We found 17 nuclear medicine providers who accept Medicare near Chicago, IL.

Dr. Thomas McDowell Anderson Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, Neuroradiology, Diagnostic Radiology
2525 S Michigan Avenue; Radiology Dept. Mercy Hospital
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Thomas Anderson is a specialist in pediatric radiology, nuclear medicine, and neuroradiology. Dr. Anderson's education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. Clinical interests for Dr. Anderson include trauma. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. He speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Trauma

Dr. David M Yeh, MD
Specializes in Nuclear Medicine, Diagnostic Radiology
1740 W Taylor Street; Suite Mc 931
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. David Yeh is a physician who specializes in nuclear medicine and diagnostic radiology. He accepts Medicare insurance. After attending New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Yeh is professionally affiliated with Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital.

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Dr. Kim Allan Williams Sr., MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
1725 W Harrison St :; Suite 1159
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Kim Williams practices adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Williams honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Williams trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Williams has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Rush Oak Park Hospital.

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Dr. Allison Ann Griffiths, MD
Specializes in Nuclear Medicine, Diagnostic Radiology, Nuclear Radiology
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Allison Griffiths is a specialist in nuclear medicine, diagnostic radiology, and nuclear radiology. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Griffiths's education and training includes medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. She is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. She welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Stewart M Spies, MD
Specializes in Nuclear Medicine
675 N Saint Clair Street; Ste 8-104
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Stewart Spies is a specialist in nuclear medicine. He works in Chicago, IL. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Spies is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Spies has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Dr. William Gary Spies, MD
Specializes in Nuclear Medicine, Nuclear Radiology
201 East Huron Street; Galter 8-106
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. William Spies practices nuclear medicine and nuclear radiology. His clinical interests encompass pulmonary embolism and thyroid cancer. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry. Dr. Spies is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and a graduate of Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology's residency program. Dr. Spies has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Cancer, Tumor, Bone Problems, CT Scan, Pulmonary Embolism

Dr. Proddutur Raghuveer Reddy, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
1725 W Harrison Street; Suite 1159
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Proddutur Reddy practices adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. He is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Humana HMO, and more. Dr. Reddy welcomes new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Dr. Reddy completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University.

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Dr. Gary L Dillehay, MD
Specializes in Nuclear Medicine, Nuclear Radiology
675 N Saint Clair Street; Ste 8-110
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Gary Dillehay is a physician who specializes in nuclear medicine and nuclear radiology. Before performing his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Dillehay attended Mayo Medical School. His areas of expertise consist of pulmonary embolism and thyroid cancer. Dr. Dillehay is in-network for Medicare insurance. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Cancer, Pulmonary Embolism

Dr. Patricia Vassallo, MD
Specializes in Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiology
675 N Saint Clair Street Ste 19-100; Galter Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Patricia Vassallo is a cardiologist and nuclear cardiology specialist in Chicago, IL. She has indicated that her clinical interests include heart valve disease, preventive cardiology, and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). Dr. Vassallo is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Vassallo trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center for residency. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Preventive Cardiology, Heart Valve Disease, Echocardiogram, Heart Problems, Cholesterol Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Yonglin Pu, MD, PhD
Specializes in Nuclear Medicine, Nuclear Radiology
5758 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Yonglin Pu practices nuclear medicine and nuclear radiology. Dr. Pu is in-network for Medicare insurance. He graduated from Peking University Health Science Center. He trained at New York Methodist Hospital for his residency. In addition to English, Dr. Pu speaks Chinese.

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Dr. Yang Lu, MD, PhD
Specializes in Radiology, Nuclear Medicine
1740 W. Taylor Street
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Yang Lu is a physician who specializes in radiology (X-ray and medical imaging) and nuclear medicine. Before completing his residency at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Dr. Lu attended medical school at Second Military Medical University. He is especially interested in radioimmunotherapy (RIT). Dr. Lu honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Lu is conversant in Mandarin.

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Clinical interests: Radioimmunotherapy

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
1500 S Fairfield Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Ankur Sethi is a specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Dr. Sethi attended medical school at the University of Delhi. Dr. Sethi is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Mount Sinai Hospital, and Sinai Health System (Chicago).

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Dr. Jagadeesh Singh Singh, MD
Specializes in Nuclear Medicine, Neuroradiology, Diagnostic Radiology
1725 W Harrison St : Court; Department Suite 456
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Jagadeesh Singh is a physician who specializes in nuclear medicine, neuroradiology, and diagnostic radiology. Dr. Singh is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute. His training includes a residency program at B.Y.L. Nair Charitable Hospital & T.N. Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Singh (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is affiliated with Rush Oak Park Hospital.

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Dr. Amjad Ali, MD
Specializes in Other, Nuclear Medicine, Diagnostic Radiology
1725 W Harrison St : Court; Department Suite 456
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Amjad Ali's specialties are nuclear medicine and diagnostic radiology. He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Ali attended Osmania Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Weiss Memorial Hospital for residency. He is affiliated with Rush Oak Park Hospital.

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Dr. Mehmet Kocak, MD
Specializes in Nuclear Medicine, Neuroradiology, Diagnostic Radiology
1725 W Harrison St : Court; Department Suite 456
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Mehmet Kocak, who practices in Chicago, IL, is a medical specialist in nuclear medicine, neuroradiology, and diagnostic radiology. Dr. Kocak accepts Medicare insurance. He obtained his medical school training at Istanbul University, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. He is affiliated with Rush Oak Park Hospital.

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Dr. Sumeet Virmani, MD, MS
Specializes in Nuclear Medicine, Diagnostic Radiology
1725 W Harrison St : Court; Department Suite 437
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Sumeet Virmani is a specialist in nuclear medicine and diagnostic radiology. He works in Chicago, IL. He attended Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Virmani accepts Medicare insurance. He is professionally affiliated with Rush Oak Park Hospital.

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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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