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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 is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Steinlauf's clinical interests include crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and colonoscopy. Coresource, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Steinlauf honors. 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. 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 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 and practices in New York, NY and Flushing, NY. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Ky-Miyasaka's clinical interests: diverticular disease, colon polypectomy, and hemorrhoid banding. She takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. She attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Lenox Hill Hospital. Dr. Ky-Miyasaka (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese.

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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 is an adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology specialist in New York, NY. Dr. Crespin's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Crespin include crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and colorectal cancer screening. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, Aetna Medicare, and more. After completing medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Dr. Crespin (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Dr. Crespin is professionally affiliated with 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. Arthur Marc Magun, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
51 West 51st Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Arthur Magun is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Magun (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and Russian. These areas are among his clinical interests: stomach problems, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. He is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. His education and training includes medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including MagnaCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Dr. Magun has received distinctions including 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. Charles Maltz, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
525 E 68th Street; # J-314
New York, NY
 

Dr. Charles Maltz specializes in adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease) and practices in New York, NY. Dr. Maltz (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and Yiddish. In Dr. Maltz's practice, he is particularly interested in second opinions, crohn's disease, and liver disease. He is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and a graduate of Mount Sinai Medical Center's residency program. The average patient rating for Dr. Maltz is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: New York Super Doctors; Phi Beta Kappa; and Alpha Omega Alpha Sigma Xi.

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All Interests: Second Opinions, Ulcerative Colitis, Capsule Endoscopy, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Crohn's Disease, ... (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 medical specialist in colon & rectal surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Kiran include diverticular disease, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. He is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Kiran takes Amerigroup, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He has an open panel. After attending Osmania Medical College for medical school, Dr. Kiran completed his residency training at St. Mary's Hospital. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Kiran 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. Dr. Kiran (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Hindi.

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All Interests: Diverticular Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal Problems, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Colon ... (Read more)

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. Patient ratings for Dr. Kim average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kim's clinical interests include genital warts, crohn's disease, and laser treatment. Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kim honors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Kim trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center for residency. Dr. Kim (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Korean.

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

Dr. Ellen Scherl is an adult gastroenterology specialist in New York, NY. She graduated from New York Medical College. Dr. Scherl's residency was performed at Beth Israel Medical Center. Her areas of clinical interest consist of crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and colonoscopy. Her average rating from her patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Scherl accepts. Her distinctions 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. She is 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 is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. She is a graduate of Albany Medical College. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for her residency. In Dr. Jacob's practice, she is particularly interested in crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and colonoscopy. Dr. Jacob's average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinctions: Jacob V and Scherl E, Bosworth B, Stevens L, Brown R, DeFilippis E, Warren R, Harbus M. Dr. Jacob is conversant in Spanish. She 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. 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 surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon in New York, NY. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: rectocele (posterior prolapse), cancer surgery, and rectal cancer. Dr. Bernstein's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bernstein accepts. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Bernstein is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic 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. Donald Philip Kotler, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
12 Room 1210; 418-424 West 114th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Donald Kotler's specialty is adult gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: colon polypectomy, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. Dr. Kotler is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Kotler trained at Jacobi Medical Center for residency. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Celiac Disease, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Colon Polyps, Ulcerative Colitis, Endoscopic ... (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 specialist in colon & rectal surgery. These areas are among Dr. Garrett's clinical interests: rectal cancer, crohn's disease, and anal fissures. She honors several insurance carriers, including Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO. She is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Albany Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Garrett has received include One of America's Top Doctors and New York Rising Stars. She is 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. 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 sees patients in New York, NY. His medical specialty is colon & rectal surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Steinhagen (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Korean. Dr. Steinhagen has a special interest in hemorrhoidectomy (surgical hemorrhoid removal), crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. He attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center for residency. Dr. Steinhagen is rated highly by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: New York Super Doctors; Best Doctors New York Magazine; and Senior Faculty Award for Academic Excellence Mount Sinai Faculty Council. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Hemorrhoidectomy, Ulcerative Colitis, Colostomy, Crohn's Disease, Colorectal Problems, Colorectal ... (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's medical specialty is surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Michelassi (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian. His areas of expertise include the following: crohn's disease, gastrointestinal surgery, and colon problems. He is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. He attended the University of Pisa Faculty of Medicine and Surgery for medical school and subsequently trained at NYU Langone Medical Center for residency. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Michelassi is in-network for Coresource, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Michelassi has received distinctions including New York Super Doctors; One of America's Top Doctors; and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors.

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

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Dr. Oscar Lebwohl, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
51 West 51st Street; Suite: 360
New York, NY
 

Dr. Oscar Lebwohl sees patients in New York, NY. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Lebwohl (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, Spanish, and Yiddish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lebwohl include second opinions, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. Dr. Lebwohl is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Lebwohl performed his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Medicaid Managed Care, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include New York Super Doctors; Ewig Clinical Scholar, Department of Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center; and New York Magazine Best Doctors listings. Dr. Lebwohl is not currently accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Second Opinions, Colon Polyps, Heartburn, Rectal Problems, Colitis, Hiatal Hernia, Irritable Bowel ... (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 practices colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Sonoda's areas of expertise include the following: computer assisted surgery (CAS), rectal cancer, and colon cancer. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Yale School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Cleveland Clinic. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Sonoda has received include New York Magazine "Best Doctor"; New York Super Doctors; and One of America's Top Doctors. Dr. Sonoda (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Japanese. He 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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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.