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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 medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Ippoliti include sigmoidoscopy, barrett's esophagus, and crohn's disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include USC Healthcare Center 2 and Cedars-Sinai. Before performing his residency at D.C. General Hospital and Georgetown University Hospital, Dr. Ippoliti attended Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Ippoliti is rated 1.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors 2008.

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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 surgery and colon & rectal surgery specialist. He attended medical school at the University of Zurich Faculty of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: stapled hemorrhoidopexy, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. Dr. Kaiser accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. In addition to English, Dr. Kaiser (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and French. His hospital/clinic 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, who practices in Los Angeles, CA and Covina, CA, is a medical specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. His clinical interests include 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 honors. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Rush University Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Cologne include: Southern California Rising Stars and Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Cologne (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Spanish. His professional 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 is a specialist in colon & rectal surgery. He works in Los Angeles, CA. He is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include diverticular disease, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. Dr. Sack is professionally affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Sack trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. Caroline Hwang, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1520 San Pablo Street
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Caroline Hwang is a gastroenterologist in Los Angeles, CA. She is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. She trained at Columbia University Medical Center for her residency. These areas are among Dr. Hwang's clinical interests: crohn's disease, celiac disease, and ulcerative colitis. Dr. Hwang is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Hwang 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)

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

Dr. David Shih's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Shih's clinical interests include gastrointestinal bleeding, immunotherapy, and celiac disease. The average patient rating for Dr. Shih is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. After attending Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Stanford University Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Shih speaks Mandarin. He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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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 is a medical specialist in colon & rectal surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shin include colorectal surgery procedures, anal cancer, and incontinence. He is in-network for Anthem, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. He trained at Montefiore Medical Center for residency. He has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Shin (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. He is 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 works as a gastroenterologist in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Sheibani's areas of expertise consist of diarrhea, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. She is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Sheibani's distinctions include: 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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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

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.