We found 15 nuclear medicine providers who accept Medicare near Chicago, IL.

Dr. William Gary Spies, MD
Specializes in Nuclear Medicine, Nuclear Radiology
201 East Huron Street; Galter 8-106
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. William Spies is a specialist in nuclear medicine and nuclear radiology. Dr. Spies's clinical interests encompass bone tumor, pulmonary embolism, and thyroid cancer. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, Coventry, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed his residency at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Cancer, CT Scan, Bone Tumor, Pulmonary Embolism

Dr. Thomas McDowell Anderson Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, Neuroradiology, Diagnostic Radiology
1740 West Taylor Street; University of Illinois Hospital, 2nd Floor
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Thomas Anderson's specialties are pediatric radiology, nuclear medicine, and neuroradiology. He practices in Libertyville, IL and Chicago, IL. His clinical interests include trauma. He takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Anderson obtained his medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. Dr. Anderson speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UI Health).

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Clinical interests: Trauma

Dr. Stewart M Spies, MD
Specializes in Nuclear Medicine
675 N Saint Clair Street; Ste 8-104
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Stewart Spies practices nuclear medicine. Dr. Spies is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Spies attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Spies has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Dr. Yang Lu, MD, PhD
Specializes in Radiology, Nuclear Medicine
1740 W. Taylor Street
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Yang Lu's areas of specialization are radiology (X-ray and medical imaging) and nuclear medicine. His areas of expertise include radioimmunotherapy (RIT). He accepts Medicare insurance. Before completing his residency at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Dr. Lu attended medical school at Second Military Medical University. He speaks Mandarin. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UI Health).

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Clinical interests: Radioimmunotherapy

Dr. Kim Allan Williams Sr., MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
1725 W Harrison St :; Suite 1159
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Kim Williams works as an adult cardiologist and nuclear cardiology specialist. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Williams obtained his medical school training at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Rush Oak Park Hospital.

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Dr. Gary L Dillehay, MD
Specializes in Nuclear Medicine, Nuclear Radiology
675 N Saint Clair Street; Ste 8-110
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Gary Dillehay practices nuclear medicine and nuclear radiology. These areas are among Dr. Dillehay's clinical interests: pulmonary embolism and thyroid cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. After attending Mayo Medical School, he completed his residency training at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Dillehay has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Cancer, Pulmonary Embolism

Dr. Patricia Vassallo, MD
Specializes in Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiology
680 N Lake Shore Drive; Suite 1000
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Patricia Vassallo's specialties are nuclear cardiology and cardiology (heart disease). After attending Georgetown University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Vassallo has a special interest in heart valve disease, preventive cardiology, and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Preventive Cardiology, Heart Valve Disease, Echocardiogram, Heart Problems, Cholesterol Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Yonglin Pu, PhD, MD
Specializes in Nuclear Medicine, Nuclear Radiology
5758 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Yonglin Pu works as a nuclear radiologist and nuclear medicine specialist in Burr Ridge, IL and Chicago, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Pu include PET scan. Dr. Pu honors Medicare insurance. He obtained his medical school training at Peking University Health Science Center and performed his residency at New York Methodist Hospital. Dr. Pu is conversant in Chinese. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Chicago Medicine.

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Clinical interests: PET Scan

Dr. Jagadeesh Singh Singh, MD
Specializes in Nuclear Medicine, Neuroradiology, Diagnostic Radiology
1725 W Harrison St : Court; Department Suite 456
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Jagadeesh Singh practices nuclear medicine, neuroradiology, and diagnostic radiology in Chicago, IL. He accepts Medicare insurance. Before completing his residency at B.Y.L. Nair Charitable Hospital & T.N. Medical College, Dr. Singh attended medical school at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute. In addition to English, Dr. Singh (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Rush Oak Park Hospital.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
1500 S Fairfield Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Ankur Sethi is an adult cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and nuclear cardiology specialist. His professional affiliations include Mount Sinai Hospital, Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center - Saint Elizabeth Campus. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Delhi and residency at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. Dr. Sethi honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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Dr. David Yeh, MD
Specializes in Nuclear Medicine, Diagnostic Radiology
1740 W. Taylor Street; University of Illinois Hospital, 7 North, 2nd Floor
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. David Yeh is a diagnostic radiologist and nuclear medicine specialist in Hines, IL, Chicago, IL, and Hinsdale, IL. His professional affiliations include the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UI Health) and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Yeh obtained his medical school training at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center.

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Dr. Amjad Ali, MD
Specializes in Other, Nuclear Medicine, Diagnostic Radiology
1725 W Harrison St : Court; Department Suite 456
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Amjad Ali specializes in nuclear medicine and diagnostic radiology and practices in Chicago, IL. He is affiliated with Rush Oak Park Hospital. Dr. Ali accepts Medicare insurance. He graduated from Osmania Medical College and then he performed his residency at Weiss Memorial Hospital.

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Dr. Mehmet Kocak, MD
Specializes in Nuclear Medicine, Neuroradiology, Diagnostic Radiology
1725 W Harrison St : Court; Department Suite 456
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Mehmet Kocak is a Chicago, IL physician who specializes in nuclear medicine, neuroradiology, and diagnostic radiology. He attended Istanbul University, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin for residency. He honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Kocak is affiliated with Rush Oak Park Hospital.

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Dr. Sumeet Virmani, MD, MS
Specializes in Nuclear Medicine, Diagnostic Radiology
1725 W Harrison St : Court; Department Suite 437
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Sumeet Virmani's specialties are nuclear medicine and diagnostic radiology. Dr. Virmani is professionally affiliated with Rush Oak Park Hospital. He accepts Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences. For his residency, Dr. Virmani trained at Rush University Medical Center.

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Specializes in Nuclear Medicine
2525 S Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Carlos Bekerman is a nuclear medicine specialist in Chicago, IL. He is an in-network provider for Medicare 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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