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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 gastroenterologist. Dr. Ippoliti's patients gave him an average rating of 1.5 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests include sigmoidoscopy, barrett's esophagus, and crohn's disease. His professional affiliations include USC Healthcare Center 2 and Cedars-Sinai. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. He attended Tulane University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at D.C. General Hospital and Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Ippoliti has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors 2008.

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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's medical specialty is general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Cologne include colorectal surgery procedures, diverticular disease, and crohn's disease. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Cologne has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Cologne (or staff) speaks 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 practices general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Kaiser (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and French. His areas of expertise include the following: stapled hemorrhoidopexy, microsurgery, and rectal cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital, USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Adventist Health System. Dr. Kaiser is a graduate of the University of Zurich Faculty of Medicine. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Electromyography, Microsurgery, Ulcerative Colitis, ... (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 colon and rectal surgeon. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Sack's areas of expertise consist of diverticular disease, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. 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 is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

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 practices adult gastroenterology. Dr. Hwang is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Hwang completed a residency program at Columbia University Medical Center. Her clinical interests encompass crohn's disease, celiac disease, and ulcerative colitis. Dr. Hwang honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. She speaks Spanish. She is professionally 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 is an adult gastroenterologist. Dr. Shih attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. His medical residency was performed at Stanford University Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: gastrointestinal bleeding, immunotherapy, and celiac disease. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shih has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. In addition to English, he 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. Sarah Sheibani, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1520 San Pablo Street
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Sarah Sheibani's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sheibani include diarrhea, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sheibani takes. 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. Her professional affiliations include USC Healthcare Center 2 and Keck Hospital of USC.

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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's area of specialization is colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Shin (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. In his practice, he is particularly interested in colorectal surgery procedures, incontinence, and pilonidal cysts. He is affiliated with Keck Hospital of USC. Dr. Shin is a graduate of Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Montefiore Medical Center. He takes Anthem, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.