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We found 7 nuclear medicine providers who accept Medicaid near Stony Brook, NY.

Dr. Lewis Bruce Rappaport, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
61 Southern Boulevard
Nesconset, NY
 

Dr. Lewis Rappaport is an adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology specialist. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Catherine of Siena Hospital and Southside Hospital. Dr. Rappaport studied medicine at Central University of the East School of Medicine. He trained at The Western Pennsylvania Hospital for his residency. Dr. Rappaport honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and HealthSmart. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. John Michael Reitano, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
220 Belle Meade Road; Suite A
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. John Reitano's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Reitano graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). His areas of expertise include the following: stress echo, myocarditis, and atherosclerosis. He honors Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease; Diplomate, Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology; and Suffolk County Chapter of the American Heart Association (AHA): Distinguished Service Award. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY) and Stony Brook University Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Myocarditis, Syncope, Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Hemochromatosis, Stress Echo, Heart ... (Read more)

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Dr. Mitchell Alan Saunders, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
220 Belle Mead Road; Suite A
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Mitchell Saunders' areas of specialization are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. These areas are among his clinical interests: heart failure, heart valve disease, and angina. Dr. Saunders takes Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and a graduate of Long Island Jewish Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Saunders has received the following distinctions: Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease; Diplomate, Certification Board of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography; and Diplomate, Certification Board Council of Nuclear Cardiology. He is affiliated with St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY) and Stony Brook University Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Heart Valve Disease, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Heart Attack, Peripheral Vascular Disease, High ... (Read more)

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Dr. Robert Matthews, MD
Specializes in Nuclear Medicine, Nuclear Radiology
3 Edmun D. Pellegrino Road
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Robert Matthews is a nuclear radiologist and nuclear medicine specialist in Stony Brook, NY. He is especially interested in nuclear scan and PET scan. He is in-network for Viant, Healthfirst, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Matthews attended Catholic University of Cordoba Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Matthews (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Hebrew, and Arabic.

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Clinical interests: PET Scan, Imaging Procedures, Nuclear Scan

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Dr. Hal Andrew Skopicki, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
Stony Brook Univ. Medical Center; Level 5 Heart Center
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Hal Skopicki's medical specialty is adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Skopicki include advanced heart failure, heart transplant, and myocarditis. Dr. Skopicki accepts several insurance carriers, including Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then he performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Skopicki (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Hebrew, and Arabic.

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Clinical interests: Myocarditis, Clinical Trials, Cardiomyopathy, Research, Sarcoidosis, Hemochromatosis, Heart Valve ... (Read more)

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Dr. Dinko Franceschi, MD
Specializes in Nuclear Medicine, Nuclear Radiology
University Hospital; L4
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Dinko Franceschi practices nuclear medicine and nuclear radiology. His areas of clinical interest consist of nuclear scan and PET scan. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Zagreb School of Medicine, Dr. Franceschi performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School.

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Clinical interests: PET Scan, Imaging Procedures, Nuclear Scan

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Specializes in Nuclear Medicine
65 W Meadow Road
Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Colin Clarke works as a nuclear medicine specialist in East Setauket, NY and New York, NY. He takes Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, Medicaid, and more. He studied medicine at Stony Brook University Medical Center, 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.