We found 8 nuclear medicine providers who accept Blue Shield of California PPO near Carmichael, CA.

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Dr. Zi-Jian Xu, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
5765 Greenback Lane
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Zi-Jian Xu practices adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology in Sacramento, CA and Folsom, CA. His clinical interests encompass heart problems. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. After completing medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and Shanghai Medical University, Dr. Xu performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. Dr. Xu is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Raye Lynn Bellinger, MBA, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
500 University Avenue
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Raye Bellinger practices adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology in Sacramento, CA and Davis, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Bellinger average 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Bellinger studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Bellinger trained at Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center. Dr. Bellinger's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). He has an open panel.

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Dr. Mark Henry Eaton, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
500 University Avenue
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Mark Eaton practices adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Eaton accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Eaton attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Eaton is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Georg Emlein, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
500 University Avenue
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Georg Emlein is a specialist in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Emlein honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In addition to English, he speaks German. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). His practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Radiology, Nuclear Medicine
10535 Hospital Way; Nuclear Medicine Department
Mather, CA
 

Dr. Diane Pap's specialties are radiology (X-ray and medical imaging) and nuclear medicine. She practices in Sacramento, CA, Roseville, CA, and Mather, CA. She attended the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Pap's professional affiliations include Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento.

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Specializes in Nuclear Medicine
6501 Coyle Avenue
Carmichael, CA
 

Dr. Martin Winston is a specialist in nuclear medicine. He works in Carmichael, CA. Dr. Winston accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with VA Northern California Health Care System.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
6401 Coyle Avenue; Suite 416
Carmichael, CA
 

Dr. Nick Majetich is an adult cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and nuclear cardiology specialist. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Majetich takes. He attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
6401 Coyle Avenue; Suite 416
Carmichael, CA
 

Dr. David Bayne sees patients in Carmichael, CA. His medical specialties are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bayne graduated from Medical College of Georgia.

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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.
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