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

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

Dr. Atilla Ertan is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests include ablation, ulcers, and anemia. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Ertan accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He studied medicine at Ankara University. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Ertan's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Sclerotherapy, Gallstones, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Mark Pidala's areas of specialization are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pidala include warts, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Pidala honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and Northeast Ohio Medical University. Dr. Pidala trained at Summa Akron City Hospital for residency. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

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's specialties are adult gastroenterology, general internal medicine, and hepatology (liver disease). He practices in Houston, TX. His clinical interests include pancreas problems, anemia, and colon cancer. Dr. Raijman is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann. Before performing his residency at Aurora Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin, Dr. Raijman attended National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine for medical school. He takes 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. Dr. Raijman has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Gallstones, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Pancreas Problems, Endoscopic ... (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's specialties are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Bailey completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. These areas are among his clinical interests: warts, cancer surgery, and colon cancer. Dr. Bailey has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He 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 distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Bailey has an open panel.

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

Dr. Dang Minh Nguyen, MD
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). These areas are among Dr. Nguyen's clinical interests: crohn's disease, incontinence, and flexible sigmoidoscopy. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Nguyen is 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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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Incontinence, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Endoscopic ... (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. His areas of expertise include the following: ulcers, anemia, and crohn's disease. Dr. Glombicki is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Glombicki trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Glombicki has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Eric Haas is a general surgery and colon & rectal surgery specialist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Haas include colon cancer, crohn's disease, and laparoscopic colectomy. Dr. Haas's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Fannin Surgicare. Dr. Haas accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He is open to new patients. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He completed his residency training at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston. Dr. Haas has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Laparoscopic ... (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. The average patient rating for Dr. Madriz is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Madriz's areas of expertise include colon cancer, crohn's disease, and laparoscopic colectomy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Madriz honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Madriz is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

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

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Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1404
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Dan Geisler is a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon in Houston, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Geisler include colon cancer, incontinence, and crohn's disease. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Geisler is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare POS, and United Healthcare Silver. Dr. Geisler studied medicine at St. Louis University School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cleveland Clinic and Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Incontinence, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Gastrointestinal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Harshinie Chamindika Amaratunge, MD
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). She has a special interest in anemia, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, Dr. Amaratunge completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Amaratunge has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

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 sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialties are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. His areas of clinical interest 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. He attended Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete 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. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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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 practices adult gastroenterology. He studied medicine at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Barroso's areas of expertise include the following: pancreas problems, ulcers, and colon cancer. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes 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. Dr. Barroso is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

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

Dr. Brian Howard Kaplan, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Brian Kaplan specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Houston, TX. Dr. Kaplan is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: ulcers, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Kaplan graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Stuart Dobbs is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Houston, TX. Dr. Dobbs's areas of expertise include the following: pancreas problems, ulcers, and colon cancer. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He is a graduate of Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. His training includes a residency program 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. He has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Daniel Ball works as an adult gastroenterologist in Houston, TX. Dr. Ball is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: pancreas problems, ulcers, and biopsy. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Ball's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

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

Dr. Frank Vincent Meriano, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1008
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Frank Meriano is an adult gastroenterologist in Houston, TX. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Meriano include colon cancer, crohn's disease, and endoscopy. Dr. Meriano's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Meriano studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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

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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.