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

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

Dr. Pradeep Nayak works as an adult cardiologist and nuclear cardiology specialist in Vienna, VA, Reston, VA, and Fairfax, VA. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Nayak has a special interest in heart problems and echocardiogram (echo). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He honors United Healthcare HMO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has received the following distinctions: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors; Washingtonian MagazineTop Doctor List; and Washingtonian Magazine. Dr. Nayak (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. Dr. Nayak's professional affiliations include Inova Fair Oaks Hospital, Inova Loudoun Hospital, Landsdowne Campus, and Inova Fairfax Hospital.

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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 is an adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology specialist in Reston, VA, Leesburg, VA, and Dulles, VA. Dr. Patel obtained his medical school training at Tulane University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He has indicated that his clinical interests include heart problems, electrocardiogram (EKG), and echocardiogram (echo). He is in-network for United Healthcare HMO, MultiPlan, Coventry, and more. Dr. Patel (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Gujarati. Dr. Patel is affiliated with Inova Fair Oaks Hospital, Inova Loudoun Hospital, Landsdowne Campus, and Virginia Hospital Center.

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Clinical interests: Electrocardiogram, Echocardiogram, Heart Problems

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

Dr. Jeffrey Luy is a cardiologist and nuclear cardiology specialist in Reston, VA, Leesburg, VA, and Dulles, VA. He graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Luy's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He honors several insurance carriers, including Cigna, CIGNA Plans, and Medicaid. Dr. Luy's professional affiliations include Inova Fair Oaks Hospital, Inova Loudoun Hospital, Landsdowne Campus, and Virginia Hospital Center.

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

Dr. Venkata Akula sees patients in Horseheads, NY, Painted Post, NY, and Watkins Glen, NY. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Akula honors Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Rangaraya Medical College. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Elmira.

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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 in Herndon, VA. He takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of the Punjab and Allama Iqbal Medical College and performed his residency at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. Dr. Qazi (or staff) speaks Urdu and Spanish. His professional affiliations include 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.
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