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About Dr. Joseph Volpe
Dr. Joseph Volpe, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Austin, TX, with another office in Boston, MA. He has 51 years of experience. His specialties include Internal Medicine and Nuclear Medicine. Dr. Volpe is affiliated with Tufts Medical Center, St. David'S South Austin Medical Center and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He speaks English.
Dr. Joseph Volpe has the following 2 specialties
- Internal Medicine
An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.
- 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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Dr. Volpe is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Tufts Medical Center
St. David'S South Austin Medical Center
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
St Davids Medical Center
Children`s Hospital Medical Center
New England Med Ctr
Northeast Hosptial Corporation
Caritas Good Samaritan Med Ctr
Columbia Metrowest Hc Systems
Metrowest Medical Center
51 Years Experience
Graduated in 1962
Dr. Joseph Volpe accepts the following insurance providers.
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