We found 73 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 practices adult gastroenterology in New York, NY. Dr. Steinlauf has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by Dr. Steinlauf's patients. Dr. Steinlauf's areas of expertise include the following: crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and colonoscopy. Dr. Steinlauf is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Steinlauf honors Coresource, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Steinlauf is open to new patients. After completing medical school at Yale School of Medicine and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, Dr. Steinlauf performed Dr. Steinlauf's residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Steinlauf has received include New York Super Doctors and America's Top Physicians, by Consumers' Research Council of America. Dr. Steinlauf is conversant in Spanish.

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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. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Ky-Miyasaka include colon polypectomy, hemorrhoid banding, and colon cancer. Dr. Ky-Miyasaka is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and a graduate of Lenox Hill Hospital's residency program. Dr. Ky-Miyasaka (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. She is open to 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. Jeffrey Stephen Crespin, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
155 East 47th Street; Suite 1a
New York, NY
 

Dr. Jeffrey Crespin specializes in adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology and practices in New York, NY. Dr. Crespin (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. Dr. Crespin's areas of expertise include the following: crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and colorectal cancer screening. He is professionally affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital, Mount Sinai Roosevelt, and NYU Langone Medical Center. He attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota for residency. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Aetna Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Crespin honors. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

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 sees patients in New York, NY. His medical specialties are adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Maltz include second opinions, crohn's disease, and liver disease. Dr. Maltz is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. He accepts Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Dr. Maltz performed his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center. He has received the following distinctions: New York Super Doctors; Phi Beta Kappa; and Alpha Omega Alpha Sigma Xi. Dr. Maltz (or staff) is conversant in 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, who practices in New York, NY, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Her average rating from her patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Scherl include crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and colonoscopy. Dr. Scherl is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Scherl takes Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended New York Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Beth Israel Medical Center for residency. Her distinctions include: 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.

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All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Colonoscopy, Endoscopy, ... (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 area of specialization is colon & rectal surgery. After attending St. George's University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Albany Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Garrett include rectal cancer, crohn's disease, and anal fissures. Dr. Garrett accepts several insurance carriers, including Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO. Dr. Garrett's distinctions 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. Vinita Elizabeth Jacob, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1315 York Avenue Mezzanine
New York, NY
 

Dr. Vinita Jacob's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Jacob has indicated that her clinical interests include crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and colonoscopy. The average patient rating for Dr. Jacob is 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Albany Medical College. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Jacob's distinctions include: Jacob V and Scherl E, Bosworth B, Stevens L, Brown R, DeFilippis E, Warren R, Harbus M. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Jacob is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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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. Sanghyun Alexander Kim, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
5 East 98th Street; 14th Floor, Suite D
New York, NY
 

Dr. Sanghyun Kim is a physician who specializes in colon & rectal surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kim's areas of expertise include genital warts, crohn's disease, and laser treatment. He honors Amerigroup, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Kim is accepting new patients. His education and training includes medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Kim (or staff) speaks 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. Moshe Rubin, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1020 Park Avenue; Floor 1
New York, NY
 

Dr. Moshe Rubin specializes in adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests include gastrointestinal bleeding, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. Dr. Rubin is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Yale School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Rubin has received include New York Super Doctors and Fellow, American Gastroenterological Association, Fellow American College of Gastroenterology. In addition to English, Dr. Rubin (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. He is 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. Arthur Marc Magun, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
51 West 51st Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Arthur Magun is an adult gastroenterology specialist in New York, NY. Dr. Magun (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and Russian. Clinical interests for Dr. Magun include stomach problems, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. He is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. After completing medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Magun is an in-network provider for United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, in addition to 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. Dr. Magun is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

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

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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. He attended the University of Pisa Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and then went on to complete his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: colorectal surgery procedures, cancer surgery, and crohn's disease. Dr. Michelassi is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Michelassi takes Coresource, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. 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 Hebrew, Arabic, and Spanish. He is professionally 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. Pokala Ravi Kiran, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
51 West 51st Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Pokala Kiran is a colon and rectal surgeon in New York, NY. He is a graduate of Osmania Medical College and a graduate of St. Mary's Hospital's residency program. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kiran include diverticular disease, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. Dr. Kiran is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. Dr. Kiran (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. He has an open panel.

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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 practices adult gastroenterology. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lebwohl's areas of expertise include second opinions, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. He is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Lebwohl is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. Dr. Lebwohl trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center for residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Lebwohl include: 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 languages: 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. Toyooki Sonoda, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
1315 York Avenue; 2nd Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Toyooki Sonoda is a specialist in colon & rectal surgery. He works in New York, NY. Dr. Sonoda (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Japanese. These areas are among his clinical interests: computer assisted surgery (CAS), rectal cancer, and colon cancer. Dr. Sonoda is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. He obtained his medical school training at Yale School of Medicine and performed his residency at Cleveland Clinic. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sonoda takes Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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.

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All Interests: Diverticular Disease, Hemorrhoidectomy, Ulcerative Colitis, Endoscopic Surgery, Rectal Problems, ... (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 is a colon & rectal surgery specialist in New York, NY. After attending Donetsk National Medical University for medical school, he completed his residency training at Hadassah University Medical Center. Dr. Khaitov's areas of expertise include the following: diverticular disease, hemorrhoidectomy (surgical hemorrhoid removal), and crohn's disease. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Khaitov honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is accepting new patients.

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

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
156 William Street; 12th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Jeremy Schwartz practices adult gastroenterology. Dr. Schwartz's areas of expertise include gastrointestinal bleeding, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. He takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Schwartz (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. His professional affiliations include Hackensack University Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai.

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All Interests: Celiac Disease, Diverticular Disease, Heartburn, Ulcerative Colitis, Cirrhosis, Colitis, Irritable ... (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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