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, who practices in Vienna, VA, Reston, VA, and Fairfax, VA, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. In addition to English, Dr. Nayak (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. He has a special interest in heart problems and echocardiogram (echo). Dr. Nayak's professional affiliations include Inova Fair Oaks Hospital, Inova Loudoun Hospital, Landsdowne Campus, and Inova Fairfax Hospital. He studied medicine at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for his residency. Dr. Nayak is rated highly by his patients. He honors United Healthcare HMO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Nayak has received 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 practices adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology in Reston, VA, Leesburg, VA, and Dulles, VA. He has indicated that his clinical interests include heart problems, electrocardiogram (EKG), and echocardiogram (echo). His professional affiliations include Inova Fair Oaks Hospital, Inova Loudoun Hospital, Landsdowne Campus, and Virginia Hospital Center. Dr. Patel honors United Healthcare HMO, MultiPlan, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. In addition to English, Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Spanish and Gujarati.

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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. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Elmira. He studied medicine at Rangaraya Medical College. Dr. Akula honors several insurance carriers, including Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid.

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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 is an adult cardiologist and nuclear cardiology specialist in Reston, VA, Leesburg, VA, and Dulles, VA. His professional affiliations include Inova Fair Oaks Hospital, Inova Loudoun Hospital, Landsdowne Campus, and Virginia Hospital Center. He is an in-network provider for Cigna, CIGNA Plans, Medicaid, and more. Dr. Luy attended Medical College of Wisconsin and then went on to complete his residency 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's specialty is nuclear cardiology. He studied medicine at the University of the Punjab and Allama Iqbal Medical College. Dr. Qazi's medical residency was performed at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. He honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Qazi (or staff) is conversant in 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.