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. Zijian Xu's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology; he sees patients in Sacramento, CA and Folsom, CA. Dr. Xu's clinical interests encompass heart problems. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and Shanghai Medical University. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). In addition to English, Dr. Xu speaks Mandarin. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. He is accepting 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 specialist in nuclear cardiology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include nuclear scan. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Davis Hospital. After attending Tulane University School of Medicine, Dr. Pounds completed his residency training at San Francisco General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Maria Parayno specializes in nuclear medicine and diagnostic radiology and practices in Duarte, CA and Carmichael, CA. Dr. Parayno honors Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at UH Case Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She is affiliated with City of Hope.

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

Dr. Raye Bellinger, who practices in Sacramento, CA and Davis, CA, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bellinger honors. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Bellinger trained at Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Georg Emlein works as a cardiologist and nuclear cardiology specialist. Dr. Emlein accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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 is conversant in German. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Emlein's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Mark Eaton's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology; he sees patients in Sacramento, CA and Davis, CA. Dr. Eaton's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for residency. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Eaton 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 is a specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. He works in Carmichael, CA. He graduated from Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and more.

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Specializes in Nuclear Medicine
6501 Coyle Avenue
Carmichael, CA
 

Dr. Martin Winston is a Carmichael, CA physician who specializes in nuclear medicine. Dr. Winston is professionally affiliated with VA Northern California Health Care System. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage. He attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Nick Majetich's specialties are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. He practices in Carmichael, CA. He attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Majetich accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and more.

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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.