We found 5 providers with an interest in Crohn's disease and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans near Carrollton, TX.

Dr. Jefferson Bennett Hurley, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
701 Tuscan Drive; Suite 125
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Jefferson Hurley practices general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. His clinical interests include cyst, diverticular disease, and colon cancer. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan. After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dr. Hurley completed his residency training at St. Paul University Hospital, Dallas. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, and Las Colinas Medical Center. Dr. Hurley's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Gallstones, Polyps, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Hemorrhoids, Hernia, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Randall Wayne Crim, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
4333 N. Josey Lane; Suite 103, Plaza Ii
Carrollton, TX
 

Dr. Randy Crim's medical specialty is general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: rectal cancer, crohn's disease, and anal fissures. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Crim honors. Dr. Crim attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at St. Paul University Hospital, Dallas for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Crim (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and German. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, and Las Colinas Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Adnan Nadir, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4343 N Josey Lane
Carrollton, TX
 

Dr. Adnan Nadir is an adult gastroenterologist in Carrollton, TX. These areas are among Dr. Nadir's clinical interests: hepatitis C, crohn's disease, and celiac disease. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nadir attended medical school at Dow Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Nadir (or staff) speaks Urdu and Spanish. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Gastroparesis, Cirrhosis, Gastritis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohn's Disease, Liver Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joel Russel Maust, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
4343 N Josey Lane
Carrollton, TX
 

Dr. Joel Maust's medical specialty is family medicine. Patients gave Dr. Maust an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: atrial fibrillation, diabetes screening, and appendicitis. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school and subsequently trained at Travis Air Force Base, David Grant USAF Medical Center for residency. Dr. Maust is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, and USMD Medical Clinic of North Texas. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Hong Xiao, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, General Pediatrics
4343 N Josey Lane
Carrollton, TX
 

Dr. Hong Xiao works as a family medicine practitioner and pediatrician in Dallas, TX and Carrollton, TX. In addition to English, she speaks Chinese. Dr. Xiao's clinical interests include atrial fibrillation, appendicitis, and diabetes management. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Medical Center of Lewisville. After attending Harbin Medical University for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Xiao's patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.