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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 is an adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology specialist in Pittsburgh, PA and Cranberry Township, PA. The average patient rating for Dr. Sharma is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sharma is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. He graduated from SMS Medical College, Jaipur and Sardar Patel Medical College, Bikaner and then he performed his residency at Baptist Health System, Birmingham. Dr. Sharma (or staff) speaks Hindi and Sanskrit. 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, who practices in New Castle, PA, Cranberry Township, PA, and Pittsburgh, PA, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. In his practice, Dr. Lauer focuses on echocardiogram (echo). Dr. Lauer has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. He studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. 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
205 Ash Court
Wexford, PA
 

Dr. Thomas Power is an adult cardiologist and nuclear cardiology specialist in Wexford, PA, Pittsburgh, PA, and McKees Rocks, PA. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Power attended medical school at Trinity College Dublin School of Medicine. He trained at Allegheny General Hospital for residency.

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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 medical specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Gabos is professionally affiliated with UPMC Passavant. He attended Penn State College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Allegheny General Hospital for residency. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gabos is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 specializes in nuclear cardiology and cardiology (heart disease). Dr. Krackow's areas of expertise include echocardiogram (echo). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as 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 physician who specializes in nuclear cardiology and cardiology (heart disease). On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Buffer takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. He attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania for residency. Dr. Buffer is professionally affiliated with UPMC Passavant.

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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 is a specialist in interventional cardiology and nuclear cardiology. He works in Pittsburgh, PA and Cranberry Township, PA. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Ahmed include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Ahmed takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Dr. Ahmed graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. In addition to English, Dr. Ahmed (or staff) speaks Urdu. His professional affiliations include UPMC Northwest and UPMC Passavant.

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Clinical interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

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

Dr. Suad Ismail is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. She graduated from Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. She takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. Dr. Ismail (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and French. She 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 works as an adult cardiologist and nuclear cardiology specialist. She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Schouchoff's clinical interests encompass echocardiogram (echo). She is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Dr. Schouchoff attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Schouchoff completed a residency program at Allegheny General Hospital. She is affiliated with UPMC Passavant.

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Clinical interests: Echocardiogram

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

Dr. Gregory Smith is an adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology specialist in Pittsburgh, PA. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC Passavant. Dr. Smith attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He trained at Allegheny General Hospital for residency. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 is an adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology specialist in Pittsburgh, PA and Wexford, PA. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC Mercy and UPMC Passavant. He attended West Virginia University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. On average, patients gave Dr. Robertson a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Robertson is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate.

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

Dr. Prudencio Lucero's specialties are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. He is affiliated with UPMC Passavant. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lucero is a graduate of the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center and a graduate of MacNeal Hospital's residency program.

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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.