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 is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Ippoliti's clinical interests include sigmoidoscopy, barrett's esophagus, and crohn's disease. Patients gave him an average rating of 1.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. He attended Tulane University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at D.C. General Hospital and Georgetown University Hospital for residency. Dr. Ippoliti has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors 2008. He is affiliated with 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 works as a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kaiser 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 is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Zurich Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Kaiser (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and French.

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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 is a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon. These areas are among his clinical interests: colorectal surgery procedures, diverticular disease, and crohn's disease. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cologne accepts. He studied medicine at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Cologne's residency was performed at Rush University Medical Center. He has received distinctions including Southern California Rising Stars and Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Cologne (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish. Dr. Cologne is affiliated with 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 is a physician who specializes in colon & rectal surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: diverticular disease, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Sack completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Sack is affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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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's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. In Dr. Hwang's practice, she is particularly interested in crohn's disease, celiac disease, and ulcerative colitis. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. She graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Columbia University Medical Center. She has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Hwang speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with USC Healthcare Center 2 and Keck Hospital of USC.

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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 is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Shih's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Shih include gastrointestinal bleeding, immunotherapy, and celiac disease. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Shih accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College, he performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Shih speaks Mandarin.

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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 medical specialty is colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Shin is a graduate of Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and a graduate of Montefiore Medical Center's residency program. These areas are among his clinical interests: colorectal surgery procedures, anal cancer, and incontinence. Anthem, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shin honors. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Shin (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. He is professionally affiliated with Keck Hospital of USC.

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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 is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. She graduated from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Dr. Sheibani's residency was performed at Stanford University Medical Center. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sheibani include diarrhea, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. Dr. Sheibani accepts Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinctions: Franklin G. Ebaugh, Jr., Award for Resident Research, Stanford University; Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honors Society; and Gold Humanism Honor Society. She is professionally affiliated with USC Healthcare Center 2 and Keck Hospital of USC.

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All Interests: Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, 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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