Finding Providers
loading

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's specialties are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Srivastava include heart problems. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, he performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Srivastava's hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Green Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

Read more

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 a physician who specializes in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Rapeport include coronary angiogram, heart problems, and holter monitoring. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Dr. Rapeport trained at Long Island Jewish Medical Center for residency. He has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Rapeport is conversant in Afrikaans. His professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Sharp HealthCare, and Scripps Green Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

Read more

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 cardiologist and nuclear cardiology specialist. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Ahmed's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has indicated that his clinical interests include heart problems and general care. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ahmed takes. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines, and Scripps Green Hospital. Dr. Ahmed has an open panel.

Read more

Clinical interests: Heart Problems, General Care

No Photo
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
9834 Genesee Avenue; Suite 101
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Brett Berman is an adult cardiology, nuclear cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist in La Jolla, CA and Chula Vista, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Berman is 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Berman's clinical interests: heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Mercy Hospital. Dr. Berman is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He welcomes new patients. After completing medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

Read more

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, who practices in La Jolla, CA, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. These areas are among his clinical interests: heart problems and echocardiogram (echo). He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Bhavnani attended Ross University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut for residency. Dr. Bhavnani's hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines, and Scripps Green Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

Read more

Clinical interests: Echocardiogram, Heart Problems

No Photo
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
9834 Genesee Avenue; Suite 101
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Kandan Baban is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. Her areas of clinical interest consist of heart problems and general care. Dr. Baban's professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. She is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is not currently accepting new patients. She obtained her medical school training at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed her residency at Scripps Clinic. Dr. Baban is conversant in Kurdish.

Read more

Clinical interests: Heart Problems, General Care

Conditions / Treatments

Gender

Insurance

New Patients

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Gender

Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility

Additional Information

Distinctions

Foreign Language

Online Communication

Practice Affiliation

Time Commitments

Credentials

Medical School

Residency

Years Since Graduation

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.