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

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Dr. Michael A. Samach M.D.
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
average rating 2.5 stars (3 ratings)
101 Madison Avenue; Suite 100
Morristown, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Samach practices adult gastroenterology. Dr. Samach is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include barrett's esophagus, ulcers, and crohn's disease. His professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Barnabas Health Medical Group. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Anthem, and Fortis. Dr. Samach's education and training includes medical school at Yale School of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at Montefiore Medical Center.

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All Interests: Esophagus Problems, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Liver Disease, Cancer, Ulcers, ... (Read more)

John Michael Dalena M.D.
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Other
average rating 4.62 stars (68 ratings)
65 Ridgedale Avenue
Cedar Knolls, NJ
 

Dr. John Dalena's area of specialization is gastroenterology (digestive system). He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Dalena's areas of expertise include the following: cancer screening, achalasia, and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center and Summit Medical Group. Amerigroup, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dalena accepts. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Dalena graduated from 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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All Interests: Achalasia, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Appendicitis, Gastroparesis, Double-Contrast Barium ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Larry Siu specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in West Orange, NJ, Morristown, NJ, and Oak Ridge, NJ. Clinical interests for Dr. Siu include barrett's esophagus, crohn's disease, and hepatitis C. He is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Dr. Siu is in-network for Amerigroup, AARP, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Siu attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He is conversant in Cantonese.

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All Interests: Crohn's Disease, Hepatitis C, Hemorrhoids, Hepatitis B, Constipation, Barrett's Esophagus, Colon ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
average rating 4.03 stars (40 ratings)
101 Madison Avenue; Suite 100
Morristown, NJ
 

Dr. Carl Wallach works as a gastroenterologist in Morristown, NJ, Succasunna, NJ, and West Orange, NJ. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Wallach's clinical interests: crohn's disease, liver disease, and colon problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Barnabas Health Medical Group. Dr. Wallach accepts Amerigroup, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Wallach trained at NYU Langone Medical Center.

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All Interests: Gallstones, Colon Problems, Esophagus Problems, Gastrointestinal Problems, 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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