We found 15 nuclear medicine providers who accept Medicare near Chicago, IL.

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

Dr. William Spies works as a nuclear radiologist and nuclear medicine specialist. He obtained his medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed his residency at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Spies include bone tumor, pulmonary embolism, and thyroid cancer. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Spies has received the following distinction: 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, CT Scan, Bone Tumor, Pulmonary Embolism

Dr. Thomas McDowell Anderson Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, Neuroradiology, Diagnostic Radiology
1740 West Taylor Street; University of Illinois Hospital, 2nd Floor
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Thomas Anderson practices pediatric radiology, nuclear medicine, and neuroradiology. He attended Harvard Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. In Dr. Anderson's practice, he is particularly interested in trauma. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UI Health).

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Clinical interests: Trauma

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

Dr. Stewart Spies' specialty is nuclear medicine. His education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Spies accepts Medicare insurance. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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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Dr. Yang Lu, MD, PhD
Specializes in Radiology, Nuclear Medicine
1740 W. Taylor Street
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Yang Lu's areas of specialization are radiology (X-ray and medical imaging) and nuclear medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Lu include radioimmunotherapy (RIT). He honors Medicare insurance. Before completing his residency at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Dr. Lu attended medical school at Second Military Medical University. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin. Dr. Lu is professionally affiliated with the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UI Health).

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Clinical interests: Radioimmunotherapy

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

Dr. Kim Williams is an adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology specialist in Chicago, IL and Oak Park, IL. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After completing medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, Dr. Williams performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Rush Oak Park Hospital.

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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's areas of specialization are nuclear medicine and nuclear radiology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Dillehay include pulmonary embolism and thyroid cancer. Dr. Dillehay honors Medicare insurance. His education and training includes medical school at Mayo Medical School and residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Dillehay 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. Patricia Vassallo, MD
Specializes in Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiology
680 N Lake Shore Drive; Suite 1000
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Patricia Vassallo's areas of specialization are nuclear cardiology and cardiology (heart disease); she sees patients in Chicago, IL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Vassallo include heart valve disease, preventive cardiology, and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). Dr. Vassallo takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Vassallo trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center for her residency. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Her practice is open to new patients.

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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 specialties are nuclear medicine and nuclear radiology. He practices in Burr Ridge, IL and Chicago, IL. He is conversant in Chinese. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Chicago Medicine. After attending Peking University Health Science Center for medical school, Dr. Pu completed his residency training at New York Methodist Hospital. Dr. Pu accepts Medicare insurance.

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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 practices nuclear medicine, neuroradiology, and diagnostic radiology. Dr. Singh is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He attended Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute for medical school and subsequently trained at B.Y.L. Nair Charitable Hospital & T.N. Medical College for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Singh (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Rush Oak Park Hospital.

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

Dr. Ankur Sethi practices adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology in Oak Park, IL, Chicago, IL, and Schaumburg, IL. He is affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital, Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and Sinai Health System. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Sethi attended the University of Delhi and then went on to complete his residency at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science.

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Dr. David Yeh, MD
Specializes in Nuclear Medicine, Diagnostic Radiology
1740 W. Taylor Street; University of Illinois Hospital, 7 North, 2nd Floor
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. David Yeh is a diagnostic radiologist and nuclear medicine specialist. He honors Medicare insurance. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center, Dr. Yeh attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Yeh's hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UI Health) and Edward Hines, Jr. VA 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 specializes in nuclear medicine and diagnostic radiology and practices in Chicago, IL. Dr. Ali is affiliated with Rush Oak Park Hospital. Before performing his residency at Weiss Memorial Hospital, Dr. Ali attended Osmania Medical College for medical school. He is in-network for 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 practices nuclear medicine, neuroradiology, and diagnostic radiology. Dr. Kocak is professionally affiliated with Rush Oak Park Hospital. He attended Istanbul University, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin for residency. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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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's medical specialty is nuclear medicine and diagnostic radiology. He is professionally affiliated with Rush Oak Park Hospital. Dr. Virmani graduated from Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences. For his residency, Dr. Virmani trained at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Virmani is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Nuclear Medicine
2525 S Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Carlos Bekerman is a specialist in nuclear medicine. He works in Chicago, IL. He takes 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.
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