We found 12 nuclear cardiology providers who accept Gold Navigate Plus 1500 near Wexford, PA.

Dr. Brahma Nand Sharma, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
9365 Mcknight Road; Suite 700
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Brahma Sharma, who practices in Pittsburgh, PA and Cranberry Township, PA, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. He is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Dr. Sharma attended SMS Medical College, Jaipur and Sardar Patel Medical College, Bikaner for medical school and subsequently trained at Baptist Health System, Birmingham for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Sharma (or staff) speaks Hindi and Sanskrit. Dr. Sharma is affiliated with UPMC Passavant.

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Dr. William John Lauer, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
3 St. Francis Way; Suite 202
Cranberry Twp., PA
 

Dr. William Lauer's specialties are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He has indicated that his clinical interests include echocardiogram (echo). Dr. Lauer takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lauer is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include UPMC Presbyterian and UPMC Passavant.

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Clinical interests: Echocardiogram

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
205 Ash Court
Wexford, PA
 

Dr. Thomas Power practices adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology in Wexford, PA, Pittsburgh, PA, and McKees Rocks, PA. Dr. Power is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Power trained at Allegheny General Hospital. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Power accepts.

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Dr. Dennis Kevin Gabos, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
9100 Babcock Boulevard; Suite 1135
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Dennis Gabos is a specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Gabos has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is affiliated with UPMC Passavant. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Penn State College of Medicine and residency at Allegheny General Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Gabos speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Jeff D Krackow, MD
Specializes in Nuclear Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiology
100 Bradford Road; Suite 310
Wexford, PA
 

Dr. Jeff Krackow practices nuclear cardiology and cardiology (heart disease) in Philadelphia, PA, Pittsburgh, PA, and Wexford, PA. The average patient rating for Dr. Krackow is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Krackow include echocardiogram (echo). Dr. Krackow is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. After attending MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Dr. Krackow completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Temple University. He is affiliated with UPMC Presbyterian and UPMC Passavant.

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Clinical interests: Echocardiogram

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
200 Northpointe Circle
Seven Fields, PA
 

Dr. Suad Ismail works as an adult cardiologist and nuclear cardiology specialist. Dr. Ismail is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. She is a graduate of Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Dr. Ismail (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and French. She is professionally affiliated with UPMC Passavant.

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Dr. Sam Anthony Buffer Jr., MD
Specializes in Other, Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiology
100 Bradford Road; Suite 310
Wexford, PA
 

Dr. Sam Buffer, who practices in Pittsburgh, PA, Wexford, PA, and Cranberry Township, PA, is a medical specialist in nuclear cardiology and cardiology (heart disease). He is professionally affiliated with UPMC Passavant. He attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Buffer trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Buffer accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more.

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Dr. Saleem Ahmed, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Other, Nuclear Cardiology, Internal Medicine
9380 Mcknight Road; Suite 201
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Saleem Ahmed specializes in interventional cardiology and nuclear cardiology and practices in Pittsburgh, PA and Cranberry Township, PA. Patients rated Dr. Ahmed highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. He attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Dr. Ahmed (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC Northwest and UPMC Passavant.

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Clinical interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
9102 Babcock Boulevard; Suite 107
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Gregory Smith specializes in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, he performed his residency at Allegheny General Hospital. Dr. Smith takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with UPMC Passavant.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
1000 Stonewood Drive; Suite 110
Wexford, PA
 

Dr. Adrienne Schouchoff is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. She attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Schouchoff's residency was performed at Allegheny General Hospital. She has indicated that her clinical interests include echocardiogram (echo). Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. She takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Schouchoff is affiliated with UPMC Passavant.

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Clinical interests: Echocardiogram

Dr. Bryan John Robertson, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
100 Bradford Road; Suite 310
Wexford, PA
 

Dr. Bryan Robertson is a medical specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. On average, patients gave Dr. Robertson a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His hospital/clinic affiliations include UPMC Mercy and UPMC Passavant. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Robertson takes. His education and training includes medical school at West Virginia University School of Medicine and residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1000 Stonewood Drive; Suite 110
Wexford, PA
 

Dr. Prudencio Lucero practices adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Lucero is affiliated with UPMC Passavant. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lucero accepts. He attended the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center and then went on to complete his residency at MacNeal Hospital.

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What is Nuclear Cardiology?

Nuclear cardiology is the use of safe, small amounts of radioactive material, called tracers, to take very accurate pictures or video of the heart. Nuclear cardiology can not only provide excellent images of the heart muscle, but it can also tell doctors about the function and health of the heart. That is to say, nuclear cardiology doesn’t just examine what the heart looks like, it sees how well the heart muscle is working. It’s very useful for diagnosing heart disease, identifying damage from a heart attack, or evaluating if a patient’s treatments are working well enough.

During a nuclear cardiology exam, the tracer is injected into a vein and taken up by the heart. Then a special camera, called a gamma camera, takes pictures of the tracer moving within the beating heart. The images can show areas where heart muscle has been damaged or scarred due to a heart attack, or where blood flow within the heart may not be adequate due to blocked arteries.

There are several different kinds of nuclear cardiology tests and each looks at something slightly different. The most commonly used test is called myocardial perfusion. Others include ventriculography, to show the chambers of the heart; PET scans, to monitor blood flow; and MUGA scans, to examine how well the heart is pumping.

Nuclear cardiology tests do not hurt, and do not require anything more than an injection. They are a powerful source of information for patients suffering from heart disease or coronary artery disease.