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We found 7 nuclear medicine providers who accept Blue Shield near Grass Valley, CA.

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Dr. Mehrdad Jafarzadeh Khasravi, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
150 Catherine Lane; Suite D
Grass Valley, CA
 

Dr. Mehrdad Jafarzadeh specializes in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. Dr. Jafarzadeh accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. He studied medicine at The National University of Iran. In addition to English, Dr. Jafarzadeh speaks Persian.

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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. He works in Sacramento, CA, Folsom, CA, and Grass Valley, CA. Dr. O'Neill has a special interest in electrophysiological (EP) study and ventricular arrhythmia. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. He studied medicine at National University of Ireland Galway, School of Medicine. Dr. O'Neill trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for his residency. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and more. He is accepting new patients.

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

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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. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. She graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Takeda is in-network for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the distinction of Sacramento Super Doctors. Dr. Takeda 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 cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and cardiac electrophysiologist. Dr. Kozina is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) for residency. He is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage. He has received the distinction of Sacramento Super Doctors. Dr. Kozina is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Walt Marquardt's areas of specialization are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology; he sees patients in Sacramento, CA and Grass Valley, CA. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. After attending the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Dr. Marquardt completed his residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Marquardt is accepting 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 practices in Sacramento, CA, Folsom, CA, and Grass Valley, CA. Dr. Singh (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. Roy Kaku is a cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and nuclear cardiology specialist. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kaku attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. Dr. Kaku is open to 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.