We found 35 providers with an interest in Crohn's disease and who accept Humana Gold 2250/HMO Premier near Kansas City, MO.

Dr. Mojtaba Sayed Olygee, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 1023, The University of Kansas Physicians Medical Office Building
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Mojtaba Olyaee specializes in adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: pain, fine needle aspiration (FNA), and esophageal motility disorders. Dr. Olyaee honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, he performed his residency at Tehran University of Medical Sciences and a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. Dr. Olyaee has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. He speaks Persian. Dr. Olyaee's 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. Elena I Sidorenko, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard, Room 4035; Wescoe Mailstop 1023
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Elena Sidorenko practices adult gastroenterology. After completing medical school at Novosibirsk State Medical University, Dr. Sidorenko performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. Clinical interests for Dr. Sidorenko include esophageal manometry, achalasia, and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG). She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. In addition to English, Dr. Sidorenko speaks 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. John Anthony Bonino, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 1023, The University of Kansas Physicians Medical Office Building
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. John Bonino is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Bonino's areas of expertise include the following: esophageal motility disorders, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), and celiac disease. He is affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center and The University of Kansas Hospital. Before completing his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dr. Bonino attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Bonino accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: 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. Scott W Grisolano, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 1023
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Scott Grisolano is an adult gastroenterologist. His areas of expertise include indigestion, esophageal cancer, and esophageal motility disorders. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Grisolano honors. Dr. Grisolano obtained his medical school training at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. He has received the distinction of 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. Rajeswari Anaparthy, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Rajeswari Anaparthy works as an adult gastroenterologist. Her areas of expertise include the following: indigestion, esophageal cancer, and esophageal motility disorders. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Kansas City VA Medical Center and The University of Kansas Hospital. After completing medical school at Rangaraya Medical College, Dr. Anaparthy performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Esophageal Motility Disorders, Celiac Disease, Cirrhosis, Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Fecal ... (Read more)

Dr. Aravind Sugumar, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 1023, The University of Kansas Physicians Medical Office Building
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Aravind Sugumar specializes in adult gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal motility disorders, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), and celiac disease. Dr. Sugumar's 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. After completing medical school at Annamalai University, Rajah Muthiah Medical College & Hospital, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. In addition to English, 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. Osama Farouq Almadhoun, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 4004, The University of Kansas Physicians Medical Office Building
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Osama Almadhoun is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Almadhoun obtained his medical school training at Jordan University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Paterson. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal motility disorders, celiac disease, and gallbladder problems. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Almadhoun takes. He is conversant in Arabic. Dr. Almadhoun 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, Gastroparesis, Cirrhosis, Colitis, Irritable Bowel ... (Read more)

Dr. Daisy D Batista, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Room 4035 Wescoe, Ms 1023
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Daisy Batista's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Her areas of expertise include ulcers, celiac disease, and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG). She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Batista attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. She is conversant in Spanish. She 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: Celiac Disease, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Paracentesis, Diverticular Disease, Ulcerative ... (Read more)

Dr. Tuba Esfandyari, MS, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Mail Stop 1023, The University of Kansas Physicians Medical Office .
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Tuba Esfandyari is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. She is conversant in Persian. These areas are among her clinical interests: esophageal motility disorders, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), and celiac disease. Dr. Esfandyari is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Esfandyari's education and training includes medical school at the University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine and Tabriz University of Medical Sciences and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Esfandyari accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

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

Dr. Mollie J Jackson, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Department of Gastroenterology
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Mollie Jackson is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Jackson's areas of expertise include the following: celiac disease, crohn's disease, and gallbladder problems. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University for residency. She is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Pain, Celiac Disease, Gastric Ulcer, Paracentesis, Diverticular Disease, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel Christopher Buckles, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 1023, The University of Kansas Physicians Medical Office Building
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Daniel Buckles is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Buckles graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Buckles completed a residency program at Mayo Clinic. Clinical interests for Dr. Buckles include indigestion, pain, and ablation. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. 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. Fadi Suheil Hamid, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4321 Washington Street; Medical Plaza Iii Suite 5100
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Fadi Hamid is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Hamid is especially interested in crohn's disease, hydrogen breath test, and ulcerative colitis. He is affiliated with Wright Memorial Hospital, Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, and Saint Luke's South Hospital. He accepts Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) and a hospital affiliated with the University of Damascus.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Manometry, Hydrogen Breath Test, Crohn's Disease, Colonoscopy, Endoscopy

Dr. Mark David Wetzel, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2330 Shawnee Mission Parkway; Suite 2201
Westwood, KS
 

Dr. Mark Wetzel works as a general internist. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), Dr. Wetzel attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wetzel include depression, drug allergy, and graves disease. Dr. Wetzel is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Wetzel is conversant in German. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Restless Leg Syndrome, Athlete's Foot, Wheezing, Eczema, Bone Spurs, Dizziness, ... (Read more)

Dr. Shelley B Bhattacharya, DO, MPH
Specializes in Family Medicine
3599 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 1005
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Shelley Bhattacharya sees patients in Kansas City, KS. Her medical specialty is family medicine. Her clinical interests include disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and athlete's foot. Dr. Bhattacharya is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Bhattacharya performed her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Bhattacharya (or staff) speaks French and Bengali.

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

Dr. Michael Moncure, MD
Specializes in Trauma Surgery, Critical Care
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 2005
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Michael Moncure practices trauma surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). His clinical interests include fine needle aspiration (FNA), achalasia, and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG). Dr. Moncure is affiliated with 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. Dr. Moncure obtained his medical school training at the University of Washington School of Medicine and performed his residency at Howard University Hospital. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Bypass Surgery, Achalasia, Esophageal Motility Disorders, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kurt P Schropp, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 2031
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Kurt Schropp's specialty is pediatric surgery. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Schropp's clinical interests include swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy), crohn's disease, and anal fissures. His hospital/clinic affiliations include HCA Midwest Physicians, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Schropp is a graduate of Creighton University School of Medicine and a graduate of Ohio State University Medical Center's residency program. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Thyroid Surgery, Tumor, Phimosis, Appendicitis, Breast Augmentation, Cysts, ... (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.
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