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We found 4 nuclear cardiology providers who accept Medicare near Modesto, CA.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
1540 Florida Avenue; Suite 100
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Marlon Ramilo works as a cardiologist and nuclear cardiology specialist. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Ramilo attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Ramilo is conversant in Filipino. Dr. Ramilo is affiliated with Memorial Medical Center, Modesto.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
1540 Florida Avenue; Suite 100
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Shewit Weldetensae is a specialist in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Medical Center, Modesto. Dr. Weldetensae takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Gondar College of Medical Sciences and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine.

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Dr. Alan Anthony Garvin, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
1540 Florida Avenue; Suite 100
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Alan Garvin is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Garvin honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Medical Center, Modesto.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
1540 Florida Avenue; #100
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Leslie Baluyot's specialties are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. He accepts the following insurance: Medicare and Kaiser Permanente. He graduated from Loma Linda University School of Medicine.

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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.