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We found 11 providers with an interest in Crohn's disease and who accept Humana HMO Open Access Copay 100/1000 near Shawnee Mission, KS.

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

Dr. Mojtaba Olyaee is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). He is conversant in Persian. These areas are among Dr. Olyaee's clinical interests: pain, fine needle aspiration (FNA), and esophageal motility disorders. His professional affiliations include Kansas City VA Medical Center and The University of Kansas Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at Mashhad University of Medical Sciences and performed his residency at Tehran University of Medical Sciences and a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. Patient reviews placed Dr. Olyaee at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

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

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

Dr. Aravind Sugumar is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sugumar include indigestion, rectal cancer, and esophageal motility disorders. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kansas City VA Medical Center and The University of Kansas Hospital. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is a graduate of Annamalai University, Rajah Muthiah Medical College & Hospital. Dr. Sugumar completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Sugumar (or staff) speaks 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. Scott W Grisolano, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
7405 Renner Road
Shawnee, KS
 

Dr. Scott Grisolano's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Before performing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Grisolano attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine. His clinical interests include indigestion, esophageal cancer, and esophageal motility disorders. Dr. Grisolano takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Grisolano 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. Tuba Esfandyari, MS, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
7405 Renner Road
Shawnee, KS
 

Dr. Tuba Esfandyari specializes in adult gastroenterology. Her areas of expertise include the following: esophageal motility disorders, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), and celiac disease. She is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Esfandyari is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine and Tabriz University of Medical Sciences. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts for her residency. Dr. Esfandyari is conversant in Persian.

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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 practices adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Buckles include indigestion, pain, and ablation. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Buckles attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Mayo Clinic.

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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 specializes in adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology. Dr. Freilich is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Freilich include colon cancer, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. His professional affiliations include Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Menorah Medical Center, and Research Medical Center. Dr. Freilich accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. He trained at Rush University Medical Center for his residency.

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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 works as a gastroenterologist. Dr. Batista is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Massachusetts General Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Batista include ulcers, celiac disease, and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG). She accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Batista is conversant in Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Kansas City VA Medical Center and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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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's specialty is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. McGreevy include disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and athlete's foot. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. McGreevy's education and training includes medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. She is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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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 is a general pediatrician in Kansas City, KS and Prairie Village, KS. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pitts include drug allergy, trichotillomania, and amenorrhea (missed periods). She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. Pitts is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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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 specializes in general pediatrics. Dr. Lewis studied medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at the University of Kansas Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: drug allergy, trichotillomania, and amenorrhea (missed periods). He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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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 is a family practitioner in Kansas City, KS. Her areas of expertise include disc problems, colposcopy, and restless leg syndrome. Dr. Vail is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed 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.