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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 is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist in Chicago, IL, Westchester, IL, and Arlington Heights, IL. His areas of expertise include the following: heartburn, crohn's disease, and gallbladder problems. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Cook County Health & Hospitals System. Dr. Kagalwalla takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. He is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, and Children's Hospital of Michigan, Dr. Kagalwalla attended medical school at the University of Mumbai and Grant Medical College.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

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

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

Dr. Michael Ruchim is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Ruchim's areas of expertise include colon cancer, crohn's disease, and pancreatitis. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. He is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois, Dr. Ruchim attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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

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

Dr. Theodore Saclarides is a specialist in colon & rectal surgery. He works in Chicago, IL, Park Ridge, IL, and Melrose Park, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Saclarides include diverticular disease, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. He is rated highly by his patients. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Saclarides is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and a graduate of Rush University Medical Center's residency program. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC).

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

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

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

Dr. Niraj Ajmere's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. The average patient rating for Dr. Ajmere is 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: heartburn, pancreas problems, and colon cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Ajmere graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For his residency, Dr. Ajmere trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

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. Before completing her residency at Boston Medical Center, Dr. Yun attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Yun's areas of clinical interest consist of 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. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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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 specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and general pediatrics. Dr. Gunasekaran's areas of clinical interest consist of heartburn, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gunasekaran attended Madras Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Government General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of British Columbia. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He is conversant in Tamil.

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

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

Dr. Amy Halverson practices colon & rectal surgery. She graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For her residency, Dr. Halverson trained at George Washington University Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Halverson include rectal cancer, colon cancer, and anal cancer. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Halverson is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Halverson is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal Problems, Anal Cancer, Colon Problems, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, ... (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 is an adult gastroenterologist in Chicago, IL. Her education and training includes medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and residency at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. Dr. Fintel's clinical interests include diarrhea, crohn's disease, and gallbladder problems. She is rated 2.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Fintel is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Joshua Wechsler specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Wechsler has a special interest in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). His professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Rush Medical College, he performed his residency at Riley Hospital for Children.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

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

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's specialty is colon & rectal surgery. Her areas of expertise include the following: rectal cancer, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. Dr. Boller's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School and then she performed her residency at Hennepin County Medical Center. Her average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Boller welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

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

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

Dr. Michael McGee's specialty is colon & rectal surgery. Clinical interests 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 accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He welcomes new patients. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University, Dr. McGee attended medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Anal Cancer, Anorectal Problems, Abdominal Problems, Laparoscopic Surgery, ... (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' specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Nealis's clinical interests include gastrointestinal bleeding, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. After attending Georgetown University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Obesity, Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Swallowing Problems, Endoscopy, ... (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 sees patients in Chicago, IL. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Williams's areas of expertise include the following: esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), peptic ulcer, and colon cancer. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. He trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for residency. Dr. Williams is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG) and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Acid Reflux, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, ... (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 is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Stein 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 studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For his professional training, Dr. Stein completed a residency program at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He is accepting 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 sees patients in Chicago, IL. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and colorectal cancer screening. Dr. Lee is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. After completing medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, the University Hospitals, Cleveland, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lee is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He 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. Christian G Stevoff, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
259 E Erie Street 16th Floor; Lavin Family Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Christian Stevoff, who practices in Chicago, IL and Glenview, IL, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise consist of crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and rectal problems. Dr. Stevoff is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Stevoff 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)

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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.