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We found 12 providers with an interest in Crohn's disease and who accept Blue Choice Silver PPO 003 near Fort Worth, TX.

Dr. Lori Lynn Gordon, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
1420 8th Avenue; Suite 103
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Lori Gordon's specialty is colon & rectal surgery. Her areas of expertise include the following: diverticular disease, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. Dr. Gordon's average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Gordon studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for her residency. She is conversant in Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth. Dr. Gordon's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Diverticular Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Colorectal ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph Houston Shelton, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
900 West Mognolia Avenue; Suite 100
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Shelton specializes in adult gastroenterology. He attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. His clinical interests include stomach tumor, colon polypectomy, and colon cancer. Dr. Shelton accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Shelton speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Gastrostomy, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Gallstones, Gastritis, Upper Endoscopy, Intestinal ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1420 8th Avenue; Suite 103
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Eduardo Castillo practices general surgery and colon & rectal surgery in Fort Worth, TX. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Castillo trained at Henry Ford Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Castillo include rectal cancer, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. Dr. Castillo takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Care. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Incontinence, Rectal Problems, Rectal Prolapse, Rectal Bleeding, Bleeding, Bowel Resection, ... (Read more)

Dr. Shahid Aziz, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1650 W Rosedale Street; Suite 302
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Shahid Aziz works as an adult gastroenterologist in Fort Worth, TX. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Aziz include indigestion, esophageal varices, and achalasia. Dr. Aziz accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest. He attended medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency training at Osteopathic Medical Center of Texas. Dr. Aziz's hospital/clinic affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Achalasia, Gastroparesis, Cirrhosis, Esophagitis, Gastritis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Abdominal ... (Read more)

Dr. Pavani Muddasani, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
800 8th Avenue; Suite 632
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Pavani Muddasani is a Fort Worth, TX physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. She obtained her medical school training at Osmania University and Kakatiya Medical College and performed her residency at UPMC Shadyside. Her areas of expertise include the following: indigestion, esophageal varices, and crohn's disease. Dr. Muddasani has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Her professional affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Resources.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Gastroparesis, Cirrhosis, Manometry, Esophagitis, Gastritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Long Truong Hoang, MD, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
855 Montgomery St; Fort
Worth, TX
 

Dr. Long Hoang is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests include indigestion, esophageal varices, and achalasia. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hoang attended medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Hoang is affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Achalasia, Gastroparesis, Cirrhosis, Manometry, Pyloric Stenosis, Esophagitis, Gastritis, Irritable ... (Read more)

Dr. Damien Bassam Mallat, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
800 8th Avenue; Suite 116
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Damien Mallat is an adult gastroenterologist. Dr. Mallat's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include indigestion, esophageal varices, and crohn's disease. His professional affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Pine Creek Medical Center. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mallat is a graduate of American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences. He trained at Jersey City Medical Center for residency. Dr. Mallat has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Gastroparesis, Cirrhosis, Pyloric Stenosis, Esophagitis, Gastritis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
609 Hemphill Street; Suite 101
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Fidelis Unini works as a gastroenterologist. Dr. Unini's areas of expertise include indigestion, esophageal varices, and achalasia. He is affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is a graduate of the University of Nigeria Faculty of Medical Sciences.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Achalasia, Gastroparesis, Cirrhosis, Pyloric Stenosis, Esophagitis, Gastritis, Irritable Bowel ... (Read more)

Dr. Glen Douglas Hooker, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
1420 8th Avenue; Suite 103
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Glen Hooker practices colon & rectal surgery in Fort Worth, TX. Dr. Hooker's areas of expertise include rectal cancer, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth. He obtained his medical school training at The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and performed his residency at Baylor University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with The University of Western Ontario. Dr. Hooker accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Rectal Prolapse, Colitis, Rectal Bleeding, Bowel Resection, Colectomy, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
855 Montgomery St; Fort
Worth, TX
 

Dr. Monte Troutman is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. The average patient rating for Dr. Troutman is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Troutman include indigestion, esophageal varices, and achalasia. He is affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Troutman graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Achalasia, Gastroparesis, Cirrhosis, Manometry, Pyloric Stenosis, Esophagitis, Gastritis, Irritable ... (Read more)

Dr. Navakanth Gorrepati, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
855 Montgomery Street
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Navakanth Gorrepati specializes in adult gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: indigestion, esophageal varices, and achalasia. He is affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth. Dr. Gorrepati's medical residency was performed at Beaumont Hospitals. He takes several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Achalasia, Hemorrhoidectomy, Gastroparesis, Cirrhosis, Pyloric Stenosis, Esophagitis, Gastritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mohamad D Saad, MD, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery, Urgent Care
1325 Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 200
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Mohamad Saad's areas of specialization are pediatric surgery, general surgery, and urgent care; he sees patients in Arlington, TX and Fort Worth, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: inguinal hernia, thyroid cancer, and umbilical hernia. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before performing his residency at Garden City Hospital, Dr. Saad attended the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. He is affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. Dr. Saad welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Umbilical Hernia, Breast Biopsy, Rectal Problems, Colectomy, Hyperparathyroidism, ... (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.