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 specializes in radiology (X-ray and medical imaging) and nuclear medicine and practices in Philadelphia, PA, Radnor, PA, and Berwyn, PA. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, Dr. Pryma completed his residency training at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pryma takes.

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Clinical interests: CT Scan, Nuclear Scan

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 medical specialty is nuclear medicine, diagnostic radiology, and nuclear radiology. His areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, gallbladder cancer, and rectal cancer. Dr. Papanicolaou is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He 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. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Fellow, Am Coll. Of Radiology. Dr. Papanicolaou (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Greek. Dr. Papanicolaou is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He is not currently accepting new patients.

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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 specializes in nuclear medicine and nuclear radiology and practices in Philadelphia, PA, Radnor, PA, and Berwyn, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Dubroff include gastrointestinal bleeding and nuclear stress test (myocardial perfusion imaging). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of SUNY Upstate Medical University. His training includes residency programs at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Frankford Hospital.

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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 is a medical specialist in radiology (X-ray and medical imaging) and nuclear medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: nuclear scan and abdominal imaging. Dr. Shah's professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. She attended Topiwala National Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Hahnemann University Hospital, and Greater Baltimore Medical Center for residency. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Abdominal Imaging, 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's medical specialty is nuclear medicine, diagnostic radiology, and nuclear radiology. Dr. Smoger is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Chester County Hospital, and Phoenixville Hospital. Before completing his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital, Dr. Smoger attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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

Dr. David McCarthy's medical specialty is adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. McCarthy include consultative cardiology and nuclear stress test (myocardial perfusion imaging). Dr. McCarthy is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and the University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. McCarthy attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Recognized by Suburban Life magazine's "Top Physicians 2010" issue and Recognized in Delaware Valley Consumers' Checkbook 2003 Top Docs issue. Dr. McCarthy is 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 specialties are nuclear medicine, diagnostic radiology, and nuclear radiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Farwell include nuclear scan. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Before completing his residency at Columbia University Medical Center and St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Dr. Farwell attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Farwell accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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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 is a radiologist and nuclear medicine specialist. Dr. Cheng takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He attended medical school at Shanghai Medical University. For his professional training, Dr. Cheng completed residency programs at North Shore University Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Cheng is professionally 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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