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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 practices nuclear cardiology and cardiology (heart disease) in New York, NY. His areas of expertise include cancer, nuclear scan, and general care. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Rhode Island Hospital, Dr. Sheikh attended Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Sheikh (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, French, and Hindi. He is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital and ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Sheikh's practice 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 works as a cardiologist and nuclear cardiology specialist. Dr. Johnson (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Johnson include heart problems. Dr. Johnson is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. She graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Johnson accepts Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has a closed panel.

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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's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology; she sees patients in New York, NY. Her areas of expertise include the following: stress echo, heart problems, and exercise. Dr. Baird honors Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Baird is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. She is not accepting new patients at this time.

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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 is a New York, NY physician who specializes in nuclear medicine and diagnostic radiology. His areas of expertise consist of nuclear scan and radiation therapy. Dr. Yeh is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Yeh's hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital and ColumbiaDoctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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.