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We found 4 nuclear medicine providers who accept MultiPlan near Cherry Hill, NJ.

Dr. Arif Sheikh, MD
Specializes in Nuclear Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiology
622 W 168th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Arif Sheikh is a nuclear cardiology and cardiology (heart disease) specialist. Dr. Sheikh attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Rhode Island Hospital for residency. In his practice, he is particularly interested in cancer, nuclear scan, and general care. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Sheikh (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, French, and Hindi. Dr. Sheikh is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital and ColumbiaDoctors. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Cancer, Nuclear Scan, General Care, Neurological Disorders

Dr. Lynne Lalor Johnson, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
622 W 168th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Lynne Johnson is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Johnson (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. In Dr. Johnson's practice, she is particularly interested in heart problems. She is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. She attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) for residency. Dr. Johnson is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems

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Dr. Stacy Wang Baird, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
177 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Stacy Baird is an adult cardiologist and nuclear cardiology specialist. She attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency. These areas are among Dr. Baird's clinical interests: stress echo, heart problems, and exercise. She takes Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Baird is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. Unfortunately, she is not currently accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Stress Echo, Exercise, Echocardiogram, Heart Problems, Transesophageal Echocardiography

Dr. Randy Yeh I, MD
Specializes in Nuclear Medicine, Diagnostic Radiology
722 West 168th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Randy Yeh's areas of specialization are nuclear medicine and diagnostic radiology. His clinical interests include nuclear scan and radiation therapy. Dr. Yeh accepts Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Yeh is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital and ColumbiaDoctors. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Radiation Therapy, Nuclear Scan

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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.