We found 5 nuclear cardiology providers who accept Humana Basic 6850/HMO Premier near Austin, TX.

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Dr Vu D Nguyen MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
1301 W 38th Street; Suite 400
Austin, TX

Dr. Vu Nguyen is a cardiologist and nuclear cardiology specialist. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, TriWest, and more. Dr. Nguyen is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Nguyen (or staff) speaks Vietnamese and German. Dr. Nguyen is professionally affiliated with Seton Highland Lakes Hospital, Seton Medical Center Austin, and the University Medical Center Brackenridge. He is accepting new patients.

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Norman Risinger MD
Specializes in General Practice, Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
2559 Western Trails Boulevard; Suite 200
Austin, TX

Dr. Norman Risinger's specialties are general practice, adult cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. He practices in Austin, TX and Wimberley, TX. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Risinger's professional affiliations include Seton Highland Lakes Hospital, Seton Medical Center Austin, and the University Medical Center Brackenridge.

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Caitlin McAneny Giesler MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
1301 W 38th Street; Suite 400
Austin, TX

Dr. Caitlin Giesler is an adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology specialist in Austin, TX. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Giesler include nuclear cardiology, women's heart disease, and preventive cardiology. Dr. Giesler honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati for residency. Dr. Giesler has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Giesler is professionally affiliated with Seton Highland Lakes Hospital, Seton Medical Center Austin, and the University Medical Center Brackenridge. She is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Women's Heart Disease, Nuclear Cardiology, Heart Problems, Consultation, Stress Testing, Preventive ... (Read more)

Dr Tuan Dinh Nguyen MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
1301 W 38th Street; Suite 400
Austin, TX

Dr. Tuan Nguyen is a specialist in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. He speaks Vietnamese. Dr. Nguyen's areas of expertise include heart valve disease, nuclear cardiology, and stress testing. His professional affiliations include Seton Highland Lakes Hospital, Seton Medical Center Austin, and Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas. He is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Nguyen completed a residency program at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Nuclear Cardiology, Stress Testing, Heart Valve Disease, Cardiac Imaging

Specializes in General Practice, Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
Average rating 3.72 stars out of 5 (11 ratings)
4316 James Casey Street; Building A
Austin, TX

Dr. Vinh Nguyen is a physician who specializes in general practice, adult cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nguyen studied medicine at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine.

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What is Nuclear Cardiology?

Nuclear cardiology is the use of safe, small amounts of radioactive material, called tracers, to take very accurate pictures or video of the heart. Nuclear cardiology can not only provide excellent images of the heart muscle, but it can also tell doctors about the function and health of the heart. That is to say, nuclear cardiology doesn’t just examine what the heart looks like, it sees how well the heart muscle is working. It’s very useful for diagnosing heart disease, identifying damage from a heart attack, or evaluating if a patient’s treatments are working well enough.

During a nuclear cardiology exam, the tracer is injected into a vein and taken up by the heart. Then a special camera, called a gamma camera, takes pictures of the tracer moving within the beating heart. The images can show areas where heart muscle has been damaged or scarred due to a heart attack, or where blood flow within the heart may not be adequate due to blocked arteries.

There are several different kinds of nuclear cardiology tests and each looks at something slightly different. The most commonly used test is called myocardial perfusion. Others include ventriculography, to show the chambers of the heart; PET scans, to monitor blood flow; and MUGA scans, to examine how well the heart is pumping.

Nuclear cardiology tests do not hurt, and do not require anything more than an injection. They are a powerful source of information for patients suffering from heart disease or coronary artery disease.
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