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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 areas of specialization are transplant medicine and adult gastroenterology; he sees patients in Madison, WI. Dr. Rice's areas of expertise include hepatitis, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. His professional affiliations include the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health, Madison VA Hospital, and the University Hospital. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University.

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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's specialty is pediatric general surgery. His clinical interests include pyloric stenosis, pectus excavatum, and crohn's disease. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nichol studied medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. His residency was performed at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics and a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. Dr. Nichol speaks Italian. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health.

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

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

Dr. Charles Leys' area of specialization is pediatric general surgery. His areas of expertise include pyloric stenosis, pectus excavatum, and crohn's disease. Dr. Leys accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. His residency was performed at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Leys is professionally 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, Cysts, Ulcerative Colitis, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jonathan Kohler is a pediatric general surgeon. These areas are among Dr. Kohler's clinical interests: pyloric stenosis, crohn's disease, and inguinal hernia. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Dr. Kohler is affiliated with the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health.

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All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Umbilical Hernia, Appendicitis, Cysts, 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.