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We found 6 nuclear medicine providers who accept Medicare near Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Dr. Roberto Jose Cubeddu, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Other, Nuclear Medicine
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Roberto Cubeddu is an adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear medicine specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: mitral valve prolapse, intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) insertion, and heart tumor. Dr. Cubeddu's professional affiliations include Cleveland Clinic, Nicklaus Children's Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida, Dr. Cubeddu attended medical school at Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump Insertion, Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Mitral Stenosis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Nuclear Medicine, Diagnostic Radiology, Nuclear Radiology
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Rachel Braunstein is a diagnostic radiologist, nuclear radiologist, and nuclear medicine specialist in Fort Lauderdale, FL and Miami, FL. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her clinical interests include telemedicine. Dr. Braunstein's professional affiliations include Kendall Regional Medical Center and Mercy Hospital. Before performing her residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Braunstein attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Braunstein is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Anthem, and more.

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Clinical interests: Telemedicine

Dr. Seza Ali Gulec, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Other, Nuclear Medicine
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Seza Gulec's medical specialty is general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and nuclear medicine. Dr. Gulec accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Ankara University. His residency was performed at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. He is conversant in Turkish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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Specializes in Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, Diagnostic Radiology
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Bao-Tran Doan works as an interventional radiologist, diagnostic radiologist, and nuclear medicine specialist in Atlantis, FL, Fort Lauderdale, FL, and Sunrise, FL. She is professionally affiliated with Kendall Regional Medical Center and Mercy Hospital. Dr. Doan is in-network for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Her education and training includes medical school at McGill University Faculty of Medicine and residency at Montreal General Hospital. Dr. Doan (or staff) speaks Spanish, Vietnamese, and French.

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Dr. Fuad S Ashkar, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology, Nuclear Medicine
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Fuad Ashkar's areas of specialization are adult endocrinology and nuclear medicine. He studied medicine at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. His residency was performed at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Ashkar average 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Ashkar (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and French. Dr. Ashkar's professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, and Baptist Hospital.

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Specializes in Nuclear Medicine
4725 N Federal Highway; Nuclear Medicine Department
Ft Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Jon Kotler's medical specialty is nuclear medicine. Dr. Kotler honors United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare Bronze, and more. He is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa and a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington.

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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.