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 cardiology and nuclear cardiology specialist in Paoli, PA, Collegeville, PA, and Norristown, PA. His clinical interests encompass heart failure. Dr. Mehta is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mehta attended medical school at Albany Medical College. His training includes a residency program at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Mehta (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati and Hindi. Dr. Mehta 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. 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 is a cardiologist and nuclear cardiology specialist. Dr. Bowman's areas of expertise include mitral valve prolapse, rheumatic heart disease, and nuclear scan. He is affiliated with Main Line Health. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences and residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. Dr. Bowman has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Rheumatic Heart Disease, Atrial Fibrillation, Electrocardiogram, Chest Pain, Cardiomyopathy, ... (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 areas of specialization are nuclear medicine, diagnostic radiology, and nuclear radiology. He is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Chester County Hospital, and Phoenixville Hospital. Before completing his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital, Dr. Smoger attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Smoger is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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, who practices in Newtown Square, PA and Exton, PA, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. These areas are among his clinical interests: heart failure, heart valve disease, and atherosclerosis. Dr. McNamara is professionally affiliated with Main Line Health. He attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. McNamara has a closed panel.

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Clinical interests: Electrocardiogram, Chest Pain, Cardiomyopathy, Consultative Cardiology, Heart Valve Disease, ... (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's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. His areas of expertise include heart valve disease, electrophysiological (EP) study, and atherosclerosis. Dr. Mendelson 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. His professional affiliations include Bryn Mawr Medical Specialists and Bryn Mawr Hospital. He is closed to new patients at this time.

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

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

Dr. David McCarthy is an adult cardiologist and nuclear cardiology specialist in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA. Before completing his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and the University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. McCarthy attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Areas of particular interest for Dr. McCarthy include consultative cardiology and nuclear stress test (myocardial perfusion imaging). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McCarthy accepts. 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. Dr. McCarthy is 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. 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 medical specialty is nuclear medicine, diagnostic radiology, and nuclear radiology. He has a special interest in nuclear scan. Dr. Farwell is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. After attending Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school, he completed his residency training at Columbia University Medical Center and St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical 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 is a physician who specializes in radiology (X-ray and medical imaging) and nuclear medicine. Dr. Cheng takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Shanghai Medical University and residency at North Shore University Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is professionally 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 a specialist in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. These areas are among his clinical interests: heart failure, atherosclerosis, and nuclear scan. Dr. Levy is professionally affiliated with Main Line Health. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients. He attended Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Deborah Heart and Lung Center and Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems, Heart Attack, Electrocardiogram, Chest Pain, Cardiomyopathy, Arrhythmias, ... (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.
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