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We found 13 providers with an interest in Crohn's disease and who accept Medicaid near Sewell, NJ.

Dr. Andrew M Alloy, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
875 Kings Highway
West Deptford, NJ
 

Dr. Andrew Alloy is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Voorhees, NJ, Sewell, NJ, and Deptford, NJ. His clinical interests include gastrointestinal bleeding, anemia, and hepatitis C. He is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Alloy accepts. He attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Cirrhosis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohn's Disease, Liver Disease, Pancreatitis, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Bruce Goldstein, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
875 Kings Highway
West Deptford, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Goldstein, who practices in Voorhees, NJ, Sewell, NJ, and Deptford, NJ, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Goldstein's areas of expertise include the following: celiac disease, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. He is affiliated with Kennedy Health System. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Montefiore Medical Center, Dr. Goldstein attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Gastroparesis, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Colitis, Esophagitis, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Alex M Celluzzi, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
875 Kings Highway
West Deptford, NJ
 

Dr. Alex Celluzzi is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Celluzzi include celiac disease, crohn's disease, and hepatitis C. Dr. Celluzzi is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Cirrhosis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Intestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Liver ... (Read more)

Dr. Alan Jay Mushnick, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
875 Kings Highway
West Deptford, NJ
 

Dr. Alan Mushnick is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Voorhees, NJ, Sewell, NJ, and Deptford, NJ. He trained at Cooper University Hospital for residency. Dr. Mushnick's clinical interests include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Mushnick is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He is affiliated with Kennedy Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Gastroparesis, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Esophagitis, Gastrointestinal Biopsy, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
188 Fries Mills Road
Turnersville, NJ
 

Dr. Gary Siemons sees patients in Voorhees, NJ and Turnersville, NJ. His medical specialty is colon & rectal surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Siemons include rectal cancer, polypectomy (polyp removal), and colon cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kennedy Health System and Virtua Voorhees Hospital. He accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Siemons is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Siemons trained at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Incontinence, Rectal Problems, Rectal Prolapse, Colitis, Colectomy, Ileostomy, Irritable Bowel ... (Read more)

Dr. Edwin Abogado Empaynado, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
188 Fries Mills Road
Turnersville, NJ
 

Dr. Edwin Empaynado is a physician who specializes in colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Empaynado's clinical interests include rectal cancer, polypectomy (polyp removal), and colon cancer. He accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His medical residency was performed at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. Dr. Empaynado is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Incontinence, Rectal Problems, Rectal Prolapse, Colitis, Colectomy, Ileostomy, Irritable Bowel ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
188 Fries Mill Road; Suite K-2, Fries Mill Pavilion
Turnersville, NJ
 

Dr. Eytan Irwin's medical specialty is colon & rectal surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Irwin include rectal cancer, polypectomy (polyp removal), and colon cancer. Dr. Irwin's hospital/clinic affiliations include Kennedy Health System and Virtua Voorhees Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. He attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at The University Hospital, Newark.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Incontinence, Rectal Problems, Rectal Prolapse, Colitis, Colectomy, Ileostomy, Irritable Bowel ... (Read more)

Dr. Avi Sternstein Galler, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
239 Hurffville - Crosskeys Road
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. Avi Galler's area of specialization is colon & rectal surgery. His education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at Christiana Hospital. Dr. Galler's clinical interests include swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy), colon cancer, and crohn's disease. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, Devon Health Services, and more.

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All Interests: Rectal Problems, Colectomy, Gastrointestinal Biopsy, Gallstones, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Colon ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregory Ian Seltzer, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
239 Hurffville Cross Keys Road
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. Gregory Seltzer is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Seltzer's areas of expertise include colposcopy, celiac disease, and hepatitis C. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and a graduate of Cooper University Hospital's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Colposcopy, Gastroparesis, Cirrhosis, Esophagitis, Gastrointestinal Biopsy, Gallstones, Gastritis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
188 Fries Mill Road
Turnersville, NJ
 

Dr. Warren Werbitt's specialty is adult gastroenterology. These areas are among Dr. Werbitt's clinical interests: celiac disease, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. He is professionally affiliated with Virtua Voorhees Hospital. He is a graduate of Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Werbitt trained at Mercy Philadelphia Hospital. Patients rated Dr. Werbitt highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Werbitt honors.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Beryllium Disease, Gastroparesis, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Colitis, Esophagitis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
188 Fries Mill Road; Suite K-2, Fries Mill Pavilion
Turnersville, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Gardine sees patients in Voorhees, NJ and Turnersville, NJ. His medical specialty is colon & rectal surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Gardine include rectal cancer, polypectomy (polyp removal), and colon cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. Before completing his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Dr. Gardine attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Incontinence, Rectal Problems, Rectal Prolapse, Colitis, Colectomy, Ileostomy, Irritable Bowel ... (Read more)

Dr. Adam S Goldstein, DO
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
570 Egg Harbor Road; Suite C-2
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. Adam Goldstein is a bariatric surgeon. Dr. Goldstein's clinical interests include swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy), colon cancer, and thyroid cancer. He is affiliated with Kennedy Health System. His education and training includes medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. He is rated 2.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Endoscopic Surgery, Colectomy, Gastrointestinal Biopsy, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Family Medicine, General Internal Medicine
300 S. Black Horse Pike
Runnemede, NJ
 

Dr. Ashokkumar Patel's specialties are family medicine and general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Patel include ankle sprain, athlete's foot, and diabetes management. Dr. Patel takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is a graduate of B.J. Medical College. His medical residency was performed at Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Ankle Sprain, Athlete's Foot, Diabetes Management, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Eating Disorders, ... (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.