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Dr. Leonard A Valentino has the following 1 specialty
- 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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Unable to follow up with my insurance about my coverage. Dr. Leonard A. Valentino decided to assign my case for collection. Dr. Leonard A. Valentino's staff was unable to contact my insurance or failed to contact my insurance and they decided to send my case to a collection agency two years after receiving the test. My doctor had recommended that I do a bone density test. Would I recommend this doctor and his staff? NO. Go somewhere else.
Dr. Valentino is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
- Loyola University Chicago Stritch School Of Medicine
Moffitt Hospital University Of Ca
Dr. Leonard A Valentino accepts the following insurance providers.
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross California
- BC CA California Care Small Group HMO
- Blue Cross CA California Care Large Group HMO
- Blue Cross CA Select Plus HMO
- First Health PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- PHCS PPO Kaiser
- UHC SignatureValue Focus
- UHC West SignatureValue HMO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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Locations & DirectionsBone Density & Body Composition, 77 Birch St Ste A, Redwood City, CA
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