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 works as an adult gastroenterologist. Her clinical interests include cancer screening, polypectomy (polyp removal), and achalasia. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Schneider honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After attending the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Dr. Schneider completed her residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals. She is 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)

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

Dr. Ronnie Pimentel is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Pimentel's clinical interests include esophageal varices, crohn's disease, and pancreatitis. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pimentel accepts. Before performing his residency at Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Pimentel attended National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena for medical school. Dr. Pimentel has received the distinction of Olympus Advanced Endoscopy Scholarship. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

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

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

Dr. Eric Weiss specializes in colon & rectal surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Weiss is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Weiss include stapled hemorrhoidopexy, rectal cancer, and polypectomy (polyp removal). Dr. Weiss is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Weiss is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine and a graduate of Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia's residency program. He has received distinctions including 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)

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

Dr. Steven Wexner is a specialist in colon & rectal surgery. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Wexner's areas of expertise include stapled hemorrhoidopexy, rectal cancer, and female incontinence. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school, Dr. Wexner completed his residency training at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. He has received distinctions including 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, Sacral Nerve Stimulation, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Juan Nogueras specializes in colon & rectal surgery and practices in Weston, FL. His average rating from his patients 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. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nogueras honors. Dr. Nogueras graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His medical residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Boca Raton Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and South Florida's Most Highly Regarded Physicians, Miami Metro magazine, Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd.. Dr. Nogueras is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Hemorrhoidectomy, Endoscopic Surgery, Rectal Prolapse, Rectal Bleeding, Sacral Nerve Stimulation, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Roger Charles sees patients in Weston, FL. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Charles include achalasia, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), and crohn's disease. Dr. Charles 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 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, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Nicole Palekar works as a gastroenterologist in Weston, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Palekar include percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), celiac disease, and crohn's disease. She is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. After completing medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center. Dr. Palekar's average rating from her patients is 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.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

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

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

Dr. Fernando Castro is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Patients gave Dr. Castro an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include foreign body ingestion, cancer screening, and achalasia. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Castro 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. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

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

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

Dr. Lester Rosen practices colon & rectal surgery in West Palm Beach, FL and Weston, FL. His clinical interests include female incontinence, polypectomy (polyp removal), and hemorrhoid banding. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rosen 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 is a graduate of Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Rosen completed a residency program at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York. Dr. Rosen has received distinctions including Rectal Surgery 1996 - Robert Beart MD Inaugural Award and Best Doctors "Northeast" - South Florida. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Rosen is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

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

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

Dr. Dana Sands works as a colon and rectal surgeon in Weston, FL. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sands include rectal cancer, polypectomy (polyp removal), and crohn's disease. Dr. Sands is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She obtained her medical school training at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and performed her residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Sands's distinctions 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, Fecal ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Andrew Ukleja is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Ukleja's areas of expertise include the following: achalasia, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), and celiac disease. 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 studied medicine 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). In addition to English, he speaks Polish. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

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

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

Dr. Giovanna Da Silva Southwick's specialty is colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Da Silva Southwick's areas of expertise include rectal cancer, polypectomy (polyp removal), and crohn's disease. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. For her residency, Dr. Da Silva Southwick trained at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York and Maimonides Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Da Silva Southwick speaks Portuguese. She is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Hemorrhoidectomy, Endoscopic Surgery, Rectal Prolapse, Rectal Bleeding, Sacral Nerve Stimulation, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. David Maron is a Weston, FL physician who specializes in surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Maron's areas of expertise include the following: stapled hemorrhoidopexy, rectal cancer, and polypectomy (polyp removal). He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Maron accepts. After attending Georgetown University School of Medicine, Dr. Maron 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.
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