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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's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Philpott include polypectomy (polyp removal), celiac disease, and crohn's disease. Dr. Philpott is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine and then she performed her residency 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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All Interests: Celiac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Foreign Body Removal, Esophageal Band Ligation, Upper ... (Read more)

Dr. James Michael Church, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
33100 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Avon, OH
 

Dr. James Church's specialty is colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Church's education and training includes medical school at The University of Auckland Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences and residency at Auckland City Hospital. His areas of expertise include the following: polypectomy (polyp removal), hemorrhoid banding, and colon cancer. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. His distinctions include: Cleveland Super Doctors; Victor W. Fazio Endowed Chair in Colorectal Surgery; and Top Doctors in America. Dr. Church is affiliated with Richard E. Jacobs Health Center and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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

Dr. Bradley J Champagne, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
33100 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Avon, OH
 

Dr. Bradley Champagne's medical specialty is colon & rectal surgery. He speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include transanal hemorrhoidal dearterialization (THD), female incontinence, and polypectomy (polyp removal). Dr. Champagne is affiliated with Richard E. Jacobs Health Center and Fairview Hospital. He is a graduate of SUNY Upstate Medical University. He takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Champagne has received distinctions including Honors and Awards: Deans List; Howard Hughes Research Grant; and Howard Hughes Summer Stipend.

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All Interests: Female Incontinence, Clinical Trials, Colon Polyps, Diverticular Disease, Hemorrhoidectomy, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
30701 Clemens Road
Westlake, OH
 

Dr. Edmond Blades' area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Blades's education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. These areas are among his clinical interests: celiac disease, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. Dr. Blades 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 is a physician who specializes in colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Williams has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: genital warts, crohn's disease, and anal fissures. He takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Michigan State University College of Human Medicine for medical school, Dr. Williams completed his residency training at Fairview Hospital. His professional affiliations include Richard E. Jacobs Health Center and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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

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

Dr. Neha Wadhwa is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Patients gave Dr. Wadhwa an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wadhwa include foreign body ingestion, esophageal varices, and achalasia. She is professionally affiliated with Marymount Hospital, Richard E. Jacobs Health Center, and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. She is in-network for Coventry, Aetna HSA, Coventry HSA, and more. She attended medical school at Lady Hardinge Medical College. Dr. Wadhwa's residency was performed 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 is a general surgeon. Dr. Lai's areas of expertise include breast pain, second opinions, and sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB). He is professionally affiliated with Richard E. Jacobs Health Center. He attended medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Lai trained at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lai is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers.

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