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Dr. Donald C Hoscheit II, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
302 Randall Road; Suite 209
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Donald Hoscheit is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Naperville, IL, Winfield, IL, and Geneva, IL. His areas of expertise include colorectal surgery procedures, colon cancer, and celiac disease. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hoscheit is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Hoscheit completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Hoscheit has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). Dr. Hoscheit's practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Arvin Kumar Bhatia, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
302 Randall Road
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Arvin Bhatia is an adult gastroenterology specialist. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. His clinical interests include colorectal surgery procedures, heartburn, and crohn's disease. Dr. Bhatia accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Bhatia's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, and Delnor Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Rameez Alasadi, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
302 Randall Road; Suite 209
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Rameez Alasadi is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Naperville, IL, Lisle, IL, and Winfield, IL. His clinical interests include colorectal surgery procedures, crohn's disease, and gallbladder problems. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Before performing his residency at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University, Dr. Alasadi attended the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Alasadi honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Katherine A Jelinek, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
302 Randall Road
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Katherine Jelinek is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. These areas are among Dr. Jelinek's clinical interests: celiac disease, crohn's disease, and colorectal cancer screening. She honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA. Dr. Jelinek is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, and Delnor Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Colitis, Crohn's Disease, Celiac Disease, Colorectal Cancer Screening

Dr. Harold L Mozwecz, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
302 Randall Road; Suite 209
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Harold Mozwecz, who practices in Naperville, IL, Geneva, IL, and Lisle, IL, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Mozwecz's clinical interests include colorectal surgery procedures, heartburn, and colon cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Mozwecz attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mozwecz takes. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Rafael Piedra, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
302 Randall Road; Suite 209
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Rafael Piedra is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Piedra's areas of expertise include the following: heartburn, colon cancer, and celiac disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Piedra graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Piedra's medical residency was performed at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Dr. Sharif Zubair, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
302 Randall Road
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Sharif Zubair practices adult gastroenterology. The average patient rating for Dr. Zubair is 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Zubair include ulcers, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. Dr. Zubair's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Zubair takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University.

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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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