We found 4 nuclear medicine providers who accept Humana Simplicity HMO near Olympia Fields, IL.

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Dr. Kelly Renee Rychter, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Medicine
3800 W 203rd Street; Suite 201
Olympia Fields, IL
 

Dr. Kelly Rychter works as a cardiologist and nuclear medicine specialist. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Rychter's professional affiliations include Franciscan Health Chicago Heights and Franciscan Health Olympia Fields. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Rychter's office for an appointment.

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Dr. Matthew L Kamin, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Medicine
3800 W 203rd Street; Suite 201
Olympia Fields, IL
 

Dr. Matthew Kamin is an adult cardiology and nuclear medicine specialist. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Franciscan Health Chicago Heights, Franciscan Health Olympia Fields, and Franciscan Health Crown Point. Dr. Kamin is a graduate of Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Kamin accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Hassan A Kieso, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Medicine
3800 W 203rd Street
Olympia Fields, IL
 

Dr. Hassan Kieso, who practices in Olympia Fields, IL, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear medicine. Dr. Kieso has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by Dr. Kieso's patients. Dr. Kieso's hospital/clinic affiliations include Franciscan Health Chicago Heights and Franciscan Health Olympia Fields. Dr. Kieso takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kieso welcomes new patients. Dr. Kieso speaks Arabic.

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Dr. Faheem Ahmad, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
3800 W 203rd Street; Suite 201
Olympia Fields, IL
 

Dr. Faheem Ahmad is a medical specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. Patients gave Dr. Ahmad an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ahmad honors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Ahmad is affiliated with Franciscan Health Chicago Heights, Franciscan Health Olympia Fields, and Franciscan Health Crown Point. He 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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