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We found 5 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 an adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology specialist. These areas are among Dr. Burjonroppa's clinical interests: coronary angiogram, cardiac risk reduction, and cardioversion. His 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. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Burjonroppa's office for an appointment. He attended Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bangalore University for medical school and subsequently trained at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Burjonroppa (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Kannada, and Gujarati.

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

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

Dr. Alvaro Rios' specialties are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. He practices in Burleson, TX and Fort Worth, TX. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He has indicated that his clinical interests include peripheral artery disease (PAD). Dr. Rios honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Rios attended medical school at Francisco Marroquin University Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, he 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 is accepting new patients.

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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 a medical specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Cristol is especially interested in peripheral artery disease (PAD). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Cristol 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 speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth. Dr. Cristol's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Peripheral Artery Disease

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

Dr. Farhan Ali is a medical specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear medicine. He is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Ali's areas of expertise include heart failure, angina, and congenital heart disease. Dr. Ali accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital, Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, and Weatherford Regional Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ali's office for an appointment.

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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 is an adult cardiology, cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm), and nuclear medicine specialist in Bedford, TX, Fort Worth, TX, and Grapevine, TX. His education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Delaughter include echocardiogram (echo), atrial fibrillation, and cardiac ablation. Dr. Delaughter is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital, Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, and HeartPlace. His practice is open to 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.