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We found 10 providers with an interest in Crohn's disease and who accept United Healthcare Silver HMO near Radnor, PA.

Dr. Mark Tomislav Osterman, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Mark Osterman practices adult gastroenterology in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA. He studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Osterman's residency was performed at Brigham and Women's Hospital. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Osterman speaks Croatian. He is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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All Interests: Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Gastrointestinal Problems, Rectal Cancer, Colon ... (Read more)

Dr. Farzana Rashid, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Farzana Rashid sees patients in Radnor, PA and Philadelphia, PA. Her medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Patient ratings for Dr. Rashid average 5.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include celiac disease, gastrostomy (G-tube insertion), and colon polyps. Dr. Rashid takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of Sheffield Medical School. Her training includes a residency program at MetroHealth Medical Center. Dr. Rashid speaks Bengali. She is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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All Interests: Gastrostomy, Gastroparesis, Rectal Problems, Scleroderma, Colitis, Esophagitis, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
550 South Goddard Boulevard
King of Prussia, PA
 

Dr. Melissa Kennedy's medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Kennedy's clinical interests include achalasia, cystic fibrosis (CF), and celiac disease. She accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. She attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Dr. Kennedy's medical residency was performed at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. She is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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All Interests: Achalasia, Celiac Disease, Nutrition Issues, Malnutrition, Ulcerative Colitis, Encopresis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert M Strauss, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Robert Strauss' area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Strauss's clinical interests include anemia, colon cancer, and celiac disease. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Strauss's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He has received the following distinction: Atlanta Super Doctors. Dr. Strauss (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and German.

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All Interests: Colitis, Gastrointestinal Biopsy, Liver Cancer, Intestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
625 West Ridge Pike
Conshohocken, PA
 

Dr. Craig Aronchick's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: esophageal varices, achalasia, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital. Dr. Aronchick attended Temple University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Temple University Hospital. Patient ratings for Dr. Aronchick average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Aronchick takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012-14; and Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2003-2004, 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012.

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All Interests: Achalasia, Gastroparesis, Rectal Problems, Colitis, Esophageal Manometry, Esophagitis, Irritable ... (Read more)

Dr. Joanne K Linevsky, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
250 King of Prussia Road; Suite 1b
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Joanne Linevsky's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Linevsky include crohn's disease. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Linevsky trained at Boston Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Dr. Skandan Shanmugan, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
250 King of Prussia Road; Suite 1b
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Skandan Shanmugan is a colon & rectal surgery specialist in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA. After attending Temple University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Temple University Hospital. His clinical interests include cancer surgery, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. Dr. Shanmugan honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Rectal Prolapse, Colitis, Ileostomy, Fecal Incontinence, Intestinal Problems, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
550 South Goddard Boulevard
King of Prussia, PA
 

Dr. Asim Maqbool practices pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Maqbool is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and a graduate of Children's Hospital of Michigan's residency program. His areas of expertise include cystic fibrosis (CF), celiac disease, and crohn's disease. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Maqbool has received include Pediatric Residency Faculty Honor Roll, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Fellow Faculty Honor Roll. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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All Interests: Celiac Disease, Nutrition Issues, Malnutrition, Ulcerative Colitis, Encopresis, Gastroparesis, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Michael Bruza, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. John Bruza's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care); he sees patients in Radnor, PA and Philadelphia, PA. These areas are among his clinical interests: menopause, migraine, and thyroid problems. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bruza attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Bruza's distinctions include: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's 2011-2016 Top Docs issues. He is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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All Interests: Dizziness, Bronchitis, Erectile Dysfunction, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Herpes, Fibromyalgia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Preethi P Thomas, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Preethi Thomas is an adult rheumatology specialist in Radnor, PA and Philadelphia, PA. Her areas of expertise include the following: knee arthritis, metabolic bone disease, and psoriatic arthritis. Dr. Thomas accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She attended medical school at T.D. Medical College, Alappuzha. For her professional training, Dr. Thomas completed a residency program at Jersey City Medical Center. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Elbow Pain, Dermatomyositis, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Dupuytren's ... (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.