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We found 5 providers with an interest in Crohn's disease and who accept Silver Choice HSA 3000 - 4 near Irving, TX.

Dr. Jefferson Bennett Hurley, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
2001 North Macarthur; Suite 750
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Jefferson Hurley is a general surgery and colon & rectal surgery specialist. His clinical interests include cyst, diverticular disease, and colon cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, and Las Colinas Medical Center. Dr. Hurley honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Parkland Community Health Plan, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Hurley's office for an appointment. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He trained at St. Paul University Hospital, Dallas for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Gallstones, Polyps, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Hemorrhoids, Hernia, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Randall Wayne Crim, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
2001 North Macarthur; Suite 750
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Randall Crim, who practices in Irving, TX and Carrollton, TX, is a medical specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Crim include rectal cancer, crohn's disease, and anal fissures. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed his residency at St. Paul University Hospital, Dallas. Dr. Crim has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Crim (or staff) speaks Spanish and German. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, and Las Colinas Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1901 N. Macarthur Boulevard
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Juan Martinez's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Martinez's clinical interests include percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), hepatitis C, and celiac disease. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Digestive Disease Consultants (TDDC), and Medical City Hospital (Dallas). Dr. Martinez graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Gastrostomy, Liver Tumor, Gastroparesis, Rectal Problems, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1901 N. Macarthur Boulevard
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Rikin Patel, who practices in Irving, TX and Dallas, TX, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Patel's areas of expertise include the following: hepatitis C, celiac disease, and liver tumor. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Patel accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Parkland Community Health Plan, and more. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Digestive Disease Consultants (TDDC), and Medical City Hospital (Dallas).

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All Interests: Liver Tumor, Gastroparesis, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Colitis, Bowel Resection, Gallstones, ... (Read more)

Dr. Damien Bassam Mallat, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1110 Cottonwood Lane; Suite 100
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Damien Mallat is an adult gastroenterology specialist. His areas of expertise include indigestion, esophageal varices, and crohn's disease. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mallat honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences. His medical residency was performed at Jersey City Medical Center. Dr. Mallat has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Mallat's hospital/clinic affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Pine Creek Medical Center.

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All Interests: Gastroparesis, Cirrhosis, Pyloric Stenosis, Esophagitis, Gastritis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, ... (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.