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We found 9 providers with an interest in Crohn's disease and who accept BlueOptions Everyday Health 1431 near Tampa, FL.

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

Dr. R. Shepard is an adult gastroenterologist. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shepard include crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Shepard is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He is professionally affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

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

Dr. Anthony Netterville Brannan, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
4301 N Habana Avenue; Suite 460
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Anthony Brannan is a colon and rectal surgeon in Tampa, FL. Dr. Brannan obtained his medical school training at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. Clinical interests for Dr. Brannan include colorectal surgery procedures, hemorrhoid banding, and crohn's disease. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brannan takes. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Brannan's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

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

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

Dr. Israel Crespo works as an adult gastroenterologist in New Port Richey, FL and Tampa, FL. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Crespo's clinical interests include polypectomy (polyp removal), hepatitis, and flexible sigmoidoscopy. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Tampa Community Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. He accepts 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 Puerto Rico School of Medicine and a graduate of William Beaumont Army Medical Center's residency program. In addition to English, Dr. Crespo speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Crohn's ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jorge Marcet is a colon and rectal surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Marcet include rectal cancer, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Marcet is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. He completed his residency training at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Dr. Marcet has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Marcet is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

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

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

Dr. Thiru Arasu, who practices in Tampa, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL, is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. His clinical interests include colonoscopy. On average, patients gave Dr. Arasu a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He 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. He attended Stanley Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Wyler Children's Hospital for residency. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Arasu is professionally affiliated with Brandon Regional Hospital and All Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

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

Dr. Cesar A Santiago, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
4301 N Habana Avenue; Suite 460
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Cesar Santiago, who practices in Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in colon & rectal surgery. His clinical interests include rectocele (posterior prolapse), colorectal surgery procedures, and microsurgery. Dr. Santiago is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Ponce School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Santiago speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Fecal Incontinence, Crohn's Disease, Hemorrhoids, Rectocele, Microsurgery, Ulcerative Colitis, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Shivinder Narwal is a pediatric gastroenterologist in Tampa, FL and Brandon, FL. Before performing his residency at Kings County Hospital Center, Dr. Narwal attended Government Medical College, Patiala for medical school. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and All Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

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

Dr. Rosa J Cuenca, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
3003 W Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard; Ms 3012
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Rosa Cuenca is a Tampa, FL physician who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cuenca include polypectomy (polyp removal), hepatitis, and flexible sigmoidoscopy. Dr. Cuenca's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Brandon Regional Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cuenca honors. After attending Central University of the East School of Medicine, Dr. Cuenca completed her residency training at MetroHealth Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. She speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

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

Dr. Shawn David Larson, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Shawn Larson is a pediatric surgery and general surgery specialist. Dr. Larson's areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, pyloric stenosis, and crohn's disease. He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). After attending the University of Sheffield Medical School, he completed his residency training at St. Louis Children's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Larson accepts. He has received distinctions including American Pediatric Surgery Foundation Scholar; UF Department of Surgery Research Career Development Award; and Resident of the Month, Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, Florida.

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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.