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We found 12 providers with an interest in Crohn's disease and who accept Humana HMO Open Access Copay 100/1000 near Shawnee Mission, KS.

Dr. Elena I Sidorenko, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
7405 Renner Road
Shawnee, KS
 

Dr. Elena Sidorenko's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. She graduated from Novosibirsk State Medical University and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. Dr. Sidorenko's areas of expertise include esophageal manometry, achalasia, and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG). She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Russian. Dr. Sidorenko is professionally affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Achalasia, Celiac Disease, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mojtaba S Olyaee, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
7405 Renner Road
Shawnee, KS
 

Dr. Mojtaba Olyaee works as an adult gastroenterologist and hepatologist. On average, patients gave Dr. Olyaee a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: pain, fine needle aspiration (FNA), and esophageal motility disorders. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is a graduate of Mashhad University of Medical Sciences. For his residency, Dr. Olyaee trained at Tehran University of Medical Sciences and a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. He speaks Persian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kansas City VA Medical Center and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Esophageal Motility Disorders, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Paracentesis, Incontinence, ... (Read more)

Dr. Scott W Grisolano, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
7405 Renner Road
Shawnee, KS
 

Dr. Scott Grisolano's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include indigestion, esophageal cancer, and esophageal motility disorders. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Grisolano is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine and a graduate of Mayo Clinic's residency program. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Esophageal Motility Disorders, Celiac Disease, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Cirrhosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Aravind Sugumar, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
7405 Renner Road
Shawnee, KS
 

Dr. Aravind Sugumar's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: indigestion, rectal cancer, and esophageal motility disorders. Dr. Sugumar is affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center and The University of Kansas Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Annamalai University, Rajah Muthiah Medical College & Hospital. Dr. Sugumar trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency. Dr. Sugumar (or staff) is conversant in Tamil and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Esophageal Motility Disorders, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Paracentesis, Incontinence, ... (Read more)

Dr. Tuba Esfandyari, MS, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
7405 Renner Road
Shawnee, KS
 

Dr. Tuba Esfandyari's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Esfandyari include esophageal motility disorders, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), and celiac disease. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine and Tabriz University of Medical Sciences and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts. Dr. Esfandyari speaks Persian. She is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Esophageal Motility Disorders, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Paracentesis, Incontinence, ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel Christopher Buckles, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
7405 Renner Road
Shawnee, KS
 

Dr. Daniel Buckles is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Shawnee Mission, KS and Kansas City, KS. His areas of expertise include indigestion, pain, and ablation. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Buckles takes. Before completing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Buckles attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Paracentesis, Gastroparesis, Cirrhosis, Sclerotherapy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bradley Lawrence Freilich, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
3840 West 75th Street
Prairie Village, KS
 

Dr. Bradley Freilich is an adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Freilich include colon cancer, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. Dr. Freilich's professional affiliations include Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Menorah Medical Center, and Research Medical Center. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and a graduate of Rush University Medical Center's residency program. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Freilich accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Hepatitis, Hepatitis C, Celiac Disease, Colon Polyps, Ulcerative Colitis, Colitis, Irritable Bowel ... (Read more)

Dr. Daisy D Batista, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
7405 Renner Road
Shawnee, KS
 

Dr. Daisy Batista's specialty is adult gastroenterology. She speaks Spanish. These areas are among her clinical interests: ulcers, celiac disease, and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG). Dr. Batista is professionally affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center and The University of Kansas Hospital. She is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and a graduate of Massachusetts General Hospital's residency program. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Batista honors.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Paracentesis, Diverticular Disease, Ulcerative ... (Read more)

Dr. Sheila Maureen McGreevy-Barry, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 1020, The University of Kansas Physicians Medical Office Building
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Sheila McGreevy practices general internal medicine. Dr. McGreevy studied medicine at Creighton University School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University for residency. Her areas of expertise include the following: disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and athlete's foot. She honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Warts, Disc Problems, Depression, Restless Leg Syndrome, Athlete's Foot, Atrial Fibrillation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Elizabeth Anne Porter, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
7301 Mission Road; Suite 350
Prairie Village, KS
 

Dr. Elizabeth Pitts specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Kansas City, KS and Prairie Village, KS. These areas are among her clinical interests: drug allergy, trichotillomania, and amenorrhea (missed periods). Dr. Pitts is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pitts obtained her medical school training at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Warts, Drug Allergy, Trichotillomania, Amenorrhea, Athlete's Foot, Developmental Disabilities, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Luverne Lewis Jr., MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
7301 Mission Road; Suite 350
Prairie Village, KS
 

Dr. Michael Lewis is a general pediatrician in Kansas City, KS and Prairie Village, KS. Clinical interests for Dr. Lewis include drug allergy, trichotillomania, and amenorrhea (missed periods). He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lewis honors. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Kansas Medical Center's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Warts, Drug Allergy, Trichotillomania, Amenorrhea, Athlete's Foot, Developmental Disabilities, ... (Read more)

Dr. Belinda A Vail, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 4010, The University of Kansas Physicians Medical Office Building
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Belinda Vail specializes in family medicine. Her areas of expertise include disc problems, colposcopy, and restless leg syndrome. Dr. Vail honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After completing medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. Dr. Vail is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Warts, Disc Problems, Colposcopy, Depression, Restless Leg Syndrome, Phobias, ... (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.