We found 9 providers with an interest in Crohn's disease and who accept BlueOptions Everyday Health 1431 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 works as an adult gastroenterologist. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Shepard's areas of expertise include crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and endoscopy. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Shepard is professionally affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic.

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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 colon & rectal surgery specialist in Tampa, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: fistula, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Marcet takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Weill Cornell Medical College and performed his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Marcet's professional affiliations include the University of South Florida (USF) Health and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). His practice is open to new patients.

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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's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He studied medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California. Dr. Hanan has indicated that his clinical interests include diverticular disease, ulcers, and crohn's disease. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hanan is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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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 and rectal surgeon in Tampa, FL. Dr. Santiago's areas of expertise include the following: rectocele (posterior prolapse), fistula, and microsurgery. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, St. Joseph's Hospital - North, and BayCare Medical Group. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Santiago attended Ponce School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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 specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Tampa, FL. His clinical interests include cancer, ulcers, and nutrition counseling. His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. Dr. Weintraub obtained his medical school training at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Crespo's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: cancer, ulcers, and polypectomy (polyp removal). He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital - North, Tampa Community Hospital, and BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity). 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. He attended the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Dr. Crespo is conversant in Spanish.

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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 practices adult gastroenterology in Tampa, FL. He studied medicine at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Rosario completed residency programs at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Youngstown and Dr. Ramon Ruiz Arnau University Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Rosario include cancer, ulcers, and polypectomy (polyp removal). Patient ratings for Dr. Rosario average 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Rosario is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, Tampa Community Hospital, and BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity).

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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 practices pediatric gastroenterology. His clinical interests include celiac disease, crohn's disease, and gallbladder problems. His professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, Brandon Regional Hospital, and All Children's Hospital. Dr. Narwal 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. Before completing his residency at Kings County Hospital Center, Dr. Narwal attended medical school at Government Medical College, Patiala. In addition to English, Dr. Narwal speaks Spanish.

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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 specializes in colon & rectal surgery and practices in Tampa, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Brannan include hemorrhoid banding, crohn's disease, and gallbladder problems. Dr. Brannan takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After completing medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with 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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