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We found 6 nuclear medicine providers who accept Blue Advantage Gold HMO 101 near Dallas, TX.

Dr. Rafic Fouad Berbarie, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
621 North Hall Street; #500
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Rafic Berbarie practices adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. He is rated highly by his patients. He is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). Dr. Berbarie honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Berbarie trained at Baylor University Medical Center for residency.

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Dr. Rajesh Basanna Vrushab, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
221 West Colorado; Suite 420
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Rajesh Vrushab is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology, nuclear cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Vrushab is professionally affiliated with North Hills Hospital and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. He graduated from Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vrushab takes. Dr. Vrushab is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Medicine
8150 N Central Expressway; Suite M1001
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Jeffrey Gladden's medical specialty is adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear medicine. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Gladden studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine.

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Dr. Ravi Chandrasekhara, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
221 W Colorado Boulevard; Suite 831
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Ravi Chandrasekhara's specialties are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Chandrasekhara studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
621 N Hall Street; Suite H030
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Rahul Bose's specialties are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. He practices in New Braunfels, TX and Dallas, TX. He is a graduate of Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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Specializes in Radiology, Nuclear Medicine
3209 Drexel Street
Highland Park, TX
 

Dr. Theodore Simon is a radiology (X-ray and medical imaging) and nuclear medicine specialist. Dr. Simon is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Yale School of 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.