We found 14 nuclear medicine providers who accept Aetna Gold near Berwyn, PA.

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Dr. Andrew Rael Bowman, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
255 West Lancaster Avenue; Paoli Hospital, Mob 2, Suite 328
Paoli, PA
 

Dr. Andrew Bowman, who practices in Paoli, PA, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. He is rated highly by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Bowman include ambulatory cardiac monitoring, mitral valve prolapse, and rheumatic heart disease. Dr. Bowman is professionally affiliated with Main Line Health. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is not accepting new patients at this time. Dr. Bowman attended medical school at the University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences. For his professional training, Dr. Bowman completed a residency program at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia.

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Clinical interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Consultative Cardiology, Hypertension, Nuclear Scan, Rheumatic ... (Read more)

Dr. Lawrence S Mendelson, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
3855 West Chester Pike; Mlh Center In Newtown Square, Suite 250
Newtown Square, PA
 

Dr. Lawrence Mendelson is a cardiologist and nuclear cardiology specialist. These areas are among Dr. Mendelson's clinical interests: ambulatory cardiac monitoring, heart valve disease, and electrophysiological (EP) study. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University and then he performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Mendelson's hospital/clinic affiliations include Bryn Mawr Medical Specialists and Bryn Mawr Hospital. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Clinical interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Hypertension, Heart Valve Infection, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nicholas Papanicolaou, MD
Specializes in Nuclear Medicine, Diagnostic Radiology, Nuclear Radiology
Penn Medicine Valley Forge; 1001 Chesterbrook Boulevard
Berwyn, PA
 

Dr. Nicholas Papanicolaou's areas of specialization are nuclear medicine, diagnostic radiology, and nuclear radiology; he sees patients in Philadelphia, PA, Radnor, PA, and Berwyn, PA. His areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, gallbladder cancer, and rectal cancer. Dr. Papanicolaou is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Highmark, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Papanicolaou is not accepting new patients at this time. He is a graduate of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Medical School. His medical residency was performed at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Boston Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Philadelphia Super Doctors and Fellow, Am Coll. Of Radiology. He speaks Greek.

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Clinical interests: Tumor, Anal Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Small ... (Read more)

Dr. Nirav N Mehta, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
255 W Lancaster Avenue; Paoli Memorial Medical Building #2 Suite 328
Paoli, PA
 

Dr. Nirav Mehta is a cardiologist and nuclear cardiology specialist. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include heart failure. Dr. Mehta is professionally affiliated with Main Line Health. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mehta is closed to new patients at this time. He graduated from Albany Medical College and then he performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Mehta (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi.

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Clinical interests: Heart Failure, Coronary Artery Disease

Dr. John Patrick McNamara, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
3855 West Chester Pike; Mlh Center In Newtown Square, Suite 240
Newtown Square, PA
 

Dr. John McNamara is an adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology specialist. He graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at PinnacleHealth. These areas are among Dr. McNamara's clinical interests: ambulatory cardiac monitoring, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and heart valve disease. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Heart Group. He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Clinical interests: Electrocardiogram, Chest Pain, Cardiomyopathy, Ambulatory Cardiac Monitoring, Consultative ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel A Pryma, BS, MD
Specializes in Radiology, Other, Nuclear Medicine
Penn Medicine Valley Forge; 1001 Chesterbrook Boulevard
Berwyn, PA
 

Dr. Daniel Pryma's specialties are radiology (X-ray and medical imaging) and nuclear medicine. He practices in Philadelphia, PA, Radnor, PA, and Berwyn, PA. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Pryma accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: CT Scan, Nuclear Scan

