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We found 34 providers with an interest in Crohn's disease and who accept Empire BlueCross BlueShield PPO near Brooklyn, NY.

Dr. Adam Franklin Steinlauf, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1315 York Avenue Mezzanine
New York, NY
 

Dr. Adam Steinlauf sees patients in New York, NY. Dr. Adam Steinlauf's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. After attending Yale School of Medicine and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Steinlauf completed Dr. Steinlauf's residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Steinlauf has a special interest in crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and colonoscopy. Dr. Steinlauf honors several insurance carriers, including Coresource, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Steinlauf's distinctions include: New York Super Doctors and America's Top Physicians, by Consumers' Research Council of America. Dr. Steinlauf speaks Spanish. Dr. Steinlauf is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Steinlauf has an open panel.

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All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Intestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Colonoscopy, Endoscopy, Inflammatory ... (Read more)

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Dr. Alex Jenny Ky-Miyasaka, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
168 Centre Street; 3m
New York, NY
 

Dr. Alex Ky-Miyasaka specializes in colon & rectal surgery. She is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Her clinical interests include diverticular disease, colon polypectomy, and hemorrhoid banding. Dr. Ky-Miyasaka takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Dr. Ky-Miyasaka's residency was performed at Lenox Hill Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Ky-Miyasaka (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. Her practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Colon Polypectomy, Colon Cancer, Hemorrhoid Banding, Crohn's Disease, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Jeffrey Stephen Crespin, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
155 East 47th Street; Suite 1a
New York, NY
 

Dr. Jeffrey Crespin works as a gastroenterologist and hepatologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Crespin include crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and colorectal cancer screening. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, Aetna Medicare, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. In addition to English, Dr. Crespin (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. He is affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital, Mount Sinai Roosevelt, and NYU Langone Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Cancer Screening, Ulcerative Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Crohn's Disease, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Charles Maltz, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
525 E 68th Street; # J-314
New York, NY
 

Dr. Charles Maltz is an adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease) specialist in New York, NY. On average, patients gave Dr. Maltz a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include second opinions, crohn's disease, and liver disease. He is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Maltz honors. Before completing his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Maltz attended medical school at Harvard Medical School and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Maltz include: New York Super Doctors; Phi Beta Kappa; and Alpha Omega Alpha Sigma Xi. Dr. Maltz (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, German, and Yiddish.

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All Interests: Second Opinions, Ulcerative Colitis, Capsule Endoscopy, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Crohn's Disease, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Ellen J Scherl, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1315 York Avenue Mezzanine
New York, NY
 

Dr. Ellen Scherl specializes in adult gastroenterology. She has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Scherl include crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and colonoscopy. Dr. Scherl accepts several insurance carriers, including Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO. She attended New York Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Beth Israel Medical Center for residency. Dr. Scherl has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors; One of America's Top Doctors; and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Scherl (or staff) speaks Arabic, Sign Language, and Spanish. Dr. Scherl is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Colonoscopy, Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Vinita Elizabeth Jacob, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1315 York Avenue Mezzanine
New York, NY
 

Dr. Vinita Jacob practices adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Jacob include crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and colonoscopy. The average patient rating for Dr. Jacob is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Jacob is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO. She attended Albany Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Jacob has received distinctions including Jacob V and Scherl E, Bosworth B, Stevens L, Brown R, DeFilippis E, Warren R, Harbus M. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Jacob is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Acid Reflux, Crohn's Disease, Colonoscopy, Endoscopy, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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Dr. Arthur Marc Magun, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
51 West 51st Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Arthur Magun is an adult gastroenterologist in New York, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Magun include stomach problems, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. He takes United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Magun attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Magun include: One of America's Top Doctors; Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors; and New York Super Doctors. Dr. Magun (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and Russian. He is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Hepatitis, Hepatitis C, Colon Polyps, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Ulcerative Colitis, Colitis, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Kelly Anne Anne Garrett, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
1315 York Avenue; 2nd Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Kelly Garrett is a colon and rectal surgeon. These areas are among her clinical interests: rectal cancer, crohn's disease, and anal fissures. She is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Garrett is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO. She is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Garrett completed a residency program at Albany Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Garrett include: One of America's Top Doctors and New York Rising Stars.

