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 practices adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sidorenko include esophageal manometry, achalasia, and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG). She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Sidorenko obtained her medical school training at Novosibirsk State Medical University and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. Dr. Sidorenko is conversant in Russian. She 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 specializes in adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). He graduated from Mashhad University of Medical Sciences and then he performed his residency at Tehran University of Medical Sciences and a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. His areas of expertise include pain, fine needle aspiration (FNA), and esophageal motility disorders. Dr. Olyaee has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Olyaee has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Persian. He is affiliated with 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 specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Kansas City, KS and Shawnee Mission, KS. Clinical interests for Dr. Grisolano include indigestion, esophageal cancer, and esophageal motility disorders. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Grisolano attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Grisolano's training includes a residency program at Mayo Clinic. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. He is professionally 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, who practices in Westwood, KS, Overland Park, KS, and Shawnee Mission, KS, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sugumar include indigestion, rectal cancer, and esophageal motility disorders. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sugumar is a graduate of Annamalai University, Rajah Muthiah Medical College & Hospital. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Sugumar (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Tamil and Hindi. 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. Tuba Esfandyari, MS, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
7405 Renner Road
Shawnee, KS
 

Dr. Tuba Esfandyari's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Her areas of expertise include the following: esophageal motility disorders, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), and celiac disease. Dr. Esfandyari takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After attending the University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine and Tabriz University of Medical Sciences for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts. She is conversant in Persian. She is 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. Bradley Lawrence Freilich, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
3840 West 75th Street
Prairie Village, KS
 

Dr. Bradley Freilich is an adult gastroenterologist and adult hepatologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Freilich include colon cancer, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. The average patient rating for Dr. Freilich is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Freilich completed his residency training at Rush University Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Menorah Medical Center, and Research Medical Center.

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

Dr. Daniel Buckles' specialty is adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Buckles include indigestion, pain, and ablation. Dr. Buckles is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Buckles trained at Mayo Clinic for his residency. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

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

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

Dr. Daisy Batista's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Her areas of expertise include ulcers, celiac disease, and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG). She is professionally affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center and The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Batista takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Batista graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. She speaks Spanish.

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

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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 practices general pediatrics. Dr. Pitts's clinical interests include drug allergy, trichotillomania, and amenorrhea (missed periods). She is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pitts attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas for residency.

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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' specialty is general pediatrics. Clinical interests for Dr. Lewis include drug allergy, trichotillomania, and amenorrhea (missed periods). He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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 works as a family practitioner. Her areas of expertise include disc problems, colposcopy, and anoscopy. She is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Vail honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

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