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We found 4 nuclear medicine providers who accept Humana Gold near Appleton, WI.

Dr. William Ogden Fletcher Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
1818 N Meade Street
Appleton, WI
 

Dr. William Fletcher's specialties are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. He practices in Neenah, WI, Appleton, WI, and Clintonville, WI. Before performing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Fletcher attended Harvard Medical School. His areas of expertise include the following: stress echo, high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and carotid artery disease. Dr. Fletcher is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is affiliated with ThedaCare.

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Clinical interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Preventive Cardiology, Stress Echo, Vascular Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Simon Edwin Roselaar, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
200 Theda Medical Plaza; Suite 320
Neenah, WI
 

Dr. Simon Roselaar is a specialist in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. He works in Neenah, WI and Berlin, WI. These areas are among his clinical interests: stress echo, high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia), and carotid artery disease. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of London, Dr. Roselaar attended the University of London and King's College London School of Medicine. He is affiliated with ThedaCare.

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Clinical interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Preventive Cardiology, Stress Echo, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. George David Beiser, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
1818 N Meade Street
Appleton, WI
 

Dr. George Beiser specializes in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology and practices in Appleton, WI. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Dr. Carrie B Chapman, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
1818 N Meade Street
Appleton, WI
 

Dr. Carrie Chapman's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. Her clinical interests include stress echo, heart failure, and cardiomyopathy. Dr. Chapman is professionally affiliated with ThedaCare. After attending the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Clinical interests: Cardiomyopathy, Preventive Cardiology, Stress Echo, Echocardiogram, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart ... (Read more)

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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.