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We found 15 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 sees patients in Libertyville, IL and Chicago, IL. His medical specialties are pediatric radiology, nuclear medicine, and neuroradiology. He is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Anderson include trauma. Dr. Anderson is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. He accepts Medicare insurance.

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Clinical interests: Trauma

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

Dr. Kim Williams' specialties are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. He practices in Chicago, IL and Oak Park, IL. He is affiliated with Rush Oak Park Hospital. Dr. Williams is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Williams has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Nuclear Medicine, Diagnostic Radiology
14089 Collection Center Drive
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Michael Kerner is a nuclear medicine and diagnostic radiology specialist. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Kerner's medical residency was performed at Georgetown University Hospital. He has received the distinction of The James M. Scatliff, M.D. Award, UNC Division of Radiologic Science.

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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 nuclear medicine and diagnostic radiology specialist. Dr. Yeh attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Yeh completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. He honors Medicare insurance. He is affiliated with Edward Hines, Jr. VA 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 medical specialist in nuclear medicine, diagnostic radiology, and nuclear radiology. She takes Medicare insurance. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Griffiths attended the University of Nebraska College of Medicine for medical school. She is affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. She is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Stewart Spies is a specialist in nuclear medicine. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Spies performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Spies has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Patricia Vassallo practices nuclear cardiology and cardiology (heart disease) in Chicago, IL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Vassallo include heart valve disease, preventive cardiology, and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Vassallo graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. William Spies' specialties are nuclear medicine and nuclear radiology. He practices in Chicago, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Spies include pulmonary embolism and thyroid cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Dr. Spies attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Spies has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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

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

Dr. Gary Dillehay is a nuclear medicine and nuclear radiology specialist. He attended Mayo Medical School and subsequently trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for residency. His areas of expertise consist of pulmonary embolism and thyroid cancer. Dr. Dillehay honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Dillehay has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally 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. Yonglin Pu, PhD, MD
Specializes in Nuclear Medicine, Nuclear Radiology
5758 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Yonglin Pu's specialties are nuclear medicine and nuclear radiology. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. He attended Peking University Health Science Center and then went on to complete his residency at New York Methodist Hospital. 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's specialties are radiology (X-ray and medical imaging) and nuclear medicine. He practices in Chicago, IL. Dr. Lu has indicated that his clinical interests include radioimmunotherapy (RIT). He accepts Medicare insurance. His education and training includes medical school at Second Military Medical University and residency at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He is conversant in Mandarin.

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Clinical interests: Radioimmunotherapy

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 nuclear medicine, neuroradiology, and diagnostic radiology specialist. Dr. Singh (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. He is affiliated with Rush Oak Park Hospital. After attending Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute for medical school, he completed his residency training at B.Y.L. Nair Charitable Hospital & T.N. Medical College. He honors Medicare insurance.

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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 is a nuclear medicine and diagnostic radiology specialist in Chicago, IL. He is professionally affiliated with Rush Oak Park Hospital. Dr. Ali's education and training includes medical school at Osmania Medical College and residency at Weiss Memorial Hospital. He accepts Medicare insurance.

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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's areas of specialization are nuclear medicine, neuroradiology, and diagnostic radiology. He is professionally affiliated with Rush Oak Park Hospital. Dr. Kocak studied medicine at Istanbul University, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Kocak trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. He accepts Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Nuclear Medicine
2525 S Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Carlos Bekerman is a physician who specializes in nuclear medicine. He is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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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.