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We found 42 nuclear medicine providers who accept Empire BlueCross BlueShield PPO near Astoria, NY.

Dr. Lori Lynn Vales Lay, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Other, Nuclear Medicine
275 7th Avenue; 3rd Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Lori Vales-Lay specializes in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear medicine. These areas are among Dr. Vales-Lay's clinical interests: heart failure, heart valve disease, and hypertension (high blood pressure). The average patient rating for Dr. Vales-Lay is 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, Aetna Medicare, and more. She attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Brown University. Dr. Vales-Lay has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars. Dr. Vales-Lay (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. Dr. Vales-Lay is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Hypertension, Heart Failure, Chest Pain, Heart Valve Disease, Heart Attack, Peripheral Vascular ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Nuclear Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiology
37-06 82nd Street
Jackson Heights, NY
 

Dr. Klaus Rentrop sees patients in New York, NY, Forest Hills, NY, and Bronx, NY. His medical specialties are nuclear cardiology and cardiology (heart disease). He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Healthfirst. He graduated from Heidelberg University and then he performed his residency at Cleveland Clinic and Detroit Receiving Hospital. Dr. Rentrop has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Rentrop (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, Spanish, and German. He is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Dr. Shuja Ul Qadir, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
934 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Shuja Qadir works as an adult cardiologist and nuclear cardiology specialist in Brooklyn, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Qadir include heart problems, echocardiogram (echo), and consultation. He accepts Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Dow Medical College, Dr. Qadir performed his residency at St. John's Queen's Hospital and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Qadir (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Polish, and Hindi. His professional affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, Weill Cornell Medicine, and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Echocardiogram, Heart Problems, Consultation

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

Dr. Arif Sheikh is a specialist in nuclear cardiology. His clinical interests include cancer, nuclear scan, and general care. He honors Medicaid Managed Care, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine, Dr. Sheikh performed his residency at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Rhode Island Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Sheikh (or staff) speaks Urdu, French, and Hindi. He is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors and Presbyterian Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Jonathan Wells Weinsaft, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
520 East 70th Street; Starr Pavilion, 4th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Jonathan Weinsaft is a medical specialist in adult cardiology, nuclear cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Weinsaft include cardiac (heart) stress testing. He is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Weinsaft graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Michael J. Wolk Foundation Clinical Scholar; Doris Duke Foundation Clinical Scientist Development Award; and American Society of Nuclear Cardiology Young Investigator Award.

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Clinical interests: Cardiac Stress Testing, Stress Testing

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Medicine
440 W. 114th Street; Clark 4h
New York, NY
 

Dr. Dayana Eslava is an adult cardiologist and nuclear medicine specialist in New York, NY. She attended medical school at El Bosque University, Colombian School of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Secure Horizons are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Eslava accepts. Dr. Eslava has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars. She speaks Spanish. She is open to new patients.

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Dr. Clare Ann Hochreiter, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
525 East 68th Street; M-404
New York, NY
 

Dr. Clare Hochreiter is a specialist in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. Her clinical interests include cardiac risk reduction, heart failure, and aortic aneurysm. She honors Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hochreiter attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency. Dr. Hochreiter is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Cardiac Risk Reduction, Heart Valve Disease, Hypertension, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
622 West 168th Street; Presbyterian Hospital Building (ph)
New York, NY
 

Dr. Lynne Johnson practices adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology in New York, NY. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Johnson include heart problems. Dr. Johnson is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. Medicaid Managed Care, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Johnson accepts. She is not currently accepting new patients. Dr. Johnson graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) for residency. Dr. Johnson (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
1468 Madison Avenue; Annenberg Building
New York, NY
 

Dr. Ossama Samuel is an adult cardiologist and nuclear cardiology specialist in New York, NY and Brooklyn, NY. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Samuel is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Healthfirst. He studied medicine at Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: The Paul Schweitzer Award for Excellence in Teaching; Society for Teaching of Internal Medicine Award; and Stewart Alexander Teaching Award for Best Medical Resident Beth Israel Medical Center. Dr. Samuel (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Spanish, and Polish.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Medicine
550 1st Avenue; Suite Hw225
New York, NY
 

Dr. Seol Han is an adult cardiologist and nuclear medicine specialist. Dr. Han is a graduate of Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Han (or staff) speaks Korean, Spanish, and Chinese. She is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Dr. Newsha Zahra Ghodsi, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
108 E 96th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Newsha Ghodsi works as an adult cardiologist and nuclear cardiology specialist in New York, NY. Dr. Ghodsi has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She takes Amerigroup, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Dr. Ghodsi studied medicine at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa. Dr. Ghodsi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Hebrew, and Arabic.

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Dr. Van-Hong Dat Duong Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
177 East 87th; Suite 507
New York, NY
 

Dr. Van-Hong Nguyen practices adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Nguyen is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine and a graduate of Tufts Medical Center's residency program. She is in-network for Amerigroup, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Nguyen (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Chinese, and Vietnamese. Dr. Nguyen's practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Dennis Finkielstein, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Medicine
10 Union Square East; Suite 2a, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Department of Cardiology
New York, NY
 

Dr. Dennis Finkielstein is an adult cardiology and nuclear medicine specialist in New York, NY. Dr. Finkielstein (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. Dr. Finkielstein attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Long Island Jewish Medical Center for residency. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Secure Horizons. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Finkielstein has received include Chief Fellow: Division of Cardiology, Beth Israel Medical Center; Phi Beta Kappa; and Dean's List Honor Roll (7 out of 7 semesters).

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Dr. Marjorie Michelle Stein, MD
Specializes in Nuclear Medicine, Diagnostic Radiology
25-10 30th Avenue
Long Island City, NY
 

Dr. Marjorie Stein's areas of specialization are nuclear medicine and diagnostic radiology; she sees patients in Elmhurst, NY, Long Island City, NY, and Astoria, NY. Dr. Stein takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Stein (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Stanley J Goldsmith, MD
Specializes in Nuclear Cardiology, Diagnostic Radiology
1305 York Avenue; 3rd Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Stanley Goldsmith is a nuclear cardiology and diagnostic radiology specialist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include thyroid problems and nuclear scan. He is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Goldsmith is in-network for Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, POMCO, and more. He is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and a graduate of the University Hospital of Brooklyn's residency program. He has received the following distinctions: One of America's Top Doctors and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. Dr. Goldsmith (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Hebrew, and Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Nuclear Scan

Dr. Lawrence Paul Hecker, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
North Shore - Lij Medical Pc; 30-16 30th Drive
Astoria, NY
 

Dr. Lawrence Hecker's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. In addition to English, Dr. Hecker speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital. He studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hecker accepts. Dr. Hecker has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. He welcomes 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.