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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 a specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. O'Neill include electrophysiological (EP) study and ventricular arrhythmia. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. Dr. O'Neill is a graduate of National University of Ireland Galway, School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. O'Neill is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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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 sees patients in Sacramento, CA and Grass Valley, CA. Her medical specialties are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Takeda is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. She has received the following distinction: Sacramento Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. Dr. Takeda is open to 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 a specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. The average patient rating for Dr. Kozina is 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kozina honors. Dr. Kozina obtained his medical school training at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Kozina has received the distinction of Sacramento Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Walt Marquardt sees patients in Sacramento, CA and Grass Valley, CA. His medical specialties are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Marquardt is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. Dr. Marquardt 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's specialties are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Singh accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage. Dr. Singh (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hindi and Punjabi. Dr. Singh is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. 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 specializes in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology and practices in Sacramento, CA, Folsom, CA, and Grass Valley, CA. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Kaku is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and more. He studied medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. Dr. Kaku welcomes 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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