We found 12 providers with an interest in Crohn's disease and who accept Aetna Open Choice PPO near Winfield, IL.

Dr. Donald C Hoscheit II, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite Ll01
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Donald Hoscheit is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Hoscheit's areas of expertise include colorectal surgery procedures, colon cancer, and celiac disease. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He 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 has an open panel.

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

Dr. Arvin Bhatia's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Bhatia's clinical interests include colorectal surgery procedures, heartburn, and crohn's disease. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Bhatia's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, and Delnor Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. Amir F Kagalwalla, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
25 N. Winfield Road
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Amir Kagalwalla works as a pediatric gastroenterologist in Chicago, IL, Westchester, IL, and Arlington Heights, IL. His areas of expertise include heartburn, crohn's disease, and gallbladder problems. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. After attending the University of Mumbai and Grant Medical College for medical school, Dr. Kagalwalla completed his residency training at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Children's Hospital of Michigan, and the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Cook County Health & Hospitals System, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He welcomes new patients.

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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 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Alasadi include colorectal surgery procedures, crohn's disease, and gallbladder problems. Dr. Alasadi is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Alasadi has received professional recognition including the following: 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. Andelka D Djordjevic, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite Ll01
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Andelka Losavio's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Losavio include ulcers, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Losavio graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Losavio's office for an appointment.

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Dr. Marc A Fallah, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 300
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Marc Fallah specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Naperville, IL, Winfield, IL, and Downers Grove, IL. Dr. Fallah's clinical interests include heartburn, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Fallah (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian.

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Dr. Rafi Mohammed Ali, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
430 Warrenville Road; Suite 310
Lisle, IL
 

Dr. Rafi Ali sees patients in Naperville, IL, Lisle, IL, and Downers Grove, IL. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: heartburn, colon cancer, and celiac disease. Dr. Ali honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He trained at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital for his residency. Dr. Ali (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Hindi. Dr. Ali is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Ali welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Harold Mozwecz is a gastroenterologist in Naperville, IL, Geneva, IL, and Lisle, IL. 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Mozwecz include colorectal surgery procedures, heartburn, and colon cancer. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Katherine Jelinek's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jelinek include celiac disease, crohn's disease, and colorectal cancer screening. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, and Delnor Hospital. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Jelinek attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Jelinek welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Rafael Piedra, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite Ll01
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Rafael Piedra is an adult gastroenterology specialist. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Piedra's areas of expertise include the following: heartburn, colon cancer, and celiac disease. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Piedra is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He trained at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital for his residency. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Piedra takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Sharif Zubair, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 420
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Sharif Zubair is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Zubair include ulcers, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, and Delnor Hospital. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Zubair 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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Dr. Van L Vallina, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Critical Care
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 400
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Van Vallina works as a general surgeon, bariatric surgeon, and critical care specialist. Dr. Vallina's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: breast biopsy, minimally invasive surgery, and breast surgery. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Vallina attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Vallina (or staff) speaks Spanish and German. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He 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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