We found 8 nuclear medicine providers who accept Anthem Blue Cross of California near Folsom, CA.

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Dr. Zi-Jian Xu, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
2575 East Bidwell Street; Suite 260
Folsom, CA
 

Dr. Zijian Xu's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology; he sees patients in Sacramento, CA and Folsom, CA. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Xu attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and Shanghai Medical University for medical school. Dr. Xu has indicated that his clinical interests include heart problems. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Xu speaks Mandarin. He is 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. Frederick Leo Weiland, MD
Specializes in Nuclear Medicine
1 Medical Plaza Drive
Roseville, CA
 

Dr. Frederick Weiland's medical specialty is nuclear medicine. Dr. Weiland accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Davis Hospital. He is closed to new patients at this time.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1580 Creekside Drive; #250
Folsom, CA
 

Dr. P. O'Neill's specialties are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. After attending National University of Ireland Galway, School of Medicine, Dr. O'Neill completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. O'Neill include electrophysiological (EP) study and ventricular arrhythmia. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. Dr. O'Neill is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Ventricular Arrhythmia, Syncope, Ventricular Tachycardia, Supraventricular Tachycardia, Atrial ... (Read more)

Dr. Penny Robillard Vande Streek, DO
Specializes in Nuclear Medicine
1 Medical Plaza Drive
Roseville, CA
 

Dr. Penny Vandestreek specializes in nuclear medicine. Dr. Vandestreek's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Davis Hospital. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. She is not currently accepting new patients. She is a graduate of Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Wilford Hall Medical Center's residency program.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
1580 Creekside Drive; #250
Folsom, CA
 

Dr. Karanjit Singh is a specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. On average, patients gave Dr. Singh a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and more. He has an open panel. Dr. Singh (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
1580 Creekside Drive; Suite 250
Folsom, CA
 

Dr. Roy Kaku is an adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology specialist in Sacramento, CA, Folsom, CA, and Grass Valley, CA. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Kaku is affiliated with Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and more. Dr. Kaku is open to new patients. He studied medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Nuclear Cardiology, Diagnostic Radiology
2241 Douglas Boulevard; Suite 110
Roseville, CA
 

Dr. Herman Kensky's areas of specialization are nuclear cardiology and diagnostic radiology. He takes Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kensky attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
251 Turn Pike Drive
Folsom, CA
 

Dr. Margaret Penkala is a specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and more. Dr. Penkala graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University.

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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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