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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 is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sharma takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending SMS Medical College, Jaipur and Sardar Patel Medical College, Bikaner for medical school, he completed his residency training at Baptist Health System, Birmingham. Dr. Sharma (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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 sees patients in New Castle, PA, Cranberry Township, PA, and Pittsburgh, PA. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. In his practice, Dr. Lauer focuses on echocardiogram (echo). His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Lauer 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. Dr. Power accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. He is a graduate of 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' specialties are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. He practices in Pittsburgh, PA. He graduated from Penn State College of Medicine. Dr. Gabos's residency was performed at Allegheny General Hospital. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Dr. Gabos speaks 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 is a cardiologist and nuclear cardiology specialist in Philadelphia, PA, Pittsburgh, PA, and Wexford, PA. In his practice, Dr. Krackow focuses on echocardiogram (echo). Dr. Krackow's professional affiliations include UPMC Presbyterian and UPMC Passavant. He attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Temple University. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Krackow is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate.

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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 practices nuclear cardiology and cardiology (heart disease) in Pittsburgh, PA, Wexford, PA, and Cranberry Township, PA. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with UPMC Passavant. Dr. Buffer is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania.

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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, who practices in Pittsburgh, PA and Cranberry Township, PA, is a medical specialist in interventional cardiology and nuclear cardiology. He is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine and a graduate of the University Hospitals, Cleveland's residency program. He has indicated that his clinical interests include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Ahmed's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Dr. Ahmed (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. His hospital/clinic 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 specializes in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology and practices in Pittsburgh, PA and Seven Fields, PA. Dr. Ismail honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. In addition to English, Dr. Ismail (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. She 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 is a specialist in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. She works in Wexford, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Schouchoff include echocardiogram (echo). Patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Schouchoff honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. After attending MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Dr. Schouchoff completed her residency training at Allegheny General Hospital. She is professionally 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 a specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. He works in Pittsburgh, PA. He is affiliated with UPMC Passavant. He takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, Dr. Smith performed his residency 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 areas of specialization are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology; he sees patients in Pittsburgh, PA and Wexford, PA. The average patient rating for Dr. Robertson is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Robertson honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Before completing his residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Dr. Robertson attended medical school at West Virginia University School of Medicine. He is 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 practices adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology in Wexford, PA. He attended the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center and then went on to complete his residency at MacNeal Hospital. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lucero takes. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC Passavant.

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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.