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

UCHealth - Jon Vogel MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery, Complementary and Alternative Medicine
1055 Clermont Street
Denver, CO

Dr. Jon Vogel practices colon & rectal surgery and complementary and alternative medicine. He attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency. These areas are among Dr. Vogel's clinical interests: cancer surgery, anal cancer, and gastrointestinal surgery. He takes Coventry, Coventry HSA, Humana HMO, and more. His distinctions include: 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 specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. He works in Aurora, CO, Denver, CO, and Colorado Springs, CO. His areas of expertise include heartburn, vomiting, and therapeutic endoscopy. Dr. Brumbaugh is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr. Brumbaugh trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver for residency. His distinctions include: Fellow Teaching Award, University of Colorado Department of Pediatrics and Fellow Teaching Award 2008 - University of Colorado Department of Pediatrics. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Centura Health, Children's Hospital Colorado, and the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth).

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

Dr. Jason Soden sees patients in Aurora, CO and Denver, CO. His medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Soden include celiac disease, colonoscopy, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. His education and training includes medical school at Emory University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His distinctions include: Century Award, Children's Hospital Colorado Medical Staff; Top Doc, 5280 Magazine (2010); and Top Doc 2010 - 5280 Magazine. Dr. Soden speaks Spanish. Dr. Soden's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Children's Hospital Colorado, and the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH).

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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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