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. In his practice, Dr. Tagore focuses on gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, 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. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Tagore welcomes 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 medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. In addition to English, Dr. Khaleq (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. Dr. Khaleq is especially interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). After completing medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, Dr. Khaleq performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. His practice 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 gastroenterologist in Sacramento, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Africa include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Africa honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Africa attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Africa's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Johann Peterson's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. In his practice, Dr. Peterson focuses on gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Peterson accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Peterson completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Marina Panopoulos' specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. She has indicated that her clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Panopoulos accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Panopoulos is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She welcomes 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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