We found 20 providers with an interest in Crohn's disease and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO near Chicago, IL.

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

Dr. Amir Kagalwalla practices pediatric gastroenterology in Chicago, IL, Westchester, IL, and Arlington Heights, IL. Dr. Kagalwalla's areas of expertise include the following: heartburn, crohn's disease, and gallbladder problems. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, and Children's Hospital of Michigan, Dr. Kagalwalla attended the University of Mumbai and Grant Medical College for medical school. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Cook County Health & Hospitals System. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Theodore Saclarides specializes in colon & rectal surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: diverticular disease, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. Dr. Saclarides has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and a graduate of Rush University Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Saclarides has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC).

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

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

Dr. Michael Ruchim, who practices in Chicago, IL, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Ruchim attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois for residency. His areas of expertise include colon cancer, crohn's disease, and pancreatitis. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ruchim has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Niraj Ajmere is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Ajmere's medical residency was performed at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Clinical interests for Dr. Ajmere include heartburn, pancreas problems, and colon cancer. Dr. Ajmere has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Ajmere's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Celiac Disease, Heartburn, Colitis, Biliary Disorders, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Liver ... (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's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Yun's clinical interests include crohn's disease, women's health issues, and ulcerative colitis. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Boston Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

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. He has a special interest in heartburn, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. Dr. Gunasekaran honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Madras Medical College, he performed his residency at Government General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of British Columbia. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He speaks Tamil. Dr. Gunasekaran is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC).

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

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

Dr. Robin Fintel practices adult gastroenterology. Patients gave Dr. Fintel an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include diarrhea, crohn's disease, and gallbladder problems. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. Dr. Fintel welcomes new patients. She graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and Sinai Hospital of Baltimore.

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

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

Dr. Amy Halverson is a medical specialist in colon & rectal surgery. These areas are among Dr. Halverson's clinical interests: rectal cancer, colon cancer, and anal cancer. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and a graduate of George Washington University Medical Center's residency program. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Halverson honors. She has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Halverson is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal Problems, Anal Cancer, Colon Problems, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joshua Brian Wechsler, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Joshua Wechsler, who practices in Chicago, IL, is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. In Dr. Wechsler's practice, he is particularly interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Rush Medical College and residency at Riley Hospital for Children. Dr. Wechsler is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease

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

Dr. Michael McGee is a medical specialist in colon & rectal surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. McGee include rectal cancer, colon cancer, and anal cancer. Dr. McGee's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is a graduate of Drexel University College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University for his residency. Dr. McGee is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Michael Williams works as a gastroenterologist in Chicago, IL. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Williams include esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), peptic ulcer, and colon cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG) and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Williams is open to new patients. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Anne-Marie Boller practices colon & rectal surgery. Her areas of expertise include the following: rectal cancer, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. On average, patients gave Dr. Boller a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School and residency at Hennepin County Medical Center. Dr. Boller is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She has an open panel.

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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 is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Chicago, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nealis include gastrointestinal bleeding, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Nealis attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Nealis is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. His 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 specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Stein's clinical interests include crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Stein welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn's Disease

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

Dr. Thomas Lee's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Lee has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Lee include crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and colorectal cancer screening. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then he 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 open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Christian Stevoff works as an adult gastroenterologist in Chicago, IL and Glenview, IL. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Dr. Stevoff's areas of expertise include the following: crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and rectal problems. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Stevoff is accepting new patients.

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