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

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Querubin Polocarpio Mendoza MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
Average rating 4.83 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
5101 N Habana Avenue
Tampa, FL

Dr. Querubin Mendoza is an adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology specialist. He is rated highly by his patients. His clinical interests encompass hypertension (high blood pressure). Dr. Mendoza is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center, Dr. Mendoza attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Mendoza is professionally 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
Average rating 1.75 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL

Dr. Hemant Chheda practices radiology (X-ray and medical imaging) and nuclear medicine. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and CorVel. After completing medical school at Mahadevappa Rampure Medical College, Gulbarga, Dr. Chheda performed his residency at Summa Akron City Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Chheda's practice is open to new patients.

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Marc Robert Stauffer MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
Average rating 3.33 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
2919 West Swann Avenue; Suite 102
Tampa, FL

Dr. Marc Stauffer, who practices in Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. He is conversant in Spanish. In his practice, Dr. Stauffer focuses on angioplasty and internal medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, St. Joseph Children's Hospital, and Memorial Hospital of Tampa. He studied medicine at Ross University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Stauffer trained at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University. Patient reviews placed Dr. Stauffer at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO.

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Clinical interests: Angioplasty, Internal Medicine

Marilin Francisca EspinoMaya 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. Dr. Espino-Maya is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. She obtained her medical school training at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Her practice is open to 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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