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

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

Dr. Jefferson Hurley specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Hurley's clinical interests include cysts, diverticular disease, and colon cancer. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hurley graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then he performed his residency at St. Paul University Hospital, Dallas. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, and Las Colinas Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Randy Crim's areas of specialization are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery; he sees patients in Irving, TX and Carrollton, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: rectal cancer, crohn's disease, and anal fissures. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Crim attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at St. Paul University Hospital, Dallas. Dr. Crim has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Crim (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and German. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, and Las Colinas Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Rikin Patel's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Patel's areas of expertise include the following: hepatitis C, celiac disease, and liver tumor. He is rated highly by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Patel's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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)

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

Dr. Juan Martinez is a gastroenterologist in Irving, TX and Dallas, TX. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Martinez include percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), hepatitis C, and celiac disease. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Martinez takes. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Digestive Disease Consultants (TDDC), and Medical City Hospital (Dallas).

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

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1110 Cottonwood Lane; Suite 100
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Damien Mallat's specialty is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: indigestion, esophageal varices, and crohn's disease. Dr. Mallat is professionally affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth. He attended American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at Jersey City Medical Center. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Mallat honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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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.
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