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About Dr. Richard Buck MD
Dr. Richard Buck, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Indianapolis, IN, with other offices in Indianapolis, IN and Indianapolis, IN (and 2 other locations). He has 35 years of experience. His specialties include Nuclear Medicine, Internal Medicine and Diagnostic Radiology. Dr. Buck is affiliated with Clarian Health - Indiana University Hospital, Clarian Health Partners, Incorporated and Johnson Memorial Hospital. He speaks English.
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Dr. Richard Buck has the following 3 specialties
- 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.
- 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.
- Diagnostic Radiology
Radiologists help doctors get a closer look at what’s happening inside your body. If your primary care doctor wants to investigate your symptoms further, they may refer you to a radiologist to get an ultrasound or x-ray. Some radiologists specialize in mammography and breast imaging, which is who you see when you need a mammogram. A Radiologist can also determine if bones are broken or fractured after any kind of accident.
Radiologists are trained to perform MRIs and CT scans, both of which are used to determine the presence of diseases or disorders and help your doctor properly diagnose you. They can detect anything from tumors, bleeding and infections to bone and muscle disorders.
Dr. Richard Buck is Board Certified in 3 specialties
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Dr. Buck is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Clarian Health - Indiana University Hospital
Clarian Health Partners, Incorporated
Johnson Memorial Hospital
Johnson Mem Hosp, Franklin, In
35 Years Experience
Graduated in 1978
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151 Pennsylvania Pkwy Indianapolis, IN : (317) 817-1100
1701 Senate Blvd Indianapolis, IN : (317) 472-4565
9660 E Washington St Indianapolis, IN : (317) 890-5400
8830 S Meridian St Indianapolis, IN : (317) 988-2029
950 W Walnut St Indianapolis, IN : (317) 278-6720
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