We found 6 nuclear cardiology providers who accept United Healthcare near Dearborn, MI.

Dr. Mahir Darrar Elder, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
2421 Monroe; Suite 101
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Mahir Elder's specialties are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. He obtained his medical school training at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. His clinical interests include intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), renal angioplasty, and arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats). Patients gave Dr. Elder an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors. Dr. Elder speaks Arabic. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Detroit Medical Center (DMC), and Oakwood Hospital - Wayne.

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Clinical interests: Renal Angioplasty, Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump, Lower Extremity Bypass Surgery, Peripheral Angiogram, ... (Read more)

Dr. Samer Salka, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
7330 Canton Center Road; Suite 109
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Samer Salka works as a cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and nuclear cardiology specialist in Dearborn, MI and Canton, MI. He has a special interest in heart problems, echocardiogram (echo), and cardiac catheterization. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Oakwood Hospital - Wayne, and Garden City Hospital. Dr. Salka accepts several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Alliance Plan (HAP). Dr. Salka attended American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic.

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Clinical interests: Echocardiogram, Heart Problems, Endovascular Disease, Cardiac Catheterization

Dr. Samir A Dabbous, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
22060 Beech Street; Suite 200
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Samir Dabbous specializes in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. He accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University, Dr. Dabbous attended American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Dabbous has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors. Dr. Dabbous is conversant in Arabic. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Oakwood Hospital - Wayne, and Garden City Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Cardiac Catheterization, Coronary Artery Disease

Dr. Joseph Chattahi, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
22060 Beech Street
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Joseph Chattahi's specialties are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. He practices in Dearborn, MI and Brownstown, MI. His clinical interests include orthostatic hypotension, rheumatic heart disease, and myocarditis. Dr. Chattahi takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Chattahi is affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Oakwood Hospital - Wayne, and Oakwood Hospital - Taylor.

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Clinical interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Stenosis, Women's Heart Disease, Mitral Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
2881 Monroe Street; Suite 1
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. George Nahhas is an adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology specialist. His areas of expertise include spider veins and ambulatory phlebectomy. Patient reviews placed Dr. Nahhas at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Beaumont Hospitals, Dr. Nahhas attended medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Nahhas speaks Arabic. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Oakwood Hospital - Southshore, Oakwood Hospital - Wayne, and Oakwood Hospital - Taylor.

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Clinical interests: Sclerotherapy, Spider Veins, Ambulatory Phlebectomy, Endovenous Radiofrequency Ablation, Ultrasound

Dr. Amir K Kaki, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
2421 Monroe Street; Suite 101
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Amir Kaki is a specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. He works in Detroit, MI, Warren, MI, and Dearborn, MI. He is a graduate of Ibero-American University (UNIBE). His residency was performed at Erlanger Health System and Arizona Health Sciences Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kaki include intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), renal angioplasty, and arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kaki honors. Dr. Kaki (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Oakwood Hospital - Wayne, and McLaren Health Care.

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Clinical interests: Renal Angioplasty, Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump, Cardiomyopathy, Valvuloplasty, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

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What is Nuclear Cardiology?

Nuclear cardiology is the use of safe, small amounts of radioactive material, called tracers, to take very accurate pictures or video of the heart. Nuclear cardiology can not only provide excellent images of the heart muscle, but it can also tell doctors about the function and health of the heart. That is to say, nuclear cardiology doesn’t just examine what the heart looks like, it sees how well the heart muscle is working. It’s very useful for diagnosing heart disease, identifying damage from a heart attack, or evaluating if a patient’s treatments are working well enough.

During a nuclear cardiology exam, the tracer is injected into a vein and taken up by the heart. Then a special camera, called a gamma camera, takes pictures of the tracer moving within the beating heart. The images can show areas where heart muscle has been damaged or scarred due to a heart attack, or where blood flow within the heart may not be adequate due to blocked arteries.

There are several different kinds of nuclear cardiology tests and each looks at something slightly different. The most commonly used test is called myocardial perfusion. Others include ventriculography, to show the chambers of the heart; PET scans, to monitor blood flow; and MUGA scans, to examine how well the heart is pumping.

Nuclear cardiology tests do not hurt, and do not require anything more than an injection. They are a powerful source of information for patients suffering from heart disease or coronary artery disease.