We found 19 providers with an interest in Crohn's disease and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO near Chicago, IL.

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Dr. Michael A Ruchim, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
680 North Lake Shore Drive; Suite 118
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Michael Ruchim's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: colon cancer, crohn's disease, and pancreatitis. Dr. Ruchim is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Ruchim is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Ruchim welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal Problems, Colon Problems, Esophagus Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's ... (Read more)

Dr. Laura H Yun, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
259 E Erie Street 16th Floor; Lavin Family Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Laura Yun is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Yun 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 Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Yun is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn's Disease, Women's Health Issues, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Thirumazhisai S Gunasekaran, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, General Pediatrics
1801 W. Taylor Street; Outpatient Care Center, Suite 2e
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Thirumazhisai Gunasekaran practices pediatric gastroenterology and general pediatrics in Park Ridge, IL, Oakbrook Terrace, IL, and Maywood, IL. Dr. Gunasekaran studied medicine at Madras Medical College. He trained at Government General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of British Columbia for residency. His areas of expertise include the following: heartburn, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Gunasekaran has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He speaks Tamil. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UI Health), Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC).

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All Interests: Crohn's Disease, Heartburn, Ulcerative Colitis, Acid Reflux

Dr. Michael Francis McGee, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
259 E Erie Street 16th Floor; Lavin Family Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Michael McGee is a Chicago, IL physician who specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: rectal cancer, colon cancer, and anal cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. McGee obtained his medical school training at Drexel University College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McGee accepts. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Anal Cancer, Anorectal Problems, Abdominal Problems, Laparoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robin Randall Fintel, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
676 N Saint Clair Street, Suite 2220; Arkes Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Robin Fintel's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Her average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Fintel's clinical interests include diarrhea, crohn's disease, and gallbladder problems. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. She studied medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Fintel completed her residency training at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Fintel has an open panel.

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All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Gastritis, Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Gallbladder ... (Read more)

Dr. Theodore J Saclarides, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
1725 West Harrison Street; Suite 810
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Theodore Saclarides' area of specialization is colon & rectal surgery. These areas are among Dr. Saclarides's clinical interests: diverticular disease, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. He is affiliated with Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). After attending the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Saclarides is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Diverticular Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Fecal Incontinence, Laparoscopic Surgery, Rectal Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Amir F Kagalwalla, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1900 West Polk Street; 11th Floor
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Amir Kagalwalla's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. Before performing his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Children's Hospital of Michigan, and the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Dr. Kagalwalla attended Grant Medical College for medical school. His clinical interests include heartburn, crohn's disease, and gallbladder problems. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kagalwalla is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Saint Anthony Hospital (Chicago), and Cook County Health & Hospitals System. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Colitis, Food Allergy, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Anne-Marie M Boller, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
676 N Saint Clair Street, Suite 950; Arkes Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Anne-Marie Boller specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery and practices in Chicago, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Boller include rectal cancer, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. Dr. Boller has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School and then she performed her residency at Hennepin County Medical Center. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Boller welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Rectal Problems, Rectal Prolapse, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas Brandon Nealis, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
259 E Erie Street 16th Floor; Lavin Family Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Thomas Nealis sees patients in Chicago, IL. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Nealis's areas of expertise include the following: gastrointestinal bleeding, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nealis accepts. He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine and a graduate of Northwestern Memorial Hospital's residency program. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Nealis's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Obesity, Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Swallowing Problems, Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Adam Charles Stein, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
259 E Erie Street 16th Floor; Lavin Family Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Adam Stein's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests encompass crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Stein graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Stein's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn's Disease

Dr. Michael D Williams, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
259 E Erie Street, Suite 2250; Lavin Family Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Michael Williams is a gastroenterologist. These areas are among Dr. Williams's clinical interests: esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), peptic ulcer, and colon cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG) and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Williams accepts. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Acid Reflux, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Amy L Halverson, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
676 N Saint Clair Street, Suite 950; Arkes Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Amy Halverson, who practices in Chicago, IL, is a medical specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Dr. Halverson performed her residency at George Washington University Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Halverson include rectal cancer, colon cancer, and anal cancer. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Halverson has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Rectal Problems, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. Emanuelle A L Bellaguarda, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
676 N Saint Clair Street, Suite 1400; Arkes Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Emanuelle Bellaguarda's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Bellaguarda include crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bellaguarda trained at Boston Medical Center for her residency. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Bellaguarda has an open panel.

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All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn's Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Christian G Stevoff, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
259 E Erie Street 16th Floor; Lavin Family Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Christian Stevoff sees patients in Chicago, IL and Glenview, IL. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Stevoff's areas of clinical interest consist of crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and rectal problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Stevoff's office for an appointment. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota.

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All Interests: Colon Polyps, Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal Problems, Colon Problems, Crohn's Disease, Colorectal ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas J Lee, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
259 E Erie Street 16th Floor; Lavin Family Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Thomas Lee sees patients in Chicago, IL. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and colorectal cancer screening. Dr. Lee's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, the University Hospitals, Cleveland, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Lee is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Colon Polyps, Ulcerative Colitis, Acid Reflux, Crohn's Disease, Colorectal Cancer Screening, ... (Read more)

Dr. Niraj K Ajmere, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
251 Huron Galter Pavillion; 18th Floor
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Niraj Ajmere practices adult gastroenterology. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ajmere include heartburn, pancreas problems, and colon cancer. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). Dr. Ajmere is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University.

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All Interests: Celiac Disease, Heartburn, Colitis, Biliary Disorders, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Liver ... (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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