We found 4 providers with an interest in Crohn's disease and who accept Humana Bronze HMO near Madison, WI.

Dr. John Patrick Rice, MD
Specializes in Transplant Medicine, Adult Gastroenterology
2500 Overlook Terrace
Madison, WI
 

Dr. John Rice, who practices in Madison, WI, is a medical specialist in transplant medicine and adult gastroenterology. In Dr. Rice's practice, he is particularly interested in hepatitis, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Wisconsin Health (UW Health), Madison VA Hospital, and the University Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Rice attended the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University.

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All Interests: Hepatitis, Ulcerative Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohn's Disease

Dr. Peter Frosio Nichol, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
600 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI
 

Dr. Peter Nichol sees patients in Madison, WI, Green Bay, WI, and Oshkosh, WI. His medical specialty is pediatric general surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: pyloric stenosis, pectus excavatum, and crohn's disease. Dr. Nichol is professionally affiliated with the University of Wisconsin Health (UW Health). He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics and a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. In addition to English, Dr. Nichol speaks Italian.

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All Interests: Pectus Excavatum, Inguinal Hernia, Liver Tumor, Umbilical Hernia, Appendicitis, Cysts, Ulcerative ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles M Leys, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
600 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI
 

Dr. Charles Leys is a physician who specializes in pediatric general surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: pyloric stenosis, pectus excavatum, and crohn's disease. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Wisconsin Health (UW Health). Dr. Leys honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and performed his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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All Interests: Pectus Excavatum, Inguinal Hernia, Liver Tumor, Umbilical Hernia, Appendicitis, Cysts, Ulcerative ... (Read more)

Dr. Jonathan Emerson Kohler, MA, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
600 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI
 

Dr. Jonathan Kohler is a pediatric general surgery specialist. His areas of expertise include pyloric stenosis, crohn's disease, and inguinal hernia. He is affiliated with the University of Wisconsin Health (UW Health). Dr. Kohler's education and training includes medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Dr. Kohler is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Liver Tumor, Umbilical Hernia, Appendicitis, Cysts, Ulcerative Colitis, Neonatal ... (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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