Dr. Edwin Holmes III MD

  • Nuclear Medicine Goldendale, WA

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About

Dr. Edwin Holmes III, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Goldendale, WA, with other offices in Spokane, WA and Spokane, WA (and 2 other locations). He has 45 years of experience. His specialties include Nuclear Medicine. Dr. Holmes is affiliated with Klickitat Valley Health, Lincoln Hospital and Sacred Heart Medical Center. He speaks English.

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Specialties & Expertise

Dr. Edwin Holmes III has the following 1 specialty and 1 board certification.

Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear medicine specialists are doctors who have extensive training in the use of nuclear substances, like radiation, to diagnose and treat certain illnesses.
These specialists perform diagnostic tests in which a small amount of a radioactive substance is injected into a vein, inhaled or taken orally by the patient. The radioactive substance then enables the nuclear medicine specialist to use a scanner to detect the radiation level in the part of the body being examined in order to create an image of it with a computer. The images tell the physician whether there are abnormal changes in metabolism which indicate whether a disease or injury is present. These tests are often used to detect cancer.
In addition to detecting cancer, substances like radioactive iodine can be either injected into the blood stream or taken orally to fight cancer and other diseases. After being ingested, the substance is absorbed by the thyroid gland and abnormal thyroid tissues are destroyed.

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Locations & Directions

310 S Roosevelt St
Goldendale, WA 98620

101 W 8th Ave
Spokane, WA 99204

1314 S Grand Blvd
Spokane, WA 99202

5715 N Lidgerwood St
Spokane, WA 99208

1145 Broadway
Seattle, WA 98122