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We found 11 providers with an interest in Crohn's disease and who accept Aetna Open Choice PPO near Winfield, IL.

Dr. Amir F Kagalwalla, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
25 N. Winfield Road
Winfield, 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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All Interests: Colitis, Food Allergy, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Donald C Hoscheit II, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite Ll01
Winfield, 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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All Interests: Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Katherine Anne Jelinek, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 420
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Katherine Jelinek is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. She graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for her residency. Dr. Jelinek's areas of expertise include the following: celiac disease, crohn's disease, and colorectal cancer screening. Dr. Jelinek is in-network for United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. She has an open panel.

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

Dr. Arvin Kumar Bhatia, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 420
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Arvin Bhatia is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bhatia include colorectal surgery procedures, heartburn, and crohn's disease. He is professionally affiliated with 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. Dr. Bhatia is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Rameez Alasadi, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite Ll01
Winfield, 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. 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
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 300
Winfield, 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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Dr. Andelka D Djordjevic, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite Ll01
Winfield, 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. Sharif Zubair, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 420
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Sharif Zubair is an adult gastroenterology specialist. After completing medical school at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Dr. Zubair performed his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. These areas are among his clinical interests: ulcers, crohn's disease, and celiac disease. The average patient rating for Dr. Zubair is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Zubair is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Colitis, Crohn's Disease, Liver Disease, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Ulcers, Celiac Disease, Acid ... (Read more)

Dr. Rafi Mohammed Ali, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
430 Warrenville Road; Suite 310
Lisle, 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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Dr. Van Louis Vallina, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Critical Care
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 400
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Van Vallina is a general surgeon, bariatric surgeon, and critical care specialist. In addition to English, Dr. Vallina (or staff) speaks Spanish and German. Clinical interests for Dr. Vallina include breast biopsy, minimally invasive surgery, and breast surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Vallina is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for his residency. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Vallina accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Breast Biopsy, Colitis, Crohn's Disease, Gallbladder Problems, Surgical Procedures, Breast Surgery, ... (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.