in Spanish. Her areas of expertise include the following: crohn's disease, celiac disease, and ulcerative colitis. Her professional affiliations include USC Healthcare Center 2 and Keck Hospital of USC. After completing medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, Dr. Hwang performed her residency at Columbia University Medical Center. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars.

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

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

Dr. David Shih's specialty is adult gastroenterology. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin. Clinical interests for Dr. Shih include gastrointestinal bleeding, immunotherapy, and celiac disease. Dr. Shih is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Shih graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College. His residency was performed at Stanford University Medical Center. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Shih is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars.

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

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

Dr. Joongho Shin's specialty is colon & rectal surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Shin (or staff) speaks Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. Clinical interests for Dr. Shin include colorectal surgery procedures, anal cancer, and incontinence. He is professionally affiliated with Keck Hospital of USC. Before performing his residency at Montefiore Medical Center, Dr. Shin attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Anthem, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shin accepts. He has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars.

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All Interests: Diverticular Disease, Incontinence, Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal Prolapse, Genital Warts, Anal ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Sarah Sheibani specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Los Angeles, CA. Her areas of expertise include diarrhea, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. She honors Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Sheibani attended the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. She has received professional recognition including the following: Franklin G. Ebaugh, Jr., Award for Resident Research, Stanford University; Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honors Society; and Gold Humanism Honor Society. Her professional affiliations include USC Healthcare Center 2 and Keck Hospital of USC.

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

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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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