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 works as a cardiologist and nuclear cardiology specialist in Austin, TX. Dr. Nguyen takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, TriWest, and more. He is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Nguyen (or staff) is conversant in Vietnamese and German. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He has an open panel.

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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 practices adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Nguyen has indicated that Dr. Nguyen's clinical interests include heart valve disease, stress testing, and cardiac imaging. 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. Dr. Nguyen graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Nguyen trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for residency. Dr. Nguyen is conversant in Vietnamese. Dr. Nguyen is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Nguyen has an open panel.

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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 specializes in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology and practices in Austin, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Giesler include preventive cardiology, echocardiogram (echo), and stress testing. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest. After attending the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school, Dr. Giesler completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. She has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Giesler 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. Norman E Risinger Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
2559 Western Trails Boulevard; Suite 200
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Norman Risinger is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Risinger graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. He is affiliated with Central Texas Medical Center.

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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 is a specialist in adult cardiology and nuclear medicine. He works in Kyle, TX, Bastrop, TX, and Austin, TX. Dr. Frischhertz's areas of clinical interest consist of heart problems, vascular imaging, and echocardiogram (echo). He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest. He studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Frischhertz is open to new patients.

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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 patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Baldacchino is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Sapienza University of Rome.

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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 sees patients in Austin, TX. His medical specialties are nuclear cardiology and cardiology (heart disease). He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Nguyen takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. 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.
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