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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's areas of specialization are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology; he sees patients in Pittsburgh, PA and Cranberry Township, PA. In addition to English, Dr. Sharma (or staff) speaks Hindi and Sanskrit. He is affiliated with UPMC Passavant. Before performing his residency at Baptist Health System, Birmingham, Dr. Sharma attended SMS Medical College, Jaipur and Sardar Patel Medical College, Bikaner for medical school. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more.

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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' specialties are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. He practices in Pittsburgh, PA. He graduated from Penn State College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Allegheny General Hospital. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Gabos honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gabos speaks Spanish. He 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 sees patients in New Castle, PA, Cranberry Township, PA, and Pittsburgh, PA. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in echocardiogram (echo). Dr. Lauer's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He honors 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 professional 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 is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Trinity College Dublin School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Allegheny General Hospital.

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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 works as a cardiologist and nuclear cardiology specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Krackow include echocardiogram (echo). The average patient rating for Dr. Krackow is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Temple University. His professional affiliations include UPMC Presbyterian and UPMC Passavant.

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Clinical interests: Echocardiogram

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

Dr. Sam Buffer is a cardiologist and nuclear cardiology specialist in Pittsburgh, PA, Wexford, PA, and Cranberry Township, PA. He is affiliated with UPMC Passavant. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Buffer's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Buffer has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more.

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Dr. Suad A Ismail, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
200 Northpointe Circle
Seven Fields, PA
 

Dr. Suad Ismail practices adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology in Pittsburgh, PA and Seven Fields, PA. Dr. Ismail (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. Dr. Ismail is affiliated with UPMC Passavant. She graduated from Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Adrienne Lee Schouchoff, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
1000 Stonewood Drive; Suite 110
Wexford, PA
 

Dr. Adrienne Schouchoff's medical specialty is adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. In her practice, Dr. Schouchoff focuses on echocardiogram (echo). She is affiliated with UPMC Passavant. She honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Before performing her residency at Allegheny General Hospital, Dr. Schouchoff attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Echocardiogram

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

Dr. Saleem Ahmed's areas of specialization are interventional cardiology and nuclear cardiology; he sees patients in Pittsburgh, PA and Cranberry Township, PA. Patient reviews placed Dr. Ahmed at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Ahmed focuses on bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. After completing medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine, Dr. Ahmed performed his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Dr. Ahmed (or staff) speaks Urdu. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC Northwest and UPMC Passavant.

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Clinical interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

Dr. Gregory Thomas Smith, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
9102 Babcock Boulevard; Suite 107
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Gregory Smith practices adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. He is affiliated with UPMC Passavant. Dr. Smith is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. He studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His residency was performed at Allegheny General Hospital.

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

Dr. Bryan Robertson's specialties are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC Mercy and UPMC Passavant. Dr. Robertson graduated from West Virginia University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Prudencio Cuison Lucero, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1000 Stonewood Drive; Suite 110
Wexford, PA
 

Dr. Prudencio Lucero is a Wexford, PA physician who specializes in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. He is affiliated with UPMC Passavant. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lucero graduated from the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center and then he performed 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.