We found 16 providers with an interest in Crohn's disease and who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Turnersville, NJ.

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1000 South Burnt Mill Road
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Tusharsindau Chauhan's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests include esophageal varices, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. Dr. Chauhan is professionally affiliated with Allied Gastrointestinal Associates. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. For his professional training, Dr. Chauhan completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ).

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Gastroparesis, Rectal Problems, Colitis, Esophagitis, Gastrointestinal Biopsy, Gastritis, Irritable ... (Read more)

Dr. John Yu Chuan Tung, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
Sj Pediatric Gastroenterology, Llc; Echelon Professional Center
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. John Tung's medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. After completing medical school at King's College London School of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care and The Hospital for Sick Children. His areas of expertise include the following: celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. On average, patients gave Dr. Tung a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Self-Pay/Uninsured, and Independence Blue Cross are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tung accepts. Dr. Tung is affiliated with Cooper University Health Care.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Hepatitis, Hepatitis C, Celiac Disease, Colon Polyps, Nutrition Issues, Ulcerative Colitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew M Alloy, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
570 Egg Harbor Road
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. Andrew Alloy is a gastroenterologist. Dr. Alloy's clinical interests include gastrointestinal bleeding, anemia, and hepatitis C. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford for residency. Dr. Alloy is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System.

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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. Alex M Celluzzi, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
570 Egg Harbor Road
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. Alex Celluzzi specializes in adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: celiac disease, crohn's disease, and hepatitis C. Dr. Celluzzi is affiliated with Kennedy Health System. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Celluzzi honors. Before completing his residency at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford, Dr. Celluzzi attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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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. Michael Bruce Goldstein, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
570 Egg Harbor Road
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Goldstein sees patients in Deptford, NJ, Voorhees, NJ, and Sewell, NJ. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Goldstein attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school and subsequently trained at Montefiore Medical Center for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Goldstein include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Kennedy Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

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

Dr. Alan Jay Mushnick, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
570 Egg Harbor Road
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. Alan Mushnick is an adult gastroenterologist in Voorhees, NJ, Deptford, NJ, and Sewell, NJ. Dr. Mushnick's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. He is affiliated with Kennedy Health System. Dr. Mushnick honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. His residency was performed at Cooper University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

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

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

Dr. Avi Galler works as a colon and rectal surgeon. Dr. Galler's areas of expertise include the following: swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy), minor surgery, and colon cancer. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Devon Health Services, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He trained at Christiana Hospital for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

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

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

Dr. Gary Siemons is a medical specialist in colon & rectal surgery. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Siemons's areas of expertise include rectal cancer, polypectomy (polyp removal), and colon cancer. He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Dr. Siemons attended medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Kennedy Health System and Virtua Voorhees Hospital.

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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's medical specialty is colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Empaynado is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He completed his residency training at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Empaynado include rectal cancer, polypectomy (polyp removal), and colon cancer. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Empaynado accepts. He is 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)

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

Dr. Eytan Irwin is a medical specialist in colon & rectal surgery. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Irwin's training includes a residency program at The University Hospital, Newark. His areas of expertise include rectal cancer, polypectomy (polyp removal), and colon cancer. Dr. Irwin is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He 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)

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

Dr. Gregory Seltzer practices adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include colposcopy, celiac disease, and hepatitis C. Dr. Seltzer is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, CIGNA Plans, and more. He attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Cooper University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

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

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
188 Fries Mill Road
Turnersville, NJ
 

Dr. Warren Werbitt, who practices in Cherry Hill, NJ and Turnersville, NJ, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He attended Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Mercy Philadelphia Hospital for residency. Dr. Werbitt's areas of expertise include the following: celiac disease, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Werbitt honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Virtua Voorhees Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

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

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
117 East Laurel Road
Stratford, NJ
 

Dr. Gary Levin is an adult gastroenterologist. His clinical interests include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Dr. Levin's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

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

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

Dr. Robert Gardine specializes in colon & rectal surgery. His areas of expertise include rectal cancer, polypectomy (polyp removal), and colon cancer. He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. Dr. Gardine attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Gardine trained at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center for his residency. He 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)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
117 East Laurel Road
Stratford, NJ
 

Dr. Steven Liakos' area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. His education and training includes medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford. His areas of expertise include the following: celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. Dr. Liakos is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Liakos takes. He is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

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

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

Dr. Ashokkumar Patel is a family medicine practitioner and general internist in Runnemede, NJ. His areas of expertise include ankle sprain, athlete's foot, and diabetes management. Dr. Patel honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He attended medical school at B.J. Medical College. He completed his residency training 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.
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