We found 10 providers with an interest in Crohn's disease and who accept United Healthcare Silver EPO near Fort Worth, TX.

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

Dr. Lori Gordon's area of specialization is colon & rectal surgery. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gordon has indicated that her clinical interests include diverticular disease, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Gordon's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth. Dr. Gordon welcomes new patients.

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

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
900 West Mognolia Avenue; Suite 100
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Shelton specializes in adult gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: stomach tumor, colon polypectomy, and colon cancer. Dr. Shelton takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. 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 is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Eduardo Castillo specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery and practices in Fort Worth, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Castillo include tumor, colon polyps, and diverticular disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Care. Dr. Castillo honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dr. Castillo performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. He is conversant in Spanish.

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

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
800 8th Avenue; Suite 632
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Pavani Muddasani sees patients in Fort Worth, TX. Her medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Muddasani include hepatitis C, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), and gastric (stomach) ulcer. She is professionally affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Resources. She is a graduate of Osmania University and Kakatiya Medical College. Her training includes a residency program at UPMC Shadyside. Dr. Muddasani has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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

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

Dr. Long Hoang specializes in adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hoang include achalasia, anoscopy, and hepatitis C. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Hoang has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth.

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

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
800 8th Avenue; Suite 116
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Damien Mallat's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mallat include indigestion, esophageal varices, and crohn's disease. He is affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Pine Creek Medical Center. Dr. Mallat is a graduate of American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences. He completed his residency training at Jersey City Medical Center. Dr. Mallat has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mallat has received the following distinction: 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)

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

Dr. Glen Hooker's area of specialization is colon & rectal surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: rectal cancer, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. Dr. Hooker's 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 graduated from The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. Dr. Hooker's residency was performed at Baylor University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with The University of Western Ontario. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hooker accepts. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Monte Troutman is a gastroenterologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Troutman include achalasia, hepatitis C, and gastric (stomach) ulcer. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Troutman accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently 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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All Interests: Achalasia, Gastroparesis, Cirrhosis, Manometry, Pyloric Stenosis, Esophagitis, Gastritis, Irritable ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Fidelis Unini is a gastroenterologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Unini include indigestion, esophageal varices, and achalasia. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Nigeria Faculty of Medical Sciences. Dr. Unini is 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)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
855 Montgomery Street
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Navakanth Gorrepati is a gastroenterologist. His clinical interests include indigestion, esophageal varices, and achalasia. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Gorrepati's medical residency was performed at Beaumont Hospitals. He 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)

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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.
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