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We found 5 nuclear medicine providers who accept Humana Open Access near Olympia Fields, IL.

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Dr. Kelly Renee Rychter, MD, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Medicine
3800 West 203rd Street; Suite 201
Olympia Fields, IL
 

Dr. Kelly Rychter's specialties are adult cardiology and nuclear medicine. She practices in Olympia Fields, IL and Chicago Heights, IL. She is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. Dr. Rychter is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Dr. Proddutur Raghuveer Reddy, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
3800 West 203rd Street; Suite 209
Olympia Fields, IL
 

Dr. Proddutur Reddy's areas of specialization are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Humana HMO, and more. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Dr. Reddy's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Reddy is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Hassan A Kieso, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Medicine
3800 West 203rd Street
Olympia Fields, IL
 

Dr. Hassan Kieso sees patients in Olympia Fields, IL and Chicago Heights, IL. Dr. Hassan Kieso's medical specialties are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Kieso at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kieso is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. Dr. Kieso is an in-network provider for TRICARE, Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and more. Dr. Kieso is open to new patients. Dr. Kieso studied medicine at the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine. Dr. Kieso is conversant in Arabic.

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Dr. Matthew L Kamin, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Medicine
3800 West 203rd Street; Suite 201
Olympia Fields, IL
 

Dr. Matthew Kamin is an adult cardiologist and nuclear medicine specialist. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He studied medicine at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Kamin speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kamin's office for an appointment.

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Dr. Faheem Ahmad, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
3800 West 203rd Street; Suite 201
Olympia Fields, IL
 

Dr. Faheem Ahmad specializes in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Ahmad speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ahmad honors Coventry, Viant, and Community Care Network (CCN), in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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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.