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Dr. Vivian W Tsai, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
87 Encina Avenue; 1st Floor
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Vivian Tsai is an adult cardiology specialist. Dr. Tsai's education and training includes medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tsai include heart problems. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Tsai is conversant in Mandarin. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Tsai is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , nuclear stress test (myocardial perfusion imaging)

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Girish A Narayan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
87 Encina Avenue; Encina Building, Level 1
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Girish Narayan's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Narayan is conversant in Tamil. His clinical interests encompass heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Narayan performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Narayan is 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Narayan honors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , nuclear stress test (myocardial perfusion imaging)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Nuclear Stress Test, Stent Placement, Heart Problems, Catheter Ablation, Drug ... (Read more)

Dr. Lynnette W Lissin, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
87 Encina Avenue; Encina Building, Level 1
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Lynette Lissin works as an adult cardiologist. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. In her practice, Dr. Lissin focuses on heart problems. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She graduated from Harvard Medical School. Dr. Lissin trained at Stanford University Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Lissin (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Lissin has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , nuclear stress test (myocardial perfusion imaging)

All Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Nellis Allan Smith, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1950 University Avenue; Suite 160
E Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Nellis Smith practices adult cardiology, nuclear cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) in East Palo Alto, CA, Redwood City, CA, and San Carlos, CA. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Smith include heart problems and nuclear scan. Dr. Smith takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Stanford University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Smith's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , nuclear stress test (myocardial perfusion imaging)

All Interests: Sports Health, Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Implantable Loop Recorder, Nuclear Stress Test, ... (Read more)

Dr. Donald Anthony St. Claire Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1950 University Avenue; Suite 160
E Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Donald St. Claire specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His areas of expertise consist of heart problems and cardiac catheterization. Dr. St. Claire takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. St. Claire attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , nuclear stress test (myocardial perfusion imaging)

All Interests: Holistic Approaches, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Stress Echo, Invasive Cardiology, ... (Read more)

Dr. Roger Allan Winkle, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1950 University Avenue; Suite 160
E Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Roger Winkle is a specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He works in East Palo Alto, CA and Redwood City, CA. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Winkle has a special interest in heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Winkle honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. His practice is open to new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Dr. Winkle's medical residency was performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , nuclear stress test (myocardial perfusion imaging)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Holistic Approaches, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Invasive Cardiology, ... (Read more)

Dr. Cheena Ramrakhiani, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
87 Encina Avenue
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Cheena Ramrakhiani's area of specialization is adult cardiology. The average patient rating for Dr. Ramrakhiani is 4.5 stars out of 5. In her practice, she is particularly interested in heart problems. Dr. Ramrakhiani is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ramrakhiani attended SMS Medical College, Jaipur and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Dr. Ramrakhiani (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , nuclear stress test (myocardial perfusion imaging)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 43
  • Charge (avg.): $1,577
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $428
Dr. Christopher E Woods, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
3801 Miranda Avenue
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Christopher Woods, who practices in Palo Alto, CA, San Francisco, CA, and Burlingame, CA, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His areas of expertise consist of heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. Dr. Woods's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS), and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Stanford University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , nuclear stress test (myocardial perfusion imaging)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Nuclear Stress Test, Heart Problems, Catheter Ablation, Arrhythmias, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregory Engel, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1950 University Avenue; Suite 160
E Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Gregory Engel is a cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist in East Palo Alto, CA, Redwood City, CA, and San Carlos, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Engel include heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Engel trained at Stanford University Medical Center for residency. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , nuclear stress test (myocardial perfusion imaging)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Non-Invasive Cardiology, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Allen Ruder, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
1950 University Avenue; Suite 160
E Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Michael Ruder's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology; he sees patients in East Palo Alto, CA, San Carlos, CA, and Redwood City, CA. Dr. Ruder's clinical interests include heart problems and nuclear scan. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Maricopa Medical Center. Dr. Ruder's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , nuclear stress test (myocardial perfusion imaging)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Non-Invasive Cardiology, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bruce Allan Benedick, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
1950 University Avenue; Suite 160
E Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Bruce Benedick sees patients in East Palo Alto, CA and Redwood City, CA. His medical specialties are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Benedick has a special interest in heart problems, nuclear scan, and transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Benedick graduated from the University of Utah School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah.

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Relevant Interests: , nuclear stress test (myocardial perfusion imaging)

All Interests: Holistic Approaches, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Stress Echo, Invasive Cardiology, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nick G Costouros, MD
Specializes in Nuclear Medicine, Diagnostic Radiology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Nick Costouros sees patients in Palo Alto, CA. His medical specialties are nuclear medicine and diagnostic radiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Costouros include nuclear scan. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Costouros attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Costouros trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He speaks Greek. Dr. Costouros is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group.

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Clinical Interests: Nuclear Scan

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 72
  • Charge (avg.): $1,308 - $2,274
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $467 - $655
Dr. John D Murao, MD
Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. John Murao is a diagnostic radiologist in Palo Alto, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Murao include imaging procedures. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at VA Wadsworth Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Murao takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Transvaginal Ultrasound, Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Abdominal Imaging, Lung Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 48
  • Charge (avg.): $2,274
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $655

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What is a Nuclear Stress Test?

A nuclear stress test, also known as myocardial perfusion imaging, is a test that shows how well the heart is working. Myocardium is a fancy word for the heart muscle, and perfusion means to flow through. So, this diagnostic test shows how much blood is flowing through your heart muscle. This test can tell a doctor if you have narrowed or blocked arteries, show scar tissue from a previous heart attack, assess damage after a heart attack, or show how well a procedure (such as a stent) is working. This test is also known by different names, such as a cardiac perfusion scan or thallium scan.

To perform the test, technicians will take pictures of the blood flowing through your heart using radioactive tracers that let your blood show up on a special camera. The level of radioactivity is very low. Usually, the technicians will first take pictures of your heart at rest. You may need to lay down on a table with your arms up while a machine (similar to an x-ray machine) takes a picture of your chest. Then, the technicians will want to get your heart pumping so that they can be sure to see how blood flows to all areas of the muscle. You will get electrodes placed on your body to measure your heartbeat and a cuff on your arm to measure your blood pressure. An IV will be placed in your arm. Then, you will be asked to run on a treadmill or ride a stationary bike. If you are unable to exercise, medication will be given to you through the IV to make your heart beat fast. After you have exercised enough to make your heart beat quickly, the radioactive tracers will be put into your blood through the IV. Then a second set of pictures will be taken of your heart.
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