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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
150 Catherine Lane; Suite D
Grass Valley, CA
 

Dr. P. O'Neill is an adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. O'Neill include electrophysiological (EP) study and ventricular arrhythmia. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. Dr. O'Neill honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. O'Neill attended National University of Ireland Galway, School of Medicine.

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

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
150 Catherine Lane; Suite D
Grass Valley, CA
 

Dr. Patricia Takeda is a medical specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Takeda takes. She has received professional recognition including the following: Sacramento Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. She welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
150 Catherine Lane; Suite D
Grass Valley, CA
 

Dr. Joseph Kozina is an adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology specialist in Sacramento, CA and Grass Valley, CA. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. Dr. Kozina is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Kozina's education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He has received the following distinction: Sacramento Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
150 Catherine Lane; Suite D
Grass Valley, CA
 

Dr. Walt Marquardt practices adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology in Sacramento, CA and Grass Valley, CA. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Marquardt is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)'s residency program. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. His practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
150 Catherine Lane; Suite D
Grass Valley, CA
 

Dr. Karanjit Singh is a specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Singh (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. Dr. Singh's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Singh is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
150 Catherine Lane; Suite D
Grass Valley, CA
 

Dr. Roy Kaku is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kaku accepts 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. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. Dr. Kaku is accepting new patients.

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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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