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Dr. David Joseph Magorien, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
2800 L Street
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. David Magorien is an adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology specialist in Lodi, CA and Sacramento, CA. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Magorien's areas of expertise include heart problems. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Magorien studied medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and Ohio State University College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC) for his residency. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Afib Catheter Ablation

Dr. John L Chin, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
2800 L Street; Suite 710
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. John Chin is a specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. He works in Lodi, CA and Sacramento, CA. He has a special interest in heart problems. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chin accepts. Dr. Chin is a graduate of the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Chin trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Chin has received professional recognition including the following: Sacramento Super Doctors. He is conversant in Cantonese. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Non-Invasive Cardiology, ... (Read more)

Dr. Zi-Jian Xu, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
2800 L Street; 6th Floor
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Zijian Xu sees patients in Sacramento, CA and Folsom, CA. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. He is conversant in Mandarin. Dr. Xu is especially interested in heart problems. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. He attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and Shanghai Medical University. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Xu honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Amadeu Federico Santos, MD
Specializes in Nuclear Medicine, Diagnostic Radiology
2800 L Street; Suite 610
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Amadeu Santos is a nuclear medicine and diagnostic radiology specialist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Santos include nuclear scan. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Davis Hospital. Dr. Santos takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at Mayo Clinic and a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Santos attended the University of Washington School of Medicine. Dr. Santos (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Portuguese.

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Clinical interests: Nuclear Scan, Imaging Procedures

Dr. Frederick Leo Weiland, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Nuclear Medicine
1500 Expo Parkway; Sutter Imaging Administrative Office
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Frederick Weiland practices nuclear medicine in Roseville, CA and Sacramento, CA. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Davis Hospital. Dr. Weiland obtained his medical school training at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Dr. Penny Robillard Vande Streek, DO
Specializes in Nuclear Medicine
1500 Expo Parkway; Sutter Imaging Administrative Office
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Penny Vandestreek, who practices in Roseville, CA and Sacramento, CA, is a medical specialist in nuclear medicine. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vandestreek honors. Her education and training includes medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center. Dr. Vandestreek is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Davis Hospital. Unfortunately, she is not currently accepting new patients.

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Dr. Thomas Richard Pounds Jr., MD
Specializes in Nuclear Cardiology
2801 K Street; Suite 502
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Thomas Pounds is a medical specialist in nuclear cardiology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Pounds include nuclear scan. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Davis Hospital. Dr. Pounds obtained his medical school training at Tulane University School of Medicine and performed his residency at San Francisco General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Pounds's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Nuclear Stress Test, Nuclear Scan, Brain Imaging

Dr. Jaideep Singh Sohi, MD
Specializes in Nuclear Medicine
1500 Expo Parkway
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Jaideep Sohi is a nuclear medicine specialist. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sohi is a graduate of Saba University School of Medicine. He trained at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics and a hospital affiliated with the University of North Dakota for residency.

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Dr. Ely Allen Wolin, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Nuclear Medicine, Diagnostic Radiology, Nuclear Radiology
3161 L Street
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Ely Wolin specializes in general practice, nuclear medicine, and diagnostic radiology and practices in Travis AFB, CA and Sacramento, CA. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wolin is a graduate of Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine and a graduate of Penn State Hershey Medical Center's residency program. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Davis Hospital.

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Dr. Jason B Cohen, MD
Specializes in Nuclear Medicine
3161 L Street
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Jason Cohen is a nuclear medicine specialist in Sacramento, CA. Before performing his residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Cohen attended the University of Michigan Medical School. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cohen takes. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Davis Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. Bijan Bijan, MD
Specializes in Other, Nuclear Medicine, Neuroradiology, Diagnostic Radiology, Nuclear Radiology
2801 K Street; Suite 502
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Bijan Bijan works as a neuroradiologist, diagnostic radiologist, and nuclear radiologist in Sacramento, CA. He is especially interested in nuclear scan. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bijan graduated from Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine and McGill University Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Bijan (or staff) speaks the following languages: French, Persian, and Turkish. Dr. Bijan is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Davis Hospital. He is accepting 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.
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