We found 4 providers with an interest in Crohn's disease and who accept Amerigroup near Morristown, NJ.

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Dr. John Michael Dalena, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Other
65 Ridgedale Avenue
Cedar Knolls, NJ
 

Dr. John Dalena, who practices in Cedar Knolls, NJ and Florham Park, NJ, is a medical specialist in gastroenterology (digestive system). The average patient rating for Dr. Dalena is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Dalena include cancer screening, achalasia, and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG). He is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center and Summit Medical Group. Dr. Dalena honors Amerigroup, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is accepting new patients. He studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Dalena (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Italian.

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Dr. Michael Alan Samach, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
101 Madison Avenue; Suite 100
Morristown, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Samach sees patients in Morristown, NJ and West Orange, NJ. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Samach has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among his clinical interests: barrett's esophagus, ulcers, and crohn's disease. He accepts Amerigroup, Anthem, and Fortis, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Yale School of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Barnabas Health Medical Group.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
101 Madison Avenue; Suite 100
Morristown, NJ
 

Dr. Carl Wallach sees patients in Morristown, NJ, Succasunna, NJ, and West Orange, NJ. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Patient ratings for Dr. Wallach average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Wallach's clinical interests include crohn's disease, liver disease, and colon problems. He is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Barnabas Health Medical Group. Dr. Wallach is in-network for Amerigroup, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
101 Madison Avenue; 100
Morristown, NJ
 

Dr. Larry Siu is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. His areas of expertise include barrett's esophagus, crohn's disease, and hepatitis C. Dr. Siu takes Amerigroup, AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He speaks Cantonese. He is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, and Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

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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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