We found 10 providers with an interest in Crohn's disease and who accept Medicaid near Bronxville, NY.

Dr. Daniel Lawrence Feingold, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
55 Palmer Avenue
Bronxville, NY
 

Dr. Daniel Feingold is a colon and rectal surgeon in New York, NY, Bronxville, NY, and Cortlandt Manor, NY. Dr. Feingold (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew and Spanish. His clinical interests include diverticular disease, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. Dr. Feingold is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. After attending Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, he completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Patients rated Dr. Feingold highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Feingold include: New York Super Doctors; New York Magazine's Top Doctors; and Blakemore Surgical Research Award, Columbia University. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Diverticular Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal Prolapse, Crohn's Disease, Hemorrhoids, Cancer, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Jonathan Finegold, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1 Pondfield Road; Suite 301
Bronxville, NY
 

Dr. Jonathan Finegold is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: hemorrhoid banding, hepatitis, and colon cancer. Dr. Finegold is professionally affiliated with WESTMED Medical Group. Before performing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Finegold attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Finegold takes Amerigroup, MagnaCare, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Hepatitis, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Ulcerative Colitis, Bleeding, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid ... (Read more)

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Dr. Sanghyun Alexander Kim, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
1010 North Broadway
Yonkers, NY
 

Dr. Sanghyun Kim's specialty is colon & rectal surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include genital warts, crohn's disease, and laser treatment. Dr. Kim accepts Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kim attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center for residency. Dr. Kim (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Korean. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Diverticular Disease, Hemorrhoidectomy, Ulcerative Colitis, Genital Warts, Fecal Incontinence, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Allen B Chefitz, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
55 Palmer Avenue
Bronxville, NY
 

Dr. Allen Chefitz works as a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon in Eastchester, NY, Bronx, NY, and New Rochelle, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chefitz include crohn's disease, inguinal hernia, and gallstones. He honors several insurance carriers, including Medicaid, Medicare, and Railroad Medicare. He attended the University of Massachusetts Medical School and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Montefiore Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Castle Connolly, 18th Edition and Westchester Magazine: Top Doctors. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Medical Center, Yonkers, NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital, and ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Chefitz welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Ulcerative Colitis, Appendectomy, Laparoscopic Appendectomy, Hernia Surgery, ... (Read more)

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Dr. John Frederick Thompson, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
440 White Plains Road
Eastchester, NY
 

Dr. John Thompson is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Thompson honors several insurance carriers, including Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid. He is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Thompson (or staff) speaks Urdu, Mandarin, and Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with Montefiore Medical Center - Weiler Division Hospital.

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All Interests: Celiac Disease, Transplant Procedures, Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn's Disease, Liver Disease, Short ... (Read more)

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Dr. Steven Albert Lee-Kong, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
3050 Corlear Avenue
Bronx, NY
 

Dr. Steven Lee-Kong practices colon & rectal surgery in New York, NY and Bronx, NY. His areas of expertise include the following: crohn's disease, anal cancer, and colon polyps. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Lee-Kong attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. He has received the following distinctions: Department of Surgery Start-up Research Grant; Super Doctors, Rising Stars Edition, New York; and New York Rising Stars. Dr. Lee-Kong (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin and Spanish. Dr. Lee-Kong is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Lee-Kong is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Rectal Problems, Rectal Prolapse, Fecal Incontinence, Hemorrhoid Surgery, Crohn's Disease, Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alexis L Grucela, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
3400 Bainbridge Avenue; Floor 4
Bronx, NY
 

Dr. Alexis Grucela is a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon. Dr. Grucela is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She trained at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York for her residency. Her areas of expertise include rectocele (posterior prolapse), cancer surgery, and rectal cancer. She takes Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Grucela speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Preston Robert Tisch Center for Men’s Health.

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All Interests: Hemorrhoidectomy, Endoscopic Surgery, Rectal Prolapse, Ileostomy, Colostomy, Rectal Cancer, Colon ... (Read more)

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Dr. Keith J Benkov, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
495 Central Park Avenue
Scarsdale, NY
 

Dr. Keith Benkov is a pediatric gastroenterologist. His areas of expertise include the following: diarrhea, polyps, and celiac disease. Patients rated Dr. Benkov highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Benkov takes. He graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Benkov include: New York Super Doctors and Best Doctors New York Magazine Best Doctor in America Castle-Connely. Dr. Benkov (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and German. Dr. Benkov is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Celiac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal Bleeding, Failure to Thrive, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Nanci Sharon Pittman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
495 Central Park Avenue
Scarsdale, NY
 

Dr. Nanci Pittman specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Pittman include diarrhea, polyps, and celiac disease. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pittman takes. She graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Cullman Family Award for Excellence in Physician Communication and New York Super Doctors. Dr. Pittman is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Polyps, Crohn's Disease, Celiac Disease, Liver Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal Bleeding, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Spencer Eugene Amory, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
5141 Broadway
New York, NY
 

Dr. Spencer Amory sees patients in New York, NY. His medical specialty is general surgery. His clinical interests include colon cancer, inguinal hernia, and crohn's disease. Patient reviews placed Dr. Amory at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Aetna EPO, United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Amory's distinctions include: New York Super Doctors; Leonard Tow award for Humanism in Medicine; and Physician of the Year 2006, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Department of Nursing. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital and ColumbiaDoctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Hernia Surgery, Gallstones, Upper Endoscopy, Laparoscopic Gallbladder Removal, ... (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.