We found 17 providers with an interest in Crohn's disease and who accept MetroPlus Medicare near Brooklyn, NY.

Dr. Jeffrey Stephen Crespin, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
155 East 47th Street; Suite 1a
New York, NY
 

Dr. Jeffrey Crespin's specialties are adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology. He practices in New York, NY. His areas of expertise include crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and colorectal cancer screening. Dr. Crespin has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Crespin trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. In addition to English, Dr. Crespin (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Dr. Crespin's professional affiliations include Lenox Hill Hospital, Mount Sinai Roosevelt, and NYU Langone Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Cancer Screening, Ulcerative Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Crohn's Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mitchell Alan Bernstein, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
530 1st Avenue; Suite 7v
New York, NY
 

Dr. Mitchell Bernstein practices general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bernstein include rectocele (posterior prolapse), cancer surgery, and rectal cancer. He is affiliated with Mount Sinai Roosevelt and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Bernstein is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Hemorrhoidectomy, Endoscopic Surgery, Rectal Prolapse, Ileostomy, Colostomy, Rectal Cancer, Colon ... (Read more)

Dr. Babu S Bangaru, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
530 First Avenue; #3a
New York, NY
 

Dr. Babu Bangaru's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Bangaru include diarrhea, gastrointestinal bleeding, and ulcers. Dr. Bangaru's hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, Winthrop-University Hospital, and NYU Langone Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Andhra Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Bangaru (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Hindi.

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All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohn's Disease, Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Ulcers, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alexis L Grucela, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
530 1st Avenue; Suite 7v
New York, NY
 

Dr. Alexis Grucela is a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon. Her clinical interests include rectocele (posterior prolapse), cancer surgery, and rectal cancer. Dr. Grucela is professionally affiliated with Preston Robert Tisch Center for Men’s Health. She honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Grucela's education and training includes medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. She has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Hemorrhoidectomy, Endoscopic Surgery, Rectal Prolapse, Ileostomy, Colostomy, Rectal Cancer, Colon ... (Read more)

Dr. Gary Seth Gettenberg, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
9413 Flatlands Avenue; Suite 101e
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Gary Gettenberg is an adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Gettenberg is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include gastrointestinal bleeding, ulcers, and stomach problems. Dr. Gettenberg is affiliated with NYU Langone Brooklyn Gastroenterology Associates. Coresource, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gettenberg accepts. He studied medicine at New York Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Gettenberg completed a residency program at Maimonides Medical Center. Dr. Gettenberg (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and Chinese.

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All Interests: Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Gallbladder Problems, Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Ulcers, Swallowing ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
245 East 35th Street; Nyu Langone East 35th Street Practice
New York, NY
 

Dr. Ian Lustbader's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Lustbader's areas of expertise include the following: diarrhea, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. He is affiliated with NYU Langone Ambulatory Care West Side. He obtained his medical school training at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Lustbader is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohn's Disease, High Cholesterol, Cancer Screening, Ulcerative Colitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph Levy, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
160 E 32nd Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Joseph Levy specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Levy's clinical interests include diarrhea, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. He is professionally affiliated with Fink Children’s Ambulatory Care Center. Dr. Levy is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Levy completed a residency program at Beth Israel Medical Center. Dr. Levy has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Levy (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and French.

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All Interests: Gastrostomy, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Crohn's Disease, Autism, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Philip Hudesman, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
350 E 17th Street; Baird Hall 17th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. David Hudesman is a New York, NY physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. The average patient rating for Dr. Hudesman is 5.0 stars out of 5. In Dr. Hudesman's practice, he is particularly interested in crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and colorectal cancer screening. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hudesman accepts. Dr. Hudesman attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and subsequently trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center for residency. He has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars.

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All Interests: Crohn's Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Colorectal Cancer Screening, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ilseung Cho, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
423 E 23rd Street; 11 North, Gi Unit
New York, NY
 

Dr. Ilseung Cho is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cho include gastrointestinal bleeding, esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), and stomach problems. Dr. Cho takes several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). Dr. Cho (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and French. His professional affiliations include VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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

Dr. Libia C Moy, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
160 East 32nd Street; 3rd Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Libia Moy's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Moy include celiac disease, crohn's disease, and liver disease. She is professionally affiliated with Fink Children’s Ambulatory Care Center and Winthrop-University Hospital. She accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Moy attended Luis Razetti School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Winthrop University Hospital for residency. Dr. Moy (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Cantonese.

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All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Crohn's Disease, Liver Disease, Celiac Disease, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
150 55th Street
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Josef Shehebar's medical specialty is colon & rectal surgery. His clinical interests include rectocele (posterior prolapse), rectal cancer, and colon cancer. Dr. Shehebar is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Montefiore Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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All Interests: Rectal Prolapse, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Fecal Incontinence, Intestinal Problems, Rectal Cancer, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
111 Broadway; 2nd Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Jonathan Rosenberg is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Rosenberg's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Rosenberg include gastrointestinal bleeding, stomach problems, and crohn's disease. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and a graduate of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center's residency program. His professional affiliations include VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and NYU Langone at Trinity.

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

Dr. Jeremiah J Levine, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Pediatric Gastroenterology
160 East 32nd Street; 3rd Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Jeremiah Levine is a gastroenterologist and pediatric gastroenterologist in New Hyde Park, NY and New York, NY. Dr. Levine (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Italian. Dr. Levine's areas of expertise include crohn's disease, celiac disease, and liver disease. His professional affiliations include Fink Children’s Ambulatory Care Center and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. After attending Harvard Medical School, he completed his residency training at Jacobi Medical Center. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Levine takes Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Crohn's Disease, Liver Disease, Celiac Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Shannon Shung-Ling Chang, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology
550 1st Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Shannon Chang works as a gastroenterologist in New York, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chang include diarrhea, crohn's disease, and celiac disease. Dr. Chang is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Chang studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Celiac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn's Disease, Colorectal Cancer Screening, Colorectal ... (Read more)

Dr. Howard Bruce Ginsburg, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
530 1st Avenue; Suite 10w
New York, NY
 

Dr. Howard Ginsburg is a pediatric surgery and general surgery specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), cancer surgery, and pyloric stenosis. Dr. Ginsburg's professional affiliations include Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Hackensack University Medical Center, and NYU Langone Medical Center. Before performing his residency at Bellevue Hospital Center, Dr. Ginsburg attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for medical school. He is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ginsburg has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Liver Tumor, Varicocele, Pyloric Stenosis, Esophagus Problems, Crohn's Disease, Neuroendocrine ... (Read more)

Dr. Jason Craig Fisher, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
530 First Avenue; Division of Pediatric Surgery
New York, NY
 

Dr. Jason Fisher is a pediatric surgery specialist. He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Fisher trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), cancer surgery, and pyloric stenosis. Dr. Fisher is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Fisher (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Hebrew, and Arabic. Dr. Fisher is affiliated with Hackensack University Medical Center and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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All Interests: Liver Tumor, Pyloric Stenosis, Fecal Incontinence, Abdominal Problems, Esophagus 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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