We found 20 providers with an interest in Crohn's disease and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO near Chicago, IL.

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Dr. Michael A Ruchim, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
680 North Lake Shore Drive; Suite 118
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Michael Ruchim is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Chicago, IL. Dr. Ruchim attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois for residency. His areas of expertise include the following: colon cancer, crohn's disease, and pancreatitis. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ruchim takes. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Ruchim has an open panel.

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All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal Problems, Colon Problems, Esophagus Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's ... (Read more)

Dr. Laura H Yun, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
259 E Erie Street 16th Floor; Lavin Family Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Laura Yun is a gastroenterologist. She attended Indiana University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Boston Medical Center for residency. Dr. Yun's clinical interests encompass crohn's disease, women's health issues, and ulcerative colitis. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn's Disease, Women's Health Issues, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Thirumazhisai S Gunasekaran, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, General Pediatrics
1801 W. Taylor Street; Outpatient Care Center, Suite 2e
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Thirumazhisai Gunasekaran's areas of specialization are pediatric gastroenterology and general pediatrics; he sees patients in Park Ridge, IL, Oakbrook Terrace, IL, and Maywood, IL. He is a graduate of Madras Medical College. His residency was performed at Government General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of British Columbia. Clinical interests for Dr. Gunasekaran include heartburn, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Gunasekaran speaks Tamil. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UI Health), Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC).

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All Interests: Crohn's Disease, Heartburn, Ulcerative Colitis, Acid Reflux

Dr. Michael Francis McGee, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
259 E Erie Street 16th Floor; Lavin Family Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Michael McGee practices general surgery and colon & rectal surgery in Chicago, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. McGee include rectal cancer, colon cancer, and anal cancer. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. After attending Drexel University College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Anal Cancer, Anorectal Problems, Abdominal Problems, Laparoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Theodore J Saclarides, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
1725 West Harrison Street; Suite 810
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Theodore Saclarides specializes in colon & rectal surgery and practices in Chicago, IL, Park Ridge, IL, and Melrose Park, IL. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among his clinical interests: diverticular disease, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. Dr. Saclarides is professionally affiliated with Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). Dr. Saclarides is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Saclarides attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Diverticular Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Fecal Incontinence, Laparoscopic Surgery, Rectal Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Amir F Kagalwalla, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1901 W. Harrison Street
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Amir Kagalwalla sees patients in Chicago, IL, Westchester, IL, and Arlington Heights, IL. His medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: heartburn, crohn's disease, and gallbladder problems. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Cook County Health & Hospitals System, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Kagalwalla is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Kagalwalla attended Grant Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Children's Hospital of Michigan, and the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics.

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All Interests: Colitis, Food Allergy, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Anne-Marie M Boller, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
676 N Saint Clair Street, Suite 950; Arkes Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Anne-Marie Boller practices general surgery and colon & rectal surgery in Chicago, IL. The average patient rating for Dr. Boller is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Boller's areas of expertise include rectal cancer, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Boller is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. After attending the University of Minnesota Medical School, she completed her residency training at Hennepin County Medical Center.

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

Dr. Thomas Brandon Nealis, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
259 E Erie Street 16th Floor; Lavin Family Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Thomas Nealis practices adult gastroenterology in Chicago, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Nealis include gastrointestinal bleeding, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. He trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for residency. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nealis honors. Dr. Nealis is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Obesity, Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Swallowing Problems, Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Adam Charles Stein, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
259 E Erie Street 16th Floor; Lavin Family Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Adam Stein's specialty is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stein honors. Before completing his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. Stein attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Stein's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn's Disease

Dr. Michael D Williams, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
259 E Erie Street, Suite 2250; Lavin Family Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Michael Williams works as an adult gastroenterologist in Chicago, IL. Dr. Williams attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Williams completed a residency program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Williams include esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), peptic ulcer, and colon cancer. Patient ratings for Dr. Williams average 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG) and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Acid Reflux, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Amy L Halverson, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
676 N Saint Clair Street, Suite 950; Arkes Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Amy Halverson specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery and practices in Chicago, IL. Her clinical interests include rectal cancer, colon cancer, and anal cancer. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Before completing her residency at George Washington University Medical Center, Dr. Halverson attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Halverson honors. She has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. She welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Rectal Problems, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. Emanuelle A L Bellaguarda, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
676 N Saint Clair Street, Suite 1400; Arkes Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Emanuelle Bellaguarda is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. In Dr. Bellaguarda's practice, she is particularly interested in crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Bellaguarda honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She has an open panel.

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All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn's Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Christian G Stevoff, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
259 E Erie Street 16th Floor; Lavin Family Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Christian Stevoff works as an adult gastroenterologist. Dr. Stevoff graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. These areas are among his clinical interests: crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and rectal problems. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Colon Polyps, Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal Problems, Colon Problems, Crohn's Disease, Colorectal ... (Read more)

Dr. Robin R Fintel, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
676 N Saint Clair Street, Suite 2220; Arkes Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Robin Fintel is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. These areas are among Dr. Fintel's clinical interests: diarrhea, crohn's disease, and gallbladder problems. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Her education and training includes medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and residency at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. The average patient rating for Dr. Fintel is 2.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fintel honors. Dr. Fintel is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Gastritis, Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Gallbladder ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas J Lee, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
259 E Erie Street 16th Floor; Lavin Family Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Thomas Lee is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Lee include crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and colorectal cancer screening. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Lee attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, the University Hospitals, Cleveland, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Lee average 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Colon Polyps, Ulcerative Colitis, Acid Reflux, Crohn's Disease, Colorectal Cancer Screening, ... (Read more)

Dr. Niraj K Ajmere, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
251 Huron Galter Pavillion; 18th Floor
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Niraj Ajmere's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ajmere include heartburn, pancreas problems, and colon cancer. Dr. Ajmere's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is open to new patients. Dr. Ajmere attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University for residency.

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All Interests: Celiac Disease, Heartburn, Colitis, Biliary Disorders, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Liver ... (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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