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We found 9 nuclear medicine providers who accept Blue Shield of California PPO near Carmichael, CA.

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Dr. Zi-Jian Xu, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
5765 Greenback Lane
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Zi-Jian Xu specializes in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology and practices in Sacramento, CA and Folsom, CA. He speaks Mandarin. Dr. Xu's clinical interests encompass heart problems. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and Shanghai Medical University and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Xu's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas Richard Pounds Jr., MD
Specializes in Nuclear Cardiology
404 Claydon Way
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Thomas Pounds practices nuclear cardiology in Sacramento, CA. Dr. Pounds studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at San Francisco General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is especially interested in nuclear scan. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Davis Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Pounds's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Nuclear Stress Test, Nuclear Scan, Brain Imaging

Dr. Raye Lynn Bellinger, MBA, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
500 University Avenue
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Raye Bellinger sees patients in Sacramento, CA and Davis, CA. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. Dr. Bellinger is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His residency was performed at Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bellinger honors. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Maria L Parayno, MD
Specializes in Nuclear Medicine, Diagnostic Radiology
6501 Coyle Avenue; Radiology Department
Carmichael, CA
 

Dr. Maria Parayno's area of specialization is diagnostic radiology. She is in-network for Blue Shield, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She obtained her medical school training at Tulane University School of Medicine and performed her residency at UH Case Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Parayno is professionally affiliated with City of Hope.

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Dr. Georg Emlein, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
500 University Avenue
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Georg Emlein's specialties are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Emlein is conversant in German. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Emlein is open to new patients.

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Dr. Mark Henry Eaton, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
500 University Avenue
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Mark Eaton, who practices in Sacramento, CA and Davis, CA, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. After completing medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Eaton is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. He is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
6401 Coyle Avenue; Suite 416
Carmichael, CA
 

Dr. David Bayne, who practices in Carmichael, CA, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and more. He is a graduate of Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia.

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Specializes in Nuclear Medicine
6501 Coyle Avenue
Carmichael, CA
 

Dr. Martin Winston practices nuclear medicine in Carmichael, CA. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Winston honors. Dr. Winston is affiliated with VA Northern California Health Care System.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
6401 Coyle Avenue; Suite 416
Carmichael, CA
 

Dr. Nick Majetich is a specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and more. Dr. Majetich graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine.

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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.