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We found 5 providers with an interest in Crohn's disease and who accept United Healthcare Compass near Mount Laurel, NJ.

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

Dr. Craig Barash specializes in adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. Dr. Barash's professional affiliations include Virtua Memorial and St. Mary Medical Center. He accepts Medicare Supplement (Medigap), United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Barash's office for an appointment. He graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York.

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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 an adult gastroenterology specialist. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. Dr. Kravitz's hospital/clinic affiliations include Virtua Memorial and St. Mary Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Medicare Supplement (Medigap), United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth. Dr. Kravitz's practice is open to new patients. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine.

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

Dr. David Salowe is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Salowe's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. He honors several insurance carriers, including Medicare Supplement (Medigap), United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth. He attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. His professional affiliations include Virtua Memorial and St. Mary Medical Center. Dr. Salowe's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. John Volpe is a gastroenterologist. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. Dr. Volpe is in-network for Medicare Supplement (Medigap), United Healthcare HSA, AmeriHealth, and more. He attended Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Delaware Valley Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Virtua Memorial and St. Mary Medical Center. Dr. Volpe's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

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

Dr. Scott Modena's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He attended medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University. His training includes a residency program at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Modena's areas of expertise include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. He takes Medicare Supplement (Medigap), United Healthcare HSA, AmeriHealth, and more. He is affiliated with Virtua Memorial and St. Mary Medical Center. Dr. Modena is open to new patients.

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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.