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We found 9 nuclear medicine providers who accept United Healthcare Compass near Paoli, PA.

Dr. Nirav Nikhilesh Mehta, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
255 W Lancaster Avenue; Paoli Memorial Medical Building #2 Suite 328
Paoli, PA
 

Dr. Nirav Mehta's specialties are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. Before performing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Mehta attended Albany Medical College for medical school. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mehta include heart failure. Patients rated Dr. Mehta highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mehta honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He is affiliated with Main Line Health. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Heart Failure, Coronary Artery Disease

Dr. Barry Richard Smoger, MD
Specializes in Nuclear Medicine, Diagnostic Radiology, Nuclear Radiology
250 West Lancaster Avenue; Suite 180
Paoli, PA
 

Dr. Barry Smoger is a medical specialist in nuclear medicine, diagnostic radiology, and nuclear radiology. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital, Dr. Smoger attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. His professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Chester County Hospital, and Phoenixville Hospital.

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Dr. Andrew Rael Bowman, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
255 West Lancaster Avenue; Paoli Hospital, Mob 2, Suite 328
Paoli, PA
 

Dr. Andrew Bowman's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology; he sees patients in Paoli, PA. He attended medical school at the University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences. Dr. Bowman's training includes a residency program at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. His clinical interests include mitral valve prolapse, rheumatic heart disease, and nuclear scan. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bowman is professionally affiliated with Main Line Health. He is not currently accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Rheumatic Heart Disease, Atrial Fibrillation, Chest Pain, Cardiomyopathy, Consultative Cardiology, ... (Read more)

Dr. John P McNamara, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
3855 West Chester Pike; Mlh Center In Newtown Square, Suite 240
Newtown Square, PA
 

Dr. John McNamara works as a cardiologist and nuclear cardiology specialist in Newtown Square, PA and Exton, PA. These areas are among his clinical interests: heart failure, heart valve disease, and atherosclerosis. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. McNamara is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. McNamara is professionally affiliated with Main Line Health. He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Clinical interests: Chest Pain, Cardiomyopathy, Consultative Cardiology, Heart Valve Disease, Hypertension, Exercise, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lawrence S Mendelson, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
3855 West Chester Pike; Mlh Center In Newtown Square, Suite 250
Newtown Square, PA
 

Dr. Lawrence Mendelson practices adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology in Bryn Mawr, PA and Newtown Square, PA. Dr. Mendelson's areas of expertise include electrophysiological (EP) study, atherosclerosis, and heart attack. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at SUNY Upstate Medical University and performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Mendelson's hospital/clinic affiliations include Bryn Mawr Medical Specialists and Bryn Mawr Hospital. He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Clinical interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Aortic Stenosis, Hypertension, Heart ... (Read more)

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

Dr. David McCarthy practices adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA. His areas of clinical interest consist of consultative cardiology and nuclear stress test (myocardial perfusion imaging). He is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). Dr. McCarthy honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, he performed his 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.

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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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Farwell include nuclear scan. Dr. Farwell 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, 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 specialist in radiology (X-ray and medical imaging) and nuclear medicine. Before performing his residency at North Shore University Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Cheng attended Shanghai Medical University for medical school. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
255 West Lancaster Avenue; Paoli Hospital, Mob 3, Suite 234
Paoli, PA
 

Dr. Matthew Levy is an adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology specialist in Paoli, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Levy include heart failure, atherosclerosis, and nuclear scan. Dr. Levy is affiliated with Main Line Health. He attended medical school at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Levy trained at Deborah Heart and Lung Center and Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Unfortunately, Dr. Levy is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems, Heart Attack, Chest Pain, Cardiomyopathy, Arrhythmias, Consultative Cardiology, ... (Read more)

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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.