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We found 11 providers with an interest in Crohn's disease and who accept United Healthcare Silver 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 works as a colon and rectal surgeon in Fort Worth, TX. She is conversant in Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Gordon include diverticular disease, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Gordon takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Her 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)

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

Dr. Eduardo Castillo is a specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Castillo attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His medical residency was performed at Henry Ford Hospital. His areas of expertise include rectal cancer, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Castillo's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Care. Dr. Castillo is open to 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. Pavani Muddasani, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
800 8th Avenue; Suite 632
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Pavani Muddasani specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Fort Worth, TX. Dr. Muddasani's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include indigestion, esophageal varices, and crohn's disease. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at UPMC Shadyside, Dr. Muddasani attended Osmania University and Kakatiya Medical College for medical school. Dr. Muddasani is affiliated with 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. Joseph Houston Shelton, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
900 West Mognolia Avenue; Suite 100
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Shelton is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Fort Worth, TX. In addition to English, Dr. Shelton speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shelton include stomach tumor, colon polypectomy, and colon cancer. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Shelton attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shelton is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

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

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

Dr. Long Hoang is a Fort Worth, TX physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Hoang graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: indigestion, esophageal varices, and achalasia. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally 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 gastroenterology specialist in Dallas, TX, Fort Worth, TX, and Lancaster, TX. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among his clinical interests: indigestion, esophageal varices, and crohn's disease. Dr. Mallat honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before completing his residency at Jersey City Medical Center, Dr. Mallat attended medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include 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
609 Hemphill Street; Suite 101
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Fidelis Unini's specialty is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include indigestion, esophageal varices, and achalasia. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Unini attended medical school at the University of Nigeria Faculty of Medical Sciences. Dr. Unini is professionally affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth.

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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. His clinical interests include rectal cancer, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. Dr. Hooker accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. His education and training includes medical school at The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and residency at Baylor University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with The University of Western Ontario. Dr. Hooker is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth. He is accepting 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 works as an adult gastroenterologist in Fort Worth, TX. His areas of expertise include indigestion, esophageal varices, and achalasia. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Troutman honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Troutman attended medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University for residency. He is professionally 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. Navakanth Gorrepati, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
855 Montgomery Street
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Navakanth Gorrepati is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: indigestion, esophageal varices, and achalasia. Dr. Gorrepati is in-network for Amerigroup, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He trained at Beaumont Hospitals for his residency. Dr. Gorrepati is affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth.

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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 medical specialty is pediatric surgery, general surgery, and urgent care. His clinical interests include inguinal hernia, thyroid cancer, and umbilical hernia. Dr. Saad is professionally affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. He attended medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Saad trained at Garden City Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Saad is open to 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.