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We found 4 providers with an interest in Crohn's disease and who accept Humana Bronze HMO near Madison, WI.

Dr. John Patrick Rice, MD
Specializes in Transplant Medicine, Adult Gastroenterology
2500 Overlook Terrace
Madison, WI
 

Dr. John Rice's specialties are transplant medicine and adult gastroenterology. He practices in Madison, WI. He graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. He has a special interest in hepatitis, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. Dr. Rice takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. His professional affiliations include the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health, Madison VA Hospital, and the University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Hepatitis, Ulcerative Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohn's Disease

Dr. Peter Frosio Nichol, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
600 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI
 

Dr. Peter Nichol works as a pediatric general surgeon in Madison, WI, Oshkosh, WI, and Green Bay, WI. Clinical interests for Dr. Nichol include pyloric stenosis, pectus excavatum, and crohn's disease. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health. Dr. Nichol honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nichol attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics and a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. He speaks Italian.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Pectus Excavatum, Inguinal Hernia, Umbilical Hernia, Appendicitis, Cyst, Ulcerative Colitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles M Leys, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
600 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI
 

Dr. Charles Leys specializes in pediatric general surgery and practices in Madison, WI. Dr. Leys attended medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He completed his residency training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Leys include pyloric stenosis, pectus excavatum, and crohn's disease. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Pectus Excavatum, Inguinal Hernia, Umbilical Hernia, Appendicitis, Cyst, Ulcerative Colitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jonathan Emerson Kohler, MA, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
600 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI
 

Dr. Jonathan Kohler works as a pediatric general surgeon in Madison, WI. He attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Kohler's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. His areas of expertise include the following: pyloric stenosis, crohn's disease, and inguinal hernia. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Kohler is professionally affiliated with the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Umbilical Hernia, Appendicitis, Cyst, Ulcerative Colitis, Neonatal Surgery, ... (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.