We found 5 nuclear medicine providers who accept Medicare Advantage near Fort Worth, TX.

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Dr. Alvaro Saul Rios, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
1400 Eighth Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Alvaro Rios works as a cardiologist and nuclear cardiology specialist in Burleson, TX and Fort Worth, TX. In his practice, Dr. Rios focuses on peripheral artery disease (PAD). He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended medical school at Francisco Marroquin University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Rios speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Azle, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Peripheral Artery Disease

Dr. Louis Samuel Cristol, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
1400 Eighth Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Louis Cristol is an adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology specialist. He is rated 2.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Cristol include peripheral artery disease (PAD). Dr. Cristol is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cristol takes. Dr. Cristol welcomes new patients. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Peripheral Artery Disease

Dr. Sukesh Chandrasekar Burjonroppa, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
1300 West Rosedale
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Sukesh Burjonroppa sees patients in Fort Worth, TX. His medical specialties are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Burjonroppa include coronary angiogram, cardiac risk reduction, and cardioversion. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Burjonroppa attended medical school at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bangalore University. Dr. Burjonroppa's residency was performed at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Burjonroppa (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Kannada, and Gujarati. Dr. Burjonroppa's professional affiliations include Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Peripheral Angiogram, Cardiomyopathy, Consultative Cardiology, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Farhan Ali, MA, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Medicine
1017 12th Avenue
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Farhan Ali's areas of specialization are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear medicine. Dr. Ali's areas of expertise include the following: heart failure, angina, and congenital heart disease. He is affiliated with Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital, Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, and Weatherford Regional Medical Center. He attended Tulane University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Ali honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Problems, Arrhythmias, Pulmonary Hypertension, Endometriosis, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Craig Delaughter, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology, Nuclear Medicine
1650 West Magnolia Avenue; Suite 102
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Michael Delaughter sees patients in Bedford, TX, Fort Worth, TX, and Grapevine, TX. His medical specialties are adult cardiology, cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm), and nuclear medicine. Dr. Delaughter has indicated that his clinical interests include echocardiogram (echo), atrial fibrillation, and cardiac ablation. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital, Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, and HeartPlace. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiac Ablation, Arrhythmias, Echocardiogram, Ablation

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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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