Dr. David Murray McCarthy, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. David McCarthy is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. In his practice, Dr. McCarthy focuses on consultative cardiology and nuclear stress test (myocardial perfusion imaging). Dr. McCarthy accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and the University of Chicago Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Recognized by Suburban Life magazine's "Top Physicians 2010" issue and Recognized in Delaware Valley Consumers' Checkbook 2003 Top Docs issue. Dr. McCarthy's hospital/clinic affiliations include Penn Medicine Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine (Penn Rehab) and Specialty Hospital at Rittenhouse and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Clinical interests: Cardiac Stress Testing, Nuclear Stress Test, Consultative Cardiology, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jagruti Chirag Shah, MD
Specializes in Radiology, Nuclear Medicine
Penn Medicine Valley Forge; 1001 Chesterbrook Boulevard
Berwyn, PA
 

Dr. Jagruti Shah is a specialist in radiology (X-ray and medical imaging) and nuclear medicine. She works in Philadelphia, PA, Radnor, PA, and Berwyn, PA. Her clinical interests encompass nuclear scan and abdominal imaging. Dr. Shah's hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Shah graduated from Topiwala National Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. Shah completed residency programs at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Hahnemann University Hospital, and Greater Baltimore Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Abdominal Imaging, Nuclear Scan

Dr. David Abraham Mankoff, PhD, MD
Specializes in Radiology, Nuclear Medicine
Penn Medicine Valley Forge; 1001 Chesterbrook Boulevard
Berwyn, PA
 

Dr. David Mankoff's areas of specialization are radiology (X-ray and medical imaging) and nuclear medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Mankoff include nuclear scan, thyroid cancer, and radioisotope therapy. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Mankoff honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Dr. Mankoff performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Cancer, Nuclear Scan, Radioisotope Therapy

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
1330 Powell Street; Suite 301
Norristown, PA
 

Dr. Steve Vaganos is a cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and nuclear cardiology specialist in Norristown, PA, Philadelphia, PA, and Collegeville, PA. Dr. Vaganos's clinical interests include hypertension (high blood pressure). He is professionally affiliated with Cardiology Consultants of Philadelphia (CCP), P.C. and Lankenau Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Vaganos is not accepting new patients at this time. He studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Medical College of Pennsylvania Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Hypertension

Dr. Jacob Gershom Dubroff, PhD, MD
Specializes in Nuclear Medicine, Nuclear Radiology
Penn Medicine Valley Forge; 1001 Chesterbrook Boulevard
Berwyn, PA
 

Dr. Jacob Dubroff's specialties are nuclear medicine and nuclear radiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Dubroff include gastrointestinal bleeding, nuclear stress test (myocardial perfusion imaging), and PET scan. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Dubroff attended SUNY Upstate Medical University and then went on to complete his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Frankford Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Thyroid Problems, Nuclear Stress Test, Bone Problems, Gallbladder Problems, Lung Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael D Farwell, MD
Specializes in Nuclear Medicine, Diagnostic Radiology, Nuclear Radiology
Penn Medicine Valley Forge; 1001 Chesterbrook Boulevard
Berwyn, PA
 

Dr. Michael Farwell practices nuclear medicine, diagnostic radiology, and nuclear radiology in Philadelphia, PA, Radnor, PA, and Berwyn, PA. Dr. Farwell's professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, he performed his residency at Columbia University Medical Center and St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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Dr. Barry Richard Smoger, MD
Specializes in Nuclear Medicine, Diagnostic Radiology, Nuclear Radiology
Penn Medicine Valley Forge; 1001 Chesterbrook Boulevard
Berwyn, PA
 

Dr. Barry Smoger practices nuclear medicine, diagnostic radiology, and nuclear radiology. He is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Chester County Hospital, and Phoenixville Hospital. Dr. Smoger honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His medical residency was performed at Hahnemann University Hospital.

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Dr. Gang Cheng, MD
Specializes in Radiology, Nuclear Medicine
Penn Medicine Valley Forge; 1001 Chesterbrook Boulevard
Berwyn, PA
 

Dr. Gang Cheng is a specialist in radiology (X-ray and medical imaging) and nuclear medicine. He works in Philadelphia, PA and Berwyn, PA. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He attended Shanghai Medical University and then went on to complete his residency at North Shore University Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Cheng is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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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