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 practices adult cardiology, nuclear cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) in East Palo Alto, CA, Redwood City, CA, and San Carlos, CA. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Smith include heart problems and nuclear scan. Dr. Smith takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Stanford University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Smith's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is open to 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 sees patients in East Palo Alto, CA and Redwood City, CA. His medical specialties are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Benedick has a special interest in heart problems, nuclear scan, and transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Benedick graduated from the University of Utah School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah.

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

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

Dr. Michael Ruder's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology; he sees patients in East Palo Alto, CA, San Carlos, CA, and Redwood City, CA. Dr. Ruder's clinical interests include heart problems and nuclear scan. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Maricopa Medical Center. Dr. Ruder's professional affiliations include 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. Nick G Costouros, MD
Specializes in Nuclear Medicine, Diagnostic Radiology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Nick Costouros sees patients in Palo Alto, CA. His medical specialties are nuclear medicine and diagnostic radiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Costouros include nuclear scan. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Costouros attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Costouros trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He speaks Greek. Dr. Costouros is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group.

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Clinical interests: Nuclear Scan

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

Dr. Andrei Iagaru practices nuclear medicine. Dr. Iagaru is conversant in French. He is affiliated with Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford and VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS). Before completing his residency at Stanford University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC), Dr. Iagaru attended medical school at Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy. Dr. Iagaru is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, Health Net, and more.

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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 is a physician who specializes in nuclear medicine. Dr. Mittra accepts Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and a graduate of Stanford University Medical Center's residency program. His professional affiliations include 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 specializes in nuclear medicine. She honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cape Town, Dr. Keeling attended medical school at the University of London. She is affiliated with 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 is a radiology (X-ray and medical imaging) and nuclear medicine specialist in Palo Alto, CA. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Dr. Segall attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Stanford University Medical Center and Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center. 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 sees patients in Palo Alto, CA. Her medical specialty is nuclear medicine. Dr. Vasanawala is affiliated with Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford and VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS). Before completing her residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics, Dr. Vasanawala attended medical school at the University of Mumbai and Dr. D.Y. Patil Medical College. She honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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

Dr. Catherine Collings, who practices in Mountain View, CA, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. The average patient rating for Dr. Collings is 4.0 stars out of 5. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from 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's medical specialty is nuclear medicine and diagnostic radiology. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Quon completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, Health Net, and more. He is professionally affiliated with 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's specialty is nuclear medicine. Dr. Valentino is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan insurance. He studied medicine at 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.
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