We found 5 nuclear medicine providers who accept Humana Silver HMO near Goodyear, AZ.

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Dr. Arun S Patil, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
10815 W Mcdowell Road; Suite 202
Avondale, AZ
 

Dr. Arun Patil's medical specialty is adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Patil is affiliated with Integrated Medical Services (IMS). He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended medical school at Government Medical College, Aurangabad. His residency was performed at Sound Shore Medical Center.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
140 N Litchfield Road; Suite 140
Goodyear, AZ
 

Dr. Shakeel Khan is an adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology specialist. He is affiliated with Banner Thunderbird Medical Center. Before completing his residency at McLaren Regional Medical Center, Dr. Khan attended medical school at Al-Ameen Medical College. Dr. Khan is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
13065 W Mcdowell Road; Suite C 105
Avondale, AZ
 

Dr. Murli Raman is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Raman takes. Dr. Raman's professional affiliations include Banner Boswell Medical Center, Banner Thunderbird Medical Center, and Banner Estrella Medical Center.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Medicine
140 N Litchfield Road; Suite 140
Goodyear, AZ
 

Dr. Douglas Jensen's medical specialty is adult cardiology and nuclear medicine. He is affiliated with Banner Health. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Jensen obtained his medical school training at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed his residency at the University of Missouri Health System.

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Specializes in Nuclear Medicine
9780 S Estrella Parkway
Goodyear, AZ
 

Dr. Gamal Sidarous specializes in nuclear medicine. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Sidarous trained at Aultman Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He speaks Arabic. His professional affiliations include Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix, Banner Health Clinic, and Banner Gateway Medical Center.

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What is Nuclear Medicine?

Nuclear medicine is specialized medical care that uses tiny amounts of radioactive material to diagnose or treat disease. Most commonly, the radioactive material is used to produce images of the inside of the body.

When nuclear medicine is used for imaging, tiny amounts of radioactive material are mixed into medicine that is injected, swallowed or inhaled. These medications are called radiopharmaceuticals or radiotracers. The medication goes to the part of the body that is being examined, where it emits a kind of invisible energy called gamma waves. Special cameras can take photographs or video of those gamma waves, so they also take an image of the body part where the medication is. Videos can show how the medicine is being processed by the body.

What makes nuclear medicine so useful is that it is extremely accurate. The images taken with nuclear medicine are incredibly precise, providing images down to the molecular level, so they can show disease at its earliest stages. Nuclear medicine can also show the function of body parts instead of just their structure: it can be used to see how well a heart is beating or how much oxygen lungs are holding. It is a way for doctors to see inside the body without the risks of surgery.

The word “radioactive” can make some patients uneasy, but nuclear medicine is very safe. The amount of radiation used is very small, less than a person usually receives from simply standing outside during a normal year. It has been used successfully for more than sixty years, and is painless.

Sometimes nuclear medicine can be used not just to diagnose disease, but also to treat it. Hyperthyroidism is sometimes treated with radioactive iodine, and certain cancers are sometimes treated with targeted radiation or radioactive medications.

Nuclear medicine provides an enormous amount of information that is not available any other way. It helps patients avoid exploratory surgeries or unnecessary treatments, and it helps physicians quickly decide on the best care.
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