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Dr. Donald C Hoscheit II, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
302 Randall Road; Suite 209
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Donald Hoscheit is a gastroenterologist. His areas of expertise include the following: colorectal surgery procedures, colon cancer, and celiac disease. Dr. Hoscheit takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Hoscheit's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Arvin Kumar Bhatia, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
302 Randall Road
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Arvin Bhatia is an adult gastroenterology specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: colorectal surgery procedures, heartburn, and crohn's disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Bhatia attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Rameez Alasadi, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
302 Randall Road; Suite 209
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Rameez Alasadi is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He is especially interested in colorectal surgery procedures, crohn's disease, and gallbladder problems. Dr. Alasadi's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). He graduated from the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Alasadi is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Alasadi's office for an appointment.

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Dr. Katherine A Jelinek, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
302 Randall Road
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Katherine Jelinek specializes in adult gastroenterology. She is especially interested in celiac disease, crohn's disease, and colorectal cancer screening. She accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dr. Jelinek performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, and Delnor Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Colitis, Crohn's Disease, Celiac Disease, Colorectal Cancer Screening

Dr. Harold L Mozwecz, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
302 Randall Road; Suite 209
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Harold Mozwecz practices adult gastroenterology in Naperville, IL, Geneva, IL, and Lisle, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: colorectal surgery procedures, heartburn, and colon cancer. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mozwecz graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Mozwecz's office for an appointment.

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Dr. Rafael Piedra, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
302 Randall Road; Suite 209
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Rafael Piedra's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Piedra's clinical interests include heartburn, colon cancer, and celiac disease. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Piedra's education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Sharif Zubair, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
302 Randall Road
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Sharif Zubair is an adult gastroenterology specialist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Zubair include ulcers, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Zubair takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His practice is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Dr. Zubair attended medical school at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine.

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Dr. Niraj K Ajmere, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
302 Randall Road; Suite 210
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Niraj Ajmere specializes in adult gastroenterology. Patient ratings for Dr. Ajmere average 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include heartburn, pancreas problems, and colon cancer. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, he completed his residency training at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). Dr. Ajmere is open to new patients.

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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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