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We found 6 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; 3rd Floor
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Ajay Srivastava is an adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology specialist. His areas of expertise include heart problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Green Hospital. Dr. Srivastava honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He attended Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute for medical school and subsequently trained at Henry Ford Hospital for residency.

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

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

Dr. Kevin Rapeport is an adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology specialist. Dr. Rapeport has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rapeport include coronary angiogram, heart problems, and holter monitoring. His professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Sharp HealthCare, and Scripps Green Hospital. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Rapeport is a graduate of the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and a graduate of Long Island Jewish Medical Center's residency program. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Rapeport speaks Afrikaans.

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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 is an adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology specialist in Monterey, CA, Encinitas, CA, and La Jolla, CA. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His clinical interests encompass heart problems and general care. Dr. Ahmed is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines, and Scripps Green Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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's medical specialty is adult cardiology, nuclear cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Berman's clinical interests encompass heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Mercy Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Berman's office for an appointment.

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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 is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines, and Scripps Green Hospital. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bhavnani accepts. His practice is open to new patients. He graduated from Ross University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut.

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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. She speaks Kurdish. These areas are among Dr. Baban's clinical interests: heart problems and general care. She is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. Before completing her residency at Scripps Clinic, Dr. Baban attended medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Unfortunately, Dr. Baban is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems, General Care

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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.