We found 4 nuclear medicine providers who accept Silver Navigate 2000 near Tampa, FL.

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Dr. Querubin Policarpio Mendoza, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
5101 N Habana Avenue
Tampa, FL

Dr. Querubin Mendoza is an adult cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and nuclear cardiology specialist. Dr. Mendoza has indicated that his clinical interests include hypertension (high blood pressure). His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He 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. Before performing his residency at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center, Dr. Mendoza attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school. Dr. Mendoza speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Hypertension

Dr. Hemant D Chheda, MD
Specializes in Radiology, Nuclear Medicine
2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL

Dr. Hemant Chheda is a radiologist and nuclear medicine specialist. Dr. Chheda graduated from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka, Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences, and Mahadevappa Rampure Medical College, Gulbarga. His training includes a residency program at Summa Akron City Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and CorVel. Dr. Chheda's professional affiliations include Tampa Community Hospital and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. Marilin Francisca Espino-Maya, MD
Specializes in Nuclear Medicine, Diagnostic Radiology
2 Tampa General Circle, Tampa; Floor 33613
Tampa, FL

Dr. Marilin Espino-Maya's areas of specialization are nuclear medicine and diagnostic radiology. She is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Espino-Maya completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. She is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Marc Robert Stauffer, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
2919 W Swann Avenue; Suite 102
Tampa, FL

Dr. Marc Stauffer is an adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology specialist. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Stauffer attended medical school at Ross University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, St. Joseph Children's Hospital, and Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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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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