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We found 6 nuclear medicine providers who accept Humana Platinum near Austin, TX.

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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 is an adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Nguyen include heart valve disease, stress testing, and cardiac imaging. Dr. Nguyen is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, TriWest, and more. After completing medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine, Dr. Nguyen performed Dr. Nguyen's residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Nguyen is conversant in Vietnamese. Dr. Nguyen is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Nguyen is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Vu Nguyen works as an adult cardiologist and nuclear cardiology specialist. After completing medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Nguyen honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest. Dr. Nguyen (or staff) speaks the following languages: Vietnamese and German. His professional affiliations include Seton Medical Center and Seton Healthcare Family. He has an open panel.

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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 a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Giesler attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. In her practice, she is particularly interested in preventive cardiology, echocardiogram (echo), and stress testing. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Giesler speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. She is open to 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 works as an adult cardiologist and nuclear medicine specialist in Kyle, TX, Bastrop, TX, and Austin, TX. Dr. Frischhertz is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. His clinical interests include heart problems, vascular imaging, and echocardiogram (echo). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Vinh Nguyen specializes in nuclear cardiology and cardiology (heart disease) and practices in Austin, TX. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Nguyen takes 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 Osteopathic Medicine and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine.

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

Dr. Thomas Baldacchino specializes in adult cardiology and nuclear medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Baldacchino is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He studied medicine at Sapienza University of Rome.

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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.