We found 71 providers with an interest in Crohn's disease and who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near New York, NY.

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

Dr. Alex Ky-Miyasaka's medical specialty is colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Ky-Miyasaka's clinical interests include colon polypectomy, hemorrhoid banding, and colon cancer. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Dr. Ky-Miyasaka attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Lenox Hill Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Ky-Miyasaka (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

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

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

Dr. Adam Steinlauf specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in New York, NY. Dr. Steinlauf has a special interest in crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and colonoscopy. Dr. Steinlauf takes Coresource, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Steinlauf is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Steinlauf's training includes residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Steinlauf has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors and America's Top Physicians, by Consumers' Research Council of America. In addition to English, Dr. Steinlauf speaks Spanish. Dr. Steinlauf is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Steinlauf's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Intestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Colonoscopy, Endoscopy, Inflammatory ... (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 is an adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology specialist. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Dr. Crespin's clinical interests include crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and colorectal cancer screening. The average patient rating for Dr. Crespin is 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Aetna Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Crespin takes. Dr. Crespin (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. He is professionally affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital, Mount Sinai Roosevelt, and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Crespin 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. Sanghyun Alexander Kim, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
5 East 98th Street; 14th Floor, Suite D
New York, 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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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

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

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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 gastroenterology specialist. These areas are among Dr. Magun's clinical interests: stomach problems, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS. Before performing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Magun attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Magun has received professional recognition including the following: 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 Hebrew, Spanish, and Russian. He is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Hepatitis, Hepatitis C, Colon Polyps, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Ulcerative Colitis, Colitis, ... (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 a specialist in adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). He works in New York, NY. On average, patients gave Dr. Maltz a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in second opinions, crohn's disease, and liver disease. He is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Maltz accepts Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, POMCO, and more. He graduated from Harvard Medical School and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center. His distinctions include: New York Super Doctors; Phi Beta Kappa; and Alpha Omega Alpha Sigma Xi. Dr. Maltz (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and Yiddish.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

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 is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. The average patient rating for Dr. Scherl is 2.5 stars out of 5. She is especially interested in crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and colonoscopy. She is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Scherl takes. After completing medical school at New York Medical College, she performed her residency at Beth Israel Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include New York Super Doctors; One of America's Top Doctors; and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. Dr. Scherl (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Sign Language, and Spanish.

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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 specializes in adult gastroenterology. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. These areas are among Dr. Jacob's clinical interests: crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and colonoscopy. She is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jacob takes. She is a graduate of Albany Medical College. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for her residency. She has received distinctions including Jacob V and Scherl E, Bosworth B, Stevens L, Brown R, DeFilippis E, Warren R, Harbus M. She speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

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

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Dr. Mitchell Alan Bernstein, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
530 1st Avenue; Suite 7v
New York, NY
 

Dr. Mitchell Bernstein is a general surgery and colon & rectal surgery specialist in New York, NY. The average patient rating for Dr. Bernstein is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bernstein's areas of expertise include the following: rectocele (posterior prolapse), cancer surgery, and rectal cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Mount Sinai Roosevelt and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Bernstein honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School and the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. His residency was performed at UMass Memorial Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Bernstein speaks Spanish.

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

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Dr. Joseph S Levy, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
160 E 32nd Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Joseph Levy is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. His education and training includes medical school at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Medicine and residency at Beth Israel Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: diarrhea, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. On average, patients gave Dr. Levy a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Levy is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Levy (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and French. Dr. Levy is professionally affiliated with Fink Children’s Ambulatory Care Center.

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All Interests: Gastrostomy, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Crohn's Disease, Autism, ... (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's specialty is colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Garrett obtained her medical school training at St. George's University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Albany Medical Center. These areas are among her clinical interests: rectal cancer, crohn's disease, and anal fissures. She is in-network for Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Garrett has received include One of America's Top Doctors and New York Rising Stars. She is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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

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Dr. Moshe Rubin, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1020 Park Avenue; Floor 1
New York, NY
 

Dr. Moshe Rubin practices adult gastroenterology in New York, NY and Flushing, NY. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Rubin attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Rubin's areas of expertise include gastrointestinal bleeding, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Aetna. His distinctions include: New York Super Doctors and Fellow, American Gastroenterological Association, Fellow American College of Gastroenterology. Dr. Rubin (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens.

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All Interests: Celiac Disease, Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Capsule Endoscopy, 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 medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Patient ratings for Dr. Lebwohl average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lebwohl's clinical interests include second opinions, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. He is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Lebwohl attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Lebwohl's medical residency was performed at Mount Sinai Medical Center. He has received the following distinctions: 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.

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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 pediatric gastroenterology specialist. She graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Barfield's areas of expertise include polypectomy (polyp removal), celiac disease, and crohn's disease. She accepts Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received distinctions including 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) is conversant in Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. She is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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

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 rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Khaitov include diverticular disease, hemorrhoidectomy (surgical hemorrhoid removal), and crohn's disease. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He attended Donetsk National Medical University and then went on to complete his residency at Hadassah University Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Perianal Abscess, Diverticular Disease, Hemorrhoidectomy, Ulcerative Colitis, Laparoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Randolph Steinhagen's medical specialty is colon & rectal surgery. He attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Mount Sinai Medical Center. In Dr. Steinhagen's practice, he is particularly interested in hemorrhoidectomy (surgical hemorrhoid removal), crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. Dr. Steinhagen's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Coventry, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors; Best Doctors New York Magazine; and Senior Faculty Award for Academic Excellence Mount Sinai Faculty Council. Dr. Steinhagen (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Korean. Dr. Steinhagen is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Hemorrhoidectomy, Ulcerative Colitis, Colostomy, Crohn's Disease, Colorectal Problems, Colorectal ... (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.