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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 Desk 21/22
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Alison Schneider specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Weston, FL. These areas are among Dr. Schneider's clinical interests: cancer screening, polypectomy (polyp removal), and achalasia. She is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. She studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Schneider trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for residency. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. 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.

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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 works as an adult gastroenterologist. He graduated from National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena and then he performed his residency at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Pimentel's areas of expertise include esophageal varices, crohn's disease, and pancreatitis. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Pimentel is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has received the following distinction: Olympus Advanced Endoscopy Scholarship. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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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
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Eric Weiss works as a colon and rectal surgeon in Weston, FL. After attending Temple University School of Medicine, Dr. Weiss completed his residency training at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. His areas of expertise include stapled hemorrhoidopexy, rectal cancer, and polypectomy (polyp removal). Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Weiss 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 has received professional recognition including the following: Boca Raton Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida.

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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 Desk 21/22
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Steven Wexner's specialty is colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Wexner's areas of expertise include the following: stapled hemorrhoidopexy, rectal cancer, and female incontinence. His average rating from his patients is 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. He graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College and then he performed his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Dr. Wexner has received professional recognition including the following: Executive Health: Top Docs, South Florida CEO Business; Boca Raton Super Doctors; and South Florida Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida.

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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 Adult Gastroenterology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Desk 21/22
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Nicole Palekar practices adult gastroenterology in Weston, FL. Her areas of expertise include the following: percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), celiac disease, and crohn's disease. She is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. After completing medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Dr. Palekar performed her residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Palekar average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Palekar honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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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; Mail Code Desk 21/22
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Juan Nogueras is a Weston, FL physician who specializes in colon & rectal surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Nogueras average 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nogueras include stapled hemorrhoidopexy, rectal cancer, and polypectomy (polyp removal). He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 the following distinctions: Boca Raton Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and South Florida's Most Highly Regarded Physicians, Miami Metro magazine, Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd.. He is conversant in Spanish. He is 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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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Desk 21/22
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Fernando Castro is an adult gastroenterologist in Weston, FL. He is conversant in 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 the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. The average patient rating for Dr. Castro is 3.5 stars out of 5. He 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: Foreign Body Ingestion, Achalasia, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Ascites, Cirrhosis, Rectal ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Desk 21/22
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Dana Sands is a Weston, FL physician who specializes in colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Sands's average rating from her patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: rectal cancer, polypectomy (polyp removal), 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. Sands takes. Her education and training includes medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Boca Raton Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. Dr. Sands is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida.

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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 Weston Clinic
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Roger Charles' area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Charles's clinical interests include esophageal cancer, achalasia, and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG). He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. 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 is a graduate of the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences. Dr. Charles's training includes a residency program 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 Colon & Rectal Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Lester Rosen is a colon & rectal surgery specialist. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include the following: female incontinence, polypectomy (polyp removal), and hemorrhoid banding. Dr. Rosen takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Rosen trained at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York. He has received distinctions including Rectal Surgery 1996 - Robert Beart MD Inaugural Award and Best Doctors "Northeast" - South Florida. He speaks Spanish. He is 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 Adult Gastroenterology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Desk 21/22
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Andrew Ukleja is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Weston, FL and West Palm Beach, FL. Dr. Ukleja speaks Polish. These areas are among his clinical interests: achalasia, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), and celiac disease. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. After attending Medical University of Lodz for medical school, he completed his residency training at Beaumont Hospitals. On average, patients gave Dr. Ukleja a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ukleja honors. He has received the distinction of America's Top Doctors (Castle Connolly Ltd. Peer Nomination).

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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 Desk 21/22
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Giovanna Da Silva Southwick is a colon & rectal surgery specialist in Weston, FL. She is conversant in Portuguese. Her clinical interests include rectal cancer, polypectomy (polyp removal), and crohn's disease. Dr. Da Silva Southwick is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Da Silva Southwick completed her residency training at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York and Maimonides Medical Center. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 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, in addition to 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 2nd Floor Clin
Weston, FL
 

Dr. David Maron sees patients in Weston, FL. His medical specialty is surgery. Dr. Maron has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Maron include stapled hemorrhoidopexy, rectal cancer, and polypectomy (polyp removal). He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Maron is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending Georgetown University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals and Hahnemann University Hospital.

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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.