We found 9 providers with an interest in Crohn's disease and who accept BlueCare Everyday Health 1485 near Tampa, FL.

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Dr. Roland David Shepard, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4224 N Tampania Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Roland Shepard specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Tampa, FL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and endoscopy. Dr. Shepard is professionally affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic. Dr. Shepard 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. He is a graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Shepard completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF).

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Endoscopy, Ulcerative Colitis, Acid Reflux

Dr. Jorge Enrique Marcet, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
Two Columbia Drive; Suite 145
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Jorge Marcet is a specialist in colon & rectal surgery. He works in Tampa, FL. His clinical interests include fistula, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). Dr. Marcet is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Marcet trained at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Marcet average 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Rectal Prolapse, Fecal Incontinence, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
508 South Habana Avenue; Suite 260 (s Tampa Medical Center)
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Morris Hanan is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: diverticular disease, ulcers, and crohn's disease. Dr. Hanan is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital of Tampa. Dr. Hanan is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Dr. Hanan attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohn's Disease, Ulcers, Diverticular Disease, Colon Problems

Dr. Cesar Alberto Santiago Munoz, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
4301 North Habana Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Cesar Santiago is a colon & rectal surgery specialist. Dr. Santiago is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include rectocele (posterior prolapse), fistula, and microsurgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, St. Joseph's Hospital - North, and BayCare Medical Group. He attended Ponce School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Santiago is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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All Interests: Fecal Incontinence, Crohn's Disease, Laparoscopic Colon Surgery, Hemorrhoids, Rectocele, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alan Marc Weintraub, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4108 Henderson Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Alan Weintraub is an adult gastroenterology specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: cancer, ulcers, and nutrition counseling. Patient ratings for Dr. Weintraub average 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Weintraub takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Weintraub is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Weintraub completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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All Interests: Substance Abuse, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hemorrhoid Banding, Crohn's Disease, Gallbladder ... (Read more)

Dr. Israel Crespo, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6919 N Dale Mabry Highway; Suite 320
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Israel Crespo is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Dr. Crespo's areas of expertise include the following: cancer, ulcers, and polypectomy (polyp removal). He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Crespo speaks Spanish. Dr. Crespo is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital - North, Tampa Community Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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All Interests: Substance Abuse, Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Hepatobiliary ... (Read more)

Dr. Angel Manuel Rosario, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6919 N Dale Mabry Highway; Suite 320
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Angel Rosario is an adult gastroenterologist. He attended Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Youngstown and Dr. Ramon Ruiz Arnau University Hospital. His clinical interests include cancer, ulcers, and polypectomy (polyp removal). Dr. Rosario has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Rosario's professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, Tampa Community Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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All Interests: Paracentesis, Substance Abuse, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Hepatobiliary ... (Read more)

Dr. Shivinder Narwal, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
3003 W Dr Ml King Jr Boulevard; Ms-3012
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Shivinder Narwal's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Narwal include celiac disease, crohn's disease, and gallbladder problems. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Narwal graduated from Government Medical College, Patiala and then he performed his residency at Kings County Hospital Center. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, Brandon Regional Hospital, and All Children's Hospital.

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All Interests: Gastroparesis, Rectal Problems, Rectal Prolapse, Colitis, Bleeding, Esophagitis, Gastritis, Food ... (Read more)

Dr. Anthony Netterville Brannan, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
4301 North Habana Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Anthony Brannan is a physician who specializes in colon & rectal surgery. His clinical interests include hemorrhoid banding, crohn's disease, and gallbladder problems. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Brannan attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr. Brannan's training includes a residency program at Mayo Clinic. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, St. Joseph's Hospital - North, and BayCare Medical Group.

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All Interests: Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Hemorrhoid Banding, Crohn's Disease, Gallbladder Problems, Surgical ... (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.
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