We found 5 nuclear medicine providers who accept Blue Advantage Gold HMO 101 near Dallas, TX.

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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. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Berbarie is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Berbarie graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Baylor University Medical Center.

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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 practices adult cardiology, nuclear cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) in Keller, TX, Bedford, TX, and Dallas, TX. He is professionally affiliated with North Hills Hospital and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Vrushab has an open panel. Dr. Vrushab graduated from Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences.

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

Dr. Jeffrey Gladden works as a cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and nuclear medicine specialist. Dr. Gladden studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as 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 is an adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology specialist. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine.

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

Dr. Theodore Simon's specialties are radiology (X-ray and medical imaging) and nuclear medicine. He practices in Dallas, TX and Highland Park, TX. Dr. Simon is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. 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.
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