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We found 12 nuclear medicine providers who accept Coventry Silver 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 medical specialty is adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Dr. Sharma attended SMS Medical College, Jaipur and Sardar Patel Medical College, Bikaner and then went on to complete 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 practices adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology in New Castle, PA, Cranberry Township, PA, and Pittsburgh, PA. Dr. Lauer's areas of expertise include echocardiogram (echo). Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. 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 practices adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Dr. Power graduated from Trinity College Dublin School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Allegheny General Hospital.

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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. He works in Pittsburgh, PA. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Dr. Gabos obtained his medical school training at Penn State College of Medicine and performed his residency at Allegheny General Hospital. Dr. Gabos is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with UPMC Passavant.

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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. Clinical interests for Dr. Krackow include echocardiogram (echo). He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Krackow is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Temple University. Dr. Krackow is professionally affiliated with 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 medical specialist in nuclear cardiology and cardiology (heart disease). He is professionally affiliated with UPMC Passavant. 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 rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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. Dr. Ahmed (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ahmed include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Ahmed is affiliated with UPMC Northwest and UPMC Passavant. Before performing his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland, Dr. Ahmed attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Ahmed 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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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's specialties are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. She is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. In addition to English, Dr. Ismail (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. Dr. Ismail is professionally affiliated with UPMC Passavant.

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

Dr. Adrienne Schouchoff practices adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology in Wexford, PA. She attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Allegheny General Hospital. Dr. Schouchoff is especially interested in echocardiogram (echo). She has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 specializes in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology and practices in Pittsburgh, PA. He is affiliated with UPMC Passavant. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Before completing his residency at Allegheny General Hospital, Dr. Smith attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College.

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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 specializes in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Robertson is affiliated with UPMC Mercy and UPMC Passavant. His education and training includes medical school at West Virginia University School of Medicine and residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more.

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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 in Wexford, PA. Dr. Lucero is affiliated with UPMC Passavant. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Before completing his residency at MacNeal Hospital, Dr. Lucero attended medical school at the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center.

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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.