We found 12 nuclear medicine providers who accept Blue Shield near Stanford, CA.

Dr. Nellis Allan Smith, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1950 University Avenue; Suite 160
E Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Nellis Smith's areas of specialization are adult cardiology, nuclear cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Patient ratings for Dr. Smith average 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include heart problems and nuclear scan. Dr. Smith takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Before completing his residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Smith attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Implantable Loop Recorder, Nuclear Stress Test, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bruce Allan Benedick, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
1950 University Avenue; Suite 160
E Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Bruce Benedick's medical specialty is adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. His areas of clinical interest consist of heart problems, nuclear scan, and transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). Dr. Benedick is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Utah School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Benedick trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. Dr. Benedick is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Holistic Approaches, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Stress Echo, Invasive Cardiology, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nick G Costouros, MD
Specializes in Nuclear Medicine, Diagnostic Radiology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Nick Costouros' medical specialty is nuclear medicine and diagnostic radiology. Dr. Costouros is especially interested in nuclear scan. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. After attending the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Costouros is conversant in Greek.

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Clinical interests: Nuclear Scan

Dr. Michael Allen Ruder, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
1950 University Avenue; Suite 160
E Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Michael Ruder's specialties are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. These areas are among Dr. Ruder's clinical interests: heart problems and nuclear scan. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He attended the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Maricopa Medical Center for residency. Dr. Ruder is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Andrei Horia Iagaru, MD
Specializes in Nuclear Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive; Room H2230 Mc 5281
Stanford, CA
 

Dr. Andrei Iagaru sees patients in Stanford, CA. His medical specialty is nuclear medicine. He is affiliated with Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford and VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS). Dr. Iagaru is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy. For his professional training, Dr. Iagaru completed residency programs at Stanford University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). He is conversant in French.

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Dr. Erik Supratik Mittra, MD, PhD
Specializes in Nuclear Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive; Room H2200 Mc 5281
Stanford, CA
 

Dr. Erik Mittra practices nuclear medicine in Stanford, CA. He takes Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Mittra trained at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Mittra is affiliated with Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford and VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS).

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Specializes in Nuclear Medicine
3801 Miranda Avenue; Suite 115 Nuclear Medicine Department
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Christine Keeling is a nuclear medicine specialist. Dr. Keeling accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at the University of London and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cape Town. Her professional affiliations include VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS) and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford.

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Specializes in Radiology, Nuclear Medicine
3801 Miranda Avenue; Suite 115 Nuclear Medicine Department
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. George Segall, who practices in Palo Alto, CA, is a medical specialist in radiology (X-ray and medical imaging) and nuclear medicine. Before completing his residency at Stanford University Medical Center and Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center, Dr. Segall attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Segall is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. He is professionally affiliated with VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS) and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford.

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Specializes in Nuclear Medicine
3801 Miranda Avenue; Suite 115 Nuclear Medicine Department
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Minal Vasanawala specializes in nuclear medicine and practices in Palo Alto, CA. She takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. She graduated from the University of Mumbai and Dr. D.Y. Patil Medical College and then she performed her residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Dr. Vasanawala's hospital/clinic affiliations include Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford and VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS).

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other, Nuclear Cardiology
2490 Hospital Drive; Suit 311
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Catherine Collings' specialties are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. She practices in Mountain View, CA. Dr. Collings is rated highly by her patients. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

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Specializes in Nuclear Medicine, Diagnostic Radiology
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Quon, who practices in Palo Alto, CA and Stanford, CA, is a medical specialist in nuclear medicine and diagnostic radiology. Dr. Quon accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His professional affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS), and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Specializes in Nuclear Medicine
77 Birch Street; Suite A
Redwood City, CA
 

Dr. Leonard Valentino is a specialist in nuclear medicine. He honors Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan insurance. Dr. Valentino is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine.

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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.