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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 specializes in pediatric radiology, nuclear medicine, and neuroradiology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Anderson include trauma. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He obtained his medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Trauma

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

Dr. Michael Kerner practices nuclear medicine and diagnostic radiology. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Kerner's education and training includes medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine and residency 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. Kim Allan Williams Sr., MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
1725 W Harrison St :; Suite 1159
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Kim Williams is a cardiologist and nuclear cardiology specialist in Chicago, IL and Oak Park, IL. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Williams takes. After attending the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Rush Oak Park Hospital.

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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 diagnostic radiologist and nuclear medicine specialist. Dr. Yeh's education and training includes medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. He accepts Medicare insurance. He is professionally 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' specialties are nuclear medicine, diagnostic radiology, and nuclear radiology. After completing medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine, Dr. Griffiths performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. She accepts Medicare insurance. She is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 sees patients in Chicago, IL. His medical specialty is nuclear medicine. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Spies trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for his residency. Dr. Spies has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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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' medical specialty is nuclear medicine and nuclear radiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Spies include pulmonary embolism and thyroid cancer. Dr. Spies accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, Coventry, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Spies 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, Tumor, Bone Problems, CT Scan, Pulmonary Embolism

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 nuclear radiologist and nuclear medicine specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dillehay include pulmonary embolism and thyroid cancer. Dr. Dillehay accepts Medicare insurance. He obtained his medical school training at Mayo Medical School and performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. 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 sees patients in Chicago, IL. Her medical specialties are nuclear cardiology and cardiology (heart disease). Her clinical interests include heart valve disease, preventive cardiology, and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). She is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Vassallo is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Vassallo's practice is open to new patients. She attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center for residency.

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

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

Dr. Yonglin Pu's areas of specialization are nuclear medicine and nuclear radiology. He accepts Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at Peking University Health Science Center, Dr. Pu performed his residency at New York Methodist Hospital. In addition to English, he 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 practices radiology (X-ray and medical imaging) and nuclear medicine in Chicago, IL. Dr. Lu is conversant in Mandarin. In his practice, Dr. Lu focuses on radioimmunotherapy (RIT). He is a graduate of Second Military Medical University. Dr. Lu trained at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center for his residency. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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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, who practices in Chicago, IL, is a medical specialist in nuclear medicine, neuroradiology, and diagnostic radiology. Dr. Singh is affiliated with Rush Oak Park Hospital. He accepts Medicare insurance. Before completing his residency at B.Y.L. Nair Charitable Hospital & T.N. Medical College, Dr. Singh attended medical school at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute. In addition to English, Dr. Singh (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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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 medical specialty is nuclear medicine and diagnostic radiology. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Before performing his residency at Weiss Memorial Hospital, Dr. Ali attended Osmania Medical College for medical school. He is professionally 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 specializes in nuclear medicine, neuroradiology, and diagnostic radiology. He attended Istanbul University, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Kocak is affiliated with Rush Oak Park Hospital.

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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. Dr. Bekerman is an in-network provider 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.