We found 24 nuclear medicine providers who accept United Healthcare Silver near Mckees Rocks, PA.

Dr. Jo O Luiz Cavalcante, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
200 Lothrop Street; Scaife Hall - S-558
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Joao Cavalcante is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Cavalcante include echocardiogram (echo). Dr. Cavalcante's professional affiliations include UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Mercy, and UPMC Presbyterian. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cavalcante takes. For his residency, Dr. Cavalcante trained at Henry Ford Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Cavalcante (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Portuguese.

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Clinical interests: Echocardiogram, Cardiac Imaging

Dr. Jamie Michael Mountz, PhD, MD
Specializes in Other, Nuclear Medicine, Nuclear Radiology
200 Lothrop Street
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. James Mountz's medical specialty is nuclear medicine and nuclear radiology. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Mountz attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Mountz is affiliated with UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Hamot, and UPMC Mercy.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
490 E North Avenue; Suite 400
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Thomas Power is a cardiologist and nuclear cardiology specialist in Wexford, PA, Pittsburgh, PA, and McKees Rocks, PA. He graduated from Trinity College Dublin School of Medicine. Dr. Power trained at Allegheny General Hospital for his residency. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Nuclear Medicine, Nuclear Radiology
200 Lothrop Street; Radiology Department
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Ashok Muthukrishnan works as a nuclear radiologist and nuclear medicine specialist in Pittsburgh, PA. Dr. Muthukrishnan is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Chengalpattu Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Muthukrishnan (or staff) speaks German, French, and Tamil. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Hamot, and UPMC Mercy.

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Dr. Dennis Kevin Gabos, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
490 E North Avenue; Allegheny Professional Building Suite 106
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Dennis Gabos, who practices in Pittsburgh, PA, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. After attending Penn State College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Gabos completed his residency training at Allegheny General Hospital. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gabos accepts. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Gabos is professionally affiliated with UPMC Passavant.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
490 E North Avenue; Suite 400
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Suad Ismail, who practices in Pittsburgh, PA and Seven Fields, PA, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Ismail honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Dr. Ismail (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and French. She is professionally affiliated with UPMC Passavant.

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Dr. Prem Soman, PhD, MD
Specializes in Other, Nuclear Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiology
200 Lothrop Street; Suite 5b
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Prem Soman specializes in nuclear cardiology and cardiology (heart disease). Dr. Soman (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hindi and Malayalam. He has indicated that his clinical interests include echocardiogram (echo). His hospital/clinic affiliations include UPMC Presbyterian and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC. He is a graduate of Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Belgaum and a graduate of LeHigh Valley Hospital Network's residency program. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate.

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Clinical interests: Echocardiogram

Dr. Rina Abnijit Gandhi-Kulkarni, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
27 Heckel Road; Suite 112, Ohio Valley Medical Office Building
Mckees Rocks, PA
 

Dr. Rina Gandhi-Kulkarni is a specialist in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. She works in Pittsburgh, PA and McKees Rocks, PA. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gandhi-Kulkarni is affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Topiwala National Medical College and then she performed her residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center.

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Specializes in Radiology, Nuclear Medicine
200 Lothrop Street; Radiology Department
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Nghi Nguyen is a radiologist and nuclear medicine specialist in Pittsburgh, PA. Dr. Nguyen is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Nguyen (or staff) speaks Vietnamese and German. His professional affiliations include UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Hamot, and UPMC Mercy.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
490 E North Avenue; Suite 400
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Gregory Smith is a cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and nuclear cardiology specialist in Pittsburgh, PA. Dr. Smith is professionally affiliated with UPMC Passavant. After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Allegheny General Hospital. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Smith honors.

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Dr. Aryan Narayan Aiyer, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other, Nuclear Cardiology
200 Lothrop Street; Puh G304
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Aryan Aiyer works as a cardiologist and nuclear cardiology specialist in Pittsburgh, PA. Before performing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Aiyer attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Aiyer is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Aiyer is affiliated with UPMC Presbyterian and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC.

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Dr. Judith Marie Joyce, MD
Specializes in Radiology, Other, Nuclear Medicine
200 Lothrop Street; Radiology Department
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Judith Joyce, who practices in Pittsburgh, PA, is a medical specialist in radiology (X-ray and medical imaging) and nuclear medicine. Dr. Joyce's professional affiliations include UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Mercy, and UPMC Hamot. She takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. She attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia for residency.

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Dr. William Phillips Follansbee, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other, Nuclear Cardiology
200 Lothrop Street; Suite 5b
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. William Follansbee specializes in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Follansbee takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Follansbee is affiliated with UPMC Presbyterian.

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Dr. Bryan John Robertson, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
1350 Locust Street; Buidling C, Suite G - 100, Upmc Mercy Professional Building
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Bryan Robertson specializes in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology and practices in Pittsburgh, PA and Wexford, PA. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Robertson honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from West Virginia University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC Mercy and UPMC Passavant.

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Specializes in Anatomic Pathology, Nuclear Medicine
25 Heckel Road
Mc Kees Rocks, PA
 

Dr. Harold Scheinman is an anatomic pathologist and nuclear medicine specialist. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School.

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Specializes in Radiology, Other, Nuclear Medicine
200 Lothrop Street; Radiology Department
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Nadeem Zia is a radiologist and nuclear medicine specialist in Pittsburgh, PA. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zia takes. He obtained his medical school training at Sindh Medical College and performed his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Zia (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Punjabi. His professional affiliations include UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Hamot, and UPMC Mercy.

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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.