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We found 3 providers with an interest in Crohn's disease and who accept Humana Bronze HMO near Denver, CO.

Dr. Jason Scott Soden, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1830 Franklin Street
Denver, CO
 

Dr. Jason Soden specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and practices in Aurora, CO and Denver, CO. The average patient rating for Dr. Soden is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Soden's areas of expertise include the following: celiac disease, colonoscopy, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Soden completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Soden include: Century Award, Children's Hospital Colorado Medical Staff; Top Doc, 5280 Magazine (2010); and Top Doc 2010 - 5280 Magazine. In addition to English, Dr. Soden speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians.

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Dr. Jon Douglas Vogel, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
1055 Clermont Street
Denver, CO
 

Dr. Jon Vogel's medical specialty is colon & rectal surgery. His clinical interests include cancer surgery, anal cancer, and gastrointestinal surgery. Dr. Vogel is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry HSA, and Humana HMO. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has received distinctions including Best Doctors in Cleveland, Cleveland Magazine; Distinguised Teacher Award, Cleveland Clinic Colorectal Surgery Fellows; and Alpha Omega Alpha, AOA (1996) Medical school academic honor society. Dr. Vogel's professional affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado, VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System, and the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH).

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Dr. David E Brumbaugh, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1830 Franklin Street
Denver, CO
 

Dr. David Brumbaugh is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Brumbaugh include heartburn, vomiting, and therapeutic endoscopy. Dr. Brumbaugh takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Brumbaugh trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Fellow Teaching Award, University of Colorado Department of Pediatrics and Fellow Teaching Award 2008 - University of Colorado Department of Pediatrics. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Brumbaugh is professionally affiliated with Centura Health, Children's Hospital Colorado, and the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth).

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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.