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We found 26 nuclear medicine providers who accept Blue Shield HMO near Sacramento, CA.

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. Dr. Santos (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Portuguese. Dr. Santos is especially interested in nuclear scan. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Davis Hospital. Before completing his residency at Mayo Clinic and a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Santos attended medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Santos takes. Dr. Santos is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Nuclear Scan, Imaging Procedures

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

Dr. David Magorien's specialties are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Magorien is a graduate of 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Magorien include heart problems. Dr. Magorien's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic 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, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Afib Catheter Ablation

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

Dr. Zi-Jian Xu is a specialist in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. He speaks Mandarin. He is especially interested in heart problems. Dr. Xu's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. Dr. Xu is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and Shanghai Medical University. For his professional training, Dr. Xu completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Frederick Weiland is a medical specialist in nuclear medicine. Dr. Weiland honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He trained at Wilford Hall Medical Center for his residency. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Davis Hospital. He is closed to new patients at this time.

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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. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Chin include heart problems. He honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Chin attended the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Dr. Chin has received the following distinction: Sacramento Super Doctors. He speaks Cantonese. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Chin's office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Thomas Pounds is a specialist in nuclear cardiology. Before performing his residency at San Francisco General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Pounds attended Tulane University School of Medicine. He has a special interest in nuclear scan. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Pounds is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Davis Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Penny Vandestreek is a nuclear medicine specialist. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Davis Hospital. She takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Unfortunately, Dr. Vandestreek is not currently accepting new patients. Before completing her residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center, Dr. Vandestreek attended medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Dr. Raye Lynn Bellinger, MBA, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
500 University Avenue
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Raye Bellinger is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. Before completing his residency at Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center, Dr. Bellinger attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Bellinger is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Jason B Cohen, MD
Specializes in Nuclear Medicine
1500 Expo Parkway; Sutter Imaging Administrative Office
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Jason Cohen works as a nuclear medicine specialist. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cohen accepts. After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, Dr. Cohen performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Davis Hospital. Dr. Cohen welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Georg Emlein, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
500 University Avenue
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Georg Emlein is a cardiologist and nuclear cardiology specialist in Sacramento, CA. He is conversant in German. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). Dr. Emlein attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Emlein's office for an appointment.

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Dr. Mark Henry Eaton, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
500 University Avenue
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Mark Eaton works as an adult cardiologist and nuclear cardiology specialist. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Eaton obtained his medical school training at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Nuclear Medicine, Diagnostic Radiology
4860 Y Street; Suite 3100
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Rosalie Hagge's specialties are nuclear medicine and diagnostic radiology. She practices in Sacramento, CA. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Nuclear Medicine
4860 Y Street; Department of Radiology, Suite 3100, Uc Davis
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Gary Caputo's area of specialization is nuclear medicine. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and more. Dr. Caputo graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

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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 and Roseville, CA. Dr. Bijan has a special interest in nuclear scan. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bijan accepts. He is a graduate of Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine and McGill University Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Bijan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: French, Persian, and Turkish. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Davis Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Sports Health, Rectal Problems, Vascular Imaging, Abdominal Imaging, Lung ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
3941 J Street; Suite 260
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. P. O'Neill's areas of specialization are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology; he sees patients in Sacramento, CA, Folsom, CA, and Grass Valley, CA. Dr. O'Neill's areas of expertise include the following: electrophysiological (EP) study and ventricular arrhythmia. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage. He attended National University of Ireland Galway, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Ventricular Arrhythmia, Syncope, Ventricular Tachycardia, Supraventricular Tachycardia, Atrial ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
3941 J Street
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Patricia Takeda is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. She accepts Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Takeda trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. She has received the distinction of Sacramento Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Takeda's office for an appointment.

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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.