We found 9 providers with an interest in Crohn's disease and who accept BlueOptions Everyday Health 1431 near Tampa, FL.

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Dr. Roland David Shepard, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4224 N Tampania Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Roland Shepard is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Tampa, FL. He has indicated that his clinical interests include crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and endoscopy. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Shepard is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Dr. Shepard performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He is affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic.

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All Interests: Crohn's Disease, Endoscopy, Cancer Screening, Ulcerative Colitis, Colon Problems, Acid Reflux

Dr. Jorge Enrique Marcet, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
Two Columbia Drive; Suite 145
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Jorge Marcet is a colon & rectal surgery specialist in Tampa, FL. Patient ratings for Dr. Marcet average 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Marcet include fistula, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Marcet performed his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. His professional affiliations include the University of South Florida (USF) Health and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Rectal Prolapse, Fecal Incontinence, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
508 South Habana Avenue; Suite 260 (s Tampa Medical Center)
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Morris Hanan specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Tampa, FL. Dr. Hanan's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among his clinical interests: diverticular disease, ulcers, and crohn's disease. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital of Tampa. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Dr. Hanan attended medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohn's Disease, Ulcers, Diverticular Disease, Colon Problems

Dr. Cesar Alberto Santiago Munoz, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
4301 North Habana Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Cesar Santiago's medical specialty is colon & rectal surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Santiago include rectocele (posterior prolapse), fistula, and microsurgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Santiago attended medical school at Ponce School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Santiago completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Santiago speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, St. Joseph's Hospital - North, and BayCare Medical Group.

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All Interests: Fecal Incontinence, Crohn's Disease, Laparoscopic Colon Surgery, Hemorrhoids, Rectocele, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alan Marc Weintraub, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4108 Henderson Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Alan Weintraub works as an adult gastroenterologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Weintraub include cancer, ulcers, and nutrition counseling. He is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Dr. Weintraub performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Weintraub accepts.

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All Interests: Substance Abuse, Rectal Problems, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hemorrhoid Banding, Crohn's Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Israel Crespo, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6919 N Dale Mabry Highway; Suite 320
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Israel Crespo is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. After attending the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, Dr. Crespo completed his residency training at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and William Beaumont Army Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Crespo include cancer, ulcers, and polypectomy (polyp removal). He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Crespo's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital - North, Tampa Community Hospital, and BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity).

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All Interests: Substance Abuse, Rectal Problems, Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Angel Manuel Rosario, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6919 N Dale Mabry Highway; Suite 320
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Angel Rosario's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He graduated from Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Youngstown and Dr. Ramon Ruiz Arnau University Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rosario include cancer, ulcers, and polypectomy (polyp removal). Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rosario accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Rosario is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, Tampa Community Hospital, and BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity).

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All Interests: Paracentesis, Substance Abuse, Rectal Problems, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Shivinder Narwal, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
3003 W Dr Ml King Jr Boulevard; Ms-3012
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Shivinder Narwal is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Narwal include celiac disease, crohn's disease, and gallbladder problems. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Government Medical College, Patiala. Dr. Narwal trained at Kings County Hospital Center for his residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, Brandon Regional Hospital, and All Children's Hospital.

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All Interests: Gastroparesis, Rectal Problems, Rectal Prolapse, Colitis, Bleeding, Esophagitis, Gastritis, Food ... (Read more)

Dr. Anthony Netterville Brannan, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
4301 North Habana Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Anthony Brannan is a colon and rectal surgeon. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: hemorrhoid banding, crohn's disease, and gallbladder problems. Dr. Brannan is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, St. Joseph's Hospital - North, and BayCare Medical Group. Before performing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Brannan attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr. Brannan takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Hemorrhoid Banding, Crohn's Disease, Gallbladder Problems, Laparoscopic ... (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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