We found 7 nuclear medicine providers who accept Humana Platinum near Austin, TX.

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Dr. Vu Dinh Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
1301 W 38th Street; Suite 400
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Vu Nguyen's specialties are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. He is affiliated with the University Medical Center Brackenridge, Seton Northwest Hospital, and Seton Southwest Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, TriWest, and more. Dr. Nguyen is open to new patients. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Nguyen's training includes a residency program at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Nguyen (or staff) speaks the following languages: Vietnamese and German.

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Dr. Caitlin McAneny McAneny, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
7900 Fm 1826, Southwest Health Plaza 1; Suite 170
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Caitlin Giesler, who practices in Austin, TX, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Giesler include preventive cardiology, echocardiogram (echo), and stress testing. She is affiliated with the University Medical Center Brackenridge, Seton Northwest Hospital, and Seton Southwest Hospital. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. She graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Giesler has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. She is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Women's Heart Disease, Consultation, Stress Testing, Preventive Cardiology, Echocardiogram

Dr. Tuan Dinh Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
1301 W 38th Street; Suite 400
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Tuan Nguyen specializes in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. He attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He has indicated that his clinical interests include heart valve disease, stress testing, and cardiac imaging. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nguyen accepts. He speaks Vietnamese. Dr. Nguyen is affiliated with Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, Seton Smithville Regional Hospital, and the University Medical Center Brackenridge. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Stress Testing, Heart Valve Disease, Cardiac Imaging

Dr. Norman E Risinger Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
2559 Western Trails Boulevard; Suite 200
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Norman Risinger sees patients in Austin, TX and Wimberley, TX. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Risinger attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center for residency. His professional affiliations include the University Medical Center Brackenridge, Seton Northwest Hospital, and Seton Southwest Hospital.

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Dr. Eric James Frischhertz, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Medicine
4207 James Casey Street; Suite 317
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Eric Frischhertz's specialties are adult cardiology and nuclear medicine. These areas are among Dr. Frischhertz's clinical interests: heart problems, vascular imaging, and echocardiogram (echo). His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University Medical Center Brackenridge, Seton Southwest Hospital, and Seton Medical Center Hays. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Frischhertz studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Vascular Imaging, Heart Problems, Consultation, Stress Testing, Echocardiogram, Pacemaker

Dr. Thomas Charles Baldacchino, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Medicine
4207 James Casey Street; Suite 215
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Thomas Baldacchino is a cardiologist and nuclear medicine specialist. Dr. Baldacchino is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Baldacchino honors. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Specializes in Nuclear Cardiology
4316 James Casey Street; Building A
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Vinh Nguyen practices nuclear cardiology. Dr. Nguyen has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine.

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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.
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