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We found 7 providers with an interest in Crohn's disease and who accept Medicare near Avon, OH.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
33100 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code A31
Avon, OH
 

Dr. Jessica Philpott practices adult gastroenterology. Dr. Philpott is rated highly by her patients. Her clinical interests include polypectomy (polyp removal), celiac disease, and crohn's disease. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Philpott takes. After attending Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Ohio State University Medical Center. Dr. Philpott's professional affiliations include Richard E. Jacobs Health Center and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Foreign Body Removal, Esophageal Band Ligation, Upper ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
33100 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Avon, OH
 

Dr. James Church is a colon & rectal surgery specialist in Cleveland, OH and Avon, OH. His clinical interests include polypectomy (polyp removal), hemorrhoid banding, and colon cancer. Patients gave Dr. Church an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of The University of Auckland Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences and a graduate of Auckland City Hospital's residency program. He has received professional recognition including the following: Cleveland Super Doctors; Victor W. Fazio Endowed Chair in Colorectal Surgery; and Top Doctors in America. Dr. Church's hospital/clinic affiliations include Richard E. Jacobs Health Center and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Anoscopy, Hemorrhoidectomy, Research, Endoscopic Surgery, Rectal Problems, Rectal Prolapse, Rectal ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
33100 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Avon, OH
 

Dr. Bradley Champagne is a colon & rectal surgery specialist in Cleveland, OH and Avon, OH. Areas of expertise for Dr. Champagne include transanal hemorrhoidal dearterialization (THD), female incontinence, and polypectomy (polyp removal). He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Champagne studied medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University. He has received the following distinctions: Honors and Awards: Deans List; Howard Hughes Research Grant; and Howard Hughes Summer Stipend. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Champagne's hospital/clinic affiliations include Richard E. Jacobs Health Center and Fairview Hospital.

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All Interests: Female Incontinence, Anoscopy, Perianal Abscess, Clinical Trials, Colon Polyps, Diverticular ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
30701 Clemens Road
Westlake, OH
 

Dr. Edmond Blades is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: celiac disease, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. Dr. Blades honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. Dr. Blades is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and a graduate of the University Hospitals, Cleveland's residency program. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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All Interests: Celiac Disease, Colon Polyps, Ulcerative Colitis, Biliary Disorders, Bile Duct Problems, Weight ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
33100 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Avon, OH
 

Dr. Ryan Williams works as a colon and rectal surgeon. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Williams include genital warts, anal cancer, and crohn's disease. Dr. Williams's hospital/clinic affiliations include Richard E. Jacobs Health Center and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. His education and training includes medical school at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and residency at Fairview Hospital.

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All Interests: Perianal Abscess, Diverticular Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal Prolapse, Genital Warts, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
33100 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code A30
Avon, OH
 

Dr. Neha Wadhwa's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. These areas are among her clinical interests: foreign body ingestion, esophageal varices, and achalasia. Dr. Wadhwa is professionally affiliated with Marymount Hospital, Richard E. Jacobs Health Center, and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wadhwa accepts. After attending Lady Hardinge Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. In addition to English, Dr. Wadhwa (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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All Interests: Foreign Body Ingestion, Achalasia, Ascites, Esophagitis, Gallstones, Gastritis, Irritable Bowel ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Surgery
33100 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Ln20
Avon, OH
 

Dr. Ching-Feng Lai works as a general surgeon in Lakewood, OH, Lorain, OH, and Avon, OH. He obtained his medical school training at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. These areas are among Dr. Lai's clinical interests: breast pain, second opinions, and sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB). He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Lai takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Richard E. Jacobs Health Center.

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All Interests: Breast Pain, Second Opinions, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Umbilical Hernia, Soft Tissue Tumor ... (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.