We found 8 providers with an interest in Crohn's disease and who accept Humana Platinum near Burr Ridge, IL.

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Dr. Rameez Alasadi, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3825 Highland Avenue; Suite 310
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Rameez Alasadi works as an adult gastroenterologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Alasadi include colorectal surgery procedures, crohn's disease, and gallbladder problems. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). Dr. Alasadi studied medicine at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Alasadi accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Andelka D Djordjevic, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
908 N Elm Street; Suite 310
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Andelka Losavio's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Her areas of expertise include the following: ulcers, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. Dr. Losavio honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. Dr. Losavio's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). Her practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Incontinence, Colitis, Crohn's Disease, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Ulcers, Swallowing Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rafi Mohammed Ali, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3825 Highland Avenue; Suite 310
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Rafi Ali, who practices in Naperville, IL, Lisle, IL, and Downers Grove, IL, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Ali's training includes a residency program at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. His clinical interests include heartburn, colon cancer, and celiac disease. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Ali (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. Dr. Ali's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Colitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Gallbladder Problems, Liver ... (Read more)

Dr. Marc A Fallah, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3825 Highland Avenue; Suite 310
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Marc Fallah is an adult gastroenterologist in Naperville, IL, Winfield, IL, and Downers Grove, IL. Dr. Fallah (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Persian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fallah include heartburn, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). He attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Fallah has an open panel.

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Dr. Kashyap N Katwala, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3825 Highland Avenue; Suite 310
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Kashyap Katwala's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: crohn's disease, gallbladder problems, and colorectal cancer screening. Dr. Katwala accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Dr. Katwala trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for his residency. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Sameer A Barkatullah, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
908 N Elm Street; Suite 202
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Sameer Barkatullah practices adult gastroenterology in Hinsdale, IL, Bolingbrook, IL, and Plainfield, IL. Dr. Barkatullah (or staff) speaks Urdu. These areas are among his clinical interests: ulcers, crohn's disease, and liver disease. His professional affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale. Dr. Barkatullah graduated from Rush Medical College. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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All Interests: Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Esophagus Problems, Crohn's Disease, Liver Disease, Pancreas ... (Read more)

Dr. Rajeev Nagpal, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
3825 Highland Avenue; Tower 1, Suite 3c
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Rajeev Nagpal works as a pediatric gastroenterologist in Oak Lawn, IL, Downers Grove, IL, and Naperville, IL. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Nagpal's clinical interests encompass crohn's disease and acid reflux (GERD). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale and Adventist Medical Center La Grange. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Maulana Azad Medical College. Dr. Nagpal has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Nagpal (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hindi and Punjabi.

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All Interests: Crohn's Disease, Acid Reflux

Dr. Sonali Bhatnagar, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
901 Mcclintock Drive; Suite 110
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Sonali Bhatnagar's specialty is family medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, colposcopy, and celiac disease. Dr. Bhatnagar is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Bhatnagar trained at Adventist LaGrange Memorial Hospital for residency. Dr. Bhatnagar (or staff) speaks Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Medical Center La Grange.

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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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