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We found 8 nuclear medicine providers who accept Humana Bronze HMO near Woodstock, GA.

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Dr. Salvatore F Mannino, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
120 Stonebridge Parkway; Suite 110
Woodstock, GA
 

Dr. Salvatore Mannino's specialties are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. He practices in Woodstock, GA, Marietta, GA, and Douglasville, GA. The average patient rating for Dr. Mannino is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include cardiac imaging. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) for residency. Dr. Mannino (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Italian. Dr. Mannino is affiliated with WellStar Paulding Hospital, WellStar Cobb Hospital, and WellStar Douglas Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Cardiac Imaging

Dr. Howard J Snapper, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Medicine
120 Stonebridge Parkway; Suite 110
Woodstock, GA
 

Dr. Howard Snapper's areas of specialization are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear medicine; he sees patients in Marietta, GA and Woodstock, GA. He is conversant in French. In Dr. Snapper's practice, he is particularly interested in cardiac imaging. His hospital/clinic affiliations include WellStar Paulding Hospital, WellStar Cobb Hospital, and WellStar Douglas Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. The average patient rating for Dr. Snapper is 4.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Snapper accepts.

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Clinical interests: Cardiac Imaging

Dr. Paul Charles Guichard, MD, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
120 Stonebridge Parkway; Suite 110
Woodstock, GA
 

Dr. Paul Guichard is an adult cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and nuclear cardiology specialist. After attending Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. In his practice, Dr. Guichard focuses on cardiac imaging. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is affiliated with WellStar Paulding Hospital, North Fulton Hospital, and WellStar Cobb Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Cardiac Imaging

Dr. Bryan T Piedad, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
120 Stonebridge Parkway; Suite 110
Woodstock, GA
 

Dr. Bryan Piedad practices adult cardiology, nuclear cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He is especially interested in cardiac imaging. Dr. Piedad is affiliated with WellStar Paulding Hospital, North Fulton Hospital, and WellStar Cobb Hospital. After attending the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry for medical school, he completed his residency training at NYU Langone Medical Center. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Piedad accepts.

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Clinical interests: Cardiac Imaging

Dr. Dhaval G Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
120 Stonebridge Parkway; Suite 110
Woodstock, GA
 

Dr. Dhaval Patel is an adult cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and nuclear cardiology specialist in Woodstock, GA and Marietta, GA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include cardiac imaging. Dr. Patel is affiliated with WellStar Cobb Hospital, WellStar Douglas Hospital, and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital. He graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Clinical interests: Cardiac Imaging

Dr. David A Zimmerman, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
120 Stonebridge Parkway; Suite 110
Woodstock, GA
 

Dr. David Zimmerman's medical specialty is adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. He attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. He trained at Ohio State University Medical Center for his residency. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Zimmerman include cardiac imaging. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Zimmerman honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital, WellStar Cobb Hospital, and WellStar Douglas Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Cardiac Imaging

Dr. Michael J Riley, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
120 Stonebridge Parkway; Suite 110
Woodstock, GA
 

Dr. Michael Riley's areas of specialization are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. His professional affiliations include WellStar Paulding Hospital, North Fulton Hospital, and WellStar Cobb Hospital. Dr. Riley honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine and residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis.

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Dr. William M Brown, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
120 Stonebridge Parkway; Suite 110
Woodstock, GA
 

Dr. William Brown, who practices in Woodstock, GA and Marietta, GA, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Brown is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Wellstar Kennestone Hospital. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Brown is a graduate of Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia.

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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.