We found 6 providers with an interest in Crohn's disease and who accept Health Net near West Orange, NJ.

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Dr. Michael Alan Samach, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
101 Old Short Hills Road
West Orange, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Samach is an adult gastroenterology specialist. His areas of expertise include barrett's esophagus, ulcers, and crohn's disease. Dr. Samach's hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Barnabas Health Medical Group. He is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Samach's training includes a residency program at Montefiore Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Samach average 2.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Amerigroup, Anthem, and Fortis, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Kevin Jay Holzman, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
75 E. Northfield Road
Livingston, NJ
 

Dr. Kevin Holzman's specialty is colon & rectal surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Holzman include rectocele (posterior prolapse), stent placement (stenting), and transanal hemorrhoidal dearterialization (THD). His professional affiliations include Summit Medical Group, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Holzman is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Mail Handlers Benefit Plan. He has an open panel. Dr. Holzman's education and training includes medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine and residency at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston.

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Michael Tyshkov, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, General Pediatrics
33 Overlook Road; Suite 208
Summit, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Tyshkov's specialties are pediatric gastroenterology and general pediatrics. Dr. Tyshkov's hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Staten Island University Hospital, and Northwell Health Physician Partners. His residency was performed at Flushing Hospital Medical Center. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tyshkov has received the following distinction: Millburn-Short Hills Super Doctors. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Crohn's Disease, Liver Disease, Abdominal Pain

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
101 Old Short Hills Road; Suite 217
West Orange, NJ
 

Dr. Carl Wallach is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. His 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 attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and subsequently trained at NYU Langone Medical Center for residency. Dr. Wallach's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
101 Old Short Hills Road
West Orange, NJ
 

Dr. John Morton is an adult gastroenterologist. He graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University. These areas are among Dr. Morton's clinical interests: anemia, crohn's disease, and liver disease. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Morton is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Barnabas Health Medical Group.

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Specializes in Internal Medicine, Adolescent Medicine
25 E Willow Street
Millburn, NJ
 

Dr. Silvio Quaglia is an adolescent medicine specialist in Millburn, NJ. Dr. Quaglia speaks Italian. Clinical interests for Dr. Quaglia include thyroid problems, heart problems, and crohn's disease. He is affiliated with Overlook Medical Center. He studied medicine at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Quaglia has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Headache, Sleep Disorders, Osteoporosis, Skin Cancer, Heart Problems, Crohn's ... (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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