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We found 7 nuclear cardiology providers who accept Blue Shield HMO near La Jolla, CA.

Dr. Ajay Venkatesh Srivastava, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
9898 Genesee Avenue; 2nd Floor
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Ajay Srivastava is an adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology specialist. His clinical interests encompass heart problems. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Srivastava's education and training includes medical school at Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute and residency at Henry Ford Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Green Hospital. Dr. Srivastava welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Transplant Procedures, Advanced Heart Failure, Heart Problems

Dr. Karl Tscha-Ning Sun, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
9850 Genesee Avenue; Suite 940b
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Karl Sun is an adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology specialist. Dr. Sun (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, German, and Cantonese. Clinical interests for Dr. Sun include holter monitoring, exercise stress test, and nuclear scan. His professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Sharp HealthCare. He attended the University of Zurich Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. On average, patients gave Dr. Sun a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Sun is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Ultrasound, Chemical Stress Test, Holter Monitoring, Weight Management, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Kevin Bernard Rapeport, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
9850 Genesee Avenue; Suite 940b
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Kevin Rapeport practices adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. He graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. His medical residency was performed at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Rapeport's areas of expertise include coronary angiogram, heart problems, and holter monitoring. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Rapeport has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors. He is conversant in Afrikaans. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Sharp HealthCare, and Scripps Green Hospital. Dr. Rapeport welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Coronary Angiogram, Holter Monitoring, Heart Problems, Exercise Stress Test, Coronary Angioplasty, ... (Read more)

Dr. Riaz M Ahmed, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
10666 N Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Riaz Ahmed practices adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. These areas are among Dr. Ahmed's clinical interests: heart problems and general care. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for his residency. Dr. Ahmed's professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines, and Scripps Green Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems, General Care

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
9834 Genesee Avenue; Suite 101
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Brett Berman, who practices in La Jolla, CA and Chula Vista, CA, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology, nuclear cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). After completing medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, Dr. Berman performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Berman include heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Berman is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Mercy Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems, Electrophysiological Study

Dr. Sanjeev Padam Bhavnani, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
10666 N Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Sanjeev Bhavnani specializes in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology and practices in La Jolla, CA. His clinical interests encompass heart problems and echocardiogram (echo). He accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Ross University School of Medicine, Dr. Bhavnani completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines, and Scripps Green Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Echocardiogram, Heart Problems

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
9834 Genesee Avenue; Suite 101
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Kandan Baban is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Baban is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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What is Nuclear Cardiology?

Nuclear cardiology is the use of safe, small amounts of radioactive material, called tracers, to take very accurate pictures or video of the heart. Nuclear cardiology can not only provide excellent images of the heart muscle, but it can also tell doctors about the function and health of the heart. That is to say, nuclear cardiology doesn’t just examine what the heart looks like, it sees how well the heart muscle is working. It’s very useful for diagnosing heart disease, identifying damage from a heart attack, or evaluating if a patient’s treatments are working well enough.

During a nuclear cardiology exam, the tracer is injected into a vein and taken up by the heart. Then a special camera, called a gamma camera, takes pictures of the tracer moving within the beating heart. The images can show areas where heart muscle has been damaged or scarred due to a heart attack, or where blood flow within the heart may not be adequate due to blocked arteries.

There are several different kinds of nuclear cardiology tests and each looks at something slightly different. The most commonly used test is called myocardial perfusion. Others include ventriculography, to show the chambers of the heart; PET scans, to monitor blood flow; and MUGA scans, to examine how well the heart is pumping.

Nuclear cardiology tests do not hurt, and do not require anything more than an injection. They are a powerful source of information for patients suffering from heart disease or coronary artery disease.