We found 12 nuclear medicine providers who accept Blue Shield near Stanford, CA.

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Dr. Nellis Allan Smith, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1950 University Avenue; Suite 160
E Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Nellis Smith is a specialist in adult cardiology, nuclear cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Smith's areas of expertise include the following: heart problems and nuclear scan. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Smith's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Implantable Loop Recorder, Nuclear Stress Test, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bruce Allan Benedick, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
1950 University Avenue; Suite 160
E Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Bruce Benedick is a specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. His clinical interests include heart problems, nuclear scan, and transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Benedick attended medical school at the University of Utah School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Benedick is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Holistic Approaches, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, PET Scan, Stress Echo, Invasive ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Allen Ruder, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
1950 University Avenue; Suite 160
E Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Michael Ruder specializes in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Ruder has indicated that his clinical interests include heart problems and nuclear scan. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Before completing his residency at Maricopa Medical Center, Dr. Ruder attended medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, PET Scan, Hypertension, Non-Invasive ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrei Horia Iagaru, MD
Specializes in Nuclear Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive; Room H2230 Mc 5281
Stanford, CA
 

Dr. Andrei Iagaru is a specialist in nuclear medicine. He works in Stanford, CA. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Iagaru accepts. He obtained his medical school training at Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy and performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). Dr. Iagaru is conversant in French. He is professionally affiliated with Stanford Hospital, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS).

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Dr. Erik Supratik Mittra, PhD, MD
Specializes in Nuclear Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive; Room H2200 Mc 5281
Stanford, CA
 

Dr. Erik Mittra specializes in nuclear medicine and practices in Stanford, CA. Dr. Mittra is affiliated with Stanford Hospital, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS). Before performing his residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Mittra attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. He accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare.

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Dr. Nick G Costouros, MD
Specializes in Nuclear Medicine, Diagnostic Radiology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Nick Costouros' medical specialty is nuclear medicine and diagnostic radiology. His clinical interests include nuclear scan and PET scan. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Costouros takes. Dr. Costouros's education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He speaks Greek. Dr. Costouros is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group.

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Clinical interests: PET Scan, Nuclear Scan

Specializes in Nuclear Medicine
3801 Miranda Avenue; Suite 115 Nuclear Medicine Department
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Christine Keeling is a nuclear medicine specialist. Dr. Keeling is affiliated with VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS) and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. She takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of London and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cape Town.

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Specializes in Radiology, Nuclear Medicine
3801 Miranda Avenue; Suite 115 Nuclear Medicine Department
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. George Segall is a Palo Alto, CA physician who specializes in radiology (X-ray and medical imaging) and nuclear medicine. Dr. Segall's professional affiliations include VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS) and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. After completing medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center and Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center.

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Specializes in Nuclear Medicine
3801 Miranda Avenue; Suite 115 Nuclear Medicine Department
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Minal Vasanawala is a nuclear medicine specialist in Palo Alto, CA. Dr. Vasanawala is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Mumbai and Dr. D.Y. Patil Medical College and performed her residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Her professional affiliations include Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford and VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS).

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other, Nuclear Cardiology
2490 Hospital Drive; Suit 311
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Catherine Collings' specialties are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Collings's average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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Specializes in Nuclear Medicine, Diagnostic Radiology
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Quon sees patients in Palo Alto, CA and Stanford, CA. His medical specialties are nuclear medicine and diagnostic radiology. Dr. Quon is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, Health Net, and more. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS), and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Specializes in Nuclear Medicine
77 Birch Street; Suite A
Redwood City, CA
 

Dr. Leonard Valentino works as a nuclear medicine specialist. He studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He takes Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan insurance.

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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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