We found 5 providers with an interest in Crohn's disease and who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Mckinney, TX.

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Dr. Rajesh V. Putcha M.D.
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
average rating 5 stars (2 ratings)
5236 West University Drive; Building 1, Suite 3300
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Rajesh Putcha is an adult gastroenterology specialist in McKinney, TX and Allen, TX. Dr. Putcha's areas of expertise include hepatitis C, celiac disease, and liver tumor. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Allen, and Texas Digestive Disease Consultants (TDDC). Dr. Putcha welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Ravi Shankar Chittajallu M.D.
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4521 Medical Center Drive; Suite 500
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Ravi Chittajallu practices adult gastroenterology in McKinney, TX and Allen, TX. In addition to English, Dr. Chittajallu (or staff) speaks Telugu, Spanish, and Hindi. His areas of expertise include colon polypectomy, hepatitis C, and gallbladder problems. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Allen, and Medical City McKinney (MCM). Dr. Chittajallu attended Andhra Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Cleveland Clinic. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chittajallu honors. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Gabriel Rendon M.D.
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5236 W University Drive; Suite 3300
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Gabriel Rendon is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in McKinney, TX and Plano, TX. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Rendon include colon cancer, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), and crohn's disease. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Parkland Community Health Plan, and more. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Rendon is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Allen, and Texas Digestive Disease Consultants (TDDC). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. Praveen Ranga Srungaram MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
5236 West University Drive; Suite 2200
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Praveen Srungaram practices adult gastroenterology. These areas are among Dr. Srungaram's clinical interests: crohn's disease, gallbladder problems, and colorectal cancer screening. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Dr. Salim H. Jabbour MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
average rating 4.05 stars (10 ratings)
4201 Medical Center Drive; Suite 320
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Salim Jabbour's specialties are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Before performing his residency at Baylor University Medical Center, Dr. Jabbour attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: cancer, crohn's disease, and colon problems. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan. Dr. Jabbour is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Medical City Plano, and Medical City McKinney (MCM).

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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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