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We found 13 providers with an interest in Crohn's disease and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO near Weston, FL.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Alison Schneider is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. The average patient rating for Dr. Schneider is 5.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include cancer screening, polypectomy (polyp removal), and achalasia. Dr. Schneider is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Schneider completed her residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals. She is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Achalasia, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Ascites, Esophageal Manometry, Esophageal ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Clevaland Clinic Florida Department of Gastroenterology
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Ronnie Pimentel's specialty is adult gastroenterology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Pimentel's clinical interests include esophageal varices, crohn's disease, and pancreatitis. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. Before performing his residency at Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Pimentel attended National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena for medical school. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 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, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pimentel has received the distinction of Olympus Advanced Endoscopy Scholarship.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Bile Duct Stones, Sclerotherapy, Interventional Endoscopy, Pyloric Dilation, Gallstones, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Eric Weiss is a colon & rectal surgery specialist. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Weiss's clinical interests: stapled hemorrhoidopexy, rectal cancer, and polypectomy (polyp removal). He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Weiss has received include Boca Raton Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Hemorrhoidectomy, Endoscopic Surgery, Rectal Prolapse, Rectal Bleeding, Colectomy, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Steven Wexner is a colon & rectal surgery specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wexner include stapled hemorrhoidopexy, rectal cancer, and female incontinence. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida. His education and training includes medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College and residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Wexner takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His distinctions include: Executive Health: Top Docs, South Florida CEO Business; Boca Raton Super Doctors; and South Florida Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Female Incontinence, Hemorrhoidectomy, Rectal Prolapse, Rectal Bleeding, Colectomy, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Juan Nogueras' medical specialty is colon & rectal surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Nogueras is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: stapled hemorrhoidopexy, rectal cancer, and polypectomy (polyp removal). Dr. Nogueras is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. He takes 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 New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Nogueras attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. Dr. Nogueras has received distinctions including Boca Raton Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and South Florida's Most Highly Regarded Physicians, Miami Metro magazine, Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd.. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Hemorrhoidectomy, Endoscopic Surgery, Rectal Prolapse, Rectal Bleeding, Colectomy, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Fernando Javier Castro-Pavia, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Fernando Castro is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Castro's areas of expertise include the following: foreign body ingestion, cancer screening, and achalasia. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. He attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Dr. Castro completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Castro takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Foreign Body Ingestion, Achalasia, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Ascites, Cirrhosis, Rectal ... (Read more)

Dr. Roger Justin Charles, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Roger Charles' specialty is adult gastroenterology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Charles's areas of expertise include the following: achalasia, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), and crohn's disease. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Charles honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences. His medical residency was performed at Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Achalasia, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Rectal Bleeding, Gallstones, Gastritis, Gallbladder ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Nicole Palekar, who practices in Weston, FL, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center. Her areas of expertise include percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), celiac disease, and crohn's disease. Patients gave Dr. Palekar an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She 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. She is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Rectal Bleeding, Diagnostic Endoscopy, Gallstones, Gastritis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Lester Rosen's specialty is colon & rectal surgery. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Rosen's clinical interests: female incontinence, polypectomy (polyp removal), and hemorrhoid banding. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. He trained at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York for his residency. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Rosen has received include Rectal Surgery 1996 - Robert Beart MD Inaugural Award and Best Doctors "Northeast" - South Florida. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Female Incontinence, Hemorrhoidectomy, Incontinence, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Fecal Incontinence, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Dana Sands is a colon and rectal surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sands include rectal cancer, polypectomy (polyp removal), and crohn's disease. She is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida. After completing medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Sands has received professional recognition including the following: Boca Raton Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Hemorrhoidectomy, Endoscopic Surgery, Rectal Prolapse, Rectal Bleeding, Colectomy, Fecal ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Andrew Ukleja is an adult gastroenterologist in Weston, FL and West Palm Beach, FL. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Ukleja's clinical interests: achalasia, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), and celiac disease. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. 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. He attended medical school at Medical University of Lodz. For his residency, Dr. Ukleja trained at Beaumont Hospitals. He has received the distinction of America's Top Doctors (Castle Connolly Ltd. Peer Nomination). Dr. Ukleja is conversant in Polish.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Achalasia, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Rectal Bleeding, Gallstones, Gastritis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Giovanna Da Silva Southwick practices colon & rectal surgery in Weston, FL. Dr. Da Silva Southwick is conversant in Portuguese. These areas are among her clinical interests: rectal cancer, polypectomy (polyp removal), and crohn's disease. She is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. She completed her residency training at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York and Maimonides Medical Center. Dr. Da Silva Southwick has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Hemorrhoidectomy, Endoscopic Surgery, Rectal Prolapse, Rectal Bleeding, Colectomy, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. David Maron's area of specialization is surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Maron's areas of expertise include stapled hemorrhoidopexy, rectal cancer, and polypectomy (polyp removal). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Maron completed residency programs at Jefferson University Hospitals and Hahnemann University Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Hemorrhoidectomy, Endoscopic Surgery, Rectal Prolapse, Rectal Bleeding, Colectomy, Laparoscopic ... (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.