We found 9 providers with an interest in Crohn's disease and who accept United Healthcare Silver EPO 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 practices general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. She attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Clinical interests for Dr. Gordon include diverticular disease, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gordon is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Fort Worth, and Texas Health Southwest Fort Worth. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 works as an adult gastroenterologist in Fort Worth, TX. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Shelton's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Clinical interests for Dr. Shelton include celiac disease, gastrostomy (G-tube insertion), and diverticular disease. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Shelton speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Fort Worth, and Texas Health Southwest Fort Worth. Dr. Shelton is accepting 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 surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon in Fort Worth, TX. Dr. Castillo is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: tumor, colon polyps, and diverticular disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Fort Worth, and Texas Health Care. Before completing his residency at Henry Ford Hospital, Dr. Castillo attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Castillo takes. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 is a general surgery and colon & rectal surgery specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Hooker include rectal cancer, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Fort Worth, and Texas Health Southwest Fort Worth. Dr. Hooker graduated from The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. He trained at Baylor University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with The University of Western Ontario for residency. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Hooker's office for an appointment.

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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 is a gastroenterologist in Fort Worth, TX. Dr. Muddasani's areas of expertise include the following: hepatitis C, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), and gastric (stomach) ulcer. Her average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Muddasani takes. Her medical residency was performed at UPMC Shadyside. Dr. Muddasani's hospital/clinic 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's specialty is adult gastroenterology. After attending American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Mallat completed his residency training at Jersey City Medical Center. His clinical interests include hepatitis C, gastric (stomach) ulcer, and malnutrition. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Mallat has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Medical City Fort Worth.

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

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

Dr. Monte Troutman, who practices in Fort Worth, TX, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include achalasia, hepatitis C, and gastric (stomach) ulcer. Dr. Troutman is professionally affiliated with Medical City Fort Worth. He graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Troutman completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Troutman is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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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 sees patients in Fort Worth, TX. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Before completing his residency at Beaumont Hospitals, Dr. Gorrepati attended medical school at Sri Venkateswara Medical College, Tirupati. These areas are among his clinical interests: indigestion, esophageal varices, and achalasia. He honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Gorrepati 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. His areas of expertise include achalasia, hepatitis C, and gastric (stomach) ulcer. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Unini is affiliated with Medical City Fort Worth.

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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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