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We found 18 providers with an interest in Crohn's disease and who accept Humana Platinum near Downers Grove, IL.

Dr. Amir F Kagalwalla, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Amir Kagalwalla practices pediatric gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: heartburn, crohn's disease, and gallbladder problems. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kagalwalla takes. 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. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Cook County Health & Hospitals System. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

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

Dr. Donald C Hoscheit II, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
430 Warrenville Road; Suite 310
Lisle, IL
 

Dr. Donald Hoscheit is a gastroenterologist in Naperville, IL, Lisle, IL, and Geneva, IL. His clinical interests include colorectal surgery procedures, colon cancer, and celiac disease. Dr. Hoscheit is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Hoscheit's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Hoscheit has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Rameez Alasadi is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include colorectal surgery procedures, crohn's disease, and gallbladder problems. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Alasadi is a graduate of the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Alasadi is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Colitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Gallbladder Problems, Colorectal Surgery ... (Read more)

Dr. James H Berman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1s224 Summit Avenue; Suite 101
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
 

Dr. James Berman's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and feeding disorders. Dr. Berman is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare POS, and more. He attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. Dr. Berman has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), and NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Colitis, Crohn's Disease, Feeding Disorders, Nutrition Issues, Ulcerative Colitis, Constipation

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

Dr. Marc Fallah is an adult gastroenterologist. His clinical interests include heartburn, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Fallah is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Fallah is open to new patients. He is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Fallah (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian.

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

Dr. Niraj K Ajmere, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
430 Warrenville Road; Suite 310
Lisle, IL
 

Dr. Niraj Ajmere is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Ajmere graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University for residency. His clinical interests include heartburn, pancreas problems, and colon cancer. Patient ratings for Dr. Ajmere average 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Ajmere's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Ajmere welcomes new patients.

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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. Harold L Mozwecz, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
430 Warrenville Road; Suite 310
Lisle, IL
 

Dr. Harold Mozwecz sees patients in Naperville, IL, Geneva, IL, and Lisle, IL. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Mozwecz include colorectal surgery procedures, heartburn, and colon cancer. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Mozwecz accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, Dr. Mozwecz completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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

Dr. Rafael Piedra, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
430 Warrenville Road; Suite 310
Lisle, IL
 

Dr. Rafael Piedra's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Piedra include heartburn, colon cancer, and celiac disease. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Piedra accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Piedra attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

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

Dr. Andelka D Djordjevic, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
430 Warrenville Road; Suite 310
Lisle, IL
 

Dr. Andelka Losavio sees patients in Lisle, IL, Naperville, IL, and Winfield, IL. Her medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. These areas are among Dr. Losavio's clinical interests: ulcers, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. She takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago for residency. Dr. Losavio's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. She has an open panel.

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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 204
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Rafi Ali is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Naperville, IL, Lisle, IL, and Downers Grove, IL. Dr. Ali's areas of expertise include heartburn, colon cancer, and celiac disease. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After completing medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, he 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. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

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

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

Dr. Kashyap Katwala's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Katwala's areas of expertise include crohn's disease, gallbladder problems, and colorectal cancer screening. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Katwala welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Thirumazhisai S Gunasekaran, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, General Pediatrics
1s224 Summit Avenue; Suite 101
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
 

Dr. Thirumazhisai Gunasekaran is a physician who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and general pediatrics. His areas of expertise consist of heartburn, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. Dr. Gunasekaran accepts 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. Dr. Gunasekaran has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He speaks Tamil. He 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. Omar Khan, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6800 N. Frontage Road
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Omar Khan works as a gastroenterologist. Dr. Khan has indicated that his clinical interests include crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and colorectal cancer screening. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After completing medical school at Boston University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Khan is affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge.

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

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

Dr. Marmy Shah, who practices in Maywood, IL, Burr Ridge, IL, and Homer Glen, IL, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Her areas of expertise consist of crohn's disease, women's health issues, and ulcerative colitis. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shah accepts. Before completing her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Shah attended medical school at New York Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Shah speaks Gujarati. Her professional affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge, and Loyola Center for Health at Homer Glen.

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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 works as a gastroenterologist in Hinsdale, IL, Bolingbrook, IL, and Plainfield, IL. Dr. Barkatullah studied medicine at Rush Medical College. Areas of expertise for Dr. Barkatullah include ulcers, crohn's disease, and liver disease. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Barkatullah (or staff) speaks Urdu. He is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

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 practices pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Nagpal (or staff) is conversant in Hindi and Punjabi. Dr. Nagpal is especially interested in crohn's disease and acid reflux (GERD). He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Nagpal studied medicine at Maulana Azad Medical College. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. 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

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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.