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Dr. Walter P Kwan has the following 2 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.
- Emergency Medicine
An emergency physician is a doctor who is an expert in handling conditions of an urgent and extremely dangerous nature. These specialists work in the emergency room (ER) departments of hospitals where they oversee cases involving cardiac distress, trauma, fractures, lacerations and other acute conditions.
Emergency physicians are specially trained to make urgent life-saving decisions to treat patients during an emergency medical crisis. These doctors diagnose and stabilize patients before they are either well enough to be discharged, or transferred to the appropriate department for long-term care.
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I will request this physician again. When a doctor takes the time to go over lab results with an informed patient to make a treatment decision together based on risks vs benefits, that's the doctor I want deciding about my radiation treatment. I looked up his cv -- UCD, UCSF, Stanford -- and he definitely "radiates" confidence and capabikity.
28 Years Experience
University Of California Davis School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1990
Dr. Walter P Kwan accepts the following insurance providers.
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Locations & DirectionsKaiser Permanente San Jose Medical Center, 250 Hospital Pkwy, San Jose, CA
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