We found 11 providers with an interest in Crohn's disease and who accept Blue Choice Silver PPO 003 near Fort Worth, TX.

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Dr. Lori Lynn Gordon, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1420 8th Avenue; Suite 103
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Lori Gordon is a physician who specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Gordon average 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include diverticular disease, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. In addition to English, Dr. Gordon speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Fort Worth, and Texas Health Southwest Fort Worth. She is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Diverticular Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Colorectal ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph Houston Shelton, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
900 West Magnolia Avenue; Suite 100
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Shelton is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shelton include celiac disease, gastrostomy (G-tube insertion), and diverticular disease. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Shelton attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Shelton's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Fort Worth, and Texas Health Southwest Fort Worth. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Gastrostomy, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Colitis, Gallstones, Gastritis, Enteroscopy, Flexible ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1420 8th Avenue; Suite 103
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Eduardo Castillo is a general surgery and colon & rectal surgery specialist. His clinical interests include tumor, colon polyps, and diverticular disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Fort Worth, and Texas Health Care. Dr. Castillo accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Castillo speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Incontinence, Rectal Problems, Rectal Prolapse, Colitis, Rectal Bleeding, Bleeding, Bowel ... (Read more)

Dr. Glen Douglas Hooker, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1420 8th Avenue; Suite 103
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Glen Hooker's medical specialty is general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Before completing his residency at Baylor University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with The University of Western Ontario, Dr. Hooker attended medical school at The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. His areas of expertise include the following: rectal cancer, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. Dr. Hooker is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Hooker is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Fort Worth, and Texas Health Southwest Fort Worth. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Rectal Problems, Rectal Prolapse, Colitis, Rectal Bleeding, Bowel Resection, Colectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Pavani Muddasani, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
800 8th Avenue; Suite 632
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Pavani Muddasani's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Her average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Muddasani's areas of expertise include hepatitis C, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), and gastric (stomach) ulcer. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Her residency was performed at UPMC Shadyside. Dr. Muddasani's professional affiliations include Medical City Fort Worth and Texas Health Resources.

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All Interests: Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Gastroparesis, Cirrhosis, Manometry, Esophagitis, Gallstones, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
800 8th Avenue; Suite 116
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Damien Mallat is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mallat include hepatitis C, gastric (stomach) ulcer, and malnutrition. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mallat accepts. After attending American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Jersey City Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Mallat is affiliated with Medical City Fort Worth.

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All Interests: Gastroparesis, Cirrhosis, Pyloric Stenosis, Esophagitis, Gallstones, Gastritis, Irritable Bowel ... (Read more)

Dr. Shahid Aziz, MD, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1650 W Rosedale Street; Suite 302
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Shahid Aziz practices adult gastroenterology in Fort Worth, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Aziz average 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Aziz include indigestion, esophageal varices, and achalasia. He is professionally affiliated with Medical City Fort Worth. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan. He graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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All Interests: Achalasia, Gastroparesis, Cirrhosis, Esophagitis, Gallstones, Gastritis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
855 Montgomery St; Fort
Worth, TX
 

Dr. Long Hoang is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Hoang has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Achalasia, Anoscopy, Gastroparesis, Cirrhosis, Manometry, Pyloric Stenosis, Esophagitis, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
855 Montgomery St; Fort
Worth, TX
 

Dr. Monte Troutman works as an adult gastroenterologist. His education and training includes medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University. Clinical interests for Dr. Troutman include achalasia, hepatitis C, and gastric (stomach) ulcer. Patient reviews placed Dr. Troutman at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Troutman takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Medical City Fort Worth.

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All Interests: Achalasia, Gastroparesis, Cirrhosis, Manometry, Pyloric Stenosis, Esophagitis, Gallstones, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
855 Montgomery Street
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Navakanth Gorrepati, who practices in Fort Worth, TX, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Gorrepati's clinical interests include indigestion, esophageal varices, and achalasia. Amerigroup, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gorrepati takes. He graduated from Sri Venkateswara Medical College, Tirupati. For his professional training, Dr. Gorrepati completed a residency program at Beaumont Hospitals. He is professionally affiliated with Medical City Fort Worth.

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All Interests: Achalasia, Hemorrhoidectomy, Gastroparesis, Cirrhosis, Pyloric Stenosis, Esophagitis, Gallstones, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
609 Hemphill Street; Suite 101
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Fidelis Unini's specialty is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Unini include achalasia, hepatitis C, and gastric (stomach) ulcer. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Unini honors. He is professionally affiliated with Medical City Fort Worth.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Achalasia, Gastroparesis, Cirrhosis, Pyloric Stenosis, Esophagitis, Gallstones, Gastritis, ... (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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