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We found 5 providers with an interest in Crohn's disease and who accept Cigna FocusIn EPO 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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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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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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All Interests: Incontinence, Rectal Problems, Rectal Prolapse, Rectal Bleeding, Bleeding, Bowel Resection, ... (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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All Interests: Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Gastroparesis, Cirrhosis, Manometry, Esophagitis, Gastritis, ... (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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All Interests: Rectal Problems, Rectal Prolapse, Colitis, Rectal Bleeding, Bowel Resection, Colectomy, ... (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.