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We found 7 providers with an interest in Crohn's disease and who accept Health Net near West Orange, NJ.

Dr. Michael Tyshkov, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
33 Overlook Road; Suite 208
Summit, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Tyshkov works as a pediatric gastroenterologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: obesity, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and nutrition issues. The average patient rating for Dr. Tyshkov is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Tyshkov takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Ural State Medical Academy and then went on to complete his residency at Flushing Hospital Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Millburn-Short Hills Super Doctors. Dr. Tyshkov speaks Russian. Dr. Tyshkov's hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Barnabas Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Michael Alan Samach, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
101 Old Short Hills Road
West Orange, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Samach is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Morristown, NJ and West Orange, NJ. He obtained his medical school training at Yale School of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Samach include barrett's esophagus, ulcers, and crohn's disease. Dr. Samach has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Anthem, and Fortis. Dr. Samach is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Barnabas Health Medical Group.

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Dr. Kevin Jay Holzman, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
75 E. Northfield Road
Livingston, NJ
 

Dr. Kevin Holzman, who practices in Livingston, NJ and Morristown, NJ, is a medical specialist in colon & rectal surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: rectocele (posterior prolapse), stent placement (stenting), and transanal hemorrhoidal dearterialization (THD). He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Mail Handlers Benefit Plan. Before performing his residency at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, Dr. Holzman attended St. George's University School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Summit Medical Group, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
101 Old Short Hills Road; Suite 217
West Orange, NJ
 

Dr. Carl Wallach specializes in adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Wallach include crohn's disease, liver disease, and colon problems. The average patient rating for Dr. Wallach is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Wallach takes Amerigroup, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Wallach's medical residency was performed at NYU Langone Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Barnabas Health Medical Group.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
101 Old Short Hills Road
West Orange, NJ
 

Dr. John Morton, who practices in Morristown, NJ, West Orange, NJ, and Montville, NJ, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Morton include anemia, crohn's disease, and liver disease. Patients gave Dr. Morton an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University. He is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Barnabas Health Medical Group.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
120 Summit Avenue
Summit, NJ
 

Dr. Joseph Belladonna practices adult gastroenterology in Summit, NJ and Berkeley Heights, NJ. His areas of expertise consist of crohn's disease, colon problems, and abdominal hernia. Dr. Belladonna is affiliated with Overlook Medical Center. He studied medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. The average patient rating for Dr. Belladonna is 2.5 stars out of 5. Coventry, Aetna, and Railroad Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Belladonna honors.

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Specializes in Internal Medicine, Adolescent Medicine
25 E Willow Street
Millburn, NJ
 

Dr. Silvio Quaglia practices adolescent medicine in Millburn, NJ. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Quaglia's clinical interests: thyroid problems, heart problems, and crohn's disease. He is affiliated with Overlook Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Quaglia graduated from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He speaks Italian.

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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.