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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 works as an adult cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and nuclear cardiology specialist. He is a graduate of SMS Medical College, Jaipur and Sardar Patel Medical College, Bikaner. He trained at Baptist Health System, Birmingham for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Sharma average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sharma is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sharma (or staff) speaks Hindi and Sanskrit. He is professionally 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 is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lauer include echocardiogram (echo). Dr. Lauer's hospital/clinic affiliations include UPMC Presbyterian and UPMC Passavant. He attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lauer 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: Echocardiogram

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

Dr. Thomas Power is a cardiologist and nuclear cardiology specialist in Wexford, PA, Pittsburgh, PA, and McKees Rocks, PA. He graduated from Trinity College Dublin School of Medicine. Dr. Power trained at Allegheny General Hospital for his residency. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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, who practices in Pittsburgh, PA, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. After attending Penn State College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Gabos completed his residency training at Allegheny General Hospital. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gabos accepts. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Gabos is professionally 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 is a specialist in nuclear cardiology and cardiology (heart disease). He works in Philadelphia, PA, Pittsburgh, PA, and Wexford, PA. Dr. Krackow obtained his medical school training at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Temple University. In his practice, he is particularly interested in echocardiogram (echo). He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. 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, who practices in Pittsburgh, PA and Seven Fields, PA, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Ismail honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Dr. Ismail (or staff) speaks the following foreign 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's specialties are nuclear cardiology and cardiology (heart disease). He practices in Pittsburgh, PA, Wexford, PA, and Cranberry Township, PA. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Buffer attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Buffer average 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. 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's specialties are interventional cardiology and nuclear cardiology. Patient ratings for Dr. Ahmed average 5.0 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include UPMC Northwest and UPMC Passavant. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ahmed takes. He attended Ohio State University College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Dr. Ahmed (or staff) speaks Urdu.

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Clinical interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

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

Dr. Adrienne Schouchoff's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. Her average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. She has a special interest in echocardiogram (echo). Dr. Schouchoff is affiliated with UPMC Passavant. She is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Allegheny General Hospital.

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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 a cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and nuclear cardiology specialist in Pittsburgh, PA. Dr. Smith is professionally affiliated with UPMC Passavant. After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Allegheny General Hospital. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Smith honors.

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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 and practices in Pittsburgh, PA and Wexford, PA. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Robertson honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from West Virginia University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC Mercy and UPMC Passavant.

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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. Dr. Lucero is affiliated with UPMC Passavant. He obtained his medical school training at the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center and performed his residency at MacNeal Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate.

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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.