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We found 9 nuclear medicine providers who accept Blue Shield of California - Blue Shield Spectrum PPO Plan near Sacramento, CA.

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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's areas of specialization are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. His education and training includes medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and Ohio State University College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). Dr. Magorien is especially interested in heart problems. Patient ratings for Dr. Magorien average 5.0 stars out of 5. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Magorien takes. Dr. Magorien is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). He is open to new patients.

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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 physician who specializes in nuclear medicine and diagnostic radiology. He has a special interest in nuclear scan. Dr. Santos accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Mayo Clinic and a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Santos (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Davis Hospital. His practice 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. Zi-Jian Xu specializes in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. He attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and Shanghai Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. He is especially interested in heart problems. Dr. Xu honors several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin. Dr. Xu is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. He welcomes 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. He takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Weiland obtained his medical school training at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Davis Hospital. Unfortunately, he is not accepting 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 works as a cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and nuclear cardiology specialist in Lodi, CA and Sacramento, CA. Dr. Chin is conversant in Cantonese. He is especially interested in heart problems. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). Dr. Chin attended the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Sacramento Super Doctors. Dr. Chin welcomes new patients.

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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 nuclear cardiology specialist in Sacramento, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Pounds include nuclear scan. He is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. 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. Dr. Pounds is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Davis Hospital. 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 is a specialist in nuclear medicine. She is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, Dr. Vandestreek completed her residency training at Wilford Hall Medical Center. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Davis Hospital. Dr. Vandestreek is closed to new patients at this time.

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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 specializes in nuclear medicine and practices in Laguna Woods, CA and Sacramento, CA. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Cohen is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Davis Hospital. His practice 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 is a nuclear medicine, neuroradiology, and diagnostic radiology specialist. In his practice, he is particularly interested in nuclear scan. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bijan graduated from Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine and McGill University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Bijan 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 languages: French, Persian, and Turkish. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Davis Hospital. His practice 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.