We found 8 nuclear medicine providers who accept Oxford Health Plans near Berwyn, PA.

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Dr. Daniel Alexander Pryma, BS, MD
Specializes in Radiology, Other, Nuclear Medicine
Penn Medicine Valley Forge; 1001 Chesterbrook Boulevard
Berwyn, PA
 

Dr. Daniel Pryma is a radiology (X-ray and medical imaging) and nuclear medicine specialist in Philadelphia, PA, Radnor, PA, and Berwyn, PA. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pryma honors. Before completing his residency at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Pryma attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Pryma's hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: CT Scan, Nuclear Scan

Dr. Barry Richard Smoger, MD
Specializes in Nuclear Medicine, Diagnostic Radiology, Nuclear Radiology
Penn Medicine Valley Forge; 1001 Chesterbrook Boulevard
Berwyn, PA
 

Dr. Barry Smoger specializes in nuclear medicine, diagnostic radiology, and nuclear radiology. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Smoger is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His medical residency was performed at Hahnemann University Hospital. Dr. Smoger's hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Chester County Hospital, and Phoenixville Hospital.

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Dr. Nicholas Papanicolaou, MD
Specializes in Nuclear Medicine, Diagnostic Radiology, Nuclear Radiology
Penn Medicine Valley Forge; 1001 Chesterbrook Boulevard
Berwyn, PA
 

Dr. Nicholas Papanicolaou's areas of specialization are nuclear medicine, diagnostic radiology, and nuclear radiology. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, gallbladder cancer, and rectal cancer. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Papanicolaou takes. Dr. Papanicolaou attended Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Boston Medical Center. Dr. Papanicolaou has received the following distinctions: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Fellow, Am Coll. Of Radiology. Dr. Papanicolaou (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Greek. He is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Unfortunately, Dr. Papanicolaou is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Clinical interests: Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Gastrointestinal Problems, Rectal Cancer, Colon ... (Read more)

Dr. Jacob Gershom Dubroff, PhD, MD
Specializes in Nuclear Medicine, Nuclear Radiology
Penn Medicine Valley Forge; 1001 Chesterbrook Boulevard
Berwyn, PA
 

Dr. Jacob Dubroff practices nuclear medicine and nuclear radiology. He is especially interested in gastrointestinal bleeding and nuclear stress test (myocardial perfusion imaging). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University, Dr. Dubroff performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Frankford Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Nuclear Stress Test, Bone Problems, Gallbladder Problems, Lung Problems, Gastrointestinal Bleeding, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jagruti Chirag Shah, MD
Specializes in Radiology, Nuclear Medicine
Penn Medicine Valley Forge; 1001 Chesterbrook Boulevard
Berwyn, PA
 

Dr. Jagruti Shah's areas of specialization are radiology (X-ray and medical imaging) and nuclear medicine. She has indicated that her clinical interests include nuclear scan and abdominal imaging. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. After attending Topiwala National Medical College for medical school, Dr. Shah completed her residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Hahnemann University Hospital, and Greater Baltimore Medical Center. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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Clinical interests: Abdominal Imaging, Nuclear Scan

Dr. David Murray McCarthy, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. David McCarthy is an adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology specialist. In his practice, he is particularly interested in consultative cardiology and nuclear stress test (myocardial perfusion imaging). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. McCarthy obtained his medical school training at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. McCarthy has received distinctions including Recognized by Suburban Life magazine's "Top Physicians 2010" issue and Recognized in Delaware Valley Consumers' Checkbook 2003 Top Docs issue. He is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Clinical interests: Cardiac Stress Testing, Nuclear Stress Test, Consultative Cardiology, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael D Farwell, MD
Specializes in Nuclear Medicine, Diagnostic Radiology, Nuclear Radiology
Penn Medicine Valley Forge; 1001 Chesterbrook Boulevard
Berwyn, PA
 

Dr. Michael Farwell's areas of specialization are nuclear medicine, diagnostic radiology, and nuclear radiology; he sees patients in Philadelphia, PA, Radnor, PA, and Berwyn, PA. After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Dr. Farwell performed his residency at Columbia University Medical Center and St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. In his practice, he is particularly interested in nuclear scan. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Farwell is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Nuclear Scan

Dr. Gang Cheng, MD
Specializes in Radiology, Nuclear Medicine
Penn Medicine Valley Forge; 1001 Chesterbrook Boulevard
Berwyn, PA
 

Dr. Gang Cheng's specialties are radiology (X-ray and medical imaging) and nuclear medicine. After attending Shanghai Medical University for medical school, Dr. Cheng completed his residency training at North Shore University Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cheng accepts. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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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.
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