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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 is a gastroenterologist. His areas of expertise include the following: diverticular disease, ulcers, and crohn's disease. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah, Dr. Snyder attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Snyder is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He welcomes 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 is an adult gastroenterology specialist in San Diego, CA and Poway, CA. She is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Her areas of expertise include diverticular disease, ulcers, and crohn's disease. Dr. Kim is affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS) and Sharp HealthCare. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Her practice is open to new patients. After completing medical school at Albany Medical College, Dr. Kim performed her residency at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Kim (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Korean.

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

Dr. Daniel Lee is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Lee is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and a graduate of Hahnemann University Hospital's residency program. His clinical interests include diverticular disease, crohn's disease, and esophageal dilation. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lee accepts. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
10670 Wexford Street
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Joshua Steichen's specialty is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include colon polypectomy, hepatitis, and crohn's disease. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Dr. Steichen accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His practice is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Steichen attended the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Shireen Ghorbani is a specialist in gastroenterology (digestive system). She attended Drexel University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for residency. Dr. Ghorbani's areas of expertise include the following: colon polypectomy, hepatitis, and crohn's disease. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ghorbani is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Her practice is open to 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.