We found 19 providers with an interest in Crohn's disease and who accept United Healthcare Silver HMO near Radnor, PA.

Dr. Gerald J Marks, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
100 E Lancaster Avenue; Suite 330 Lankenau Mob West
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Gerald Marks is a specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. He works in Wynnewood, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Marks include colorectal surgery procedures, diverticular disease, and crohn's disease. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Marks graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His medical residency was performed at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Marks is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Colon Polyps, Diverticular Disease, Incontinence, Ulcerative Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
100 E Lancaster Avenue; Suite 275 Lankenau Med Sci Building
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Robert Noone's areas of specialization are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Noone has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include sigmoidoscopy, colectomy (colon resection), and crohn's disease. He is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Noone accepts. He is open to new patients. Dr. Noone's education and training includes medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and residency at Duke University Hospital.

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All Interests: Colon Polyps, Appendicitis, Ulcerative Colitis, Colectomy, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Crohn's ... (Read more)

Dr. John H Marks, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
100 E Lancaster Avenue, Mob West; Suite 330
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. John Marks sees patients in Wynnewood, PA. His medical specialties are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests include sigmoidoscopy, transanal hemorrhoidal dearterialization (THD), and crohn's disease. Dr. Marks honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then he performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Marks has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Marks is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Colon Polyps, Diverticular Disease, Incontinence, Ulcerative Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Henry Peter Schoonyoung, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
100 E Lancaster Avenue; Suite 330 Mob West
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Henry Schoonyoung is a general surgery and colon & rectal surgery specialist. He obtained his medical school training at Ross University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Lankenau Medical Center. His clinical interests include sigmoidoscopy, transanal hemorrhoidal dearterialization (THD), and crohn's disease. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schoonyoung takes. He is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Schoonyoung has an open panel.

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All Interests: Colon Polyps, Diverticular Disease, Incontinence, Ulcerative Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Philip Yarnall Pearson, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery
830 Old Lancaster Road; Bryn Mawr Hospital, Mob North, Suite 306
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. Philip Pearson specializes in general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and colon & rectal surgery. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include sigmoidoscopy, colectomy (colon resection), and crohn's disease. Dr. Pearson is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Pearson's practice is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Pearson attended medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Colon Polyps, Ulcerative Colitis, Colectomy, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Crohn's Disease, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
2050 West Chester Pike; Suite 200
Havertown, PA
 

Dr. Scott Fink specializes in adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology. He attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. Clinical interests for Dr. Fink include esophageal manometry, barrett's esophagus, and crohn's disease. Dr. Fink takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Fink is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Colon Polyps, Cirrhosis, Esophageal Manometry, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Crohn's ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2050 West Chester Pike; Suite 100
Havertown, PA
 

Dr. Victor Fishman's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He completed his residency training at Temple University Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Fishman include esophageal cancer, crohn's disease, and colon polyps. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fishman honors. He is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He has a closed panel.

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All Interests: Colon Polyps, Ulcerative Colitis, Gastroparesis, Cirrhosis, Gastritis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, ... (Read more)

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. Patients gave Dr. Osterman an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Osterman include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. He is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Osterman graduated from Harvard Medical School. His residency was performed at Brigham and Women's Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Osterman speaks Croatian.

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

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2050 West Chester Pike; Suite 200
Havertown, PA
 

Dr. Marc Zitin is a gastroenterologist in Wynnewood, PA and Havertown, PA. Before completing his residency at Lankenau Medical Center, Dr. Zitin attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Zitin's clinical interests: esophageal cancer, esophageal manometry, and crohn's disease. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Zitin's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Colon Polyps, Ulcerative Colitis, Gastroparesis, Cirrhosis, Esophageal Manometry, Gastritis, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Melissa Kennedy is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. She works in Abington, PA, Philadelphia, PA, and King of Prussia, PA. Her areas of expertise include the following: achalasia, cystic fibrosis (CF), and celiac disease. Dr. Kennedy takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. She attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York for residency. Dr. Kennedy is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

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' specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Strauss (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and German. Clinical interests for Dr. Strauss include anemia, colon cancer, and celiac disease. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Strauss attended medical school at National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Strauss takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Atlanta Super Doctors.

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

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

Dr. Farzana Rashid works as an adult gastroenterologist in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rashid include celiac disease, gastrostomy (G-tube insertion), and colon polyps. Dr. Rashid is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She graduated from the University of Sheffield Medical School. Dr. Rashid's residency was performed at MetroHealth Medical Center. She is conversant in Bengali.

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

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

Dr. Craig Aronchick is an adult gastroenterologist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Aronchick include esophageal varices, achalasia, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Temple University School of Medicine, Dr. Aronchick performed his residency at Temple University Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

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

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2050 West Chester Pike; Suite 200
Havertown, PA
 

Dr. Gary Newman practices adult gastroenterology in Wynnewood, PA and Havertown, PA. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, crohn's disease, and colon polyps. He is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Newman graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Newman has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Colon Polyps, Ulcerative Colitis, Gastroparesis, Cirrhosis, Gastritis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Skandan Shanmugan is a colon and rectal surgeon in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA. These areas are among his clinical interests: cancer surgery, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Before completing his residency at Temple University Hospital, Dr. Shanmugan attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Asim Maqbool specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include cystic fibrosis (CF), celiac disease, and crohn's disease. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Dr. Maqbool accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Maqbool trained at Children's Hospital of Michigan for his residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Pediatric Residency Faculty Honor Roll, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Fellow Faculty Honor Roll.

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