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We found 5 nuclear medicine providers who accept Gold Navigate Plus 1000 near Hershey, PA.

Dr. Louis Scott Iii Winner III, MD
Specializes in Nuclear Medicine, Diagnostic Radiology
500 University Drive
Hershey, PA
 

Dr. Louis Winner specializes in nuclear medicine and diagnostic radiology and practices in Hershey, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Winner include abdominal imaging. Dr. Winner takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and a graduate of Baylor University Medical Center's residency program. He is professionally affiliated with Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Abdominal Imaging

Dr. Janet Ann Neutze, MD
Specializes in Nuclear Medicine, Diagnostic Radiology, Nuclear Radiology
500 University Drive
Hershey, PA
 

Dr. Janet Neutze is a diagnostic radiologist, nuclear radiologist, and nuclear medicine specialist in Hershey, PA and Hummelstown, PA. Dr. Neutze's clinical interests include ultrasound (sonogram). She is affiliated with Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Dr. Neutze takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Ultrasound

Dr. Mark Tulchinsky, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Nuclear Medicine, Diagnostic Radiology
500 University Drive
Hershey, PA
 

Dr. Mark Tulchinsky's specialties are nuclear medicine and diagnostic radiology. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tulchinsky is a graduate of Tashkent Medical Institute. His medical residency was performed at George Washington University Medical Center and Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Tulchinsky is professionally affiliated with Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

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Dr. Thomas William Allen, MD
Specializes in Nuclear Medicine, Diagnostic Radiology
500 University Drive
Hershey, PA
 

Dr. Thomas Allen specializes in nuclear medicine and diagnostic radiology and practices in Hershey, PA. His areas of expertise include thoracic (chest) imaging. He is affiliated with Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. Dr. Allen accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Dr. Allen studied medicine at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, Nuclear Scan, Thoracic Imaging

Dr. Joseph Stephen Fotos, MD
Specializes in Nuclear Medicine, Diagnostic Radiology, Nuclear Radiology
500 University Drive
Hershey, PA
 

Dr. Joseph Fotos is a nuclear medicine, diagnostic radiology, and nuclear radiology specialist in Hershey, PA. He is affiliated with Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. He attended Penn State College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. Dr. Fotos is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.