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We found 6 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 is a gastroenterologist. After completing medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. In his practice, he is particularly interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Tagore is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tagore 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. Abdul Matin Khaleq, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2725 Capitol Avenue; Suite 300
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Abdul Khaleq's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for his residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Khaleq include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Patients gave Dr. Khaleq an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Khaleq (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Colitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Liver Disease, Chronic ... (Read more)

Dr. E Andrews Andrews Neal, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2025 Morse Avenue
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Earl Neal specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Sacramento, CA and Auburn, CA. He attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and then went on to complete his residency at Boston Medical Center. He has a special interest in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Neal is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Neal's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Jonathan Africa works as a pediatric gastroenterologist. His clinical interests encompass gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Africa is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Africa attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Colitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Liver Disease, Endoscopy, Colon Polyps, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Johann Peterson's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Peterson is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Peterson welcomes new patients. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis.

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All Interests: Colitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Liver Disease, Pancreas Problems, Celiac ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Marina Panopoulos is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Panopoulos include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). She honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Colitis, Failure to Thrive, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, ... (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.