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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 works as a cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and nuclear cardiology specialist. He is especially interested in heart problems. Dr. Magorien's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). He studied medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and Ohio State University College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program 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 accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice 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 nuclear medicine and diagnostic radiology specialist in Sacramento, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Santos include nuclear scan. Dr. Santos accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine. Dr. Santos's residency was performed at Mayo Clinic and a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Santos (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Portuguese. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Davis Hospital. Dr. Santos welcomes 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 and practices in Sacramento, CA and Folsom, CA. He speaks Mandarin. Dr. Xu's clinical interests encompass heart problems. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and Shanghai Medical University and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Xu's 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 nuclear medicine specialist in Roseville, CA and Sacramento, CA. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Davis Hospital. Dr. Weiland honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency 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 cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology specialist. Dr. Chin attended the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for residency. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Chin include heart problems. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chin has received professional recognition including the following: Sacramento Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Cantonese. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). Dr. Chin's practice is open to 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 practices nuclear cardiology in Sacramento, CA. Dr. Pounds studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at San Francisco General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is especially interested in nuclear scan. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Davis Hospital. 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. Penny Robillard Vande Streek, DO
Specializes in Nuclear Medicine
1500 Expo Parkway; Sutter Imaging Administrative Office
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Penny Vandestreek is a physician who specializes in nuclear medicine. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Vandestreek is a graduate of Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Wilford Hall Medical Center's residency program. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Davis Hospital. She has a closed panel.

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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. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cohen takes. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at Stanford University Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Davis Hospital. Dr. Cohen has an open panel.

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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 specialist in nuclear medicine, neuroradiology, and diagnostic radiology. He works in Sacramento, CA and Roseville, CA. After attending Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine and McGill University Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Bijan completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. In his practice, Dr. Bijan focuses on nuclear scan. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bijan (or staff) speaks the following languages: French, Persian, and Turkish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Davis Hospital. Dr. Bijan is open to new patients.

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

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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.