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We found 6 providers with an interest in Crohn's disease and who accept Humana HMO Premier near Gainesville, FL.

Dr. Sarah Camille Glover, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1515 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Sarah Glover works as an adult gastroenterologist. She is rated highly by her patients. Her areas of expertise include crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Dr. Glover's professional affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Glover attended medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

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

Dr. Ellen Mary Zimmermann, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1515 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Ellen Zimmerman practices adult gastroenterology. Patient ratings for Dr. Zimmerman average 2.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Zimmerman include crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Her professional affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin, Dr. Zimmerman attended medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

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

Dr. Atif Iqbal, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Atif Iqbal specializes in colon & rectal surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Iqbal include colon cancer, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. For his residency, Dr. Iqbal trained at the University of Missouri Health System. Dr. Iqbal has received the following distinctions: 2009- 2nd best paper award (podium). Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons.; 2008- Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society.; and 2006- 2nd best paper award (podium). American College of Surgeons.. He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Rectal Prolapse, Colitis, Colostomy, Polyps, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Priti Arun Joshi-Guske, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1515 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Priti Joshi-Guske is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Joshi-Guske's areas of expertise include crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Joshi-Guske attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school. She speaks Gujarati.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

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

Dr. Marcus Muehlbauer, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1515 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Marcus Muehlbauer is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Muehlbauer include crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Muehlbauer's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

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

Dr. Shawn David Larson, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Shawn Larson is a specialist in pediatric surgery and general surgery. He works in Gainesville, FL and Tampa, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Larson include thyroid problems, pyloric stenosis, and crohn's disease. Dr. Larson honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended medical school at the University of Sheffield Medical School. Dr. Larson's medical residency was performed at St. Louis Children's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Distinctions awarded to Dr. Larson include: American Pediatric Surgery Foundation Scholar; UF Department of Surgery Research Career Development Award; and Resident of the Month, Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, Florida. He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Pectus Excavatum, Appendicitis, Ulcerative Colitis, Cellulitis, Pyloric Stenosis, ... (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.