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We found 5 nuclear cardiology providers who accept Medicaid near Reston, VA.

Dr. Pradeep Ramnath Nayak, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
1850 Town Center Parkway; 550
Reston, VA
 

Dr. Pradeep Nayak's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology; he sees patients in Vienna, VA, Reston, VA, and Fairfax, VA. Dr. Nayak (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. Dr. Nayak is especially interested in heart problems and echocardiogram (echo). His professional affiliations include Inova Fair Oaks Hospital, Inova Loudoun Hospital, Landsdowne Campus, and Inova Fairfax Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Nayak's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare HMO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His distinctions include: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors; Washingtonian MagazineTop Doctor List; and Washingtonian Magazine.

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Clinical interests: Echocardiogram, Heart Problems

Dr. Dhaval R Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
1850 Town Center Parkway; #550
Reston, VA
 

Dr. Dhaval Patel works as a cardiologist and nuclear cardiology specialist in Reston, VA and Leesburg, VA. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Patel attended Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Patel has a special interest in heart problems, electrocardiogram (EKG), and echocardiogram (echo). He accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare HMO, MultiPlan, and Coventry. Dr. Patel (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Gujarati. Dr. Patel's hospital/clinic affiliations include Inova Fair Oaks Hospital, Inova Loudoun Hospital, Landsdowne Campus, and Virginia Hospital Center.

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Clinical interests: Electrocardiogram, Echocardiogram, Heart Problems

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
2567 Sutters Mill Drive
Herdon, VA
 

Dr. Venkata Akula works as a cardiologist and nuclear cardiology specialist. Dr. Akula is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Elmira. He accepts Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, Medicaid, and more. He graduated from Rangaraya Medical College.

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Dr. Jeffrey Steven Luy, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
1850 Town Center Parkway; 550
Reston, VA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Luy practices adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology in Reston, VA, Leesburg, VA, and Arlington, VA. Dr. Luy is affiliated with Inova Fair Oaks Hospital, Inova Loudoun Hospital, Landsdowne Campus, and Virginia Hospital Center. He accepts Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD).

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Specializes in Nuclear Cardiology, Internal Medicine
102 Elden Street; Suite 16
Herndon, VA
 

Dr. Nadeem Qazi is a nuclear cardiology specialist. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Qazi takes. Dr. Qazi attended medical school at the University of the Punjab and Allama Iqbal Medical College. He trained at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee for residency. Dr. Qazi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Spanish. He is affiliated with Inova Loudoun Hospital, Landsdowne Campus and Inova Fairfax Hospital.

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What is Nuclear Cardiology?

Nuclear cardiology is the use of safe, small amounts of radioactive material, called tracers, to take very accurate pictures or video of the heart. Nuclear cardiology can not only provide excellent images of the heart muscle, but it can also tell doctors about the function and health of the heart. That is to say, nuclear cardiology doesn’t just examine what the heart looks like, it sees how well the heart muscle is working. It’s very useful for diagnosing heart disease, identifying damage from a heart attack, or evaluating if a patient’s treatments are working well enough.

During a nuclear cardiology exam, the tracer is injected into a vein and taken up by the heart. Then a special camera, called a gamma camera, takes pictures of the tracer moving within the beating heart. The images can show areas where heart muscle has been damaged or scarred due to a heart attack, or where blood flow within the heart may not be adequate due to blocked arteries.

There are several different kinds of nuclear cardiology tests and each looks at something slightly different. The most commonly used test is called myocardial perfusion. Others include ventriculography, to show the chambers of the heart; PET scans, to monitor blood flow; and MUGA scans, to examine how well the heart is pumping.

Nuclear cardiology tests do not hurt, and do not require anything more than an injection. They are a powerful source of information for patients suffering from heart disease or coronary artery disease.