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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
622 West 168th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Arif Sheikh works as a nuclear cardiology specialist in New York, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sheikh include cancer, nuclear scan, and general care. He is an in-network provider for Medicaid Managed Care, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Rhode Island Hospital. Dr. Sheikh (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, French, and Hindi. His professional affiliations include ColumbiaDoctors and Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Sheikh welcomes new patients.

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

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
622 W 168th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Lynne Johnson specializes in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology and practices in New York, NY. In her practice, she is particularly interested in heart problems. Dr. Johnson is in-network for Medicaid Managed Care, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. After attending Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Johnson (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. She is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. Unfortunately, Dr. Johnson is not currently accepting new patients.

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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; Mhb 5-435, Milstein Hospital Building
New York, NY
 

Dr. Stacy Baird is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. Her areas of expertise consist of stress echo, heart problems, and exercise. Medicaid Managed Care, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Baird takes. Dr. Baird obtained her medical school training at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Baird is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. She has a closed panel.

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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; Floor: R1
New York, NY
 

Dr. Randy Yeh, who practices in New York, NY, is a medical specialist in nuclear medicine and diagnostic radiology. Dr. Yeh's areas of expertise consist of nuclear scan and radiation therapy. He is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. He takes Medicaid Managed Care, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Yeh attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center.

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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.