We found 11 nuclear medicine providers who accept Unicare near Boston, MA.

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Michael Johnstone MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, Vascular Medicine
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
736 Cambridge Street
Brighton, MA

Dr. Michael Johnstone is an adult cardiology, nuclear cardiology, and vascular medicine (blood vessel disease) specialist in Brighton, MA and Boston, MA. In Dr. Johnstone's practice, he is particularly interested in echocardiogram (echo). Great-West Healthcare, Cigna, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Johnstone accepts. Before completing his residency at Montreal General Hospital, Dr. Johnstone attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and McGill University Faculty of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Best Clinical Teacher Deaconess Hospital. Dr. Johnstone (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and French. Dr. Johnstone is professionally affiliated with Carney Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Echocardiogram

Specializes in Nuclear Medicine, Diagnostic Radiology
55 Fruit Street; Wht 289
Boston, MA

Dr. James Scott is a diagnostic radiologist and nuclear medicine specialist. Dr. Scott accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Scott attended Boston University School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Phi Lambda Upsilon Sigma Xi NIH New Investigator Research Award. Dr. Scott is conversant in French. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Nuclear Medicine, Diagnostic Radiology, Nuclear Radiology
55 Fruit Street; Wht 289 Radiological Associates
Boston, MA

Dr. Edwin Palmer is a nuclear medicine, diagnostic radiology, and nuclear radiology specialist in Boston, MA. He has indicated that his clinical interests include nuclear scan. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Palmer studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Massachusetts General Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Palmer honors. Dr. Palmer is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Nuclear Scan

Specializes in Nuclear Medicine, Diagnostic Radiology, Nuclear Radiology
343 Commercial Street; Union Wharf Penthouse 314
Boston, MA

Dr. James Thrall specializes in nuclear medicine, diagnostic radiology, and nuclear radiology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Thrall include nuclear cardiology and PET scan. Dr. Thrall is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Michigan Medical School, he completed his residency training at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Gold Medal, American College of Radiology; Boston Super Doctors; and Beclere Medal, International Society of Radiology. Dr. Thrall speaks Arabic. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: PET Scan, Nuclear Cardiology

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA

Dr. Amy Spooner specializes in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology and practices in Boston, MA. Clinical interests for Dr. Spooner include aortic aneurysm, aortic valve disease, and aortic dissection. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. After attending Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Dr. Spooner completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Spooner honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Diplomate of the Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Aortic Valve Disease, Aortic Dissection, Aortic Disease, Aortic Aneurysm

Specializes in Neurology, Nuclear Medicine
33 Fruit Street
Boston, MA

Dr. Keith Johnson works as a neurologist and nuclear medicine specialist in Boston, MA. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Johnson honors. After completing medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Johnson's office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other, Nuclear Medicine
55 Fruit Street, Cardiac; Unit Associates, Yaw 5
Boston, MA

Dr. Stephen Abraham practices adult cardiology and nuclear medicine. After completing medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine, Dr. Abraham performed his residency at Rhode Island Hospital. His clinical interests include nuclear cardiology. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Abraham has received include Alpha Omega Alpha. and Boston Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Winchester Hospital (Winchester, MA), Lawrence Memorial Hospital (LMH) (Lawrence, KS), and Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Nuclear Cardiology

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
15 Parkman Street; Wang 5th Floor
Boston, MA

Dr. Rajeev Malhotra's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology; he sees patients in Boston, MA. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Malhotra graduated from Harvard Medical School and then he performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Malhotra's office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Nuclear Medicine
55 Fruit Street; Wht 289 Radiological Associates
Boston, MA

Dr. Tsunehiro Yasuda is a physician who specializes in nuclear medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Yasuda include myocarditis, nuclear cardiology, and muscle diseases (myopathies). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, California, Dr. Yasuda attended medical school at Fukushima Medical University. He is conversant in Japanese. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Myocarditis, Nuclear Cardiology, Muscle Diseases, Coronary Artery Disease

Specializes in Pediatric Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, Diagnostic Radiology
55 Fruit Street; Ell237
Boston, MA

Dr. Ruth Lim works as a pediatric radiologist, diagnostic radiologist, and nuclear medicine specialist. Her areas of expertise include the following: nuclear scan and genitourinary imaging. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Lim accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lim's practice is open to new patients. She graduated from the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Lim trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Imaging Procedures, Nuclear Scan, Genitourinary Imaging

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
21 Longwood Avenue
Brookline, MA

Dr. Brian Bilchik's specialties are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. He practices in Brookline, MA and Chestnut Hill, MA. Dr. Bilchik graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. In his practice, he is particularly interested in echocardiogram (echo). He takes Neighborhood Health Plan, Cigna, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bilchik is affiliated with Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH). He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Echocardiogram

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