We found 5 providers with an interest in Crohn's disease and who accept CIGNA POS near Sacramento, CA.

Dr. Kuldeep Singh Tagore, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2725 Capitol Avenue; Suite 300
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Kuldeep Tagore works as an adult gastroenterologist in Sacramento, CA. He has indicated that his clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Tagore attended Creighton University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for residency. Dr. Tagore's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Abdul Matin Khaleq, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2725 Capitol Avenue; Suite 300
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Abdul Khaleq is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Sacramento, CA. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Khaleq focuses on gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khaleq takes. Dr. Khaleq attended the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for residency. Dr. Khaleq (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Khaleq is open to new patients.

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Dr. Jonathan Alan Africa, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1625 Stockton Boulevard; #105
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Jonathan Africa is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist in Sacramento, CA. Dr. Africa has indicated that his clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Africa trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for his residency. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He has an open panel.

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Dr. Johann Milian Peterson, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1625 Stockton Boulevard; Suite 105
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Johann Peterson is a pediatric gastroenterologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Peterson include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Peterson's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Marina Panopoulos, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1625 Stockton Boulevard; Suite 105
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Marina Panopoulos is a Sacramento, CA physician who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. In her practice, Dr. Panopoulos focuses on gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Panopoulos accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Panopoulos's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She is accepting 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.
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