We found 4 nuclear medicine providers who accept Silver Navigate 2000 near Tampa, FL.

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Dr. Querubin Polocarpio Mendoza, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
5101 N Habana Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Querubin Mendoza is a specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. He works in Tampa, FL. Dr. Mendoza's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Mendoza include hypertension (high blood pressure). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mendoza honors. His education and training includes medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and residency at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Mendoza is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Hypertension

Dr. Hemant D Chheda, MD
Specializes in Radiology, Nuclear Medicine
2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Hemant Chheda's areas of specialization are radiology (X-ray and medical imaging) and nuclear medicine. He obtained his medical school training at Mahadevappa Rampure Medical College, Gulbarga and performed his residency at Summa Akron City Hospital. He takes United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and CorVel, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chheda is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Marc Robert Stauffer, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
2919 West Swann Avenue; Suite 102
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Marc Stauffer sees patients in Tampa, FL. His medical specialties are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. Patient ratings for Dr. Stauffer average 3.5 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include angioplasty and internal medicine. Dr. Stauffer is affiliated with St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, St. Joseph Children's Hospital, and Memorial Hospital of Tampa. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stauffer takes. Dr. Stauffer graduated from Ross University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University. He speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Aortic Disease, Angioplasty, Internal Medicine

Dr. Marilin Francisca Espino-Maya, MD
Specializes in Nuclear Medicine, Diagnostic Radiology
2 Tampa General Circle, Tampa; Floor 33613
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Marilin Espino-Maya is a specialist in nuclear medicine and diagnostic radiology. She works in Tampa, FL. She is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Espino-Maya honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She is accepting new patients.

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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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