We found 5 nuclear medicine providers who accept Bronze Compass Balanced HSA 5500 near Dallas, TX.

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Dr. Brent Andrew Patterson, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
621 North Hall Street; Suite 500
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Brent Patterson's specialties are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. In his practice, Dr. Patterson focuses on heart problems. Dr. Patterson 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 graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then he performed his residency at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital, HeartPlace, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas.

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Clinical interests: Heart Problems

Dr. Georges A Feghali, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
621 N. Hall Street
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Georges Feghali works as a cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and nuclear cardiology specialist. Dr. Feghali (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and French. His professional affiliations include HeartPlace and Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Feghali is a graduate of Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences and a graduate of Staten Island University Hospital's residency program. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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Dr. Kenneth Barry Johnson, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
621 N Hall Street; Suite 500
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Kenneth Johnson specializes in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. Patients gave Dr. Johnson an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Johnson include peripheral artery disease (PAD). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital and HeartPlace. Dr. Johnson 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 the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Baylor University Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Peripheral Artery Disease

Specializes in Nuclear Medicine
3500 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Stanley Grossman's specialty is nuclear medicine. He has a special interest in nuclear scan. He accepts United Healthcare Compass, Cigna FocusIn, Cigna Gold, and more. Dr. Grossman is a graduate of Mayo Medical School. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, American Radiology Associates, and VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS).

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Clinical interests: PET Scan, CT Scan, Nuclear Scan

Specializes in Nuclear Medicine
3500 Gaston Avenue; Department of Radiology, 1st Floor Rober
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Landis Griffeth works as a nuclear medicine specialist in Dallas, TX. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and American Radiology Associates. Dr. Griffeth is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Compass, Cigna FocusIn, and Cigna Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. He trained at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology for residency.

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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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