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We found 6 providers with an interest in Crohn's disease and who accept Aetna Bronze near Mount Laurel, NJ.

Dr. David Marc Schaffzin, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
1935 Route 70 East
Cherry Hill, NJ
 

Dr. David Schaffzin is a physician who specializes in colon & rectal surgery. His clinical interests include colon cancer, crohn's disease, and endoscopic polypectomy. Dr. Schaffzin is professionally affiliated with St. Mary Medical Center. Before performing his residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, Dr. Schaffzin attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. Dr. Schaffzin has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Aetna HSA, and more. He is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
15000 Midlantic Drive
Mt. Laurel, NJ
 

Dr. Craig Barash is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Barash include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. Dr. Barash is in-network for Medicare Supplement (Medigap), United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He trained at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York for residency. He is affiliated with Virtua Memorial and St. Mary Medical Center. Dr. Barash is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Gastroparesis, Endoscopic Surgery, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Manometry, Colitis, Wireless ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
15000 Midlantic Drive
Mt. Laurel, NJ
 

Dr. John Kravitz is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. Patient ratings for Dr. Kravitz average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kravitz is an in-network provider for Medicare Supplement (Medigap), United Healthcare HSA, AmeriHealth, and more. Dr. Kravitz attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Virtua Memorial and St. Mary Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Gastroparesis, Endoscopic Surgery, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Manometry, Colitis, Wireless ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
15000 Midlantic Drive
Mt. Laurel, NJ
 

Dr. David Salowe is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. Dr. Salowe is an in-network provider for Medicare Supplement (Medigap), United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, he performed his residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. Dr. Salowe is affiliated with Virtua Memorial and St. Mary Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Gastroparesis, Endoscopic Surgery, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Manometry, Colitis, Wireless ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
15000 Midlantic Drive
Mt. Laurel, NJ
 

Dr. John Volpe's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Volpe's areas of expertise include the following: celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Virtua Memorial and St. Mary Medical Center. He attended Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Delaware Valley Medical Center. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Medicare Supplement (Medigap), United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth. Dr. Volpe has an open panel.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
15000 Midlantic Drive
Mt. Laurel, NJ
 

Dr. Scott Modena is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. He is affiliated with Virtua Memorial and St. Mary Medical Center. Dr. Modena honors several insurance carriers, including Medicare Supplement (Medigap), United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth. He has an open panel. He attended medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University. For his professional training, Dr. Modena completed a residency program at Temple University Hospital.

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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.