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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 an adult cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and nuclear cardiology specialist in Fort Worth, TX. His clinical interests include coronary angiogram, cardiac risk reduction, and cardioversion. 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. Dr. Burjonroppa 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. Burjonroppa is open to new patients. After attending Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bangalore University for medical school, he completed his residency training at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital. He has received the distinction of 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, Carotid Artery Stenting, Consultative ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Farhan Ali is a specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear medicine. Dr. Ali is especially interested in heart failure, angina, and endometriosis. He is professionally affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Weatherford Regional Medical Center, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. After attending Tulane University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Ali has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars.

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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 specializes in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rios include peripheral artery disease (PAD). Dr. Rios takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rios is a graduate of Francisco Marroquin University Faculty of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Azle, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. Dr. Rios has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Peripheral Artery Disease

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. Dr. Delaughter's areas of expertise include the following: echocardiogram (echo), atrial fibrillation, and cardiac ablation. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for his residency. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital, Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, and HeartPlace. Dr. Delaughter is accepting 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 is a specialist in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Cristol has a special interest in peripheral artery disease (PAD). 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. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He is conversant in Spanish. 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. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Peripheral Artery Disease

Dr. Sanjay Bhargava, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
11803 South Freeway; Suite 115
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Sanjay Bhargava is an adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology specialist. Dr. Bhargava is affiliated with Texas Health Huguley Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He attended medical school at Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School and the University of London. Dr. Bhargava (or staff) speaks the following 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.