We found 14 providers with an interest in Crohn's disease and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO near Weston, FL.

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Dr. Andrew (Andrzej) Ukleja, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Andrew Ukleja is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Ukleja is conversant in Polish. These areas are among his clinical interests: achalasia, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), and celiac disease. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston. Dr. Ukleja is a graduate of Medical University of Lodz and a graduate of Beaumont Hospitals' residency program. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for 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: Achalasia, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Rectal Bleeding, Gallstones, Gastritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Dana Reiver Sands, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Dana Sands specializes in colon & rectal surgery and practices in Weston, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Sands include rectal cancer, paget's disease, and polypectomy (polyp removal). She is rated highly by her patients. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Sands include: Boca Raton Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. She is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Hemorrhoidectomy, Endoscopic Surgery, Rectal Prolapse, Rectal Bleeding, Colectomy, Fecal ... (Read more)

Dr. Fernando Castro-Pavia, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Fernando Castro-Pavia is a Weston, FL physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He attended the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. His clinical interests include foreign body ingestion, cancer screening, and achalasia. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Castro-Pavia accepts. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Castro-Pavia is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Foreign Body Ingestion, Achalasia, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Ascites, Cirrhosis, Rectal ... (Read more)

Dr. Alison J Schneider, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Alison Schneider is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Weston, FL. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Schneider's areas of expertise include cancer screening, polypectomy (polyp removal), and achalasia. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before performing her residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Schneider attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Achalasia, Esophageal Motility Disorders, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Ascites, Esophageal ... (Read more)

Dr. Ronnie R Pimentel, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Clevaland Clinic Florida Department of Gastroenterology
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Ronnie Pimentel is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal varices, crohn's disease, and pancreatitis. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Pimentel accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena. Dr. Pimentel's training includes a residency program at Cleveland Clinic. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston.

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All Interests: Bile Duct Stones, Sclerotherapy, Extrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma, Interventional Endoscopy, Pyloric ... (Read more)

Dr. Eric G Weiss, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Eric Weiss works as a colon and rectal surgeon. His areas of expertise include the following: stapled hemorrhoidopexy, rectal cancer, and paget's disease. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Weiss accepts. Dr. Weiss studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. His distinctions include: Boca Raton Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Hemorrhoidectomy, Endoscopic Surgery, Rectal Prolapse, Rectal Bleeding, Colectomy, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Roger Justin Charles, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Roger Charles is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Charles's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Charles include achalasia, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), and crohn's disease. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Charles takes. He attended medical school at the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences. His medical residency was performed at Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Achalasia, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Rectal Bleeding, Gallstones, Gastritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Juan J Nogueras, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Juan Nogueras specializes in colon & rectal surgery and practices in Weston, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Nogueras include stapled hemorrhoidopexy, rectal cancer, and paget's disease. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Nogueras attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Boca Raton Super Doctors and South Florida Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Nogueras speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Hemorrhoidectomy, Endoscopic Surgery, Rectal Prolapse, Rectal Bleeding, Sacral Nerve Stimulation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Giovanna Marques Da Silva Southwick, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Giovanna Da Silva works as a colon and rectal surgeon. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Da Silva's areas of expertise include rectal cancer, polypectomy (polyp removal), and paget's disease. She is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston. Dr. Da Silva accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Her medical residency was performed at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York and Maimonides Medical Center. She speaks Portuguese.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Hemorrhoidectomy, Endoscopic Surgery, Rectal Prolapse, Rectal Bleeding, Sacral Nerve Stimulation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nicole Anil Palekar, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Nicole Palekar's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Palekar include percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), celiac disease, and crohn's disease. She is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Palekar obtained her medical school training at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and performed her residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Rectal Bleeding, Diagnostic Endoscopy, Gallstones, Gastritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven D Wexner, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Steven Wexner is a colon and rectal surgeon in Weston, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: stapled hemorrhoidopexy, rectal cancer, and female incontinence. Dr. Wexner is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston. He is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College. He trained at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center for his residency. Dr. Wexner's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He has received professional recognition including the following: Boca Raton Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Female Incontinence, Hemorrhoidectomy, Rectal Prolapse, Rectal Bleeding, Sacral Nerve Stimulation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lester Rosen, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Lester Rosen practices colon & rectal surgery. He attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York for residency. Dr. Rosen's areas of expertise include the following: female incontinence, polypectomy (polyp removal), and hemorrhoid banding. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Rosen is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Female Incontinence, Anoscopy, Hemorrhoidectomy, Incontinence, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Fecal ... (Read more)

Dr. Joshua H Wolf, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. Joshua Wolf works as a colon and rectal surgeon in Weston, FL. Dr. Wolf's areas of clinical interest consist of colectomy (colon resection), crohn's disease, and hemorrhoids. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Colectomy, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Intestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. David James Maron, MD
Specializes in Surgery
2950 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Wstn
Weston, FL
 

Dr. David Maron specializes in surgery and practices in Weston, FL. Dr. Maron has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include stapled hemorrhoidopexy, rectal cancer, and paget's disease. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He obtained his medical school training at Georgetown University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals and Hahnemann University Hospital. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Hemorrhoidectomy, Endoscopic Surgery, Rectal Prolapse, Rectal Bleeding, Colectomy, 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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