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M. Zuhdi Jasser, M.D., P.C.

Our physicians specialize in the prevention, detection and treatment of illnesses in adults.

Advanced Nuclear Cardiology, P.L.L.C., a subsidiary of M. Zuhdi Jasser, M.D., P.C.

We provide a broad range of nuclear cardiology testing to fit the diagnostic needs of our patients. Nuclear cardiology testing involves the minimal introduction of a radioactive material (thallium) into the body to help image the heart muscle and diagnose the presence of coronary artery disease or cardiomyopathy (heart muscle disease).

A natural complement to any primary care or cardiology practice, this non-invasive imaging technique allows for the evaluation of coronary arteries and the heart muscle indirectly by looking at the passage of fluid through the heart muscle with a nuclear tracer. Nuclear imaging of the heart is a well-established gold standard for the non-invasive evaluation of our cardiac patients.

All of our nuclear imaging tests are overseen and interpreted by Dr. Jasser, a diplomat of the Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology and a clinical instructor of nuclear cardiology in the cardiology fellowship training program for Banner Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center.


  • Treadmill Stress Tests
  • Ultrasounds
  • Chest X-Ray
  • EKG
  • Holter Moniter
  • PFT


Supervised by a team of healthcare professionals led by a physician, the New Direction System offers two medically supervised weight management programs varying in treatment intensity- a Very Low Calorie Diet (VLCD) and a Low Calorie Diet (LCD).

The New Direction system offers behavior modification, nutrition education, physical activity, and one on one support to reinforce lasting lifestyle changes.

Healthy benefits typically include a reduction in co-morbid conditions, including lower blood pressure, lower blood sugar levels in type 2 diabetic, lower serum cholesterol and reduced pain in weight- bearing joints.

New Direction VLCD:
  • A medically supervised rapid weight loss program designed for individuals with a BMI >30 or over 27 with co-morbidities (the simultaneous presence of two chronic diseases or conditions in a patient. )
  • Four high-quality, high protein, low carbohydrate meal replacements provide the sole daily source of nutrition during the Reducing Phase.
  • Each nutritionally complete serving provides 100% of the RDI for 24 vitamins and minerals.
  • Offers a variety of great tasting products.
New Direction Low Calorie Diet:
  • Designed for individuals with a BMI of 25 or greater.
  • Two or more high-quality nutritional products, combine with one balanced meal, help participants achieve gradual, steady weight loss.
  • Provides 70% of the RDI for 24 vitamins and minerals in two nutritionally balance servings, plus a balanced meal that complies with American Heart Associations guidelines. 
4 Phase Approach:  Screening, Reducing (active weight loss), Adapting, and Maintenance
Why Choose the New Direction System?
  • Proven treatment for the disease of obesity.
  • Part of the comprehensive treatment plan for diseases including diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and sleep apnea.
  • Wellness approach in the prevention of coronary heart disease and many types of cancer.
  • Comprehensive Intensive Behavioral Therapy Program complemented by patient education material.
  • Offers a variety of programs to meet the needs of all patients while enabling patients to stay in control of their eating.
  • Offers ongoing programs and support in Maintenance.


For the convenience of our patients, lab testing is performed in-house through Sonora Quest Laboratories. This service benefits both our patients and our doctors in that lab results are available more quickly.