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All Interests: Incontinence, Endoscopic Surgery, Rectal Problems, Rectal Prolapse, Therapeutic Colonoscopy, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Fabrizio Michelassi, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery
525 East 68th Street Starr; Pavilion 8th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Fabrizio Michelassi, who practices in New York, NY, is a medical specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and colon & rectal surgery. He is a graduate of the University of Pisa Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. He trained at NYU Langone Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Michelassi's clinical interests encompass crohn's disease, gastrointestinal surgery, and colon problems. The average patient rating for Dr. Michelassi is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Coresource, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include New York Super Doctors; One of America's Top Doctors; and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. Dr. Michelassi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Italian. Dr. Michelassi is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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All Interests: Colon Problems, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Gastrointestinal Surgery, Inflammatory ... (Read more)

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Dr. Pokala Ravi Kiran, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
51 West 51st Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Pokala Kiran is a New York, NY physician who specializes in colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Kiran's areas of expertise include the following: diverticular disease, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. He is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Kiran's education and training includes medical school at Osmania Medical College and residency at St. Mary's Hospital. His distinctions include: One of America's Top Doctors; Best Doctors in Cleveland; and ASCRS Traveling Fellow, Teacher of the Year in Colorectal Surgery at Cleveland Clinic. In addition to English, Dr. Kiran (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi.

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All Interests: Rectal Problems, Hemorrhoid Surgery, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Toyooki Sonoda, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
1315 York Avenue; 2nd Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Toyooki Sonoda is a colon & rectal surgery specialist. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Sonoda include computer assisted surgery (CAS), rectal cancer, and colon cancer. He accepts Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, POMCO, and more. He attended Yale School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Cleveland Clinic for residency. Dr. Sonoda has received professional recognition including the following: New York Magazine "Best Doctor"; New York Super Doctors; and One of America's Top Doctors. Dr. Sonoda (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Japanese. Dr. Sonoda is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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All Interests: Diverticular Disease, Hemorrhoidectomy, Ulcerative Colitis, Endoscopic Surgery, Rectal Problems, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Kenneth Marc Miller, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
311 East 79th Street; Suite A
New York, NY
 

Dr. Kenneth Miller, who practices in New York, NY, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Miller is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: colon polypectomy, crohn's disease, and small bowel obstruction. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Miller speaks Spanish. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Colon Polyps, Ulcerative Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Small Bowel Obstruction, Upper ... (Read more)

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Dr. Sergey Khaitov, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
5 East 98th Street, Box 1259; 14th Floor, Suite D
New York, NY
 

Dr. Sergey Khaitov specializes in colon & rectal surgery. He is a graduate of Donetsk National Medical University. Dr. Khaitov's residency was performed at Hadassah University Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: diverticular disease, hemorrhoidectomy (surgical hemorrhoid removal), and crohn's disease. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Khaitov takes several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Diverticular Disease, Hemorrhoidectomy, Ulcerative Colitis, Laparoscopic Surgery, Crohn's Disease, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Oscar Lebwohl, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
51 West 51st Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Oscar Lebwohl's specialty is adult gastroenterology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: second opinions, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. Dr. Lebwohl honors Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Lebwohl attended Harvard Medical School. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors; Ewig Clinical Scholar, Department of Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center, 2010-2011; and Best Doctors in America annual listings. Dr. Lebwohl (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, Spanish, and Yiddish. Dr. Lebwohl is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Second Opinions, Rectal Problems, Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Upper Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Elaine Betty Barfield, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
505 East 70th Street, Helmsley Tower; 3rd Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Elaine Barfield is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. She works in New York, NY. Her clinical interests include polypectomy (polyp removal), celiac disease, and crohn's disease. Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Barfield honors. Dr. Barfield attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Invited Participant NASPGHAN Nutrition University (Chicago, IL); Invited Participant, 7th Annual Pediatric IBD Academic Workshop (Las Vegas, NV); and Academic Pediatric Association New Century Scholar (Vancouver). Dr. Barfield (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. Dr. Barfield is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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All Interests: Celiac Disease, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Gastrostomy, Nutrition Issues, Ulcerative ... (Read more)

Dr. Robbyn Ellen Sockolow, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
505 East 70th Street Helmsley Tower
New York, NY
 

Dr. Robbyn Sockolow's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. Her areas of expertise include crohn's disease, celiac disease, and ulcerative colitis. She is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Sockolow takes Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, POMCO, and more. Before completing her residency at Montefiore Medical Center, Dr. Sockolow attended medical school at New York Medical College. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include New York Super Doctors; The New York Times Magazine; and Castle Connolly, Top Pediatrician Award.

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All Interests: Celiac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Capsule Endoscopy, Acid Reflux, Crohn's Disease, Inflammatory ... (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.