We found 8 providers with an interest in Crohn's disease and who accept Great-West Healthcare near Geneva, IL.

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

Dr. Donald Hoscheit's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hoscheit include colorectal surgery procedures, colon cancer, and celiac disease. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Hoscheit has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). Dr. Hoscheit welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Arvin Bhatia is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include colorectal surgery procedures, heartburn, and crohn's disease. Dr. Bhatia's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. After completing medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Bhatia is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Rameez Alasadi is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He is especially interested in colorectal surgery procedures, crohn's disease, and gallbladder problems. Dr. Alasadi is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and residency at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Alasadi has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Yogesh J Patel, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
302 Randall Road; Suite 308
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Yogesh Patel works as an adult gastroenterologist. Dr. Patel's areas of expertise consist of crohn's disease and colitis. He is affiliated with Delnor Hospital. He attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital for residency. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Colitis, Crohn's Disease

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

Dr. Harold Mozwecz's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Mozwecz's clinical interests include colorectal surgery procedures, heartburn, and colon cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Katherine Jelinek practices adult gastroenterology in Geneva, IL and Winfield, IL. Her areas of expertise consist of celiac disease, crohn's disease, and colorectal cancer screening. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Jelinek attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. Dr. Jelinek is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA. She has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Sharif Zubair's specialty is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: ulcers, crohn's disease, and celiac disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Zubair is a graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and a graduate of McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University's residency program. Dr. Zubair is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Rafael Piedra is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Piedra include heartburn, colon cancer, and celiac disease. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, he completed his residency training at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. Dr. Piedra speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Piedra is open to new patients.

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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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