We found 5 nuclear medicine providers who accept Bronze Compass Balanced HSA 5500 near Dallas, TX.

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Dr. Brent Andrew Patterson, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
621 North Hall Street; Suite 500
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Brent Patterson specializes in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. Before completing his residency at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center, Dr. Patterson attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patterson include coronary angiogram, cardiac risk reduction, and cardioversion. Dr. Patterson honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Patterson is professionally affiliated with Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital, HeartPlace, and Texas Health Dallas.

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Clinical interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Women's Heart Disease, Peripheral Angiogram, Cardiomyopathy, Cardiac Stress ... (Read more)

Dr. Kenneth Barry Johnson, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
621 N Hall Street; Suite 500
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Kenneth Johnson is an adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Johnson include peripheral artery disease (PAD). He is affiliated with Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital and HeartPlace. He attended the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Baylor University Medical Center for residency. He is rated highly by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Johnson takes.

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Dr. Georges A Feghali, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
621 N Hall Street; Suite 500
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Georges Feghali is a specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. He is professionally affiliated with HeartPlace, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Navarro Regional Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Feghali accepts. Dr. Feghali graduated from Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences and then he performed his residency at Staten Island University Hospital. Dr. Feghali (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and French.

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Dr. Stanley J Grossman, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Nuclear Medicine
3500 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Stanley Grossman's specialty is nuclear medicine. His clinical interests encompass nuclear scan. He honors United Healthcare Compass, Cigna FocusIn, Cigna Gold, and more. Dr. Grossman attended medical school at Mayo Medical School. Dr. Grossman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, American Radiology Associates, and VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS).

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Clinical interests: PET Scan, CT Scan, Nuclear Scan

Specializes in Nuclear Medicine
3500 Gaston Avenue; Department of Radiology, 1st Floor Rober
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Landis Griffeth is a Dallas, TX physician who specializes in nuclear medicine. He takes United Healthcare Compass, Cigna FocusIn, and Cigna Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Griffeth's residency was performed at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology. Dr. Griffeth's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and American Radiology Associates.

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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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