We found 6 providers with an interest in Crohn's disease and who accept Fidelis near Great Neck, NY.

Dr. Sanghyun Alexander Kim, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
135-16 Roosevelt Avenue; Second Floor
Flushing, 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. Mitchell R Locke, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
488 Great Neck Road; Suite 300
Great Neck, NY
 

Dr. Mitchell Locke sees patients in Lake Success, NY and Great Neck, NY. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Locke's areas of expertise include the following: ulcers, crohn's disease, and gallbladder problems. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Locke's education and training includes medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and residency at North Shore University Hospital and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Francis Hospital, Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Locke has an open panel.

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All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Intestinal Problems, Gastrointestinal Problems, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Blanche Fung Fung Liu, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
1000 Northern Boulevard; Suite 140
Great Neck, NY
 

Dr. Blanche Liu's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Her areas of expertise include the following: gastrointestinal bleeding, stomach problems, and crohn's disease. Her professional affiliations include NYU Langone Nassau Gastroenterology Associates, Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. Dr. Liu is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She is open to new patients. She studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1000 Northern Boulevard; Suite 140
Great Neck, NY
 

Dr. Lev Ginzburg is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ginzburg include ulcers, crohn's disease, and gallbladder problems. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Nassau Gastroenterology Associates and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Ginzburg has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars. Dr. Ginzburg (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Hebrew, and Arabic.

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All Interests: Gastroparesis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's ... (Read more)

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Dr. Jeremiah J Levine, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Pediatric Gastroenterology
Lijmc - Department of Pediatrics; 269-01 76th Avenue
New Hyde Park, NY
 

Dr. Jeremiah Levine specializes in adult gastroenterology and pediatric gastroenterology and practices in New Hyde Park, NY and New York, NY. He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. Dr. Levine's medical residency was performed at Jacobi Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: crohn's disease, celiac disease, and liver disease. The average patient rating for Dr. Levine is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Levine (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Fink Children’s Ambulatory Care Center and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset.

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All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Crohn's Disease, Liver Disease, Celiac Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Libia C Moy, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
Sch - Pediatric Gastroenterology; 269-01 76th Avenue
New Hyde Park, NY
 

Dr. Libia Moy is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. She works in New Hyde Park, NY, Mineola, NY, and Rockville Centre, NY. Dr. Moy graduated from Luis Razetti School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Winthrop University Hospital. Her areas of expertise include the following: celiac disease, crohn's disease, and liver disease. She honors several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. In addition to English, Dr. Moy (or staff) speaks Spanish and Cantonese. Dr. Moy is professionally affiliated with Fink Children’s Ambulatory Care Center and Winthrop-University Hospital.

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All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Crohn's Disease, Liver Disease, Celiac Disease, ... (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.