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We found 5 nuclear medicine providers who accept Blue Advantage Silver HMO 004 near Bedford, TX.

Dr. Srinivas Nanjunda Paranandi, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
1924 Forest Ridge Drive
Bedford, TX
 

Dr. Srinivas Paranandi, who practices in Bedford, TX, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Paranandi is affiliated with Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. After attending Kurnool Medical College for medical school, Dr. Paranandi completed his residency training at Cleveland Clinic and a hospital affiliated with Osmania Medical College. He is conversant in Telugu.

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Dr. Neeraj Surender Badhey, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
1924 Forest Ridge Drive
Bedford, TX
 

Dr. Neeraj Badhey is a specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. He works in Bedford, TX, Dallas, TX, and Fort Worth, TX. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Badhey is a graduate of Armed Forces Medical College. He trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for his residency. Dr. Badhey is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS), and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Rajesh Basanna Vrushab, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1305 Airport Freeway; Suite 421
Bedford, TX
 

Dr. Rajesh Vrushab is an adult cardiology, nuclear cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist in Keller, TX, Bedford, TX, and Dallas, TX. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences. Dr. Vrushab is affiliated with North Hills Hospital and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
1924 Forest Ridge Drive
Bedford, TX
 

Dr. Bernard Gojer is a medical specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Gojer's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gojer honors. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
3801 William D. Tate Avenue; Suite 850
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. John Osborne is a specialist in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. Patient ratings for Dr. Osborne average 4.0 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Osborne accepts. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College.

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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.