We found 27 nuclear medicine providers who accept Blue Shield HMO near Sacramento, CA.

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

Dr. David Magorien specializes in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology and practices in Lodi, CA and Sacramento, CA. He has indicated that his clinical interests include heart problems. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). Dr. Magorien obtained his medical school training at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and Ohio State University College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). Dr. Magorien's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Amadeu Santos is a Sacramento, CA physician who specializes in nuclear medicine and diagnostic radiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Santos include nuclear scan. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. 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. In addition to English, Dr. Santos (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Davis Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Nuclear Scan, Imaging Procedures

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

Dr. Zijian Xu practices adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Xu include heart problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Xu attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and Shanghai Medical University for medical school. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice 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 specialist in nuclear medicine. Dr. Weiland is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Davis Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Weiland honors. He is closed to new patients at this time. Dr. Weiland studied medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Wilford Hall Medical Center.

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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 an adult cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and nuclear cardiology specialist in Lodi, CA and Sacramento, CA. Dr. Chin's clinical interests encompass heart problems. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chin has an open panel. He is a graduate of the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Chin completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He has received the following distinction: Sacramento Super Doctors. He speaks Cantonese.

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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' specialty is nuclear cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Pounds include nuclear scan. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Pounds trained at San Francisco General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Davis Hospital. Dr. Pounds welcomes 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 professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Davis Hospital. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Vandestreek has a closed panel. After attending Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Wilford Hall Medical Center.

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

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

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

Dr. Raye Bellinger's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology; he sees patients in Sacramento, CA and Davis, CA. He is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Bellinger is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Bellinger trained at Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center. 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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Dr. Jason B Cohen, MD
Specializes in Nuclear Medicine
3161 L Street
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Jason Cohen is a nuclear medicine specialist. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Cohen is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Davis Hospital. Dr. Cohen's practice is open to new patients.

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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. Dr. Hagge studied medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage.

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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 is a medical specialist in nuclear medicine, neuroradiology, and diagnostic radiology. Dr. Bijan (or staff) speaks French, Persian, and Turkish. Clinical interests for Dr. Bijan include nuclear scan. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Davis Hospital. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University, Dr. Bijan attended medical school at Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine and McGill University Faculty of Medicine. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bijan's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Gary Caputo's medical specialty is nuclear medicine. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and more. He attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Caputo completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Georg Emlein practices adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Emlein is conversant in German. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). Dr. Emlein welcomes new patients.

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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 is a cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and cardiac electrophysiologist. Dr. O'Neill's clinical interests include electrophysiological (EP) study and ventricular arrhythmia. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and more. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. O'Neill obtained his medical school training at National University of Ireland Galway, School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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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 works as a cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and nuclear cardiology specialist. She accepts Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and more. She is a graduate of 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. Dr. Takeda has received the distinction of Sacramento Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. She is open to 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.