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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 is an adult cardiologist, cardiac electrophysiologist, and nuclear cardiology specialist. Dr. Siddiqui is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Dow Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics and Cleveland Clinic for residency. 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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Dr. Harish Mahimacharan Patil, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
2239 North Boulevard W.
Davenport, FL
 

Dr. Harish Patil specializes in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology and practices in Winter Park, FL, Orlando, FL, and Davenport, FL. His professional affiliations include Orlando Health and Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center. Dr. Patil is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences and performed his residency at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn.

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Dr. Karan G Reddy, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
2239 North Boulevard W.
Davenport, FL
 

Dr. Karan Reddy's specialties are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. He practices in Winter Park, FL, Clermont, FL, and Davenport, FL. Patient ratings for Dr. Reddy average 1.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before performing his residency at Henry Ford Hospital, Dr. Reddy attended Osmania University and Kakatiya Medical College for medical school. He is affiliated with 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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