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We found 5 providers with an interest in Crohn's disease and who accept Anthem Blue Cross PPO near Poway, CA.

Dr. Richard Joel Snyder, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
15611 Pomerado Road; Suite 500
Poway, CA
 

Dr. Richard Snyder specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in San Diego, CA and Poway, CA. He speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include diverticular disease, ulcers, and crohn's disease. Dr. Snyder is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Snyder's education and training includes medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Hyun Sil Kim, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
15611 Pomerado Road; Suite 500
Poway, CA
 

Dr. Hyun Kim practices adult gastroenterology in San Diego, CA and Poway, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Kim is 2.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include diverticular disease, ulcers, and crohn's disease. Dr. Kim honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kim studied medicine at Albany Medical College. For her residency, Dr. Kim trained at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Kim (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Korean. Dr. Kim is professionally affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS) and Sharp HealthCare. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Daniel Young Lee, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
15611 Pomerado Road; Suite 500
Poway, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Lee specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in San Diego, CA and Poway, CA. His clinical interests include diverticular disease, crohn's disease, and esophageal dilation. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Lee honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital, Dr. Lee attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
10670 Wexford Street
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Joshua Steichen is a San Diego, CA physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Steichen attended the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. These areas are among his clinical interests: colon polypectomy, hepatitis, and crohn's disease. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Steichen is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Hepatitis, Celiac Disease, Diverticular Disease, Heartburn, Ulcerative Colitis, Bile Duct Stones, ... (Read more)

Dr. Shireen Ghorbani, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology
10670 Wexford Street
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Shireen Ghorbani practices gastroenterology (digestive system). She graduated from Drexel University College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ghorbani include colon polypectomy, hepatitis, and crohn's disease. Dr. Ghorbani is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ghorbani is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. She has an open panel.

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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.