We found 36 providers with an interest in Crohn's disease and who accept Humana Basic 6850/HMO Premier near Houston, TX.

Dr. Mark Joseph Pidala, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mark Pidala's specialties are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. He practices in Houston, TX and The Woodlands, TX. Dr. Pidala's areas of expertise include the following: warts, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Pidala obtained his medical school training at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and Northeast Ohio Medical University and performed his residency at Summa Akron City Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Warts, Incontinence, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Hemorrhoids, Colon ... (Read more)

Dr. Atilla Ertan, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6400 Fannin; #1400
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Atilla Ertan, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. The average patient rating for Dr. Ertan is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ertan include ablation, ulcers, and anemia. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Ertan graduated from Ankara University. Dr. Ertan has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Brain AVM, Sclerotherapy, Gallstones, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon ... (Read more)

Dr. Harold Randolph Bailey, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
6550 Fannin Street, Smith Tower; Suite 2307
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Harold Bailey is a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon. His clinical interests include warts, cancer surgery, and colon cancer. Dr. Bailey is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Bailey is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Bailey welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Warts, Incontinence, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Hemorrhoids, ... (Read more)

Dr. Omar Isaac Madriz, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Omar Madriz practices general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include colon cancer, crohn's disease, and laparoscopic colectomy. Dr. Madriz is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Madriz is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He welcomes new patients. He attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Rectal Problems, Rectal Bleeding, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alan Paul Glombicki, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Alan Glombicki's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: ulcers, anemia, and crohn's disease. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Glombicki studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Glombicki is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Burns, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Isaac L Raijman, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
4100 S. Shepherd Drive
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Isaac Raijman specializes in adult gastroenterology, general internal medicine, and hepatology (liver disease) and practices in Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Raijman include pancreas problems, anemia, and colon cancer. His professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann. Dr. Raijman is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He attended National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Aurora Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin for residency. Dr. Raijman has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Gallstones, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Pancreas Problems, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Dang Minh Nguyen, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
4100 S. Shepherd Drive
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Dang Nguyen works as a gastroenterologist, internist, and hepatologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Nguyen include crohn's disease, incontinence, and flexible sigmoidoscopy. Dr. Nguyen's professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann. His education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Nguyen honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Incontinence, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. David Allan Thompson, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
6550 Fannin Street; Suite 2307
Houston, TX
 

Dr. David Thompson is a specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. His areas of expertise consist of rectal cancer and inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Thompson is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Thompson accepts. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee, Dr. Thompson attended Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine for medical school.

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All Interests: Rectal Surgery, Polyps, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Hemorrhoids, Inflammatory ... (Read more)

Dr. Alberto Oswaldo Barroso, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6550 Fannin Street, Smith Tower; Suite 1101
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Alberto Barroso is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He studied medicine at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Barroso's clinical interests include pancreas problems, ulcers, and colon cancer. Patient ratings for Dr. Barroso average 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Barroso honors. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Barroso is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Barroso welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Gallstones, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Liver Disease, Pancreas ... (Read more)

Dr. Eric M Haas, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1404
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Eric Haas works as a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon. Before completing his residency at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston, Dr. Haas attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His clinical interests include colon cancer, crohn's disease, and laparoscopic colectomy. The average patient rating for Dr. Haas is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Haas's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Fannin Surgicare. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Harshinie Chamindika Amaratunge, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
4100 S. Shepherd Drive
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Harshinie Amaratunge practices adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). She attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. These areas are among her clinical interests: anemia, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. Dr. Amaratunge is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Amaratunge has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann. She is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Endoscopy, Anemia

Dr. Daniel Phillip Geisler, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1404
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Dan Geisler practices general surgery and colon & rectal surgery in Houston, TX. Dr. Geisler is a graduate of St. Louis University School of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: colon cancer, incontinence, and crohn's disease. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare EPO, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic and Houston Methodist. Dr. Geisler welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Incontinence, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stuart Myron Dobbs, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1708
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Stuart Dobbs works as an adult gastroenterologist. Dr. Dobbs has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Dobbs include pancreas problems, endoscopic sclerotherapy, and ulcers. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. For his residency, Dr. Dobbs trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Dobbs has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist Hospital. Dr. Dobbs is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Gallstones, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Colon ... (Read more)

Dr. Victor Wei-Ming Yang, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Victor Yang's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Yang include ablation, ulcers, and anemia. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Yang has an open panel.

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All Interests: Sclerotherapy, Gallstones, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary ... (Read more)

Dr. Bincy Paulose Abraham, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Bincy Abraham is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. She works in Houston, TX. Dr. Abraham's clinical interests include crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Abraham has received the following distinctions: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She has an open panel.

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All Interests: Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis

Dr. Daniel Webster Iii Ball III, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Daniel Ball is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Houston, TX. Dr. Ball is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: ulcers, crohn's disease, and gallstones. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ball accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). He is accepting new patients.

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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.