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

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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 is a nuclear medicine, diagnostic radiology, and nuclear radiology specialist in Philadelphia, PA, Radnor, PA, and Berwyn, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Papanicolaou include esophageal cancer, gallbladder cancer, and rectal cancer. Dr. Papanicolaou accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Medical School. His residency was performed at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Boston Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Papanicolaou has received include Philadelphia Super Doctors and Fellow, Am Coll. Of Radiology. In addition to English, Dr. Papanicolaou (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Greek. His professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Unfortunately, Dr. Papanicolaou 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. Daniel Alexander Pryma, BS, MD
Specializes in Radiology, Other, Nuclear Medicine
Penn Medicine Valley Forge; 1001 Chesterbrook Boulevard
Berwyn, PA
 

Dr. Daniel Pryma works as a radiologist and nuclear medicine specialist. His education and training includes medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and residency at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. 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. Jagruti Chirag Shah, MD
Specializes in Radiology, Nuclear Medicine
Penn Medicine Valley Forge; 1001 Chesterbrook Boulevard
Berwyn, PA
 

Dr. Jagruti Shah is a specialist in radiology (X-ray and medical imaging) and nuclear medicine. Dr. Shah's areas of expertise include the following: nuclear scan and abdominal imaging. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. She attended medical school at Topiwala National Medical College. Her training includes residency programs at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Hahnemann University Hospital, and Greater Baltimore Medical Center. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 sees patients in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. McCarthy include consultative cardiology and nuclear stress test (myocardial perfusion imaging). He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. McCarthy's education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and the University of Chicago Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. McCarthy include: 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. Barry Richard Smoger, MD
Specializes in Nuclear Medicine, Diagnostic Radiology, Nuclear Radiology
Penn Medicine Valley Forge; 1001 Chesterbrook Boulevard
Berwyn, PA
 

Dr. Barry Smoger is a specialist in nuclear medicine, diagnostic radiology, and nuclear radiology. Dr. Smoger is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and a graduate of Hahnemann University Hospital's residency program. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Chester County Hospital, and Phoenixville Hospital.

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

Dr. Jacob Dubroff, who practices in Philadelphia, PA, Radnor, PA, and Berwyn, PA, is a medical specialist in nuclear medicine and nuclear radiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dubroff include gastrointestinal bleeding and nuclear stress test (myocardial perfusion imaging). His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dubroff honors. His education and training includes medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University and residency 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. Michael D Farwell, MD
Specializes in Nuclear Medicine, Diagnostic Radiology, Nuclear Radiology
Penn Medicine Valley Forge; 1001 Chesterbrook Boulevard
Berwyn, PA
 

Dr. Michael Farwell is a nuclear medicine, diagnostic radiology, and nuclear radiology specialist. In his practice, Dr. Farwell focuses on nuclear scan. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed his residency at Columbia University Medical Center and St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cheng takes. He attended Shanghai Medical University and then went on to complete his residency at North Shore University Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Cheng's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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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