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We found 6 nuclear medicine providers who accept Humana Bronze near Colorado Springs, CO.

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Dr. James Russell Strader Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
1400 E Boulder Street; Suite 700
Colorado Springs, CO
 

Dr. James Strader's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Strader is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare EPO. He studied medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas for his residency. He is affiliated with the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth).

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems

Dr. Chris Yongdok Kim, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Medicine
1400 E Boulder Street; Suite 700
Colorado Springs, CO
 

Dr. Chris Kim practices adult cardiology and nuclear medicine in Colorado Springs, CO. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Montclair Baptist Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama, Dr. Kim attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. Dr. Kim's professional affiliations include Centura Health, the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth), and Memorial Hospital Central.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems

Dr. Nita Gail Harris, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Medicine
209 S Nevada Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO
 

Dr. Nita Harris is a cardiologist and nuclear medicine specialist in Colorado Springs, CO. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Harris's areas of expertise include heart problems. She is professionally affiliated with Centura Health, the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth), and Memorial Hospital Central. She takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Harris attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems

Dr. Jorge Davalos Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Medicine
1400 E Boulder Street; Suite 700
Colorado Springs, CO
 

Dr. Jorge Davalos works as a cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and nuclear medicine specialist in Colorado Springs, CO. Dr. Davalos takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Duke University Medical Center for residency. His professional affiliations include the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth) and Memorial Hospital Central.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems, Cardiac Catheterization

Dr. David Arthur Rosenbaum, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Medicine
1400 E Boulder Street; Suite 700
Colorado Springs, CO
 

Dr. David Rosenbaum sees patients in Colorado Springs, CO. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and nuclear medicine. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth) and Memorial Hospital Central. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rosenbaum is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and a graduate of Vanderbilt University Medical Center's residency program.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems, Open Heart Surgery

Dr. Russell Allen Linsky, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Medicine
P.o.; Box 9809
Colorado Springs, CO
 

Dr. Russell Linsky is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear medicine. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Linsky graduated from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. His professional affiliations include the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth) and Memorial Hospital Central.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems, Cardiac Catheterization

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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.