We found 11 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 practices colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Gordon has a special interest in diverticular disease, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gordon attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Gordon is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth. She has an open panel.

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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. In addition to English, Dr. Shelton speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: stomach tumor, colon polypectomy, and colon cancer. 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. Dr. Shelton 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. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

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

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

Dr. Eduardo Castillo is a general surgery and colon & rectal surgery specialist in Fort Worth, TX. After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he completed his residency training at Henry Ford Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Castillo include tumor, colon polyps, and diverticular disease. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Castillo accepts. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Care. Dr. Castillo welcomes new patients.

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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 is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Fort Worth, TX. Dr. Aziz is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include indigestion, esophageal varices, and achalasia. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, TriWest, and more. He graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Osteopathic Medical Center of Texas. He is professionally affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. Dr. Aziz is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

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

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

Dr. Pavani Muddasani works as an adult gastroenterologist in Fort Worth, TX. She has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Her clinical interests include hepatitis C, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), and gastric (stomach) ulcer. Dr. Muddasani's hospital/clinic affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Resources. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Muddasani honors. After completing medical school at Osmania University and Kakatiya Medical College, she performed her residency at UPMC Shadyside.

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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's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hoang include achalasia, anoscopy, and hepatitis C. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hoang is a graduate of the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has received the distinction of 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, Anoscopy, Gastroparesis, Cirrhosis, Manometry, Pyloric Stenosis, Esophagitis, Gastritis, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Fidelis Unini works as an adult gastroenterologist in Fort Worth, TX. Dr. Unini's areas of expertise include the following: indigestion, esophageal varices, and achalasia. He is affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth. He studied medicine at the University of Nigeria Faculty of Medical Sciences. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Achalasia, Gastroparesis, Cirrhosis, Pyloric Stenosis, Esophagitis, Gastritis, Irritable Bowel ... (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 gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Mallat's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include indigestion, esophageal varices, and crohn's disease. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He studied medicine at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences. His residency was performed at Jersey City Medical Center. Dr. Mallat has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Mallat is affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Pine Creek Medical Center.

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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
855 Montgomery St; Fort
Worth, TX
 

Dr. Monte Troutman is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Fort Worth, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Troutman include achalasia, hepatitis C, and gastric (stomach) ulcer. The average patient rating for Dr. Troutman is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Troutman accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University. He 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. Glen Douglas Hooker, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
1420 8th Avenue; Suite 103
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Glen Hooker sees patients in Fort Worth, TX. His medical specialty is colon & rectal surgery. These areas are among Dr. Hooker's clinical interests: rectal cancer, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Before performing his residency at Baylor University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with The University of Western Ontario, Dr. Hooker attended The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry for medical school. Dr. Hooker's professional 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: Rectal Problems, Rectal Prolapse, Colitis, Rectal Bleeding, Bowel Resection, Colectomy, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
855 Montgomery Street
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Navakanth Gorrepati is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: indigestion, esophageal varices, and achalasia. He is professionally affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth. Dr. Gorrepati trained at Beaumont Hospitals for residency. He takes Amerigroup, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

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