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We found 8 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. He attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and Shanghai Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. He is especially interested in heart problems. Dr. Xu honors several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin. Dr. Xu is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. He welcomes 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 is a nuclear cardiology specialist in Sacramento, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Pounds include nuclear scan. He is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Before performing his residency at San Francisco General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Pounds attended Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Pounds is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Davis Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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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 works as an adult cardiologist and nuclear cardiology specialist. Dr. Bellinger has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Bellinger completed a residency program at Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center. Dr. Bellinger's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Georg Emlein's medical specialty is adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. He speaks German. Dr. Emlein's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). He graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. 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 is an adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology specialist in Sacramento, CA and Davis, CA. Before performing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Eaton attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Eaton average 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. David Bayne's areas of specialization are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology; he sees patients in Carmichael, CA. Dr. Bayne honors 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, who practices in Carmichael, CA, is a medical specialist in nuclear medicine. He studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Winston is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and more. He is professionally 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 works as a cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and nuclear cardiology specialist. He attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Majetich's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Majetich takes.

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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.