We found 72 providers with an interest in Crohn's disease and who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near New York, NY.

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

Dr. Adam Steinlauf's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Steinlauf is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Steinlauf include crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and colonoscopy. Dr. Steinlauf is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Steinlauf obtained Dr. Steinlauf's medical school training at Yale School of Medicine and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and performed Dr. Steinlauf's residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Patients rated Dr. Steinlauf highly, giving Dr. Steinlauf an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Coresource, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Steinlauf accepts. Dr. Steinlauf has received distinctions including New York Super Doctors and America's Top Physicians, by Consumers' Research Council of America. 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 practices colon & rectal surgery in New York, NY and Flushing, NY. Dr. Ky-Miyasaka (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. Clinical interests for Dr. Ky-Miyasaka include colon polypectomy, hemorrhoid banding, and colon cancer. Dr. Ky-Miyasaka graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Lenox Hill Hospital. Patient ratings for Dr. Ky-Miyasaka average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ky-Miyasaka is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Colon Polypectomy, Colon Cancer, Hemorrhoid Banding, Crohn's Disease, Surgical Procedures, Perianal ... (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 a gastroenterologist and hepatologist in New York, NY. His clinical interests include crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and colorectal cancer screening. Dr. Crespin's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, Aetna Medicare, and more. He is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Crespin trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Dr. Crespin (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Lenox Hill Hospital, Mount Sinai Roosevelt, and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Crespin has an open panel.

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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 practices adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease) in New York, NY. 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. These areas are among his clinical interests: second opinions, crohn's disease, and liver disease. Patients gave Dr. Maltz an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Maltz is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Maltz include: New York Super Doctors; Phi Beta Kappa; and Alpha Omega Alpha Sigma Xi. Dr. Maltz (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and Yiddish. He is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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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 sees patients in New York, NY. Her medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Her average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of clinical interest consist of crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and colonoscopy. Dr. Scherl is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. She takes 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. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Scherl 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) speaks the following foreign languages: 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's specialty is adult gastroenterology. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. In her practice, she is particularly interested in crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and colonoscopy. Dr. Jacob is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. She takes Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Jacob graduated from Albany Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. Jacob completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Jacob V and Scherl E, Bosworth B, Stevens L, Brown R, DeFilippis E, Warren R, Harbus M. In addition to English, Dr. Jacob speaks Spanish.

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

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

Dr. Fabrizio Michelassi is a surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and colon & rectal surgery specialist in New York, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Michelassi include colorectal surgery procedures, cancer surgery, and crohn's disease. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He graduated from the University of Pisa Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Michelassi's training includes a residency program at NYU Langone Medical Center. His distinctions 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 Hebrew, Arabic, and Spanish. He is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Colon Problems, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's ... (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. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Kim attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. His areas of expertise include genital warts, crohn's disease, and laser treatment. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kim takes. In addition to English, Dr. Kim (or staff) speaks Spanish and Korean. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Diverticular Disease, Hemorrhoidectomy, Ulcerative Colitis, Genital Warts, Fecal Incontinence, ... (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 is an adult gastroenterologist. Dr. Rubin (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rubin include gastrointestinal bleeding, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. Dr. Rubin is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens. After completing medical school at Yale School of Medicine, he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Rubin honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Aetna, and more. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include New York Super Doctors and Fellow, American Gastroenterological Association, Fellow American College of Gastroenterology.

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All Interests: Celiac Disease, Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Capsule Endoscopy, Crohn's Disease, ... (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 specializes in adult gastroenterology. In addition to English, Dr. Magun (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and Russian. Clinical interests for Dr. Magun include stomach problems, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. He is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Magun graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Magun trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. He honors United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: One of America's Top Doctors; Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors; and New York Super Doctors. His practice is open to 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. Mitchell Alan Bernstein, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
530 1st Avenue; Suite 7v
New York, NY
 

Dr. Mitchell Bernstein works as a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Bernstein's clinical interests: rectocele (posterior prolapse), cancer surgery, and rectal cancer. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bernstein honors. After attending the University of Michigan Medical School and the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Dr. Bernstein completed his residency training at UMass Memorial Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Mount Sinai Roosevelt and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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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 specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and practices in New York, NY. Dr. Levy is a graduate of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Beth Israel Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Levy include diarrhea, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Levy is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Levy (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and French. He 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 is a colon & rectal surgery specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Garrett include rectal cancer, crohn's disease, and anal fissures. She is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. She is an in-network provider for Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, POMCO, and more. She graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Garrett trained at Albany Medical Center. Dr. Garrett has received distinctions including 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. Pokala Ravi Kiran, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
51 West 51st Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Pokala Kiran practices colon & rectal surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: diverticular disease, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. He is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Kiran accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He attended Osmania Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at St. Mary's Hospital for residency. Dr. Kiran's 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. Oscar Lebwohl, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
51 West 51st Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Oscar Lebwohl specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in New York, NY. Dr. Lebwohl's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: second opinions, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. He accepts Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center. He has received distinctions including 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) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and Yiddish. He is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Lebwohl's office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Toyooki Sonoda is a colon and rectal surgeon. Dr. Sonoda (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Japanese. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sonoda include computer assisted surgery (CAS), rectal cancer, and colon cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. After attending Yale School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Sonoda is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Sonoda include: New York Magazine "Best Doctor"; New York Super Doctors; and One of America's Top Doctors.

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