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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 specializes in nuclear cardiology. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Blando accepts. She studied medicine at Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation. Dr. Blando (or staff) speaks Filipino, Greek, and Ukrainian. She is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital, Plainview Hospital, and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Balveen Singh practices adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology in Huntington, NY and East Northport, NY. She takes AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. In addition to English, Dr. Singh (or staff) speaks Spanish, Albanian, and Greek. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Huntington Hospital and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. She is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Marco Papaleo is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. The average patient rating for Dr. Papaleo is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Papaleo is affiliated with Huntington Hospital and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. He studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Papaleo (or staff) speaks Spanish, Albanian, and Greek.

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

Dr. Sumit Mittle's specialties are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. He practices in New Hyde Park, NY, Lake Success, NY, and Manhasset, NY. Dr. Mittle (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Mittle is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, Syosset Hospital, and Plainview Hospital. He is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Mittle takes Medicaid, Medicare, and TRICARE insurance. He is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Nuclear Medicine
270 Park Avenue
Huntington, NY
 

Dr. William Ruppel's specialty is nuclear medicine. He is a graduate of 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.