We found 7 nuclear medicine providers who accept Humana Platinum near Austin, TX.

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

Dr. Vu Nguyen is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nguyen obtained his medical school training at Wayne State University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Nguyen (or staff) is conversant in Vietnamese and German. Dr. Nguyen is professionally affiliated with the University Medical Center Brackenridge, Seton Northwest Hospital, and Seton Southwest Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Norman Risinger, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
2559 Western Trails Boulevard; Suite 200
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Norman Risinger specializes in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Risinger is affiliated with the University Medical Center Brackenridge, Seton Northwest Hospital, and Seton Southwest Hospital. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Risinger trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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Dr. Caitlin McAneny McAneny, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
7900 Fm 1826, Southwest Health Plaza 1; Suite 170
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Caitlin Giesler works as an adult cardiologist and nuclear cardiology specialist. In her practice, she is particularly interested in women's heart disease, preventive cardiology, and echocardiogram (echo). The average patient rating for Dr. Giesler is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Giesler is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. She has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Giesler is conversant in Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include the University Medical Center Brackenridge, Seton Northwest Hospital, and Seton Southwest Hospital. Dr. Giesler has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Women's Heart Disease, Stress Testing, Preventive Cardiology, Echocardiogram

Dr. Tuan Dinh Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
1301 W 38th Street; Suite 400
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Tuan Nguyen's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. These areas are among his clinical interests: heart valve disease, stress testing, and cardiac imaging. Dr. Nguyen accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, TriWest, and more. Before performing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Nguyen attended Wayne State University School of Medicine. He speaks Vietnamese. His professional affiliations include Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, Seton Smithville Regional Hospital, and the University Medical Center Brackenridge. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Nguyen's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Eric James Frischhertz, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Medicine
4207 James Casey Street; Suite 215
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Eric Frischhertz specializes in adult cardiology and nuclear medicine. In Dr. Frischhertz's practice, he is particularly interested in heart problems, vascular imaging, and echocardiogram (echo). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include the University Medical Center Brackenridge, Seton Southwest Hospital, and Seton Medical Center Hays. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Vascular Imaging, Heart Problems, Consultation, Stress Testing, Echocardiogram, Pacemaker

Dr. Thomas Charles Baldacchino, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Medicine
4207 James Casey Street; Suite 215
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Thomas Baldacchino's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and nuclear medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas. Dr. Baldacchino's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Baldacchino takes.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
4316 James Casey Street; Building A
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Vinh Nguyen is an adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology specialist. Dr. Nguyen's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended medical school at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine.

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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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