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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
2239 North Boulevard W.
Davenport, FL
 

Dr. Karan Reddy is an adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology specialist in Winter Park, FL, Clermont, FL, and Davenport, FL. He attended Osmania University and Kakatiya Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Reddy's patients gave him an average rating of 1.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center.

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Dr. Usman Rasheed Siddiqui, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
2239 North Boulevard W.
Davenport, FL
 

Dr. Usman Siddiqui, who practices in Orlando, FL, Winter Park, FL, and Clermont, FL, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology, nuclear cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Siddiqui honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics and Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Siddiqui attended Dow Medical College for medical school. Dr. Siddiqui (or staff) speaks Urdu. Dr. Siddiqui's hospital/clinic affiliations include South Lake Hospital, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
2239 North Boulevard W.
Davenport, FL
 

Dr. Harish Patil is a cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and nuclear cardiology specialist. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Patil graduated from Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences. For his residency, Dr. Patil trained at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn. Dr. Patil is affiliated with Orlando Health and Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center.

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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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