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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
150 Catherine Lane; Suite D
Grass Valley, CA
 

Dr. P. O'Neill is a cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and cardiac electrophysiologist in Sacramento, CA, Folsom, CA, and Grass Valley, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. O'Neill include electrophysiological (EP) study and ventricular arrhythmia. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. O'Neill attended medical school at National University of Ireland Galway, School of Medicine. Dr. O'Neill accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Ventricular Arrhythmia, Syncope, Ventricular Tachycardia, Supraventricular Tachycardia, Atrial ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
150 Catherine Lane; Suite D
Grass Valley, CA
 

Dr. Patricia Takeda's specialties are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Takeda attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Takeda takes. She has received the following distinction: Sacramento Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. She is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
150 Catherine Lane; Suite D
Grass Valley, CA
 

Dr. Joseph Kozina's areas of specialization are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Kozina's education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kozina honors. He has received professional recognition including the following: Sacramento Super Doctors. Dr. Kozina is affiliated with Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. His practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
150 Catherine Lane; Suite D
Grass Valley, CA
 

Dr. Walt Marquardt is an adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology specialist. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Marquardt is affiliated with Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. He is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
150 Catherine Lane; Suite D
Grass Valley, CA
 

Dr. Karanjit Singh's medical specialty is adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Singh (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Singh's office for an appointment.

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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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