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We found 5 nuclear medicine providers near Huntington, NY.

Dr. Lorna Ong Blando, MD
Specializes in Nuclear Cardiology
270 Park Avenue
Huntington, NY
 

Dr. Lorna Blando works as a nuclear cardiology specialist. She accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation. Dr. Blando (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino, Greek, and Ukrainian. Dr. Blando's professional affiliations include Huntington Hospital, Plainview Hospital, and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. She is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
221 Jericho Turnpike
Syosset, NY
 

Dr. Sumit Mittle sees patients in New Hyde Park, NY, Lake Success, NY, and Manhasset, NY. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. His professional affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, Syosset Hospital, and Plainview Hospital. Dr. Mittle is an in-network provider for Medicaid, Medicare, and TRICARE insurance. His practice is open to new patients. He is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. In addition to English, Dr. Mittle (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
172 E Main Street
Huntington, NY
 

Dr. Balveen Singh's specialties are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Singh (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Albanian, and Greek. She is affiliated with Huntington Hospital and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. She attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Singh accepts. She has an open panel.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
172 E Main Street
Huntington, NY
 

Dr. Marco Papaleo works as an adult cardiologist and nuclear cardiology specialist in Huntington, NY. He attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Papaleo is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Papaleo honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Papaleo (or staff) speaks Spanish, Albanian, and Greek. He is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. Dr. Papaleo's practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Nuclear Medicine
270 Park Avenue
Huntington, NY
 

Dr. William Ruppel practices nuclear medicine. He graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

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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.