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 specialty is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: barrett's esophagus, crohn's disease, and colorectal cancer screening. Dr. Ippoliti's hospital/clinic affiliations include USC Healthcare Center 2 and Cedars-Sinai. He attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at D.C. General Hospital and Georgetown University Hospital. Patient ratings for Dr. Ippoliti average 1.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors 2008.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Achalasia, Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal Problems, Rectal Bleeding, Esophageal Spasm, Colon Problems, ... (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 medical specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: colorectal surgery procedures, diverticular disease, and crohn's disease. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Cologne attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Rush University Medical Center. His distinctions include: Southern California Rising Stars and Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Cologne (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Spanish. Dr. Cologne's hospital/clinic affiliations include USC Healthcare Center 4, Huntington Hospital, and USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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All Interests: Diverticular Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal Prolapse, Fistula, Rectovaginal Fistula, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Andreas Kaiser, who practices in Los Angeles, CA, is a medical specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Kaiser (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and French. Dr. Kaiser's clinical interests include stapled hemorrhoidopexy, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. He is affiliated with USC Healthcare Center 4, Huntington Hospital, and USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center. He attended medical school at the University of Zurich Faculty of Medicine. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Electromyography, Ulcerative Colitis, Ultrasound, ... (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 specialist in colon & rectal surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: diverticular disease, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. Dr. Sack takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He attended the University of Florida College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. Dr. Sack has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. He 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. Her clinical interests encompass crohn's disease, celiac disease, and ulcerative colitis. Her professional affiliations include USC Healthcare Center 2 and Keck Hospital of USC. Dr. Hwang is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Hwang attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. She has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. She speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. David Quan-You Shih, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
100 S Alameda Street; Unit 135
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. David Shih's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shih include gastrointestinal bleeding, immunotherapy, and gastroscopy. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Shih completed his residency training at Stanford University Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Shih speaks Mandarin. He is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai.

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

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

Dr. Joongho Shin is a colon & rectal surgery specialist in Los Angeles, CA. His areas of expertise include the following: colorectal surgery procedures, anal cancer, and incontinence. His professional affiliations include USC Healthcare Center 4 and Keck Hospital of USC. Dr. Shin is in-network for Anthem, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shin studied medicine at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Montefiore Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Shin (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian.

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

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

Dr. Sarah Sheibani is a gastroenterologist in Los Angeles, CA. She has indicated that her clinical interests include diarrhea, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. Dr. Sheibani is professionally affiliated with USC Healthcare Center 2 and Keck Hospital of USC. She attended the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Stanford University Medical Center. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Sheibani has received 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

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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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