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 practices general surgery and colon & rectal surgery in Houston, TX and The Woodlands, TX. He is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: warts, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. Dr. Pidala's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He 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 takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pidala has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Isaac Raijman is a gastroenterologist, internist, and hepatologist in Houston, TX. These areas are among Dr. Raijman's clinical interests: pancreas problems, anemia, and colon cancer. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Raijman accepts. His education and training includes medical school at National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine and residency at Aurora Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Raijman has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Atilla Ertan is an adult gastroenterologist. He studied medicine at Ankara University. Dr. Ertan's areas of expertise include the following: ablation, ulcers, and anemia. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Ertan honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. He has an open panel.

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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 specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Bailey obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. His clinical interests include warts, cancer surgery, and colon cancer. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Bailey's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Bailey's office for an appointment.

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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's areas of specialization are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery; he sees patients in Houston, TX, Katy, TX, and Bunker Hill Village, TX. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Madriz attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. His areas of expertise include colon cancer, crohn's disease, and laparoscopic colectomy. Dr. Madriz has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Madriz's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

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 is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Houston, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Glombicki include ulcers, anemia, and crohn's disease. Patient reviews placed Dr. Glombicki at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Glombicki's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). He is accepting new patients.

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

Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
4100 S. Shepherd Drive
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Dang Nguyen's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology, general internal medicine, and hepatology (liver disease). Dr. Nguyen studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Nguyen completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His clinical interests include crohn's disease, incontinence, and flexible sigmoidoscopy. Dr. Nguyen takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. His professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann. He is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Eric Haas' specialties are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Haas include colon cancer, crohn's disease, and laparoscopic colectomy. Dr. Haas is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then he performed his residency at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Haas is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Fannin Surgicare. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
4100 S. Shepherd Drive
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Harshinie Amaratunge, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Amaratunge include anemia, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Amaratunge's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Amaratunge has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. Her professional affiliations include 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. David Allan Thompson, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
6550 Fannin Street; Suite 2307
Houston, TX
 

Dr. David Thompson's specialties are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. In Dr. Thompson's practice, he is particularly interested in rectal cancer and inflammatory bowel disease. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Thompson accepts. He attended medical school at Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed 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 is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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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's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Barroso's areas of expertise include pancreas problems, ulcers, and colon cancer. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He attended medical school at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro Faculty of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. 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 professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Stuart Dobbs is an adult gastroenterologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dobbs include pancreas problems, endoscopic sclerotherapy, and ulcers. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Dobbs average 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Bincy Abraham is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Abraham include crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. The average patient rating for Dr. Abraham is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Abraham accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Abraham's 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. She has received distinctions including 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. Brian Howard Kaplan, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Brian Kaplan works as an adult gastroenterologist in Houston, TX. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kaplan include ulcers, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kaplan is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Ulcers, Ulcerative Colitis, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Dan Geisler is a specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Geisler attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: colon cancer, incontinence, and crohn's disease. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare EPO, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Geisler honors. Dr. Geisler's professional affiliations include Cleveland Clinic and Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Daniel Ball's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Ball attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include ulcers, crohn's disease, and gallstones. He is rated highly by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ball is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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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