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We found 11 providers with an interest in Crohn's disease and who accept Humana Platinum near Burr Ridge, IL.

Dr. Rameez Alasadi, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3825 Highland Avenue; Suite 204
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Rameez Alasadi's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He attended the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Alasadi has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Colitis, Crohn's Disease, Gallbladder Problems, Colorectal Surgery Procedures

Dr. Tamer Atassi, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Lemont, IL
 

Dr. Tamer Atassi is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Joliet, IL and Lemont, IL. His clinical interests include ulcers, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. Dr. Atassi is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital. He graduated from the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and more.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Heartburn, Colitis, Rectal Bleeding, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Colon Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Marc A Fallah, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3825 Highland Avenue; Suite 204
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Marc Fallah's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Fallah (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Fallah is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Fallah is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Colitis, Crohn's Disease, Gallbladder Problems, Liver Disease, Celiac Disease, Heartburn, ... (Read more)

Dr. Omar Khan, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6800 N. Frontage Road
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Omar Khan's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and colorectal cancer screening. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Boston University School of Medicine, Dr. Khan completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). His professional affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn's Disease, Colorectal Cancer Screening, Colonoscopy, Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Andelka Losavio is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Losavio include ulcers, crohn's disease, and celiac disease. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

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 204
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Rafi Ali is a gastroenterologist. Dr. Ali accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. Dr. Ali (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Hindi. Dr. Ali is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

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

Dr. Kashyap N Katwala, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3825 Highland Avenue; Suite 204
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Kashyap Katwala is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Dr. Katwala trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for his residency. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Katwala accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Colitis, Crohn's Disease, Gallbladder Problems, Pancreatic Cancer, Acid Reflux, Colorectal Cancer ... (Read more)

Dr. Marmy J Shah, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6800 N. Frontage Road
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Marmy Shah practices adult gastroenterology in Maywood, IL, Burr Ridge, IL, and Homer Glen, IL. Dr. Shah's education and training includes medical school at New York Medical College and residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). She has indicated that her clinical interests include crohn's disease, women's health issues, and ulcerative colitis. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Shah speaks Gujarati. She is affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge, and Loyola Center for Health at Homer Glen.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Anorectal Manometry, Crohn's Disease, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Women's Health ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Sameer Barkatullah is an adult gastroenterologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: ulcers, crohn's disease, and liver disease. Dr. Barkatullah is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He graduated from Rush Medical College. Dr. Barkatullah (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. Dr. Barkatullah is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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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's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Nagpal (or staff) is conversant in Hindi and Punjabi. His clinical interests encompass crohn's disease and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Nagpal's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He graduated from Maulana Azad Medical College. Dr. Nagpal has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Nagpal has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

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 is a family practitioner. Her clinical interests include diabetes, colposcopy, and celiac disease. Dr. Bhatnagar honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Adventist LaGrange Memorial Hospital for residency. Dr. Bhatnagar (or staff) speaks Hindi. She is affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Colposcopy, Crohn's Disease, Celiac Disease, Diabetes, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Endoscopy, ... (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.