We found 13 providers with an interest in Crohn's disease and who accept Blue Choice near Lisle, IL.

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Dr. Donald C Hoscheit II, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
430 Warrenville Road; Suite 310
Lisle, IL
 

Dr. Donald Hoscheit, who practices in Naperville, IL, Winfield, IL, and Geneva, IL, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. These areas are among Dr. Hoscheit's clinical interests: colorectal surgery procedures, colon cancer, and celiac disease. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Hoscheit attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Hoscheit has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. James H Berman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1s224 Summit Avenue; Suite 101
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
 

Dr. James Berman specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and practices in Maywood, IL, Park Ridge, IL, and Oakbrook Terrace, IL. His areas of expertise include crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and feeding disorders. Patient ratings for Dr. Berman average 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Berman is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Berman completed a residency program at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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All Interests: Colitis, Crohn's Disease, Feeding Disorders, Nutrition Issues, Ulcerative Colitis, Constipation

Dr. Thirumazhisai S Gunasekaran, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, General Pediatrics
1s224 Summit Avenue; Suite 101
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
 

Dr. Thirumazhisai Gunasekaran practices pediatric gastroenterology and general pediatrics. His areas of expertise consist of heartburn, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. Dr. Gunasekaran accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended Madras Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Government General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of British Columbia. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Gunasekaran is conversant in Tamil. His professional affiliations include 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. Amir F Kagalwalla, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
25 N. Winfield Road
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Amir Kagalwalla's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. He studied medicine at Grant Medical College. Dr. Kagalwalla's medical residency was performed at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Children's Hospital of Michigan, and the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. Clinical interests for Dr. Kagalwalla include heartburn, crohn's disease, and gallbladder problems. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. Dr. Kagalwalla's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Cook County Health & Hospitals System, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Rameez Alasadi, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
430 Warrenville Road; Suite 310
Lisle, IL
 

Dr. Rameez Alasadi sees patients in Naperville, IL, Lisle, IL, and Winfield, IL. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Alasadi's areas of expertise include the following: colorectal surgery procedures, crohn's disease, and gallbladder problems. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before performing his residency at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University, Dr. Alasadi attended the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine for medical school. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Alasadi is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Colitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Gallbladder Problems, Colorectal Surgery ... (Read more)

Dr. Andelka D Djordjevic, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
430 Warrenville Road; Suite 310
Lisle, IL
 

Dr. Andelka Losavio's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Her areas of expertise include the following: ulcers, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). Dr. Losavio honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Losavio is accepting new patients. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago, Dr. Losavio attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Incontinence, Colitis, Crohn's Disease, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Ulcers, Swallowing Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rafi Mohammed Ali, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
430 Warrenville Road; Suite 310
Lisle, IL
 

Dr. Rafi Ali's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include heartburn, colon cancer, and celiac disease. Dr. Ali is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His training includes a residency program at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. Dr. Ali (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Hindi. Dr. Ali's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Colitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Gallbladder Problems, Liver ... (Read more)

Dr. Marc A Fallah, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3825 Highland Avenue; Suite 310
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Marc Fallah is an adult gastroenterologist. Dr. Fallah (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Persian. Clinical interests for Dr. Fallah include heartburn, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). He is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Fallah's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Colitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Gallbladder Problems, Liver Disease, Celiac ... (Read more)

Dr. Harold L Mozwecz, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
430 Warrenville Road; Suite 310
Lisle, IL
 

Dr. Harold Mozwecz's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mozwecz include colorectal surgery procedures, heartburn, and colon cancer. Dr. Mozwecz honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). Dr. Mozwecz has an open panel.

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All Interests: Endoscopic Surgery, Colitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Gallbladder ... (Read more)

Dr. Rafael Piedra, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
430 Warrenville Road; Suite 310
Lisle, IL
 

Dr. Rafael Piedra is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Naperville, IL, Winfield, IL, and Geneva, IL. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Piedra include heartburn, colon cancer, and celiac disease. Dr. Piedra's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Piedra honors. Dr. Piedra welcomes new patients. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and a graduate of Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital's residency program. Dr. Piedra is conversant in Spanish.

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All Interests: Colitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Celiac Disease, Heartburn, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kashyap N Katwala, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3825 Highland Avenue; Suite 310
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Kashyap Katwala specializes in adult gastroenterology. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Katwala attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Dr. Katwala's areas of expertise include the following: crohn's disease, gallbladder problems, and colorectal cancer screening. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). Dr. Katwala's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Colitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Gallbladder Problems, Gastrointestinal Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gloria Jean Caruso, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Other
430 Warrenville Road; Suite 310
Lisle, IL
 

Dr. Gloria Caruso works as a gastroenterologist in Bloomingdale, IL, Naperville, IL, and Winfield, IL. Dr. Caruso's areas of expertise include the following: colorectal surgery procedures, heartburn, and ulcers. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Caruso is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). She welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Heartburn, Colitis, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Crohn's Disease, Hemorrhoids, Ulcers, Colorectal ... (Read more)

Dr. Van L Vallina, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Critical Care
430 Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite 350
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Van Vallina is a physician who specializes in general surgery, bariatric surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). Patients gave Dr. Vallina an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Vallina include breast biopsy, breast surgery, and breast issues. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). Dr. Vallina takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. In addition to English, Dr. Vallina (or staff) speaks Spanish and German.

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All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Breast Biopsy, Colitis, Crohn's Disease, Gallbladder Problems, ... (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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