We found 8 nuclear medicine providers who accept Anthem 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 sees patients in Sacramento, CA and Folsom, CA. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. He is conversant in Mandarin. Dr. Xu is especially interested in heart problems. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. He attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and Shanghai Medical University. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Xu honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 Internal Medicine, Nuclear Medicine
1 Medical Plaza Drive
Roseville, CA
 

Dr. Frederick Weiland practices nuclear medicine in Roseville, CA and Sacramento, CA. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Davis Hospital. Dr. Weiland obtained his medical school training at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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

Dr. Penny Vandestreek, who practices in Roseville, CA and Sacramento, CA, is a medical specialist in nuclear medicine. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vandestreek honors. Her education and training includes medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center. Dr. Vandestreek is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Davis Hospital. Unfortunately, she is not currently accepting new patients.

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

Dr. P. O'Neill is an adult cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and cardiac electrophysiologist in Sacramento, CA, Folsom, CA, and Grass Valley, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. O'Neill include electrophysiological (EP) study and ventricular arrhythmia. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and more. He is open to new patients. Dr. O'Neill graduated from National University of Ireland Galway, School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency.

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

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

Dr. Karanjit Singh's specialties are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Singh (or staff) is conversant in Hindi and Punjabi. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. Dr. Singh's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage. Dr. Singh's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Roy Kaku's areas of specialization are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology; he sees patients in Sacramento, CA, Folsom, CA, and Grass Valley, CA. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kaku is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Kaku is affiliated with Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Herman Kensky is a medical specialist in nuclear cardiology and diagnostic radiology. Dr. Kensky is affiliated with Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. He graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He takes Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Margaret Penkala's areas of specialization are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology; she sees patients in Folsom, CA. She graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Penkala takes 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.
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