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

Dr. Fadi George Haddad, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1625 Stockton Boulevard
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Fadi Haddad's medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. His clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Haddad accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Saint Joseph University of Beirut, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Haddad (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. Dr. Haddad has an open panel.

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All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis

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

Dr. Kuldeep Tagore is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Sacramento, CA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Tagore is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Creighton University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Tagore's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Upper Endoscopy, Esophagus Problems, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Swallowing ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Abdul Khaleq is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Sacramento, CA. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Khaleq's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Khaleq is open to new patients. He attended the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Khaleq (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian.

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

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

Dr. Earl Neal's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He has a special interest in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Neal takes. Dr. Neal is open to new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, he performed his residency at Boston Medical Center.

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All Interests: Colitis, Sedation, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Liver Cancer, Upper ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Johann Peterson works as a pediatric gastroenterologist in Sacramento, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Peterson include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Peterson trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for residency.

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All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Liver Disease, Ulcerative ... (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.