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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 is an adult cardiologist and nuclear cardiology specialist. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mehta is especially interested in heart failure. He is professionally affiliated with Main Line Health. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, Dr. Mehta is not currently accepting new patients. He studied medicine at Albany Medical College. His medical residency was performed at Jefferson University Hospitals.

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Clinical interests: Heart Failure, Coronary Artery Disease

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 works as a cardiologist and nuclear cardiology specialist in Paoli, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bowman include mitral valve prolapse, rheumatic heart disease, and nuclear scan. He is professionally affiliated with Main Line Health. He is a graduate of the University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences and a graduate of Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia's residency program. Dr. Bowman's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bowman accepts. He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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

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

Dr. Barry Smoger's medical specialty is nuclear medicine, diagnostic radiology, and nuclear radiology. He attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He trained at Hahnemann University Hospital for his residency. Dr. Smoger honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Smoger is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Phoenixville Hospital.

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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 an adult cardiologist and nuclear cardiology specialist in Newtown Square, PA and Exton, PA. His areas of expertise include the following: heart failure, heart valve disease, and atherosclerosis. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. McNamara studied medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. McNamara is professionally affiliated with Main Line Health. He is not currently accepting new patients.

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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 is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. These areas are among his clinical interests: electrophysiological (EP) study, atherosclerosis, and heart attack. He is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Medical Specialists and Bryn Mawr Hospital. Before completing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Mendelson attended medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Mendelson honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, 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 works as a cardiologist and nuclear cardiology specialist in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA. He is especially interested in consultative cardiology, high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and ischemic cardiomyopathy. Dr. McCarthy is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. 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.

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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 is a diagnostic radiologist, nuclear radiologist, and nuclear medicine specialist. In his practice, Dr. Farwell focuses on nuclear scan. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, he performed his residency at Columbia University Medical Center and St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center.

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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 works as a radiologist and nuclear medicine specialist in Philadelphia, PA and Berwyn, PA. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Cheng 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 takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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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 a medical specialist in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Levy include heart failure, atherosclerosis, and nuclear scan. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Levy accepts. He graduated from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Deborah Heart and Lung Center and Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital. He is affiliated with Main Line Health. He has a closed panel.

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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.