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We found 6 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 is an Austin, TX physician who specializes in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Nguyen is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Nguyen graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. He trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for residency. Dr. Nguyen (or staff) speaks the following languages: Vietnamese and German.

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

Dr. Tuan Nguyen, who practices in Austin, TX and Bastrop, TX, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Nguyen is conversant in Vietnamese. Dr. Nguyen's areas of expertise include heart valve disease, stress testing, and cardiac imaging. Dr. Nguyen is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Nguyen attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and then went on to complete Dr. Nguyen's residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Nguyen honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Nguyen's office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Caitlin Giesler is an adult cardiologist and nuclear cardiology specialist in Austin, TX. She is conversant in Spanish. Her clinical interests encompass preventive cardiology, echocardiogram (echo), and stress testing. Dr. Giesler is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Giesler attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Giesler takes. She has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. She welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Eric Frischhertz is a cardiologist and nuclear medicine specialist in Kyle, TX, Bastrop, TX, and Austin, TX. He is especially interested in heart problems, vascular imaging, and echocardiogram (echo). He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Frischhertz attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He has an open panel.

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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; Suite 215
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Thomas Baldacchino's specialties are adult cardiology and nuclear medicine. He practices in Austin, TX and Lakeway, TX. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Baldacchino is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He graduated from Sapienza University of Rome. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Dr. Vinh Dinh Nguyen, DO
Specializes in Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiology
4316 James Casey Street; Building A
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Vinh Nguyen is a cardiologist and nuclear cardiology specialist in Austin, TX. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Nguyen takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and 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.