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We found 5 providers with an interest in Crohn's disease and who accept Humana near Denver, CO.

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

Dr. Jason Soden's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. After completing medical school at Emory University School of Medicine, Dr. Soden performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include celiac disease, colonoscopy, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Soden accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Century Award, Children's Hospital Colorado Medical Staff; Top Doc, 5280 Magazine (2010); and Top Doc 2010 - 5280 Magazine. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Soden 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 practices colon & rectal surgery in Denver, CO, Lone Tree, CO, and Aurora, CO. These areas are among his clinical interests: cancer surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, and hemorrhoids. He takes Coventry, Coventry HSA, Humana HMO, and more. Dr. Vogel graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Vogel completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has received the following distinctions: 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. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado, VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System, and the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH).

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

Dr. David Brumbaugh works as a pediatric gastroenterologist in Aurora, CO, Colorado Springs, CO, and Denver, CO. His clinical interests include heartburn, vomiting, and therapeutic endoscopy. Dr. Brumbaugh honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. His residency was performed 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. Dr. Brumbaugh speaks Spanish. Dr. Brumbaugh's professional affiliations include Centura Health, Children's Hospital Colorado, and the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth).

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Dr. Blair Preston Fennimore, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Denver, CO
 

Dr. Blair Fennimore is a gastroenterologist. Dr. Fennimore is professionally affiliated with Denver Health Medical Center, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians. Dr. Fennimore accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Fennimore graduated from Wake Forest University School of Medicine and then Dr. Fennimore performed Dr. Fennimore's residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver.

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

Dr. Sarah Lee Kinder, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
Denver, CO
 

Dr. Sarah Kinder specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and practices in Aurora, CO, Broomfield, CO, and Denver, CO. Her areas of expertise include therapeutic endoscopy, colonoscopy, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Dr. Kinder is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She is a graduate of Rush Medical College. Her training includes a residency program at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado and the University Physicians.

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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.