We found 11 nuclear medicine providers who accept Blue Shield of California - Blue Shield Spectrum PPO Plan near Sacramento, CA.

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

Dr. David Magorien's medical specialty is adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Magorien has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. In his practice, Dr. Magorien focuses on heart problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Magorien's office for an appointment. After attending Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC).

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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' specialties are nuclear medicine and diagnostic radiology. He practices in Sacramento, CA. In Dr. Santos's practice, he is particularly interested in nuclear scan. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Mayo Clinic and a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Santos (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Portuguese. Dr. Santos's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Davis Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Santos's office for an appointment.

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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's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology; he sees patients in Sacramento, CA and Folsom, CA. Dr. Xu's clinical interests encompass heart problems. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and Shanghai Medical University. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). In addition to English, Dr. Xu speaks Mandarin. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. He is accepting 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 works as a nuclear medicine specialist in Roseville, CA and Sacramento, CA. Dr. Weiland attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Wilford Hall Medical Center for residency. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Davis Hospital. He is not currently accepting new patients.

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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 specializes in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology and practices in Lodi, CA and Sacramento, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chin include heart problems. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chin takes. He graduated from the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for his residency. He has received the distinction of Sacramento Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Chin speaks Cantonese. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). New patients are welcome to contact his 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. He has indicated that his clinical interests include nuclear scan. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Davis Hospital. After attending Tulane University School of Medicine, Dr. Pounds completed his residency training at San Francisco General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He 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 works as a nuclear medicine specialist. Dr. Vandestreek is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Davis Hospital. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Unfortunately, she is not currently accepting new patients. She is a graduate of Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Wilford Hall Medical Center's residency program.

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

Dr. Jaideep Sohi is a specialist in nuclear medicine. Dr. Sohi obtained his medical school training at Saba University School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics and a hospital affiliated with the University of North Dakota. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center.

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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. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Cohen completed his residency training at Stanford University Medical Center. 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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Dr. Bijan Bijan, MD
Specializes in Other, Nuclear Medicine, Neuroradiology, Diagnostic Radiology, Nuclear Radiology
2801 K Street; Suite 502
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Bijan Bijan, who practices in Sacramento, CA, is a medical specialist in nuclear medicine, neuroradiology, and diagnostic radiology. Dr. Bijan (or staff) is conversant in French, Persian, and Turkish. Clinical interests for Dr. Bijan include nuclear scan. Dr. Bijan is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Davis Hospital. Dr. Bijan's education and training includes medical school at Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine and McGill University Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bijan accepts. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Prostate Problems, Sports Health, Transvaginal Ultrasound, Rectal Problems, Hepatocellular ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Ely Wolin sees patients in Travis AFB, CA and Sacramento, CA. His medical specialties are general practice, nuclear medicine, and diagnostic radiology. He studied medicine at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. Dr. Wolin honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wolin is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Davis Hospital.

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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.