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We found 6 nuclear medicine providers who accept Medicare Advantage near Fort Worth, TX.

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

Dr. Sukesh Burjonroppa is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: coronary angiogram, cardiac risk reduction, and cardioversion. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Burjonroppa studied medicine at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bangalore University. He trained at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital for his residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Burjonroppa (or staff) speaks Spanish, Kannada, and Gujarati. He is professionally affiliated with 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. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Peripheral Angiogram, Cardiomyopathy, Carotid Artery Stenting, Consultative ... (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 is a specialist in adult cardiology, cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm), and nuclear medicine. He works in Bedford, TX, Fort Worth, TX, and Grapevine, TX. His areas of expertise consist of echocardiogram (echo), atrial fibrillation, and cardiac ablation. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Delaughter accepts. Dr. Delaughter attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Delaughter trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Delaughter is affiliated with Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital, Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, and HeartPlace. He is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Louis Cristol's specialties are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Cristol's areas of expertise include peripheral artery disease (PAD). He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. On average, patients gave Dr. Cristol a rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. 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. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Peripheral Artery Disease

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

Dr. Farhan Ali is an adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear medicine specialist in Fort Worth, TX and Weatherford, TX. Dr. Ali attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. In his practice, he is particularly interested in heart failure, angina, and endometriosis. Dr. Ali takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Weatherford Regional Medical Center, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Arrhythmias, Endometriosis, Heart Failure, Peripheral Vascular Disease, Angina

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

Dr. Alvaro Rios' areas of specialization are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology; he sees patients in Burleson, TX and Fort Worth, TX. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Rios focuses on peripheral artery disease (PAD). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rios honors. He attended medical school at Francisco Marroquin University Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Rios is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Azle, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. Dr. Rios welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Peripheral Artery Disease

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
11803 South Freeway; Suite 115
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Sanjay Bhargava is a specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. He works in Fort Worth, TX and Burleson, TX. He is affiliated with Texas Health Huguley Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Bhargava is accepting new patients. Dr. Bhargava is a graduate of Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School and the University of London. Dr. Bhargava (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Hindi.

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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.