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We found 6 providers with an interest in Crohn's disease and who accept TRICARE near Palo Alto, CA.

Dr. Edward Shengwen Huang, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
701 E El Camino Real; 1st Floor
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Edward Huang works as an adult gastroenterologist. His clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Huang's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Huang welcomes new patients. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Huang completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

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Dr. Peter William Simpson, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Peter Simpson works as a gastroenterologist. Patient ratings for Dr. Simpson average 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Simpson include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Simpson honors. He is open to new patients. After attending the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, Dr. Simpson completed his residency training at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center.

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Dr. Erick Peiren Chan, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 2
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Erick Chan is an adult gastroenterologist and hepatologist in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA. He obtained his medical school training at Georgetown University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Chan is especially interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and liver disease. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. He is conversant in Mandarin and Taiwanese. Dr. Chan is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. Jennifer Roost, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 2
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Jennifer Roost is an adult gastroenterologist. The average patient rating for Dr. Roost is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Roost's clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). She takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, Dr. Roost completed her residency training at Stanford University Medical Center. She is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Roost's practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Brennan A Scott, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 2
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Brennan Scott is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He is especially interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Scott honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. Dr. Scott attended New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for residency. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Rahul Verma, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 2
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Rahul Verma is an adult gastroenterologist. His clinical interests encompass gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Verma attended Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia for medical school and subsequently trained at Atlanta Medical Center for residency. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Verma honors. He welcomes new patients.

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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.