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
1740 West Taylor Street; University of Illinois Hospital, 2nd Floor
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Thomas Anderson works as a pediatric radiologist, neuroradiologist, and diagnostic radiologist. He attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Anderson trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. Dr. Anderson has indicated that his clinical interests include trauma. Dr. Anderson honors Medicare insurance. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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 works as a nuclear medicine specialist in Chicago, IL. Dr. Spies is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). 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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Dr. William Gary Spies, MD
Specializes in Nuclear Medicine, Nuclear Radiology
201 East Huron Street; Galter 8-106
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. William Spies is a specialist in nuclear medicine and nuclear radiology. In Dr. Spies's practice, he is particularly interested in pulmonary embolism and thyroid cancer. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, Coventry, and more. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He trained at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology for residency. Dr. Spies has received the distinction of 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 Street; Ste 8-110
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Gary Dillehay is a nuclear medicine and nuclear radiology specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dillehay include pulmonary embolism and thyroid cancer. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Dillehay honors Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at Mayo Medical School, he performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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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's areas of specialization are nuclear cardiology and cardiology (heart disease); she sees patients in Chicago, IL. Her clinical interests include heart valve disease, preventive cardiology, and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). Dr. Vassallo's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. She graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

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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 in Burr Ridge, IL and Chicago, IL. He takes Medicare insurance. He obtained his medical school training at Peking University Health Science Center and performed his residency at New York Methodist Hospital. Dr. Pu is conversant in 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. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lu include radioimmunotherapy (RIT). Dr. Lu is in-network for Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of Second Military Medical University and a graduate of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center's residency program. 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 works as a cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and nuclear cardiology specialist in Oak Park, IL, Chicago, IL, and Schaumburg, IL. Dr. Sethi is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Mount Sinai Hospital, and Sinai Health System (Chicago). Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sethi honors. He attended medical school at the University of Delhi. For his residency, Dr. Sethi trained 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; Suite Mc 931
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. David Yeh is a nuclear medicine and diagnostic radiology specialist in Hines, IL, Chicago, IL, and Hinsdale, IL. He is professionally affiliated with Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Yeh trained at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Yeh is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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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 specializes in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology and practices in Chicago, IL and Oak Park, IL. After attending the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, Dr. Williams completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Rush Oak Park Hospital.

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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 neuroradiologist, diagnostic radiologist, and nuclear medicine specialist. In addition to English, Dr. Singh (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Singh is affiliated with Rush Oak Park Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and residency at B.Y.L. Nair Charitable Hospital & T.N. Medical College. He accepts 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. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He obtained his medical school training at Osmania Medical College and performed his residency at Weiss Memorial Hospital. Dr. Ali 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 is a physician who specializes in nuclear medicine, neuroradiology, and diagnostic radiology. Dr. Kocak attended medical school at Istanbul University, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. He honors Medicare insurance. He is professionally 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 sees patients in Chicago, IL. His medical specialties are nuclear medicine and diagnostic radiology. He takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Virmani studied medicine at Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences. He trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency. He is affiliated with Rush Oak Park Hospital.

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Specializes in Nuclear Medicine
2525 S Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Carlos Bekerman works as a nuclear medicine specialist. Dr. Bekerman honors 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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