Administrative Headquarters - Davenport, IA

Hot Shots Nuclear Medicine - HQ

2017 E. Kimberly Road

Davenport, IA 52807-2105


563.391.0404 (Office)

563.391.9991 (Fax)

Administrative Staff


Curtis Blaum, R.Ph.


563.391.0404 Ext. 101


Mr. Blaum has been with the organization since 1991, when he co-founded the company with family member Brian Blaum in Davenport, Iowa. He currently serves as the President/CEO of the company. Curt received a B.S. Degree in Biology from Illinois State University, and a B.S Degree in Pharmacy from Ferris State University, where a specialization in Nuclear Pharmacy was achieved. Prior to working within the company, Curt occupied various management positions within Syncor International Corporation in the metropolitan areas of both Chicago and New York City. Promotion to a Zone Director's role occurred in 1989, whereas sales and operations were overseen in 17 Midwestern cities. 

Vice President, Operational Services

Brian Blaum, R.Ph.


563.391.9990 Ext. 102


Brian, a registered pharmacist, has been in the nuclear pharmacy arena for over 30 years and was the co-founder of Midwest Pharmacy Services Corp. in 1991. He acts both as Chief Operating Officer of Hot Shots NM, and as the Director of P.E.T. Operations.

Vice President, Corporate Services

Alan Harris


563.391.0404 Ext. 107


Alan Harris joined Hot Shots Nuclear Medicine as an owner and Director of Corporate Services and CFO in September 2008. Mr. Harris has the primary role at Hot Shots for the financial management, risk containment and human resource affairs of the company. Prior to joining Hot Shots, Mr. Harris and his wife Kris started Internet Express, an internet services company which they grew into a regional internet access, IP voice, data transport, and data center services business primarily through startup activities of these services. The Company was sold in 2005 to Lightedge Solutions, a focus managed services business operating in the Midwest. Mr. Harris graduated from the University of Illinois with a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy and received his CPA license to practice following his 2 year service requirement.

Vice President, Nuclear Medicine Services

Cindy Vestal, BS, RT(R)(N), CNMT


563.391.0404 Ext. 104


Ms. Vestal joined Hot Shots Nuclear Medicine as Regional Director of Illinois in 1996. Prior to joining Hot Shots, Ms. Vestal worked as Nuclear Medicine Technologist for the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, from 1992 to 1996. Ms. Vestal graduated from University of Iowa in Nuclear Medicine Technology in 1992 and Radiologic Technology in 1991. Ms. Vestal graduated from the University of St. Francis with a Bachelor's Degree in Healthcare Leadership in December, 2012.

Director, Materials Management and Logistics

Don Kapolnek, R.Ph.


563.391.0404 Ext. 103


Born and raised in Chicago, IL. Lived in Chicago until move to Davenport in 1993. Married with two children, Lauren born in 1984 and Dennis born in 1986. Born a Cub fan and will always be a Cub fan. Loyal to the Fighting Illini. Admitted golf addict.

Director, Quality and Regulatory

Paul Sale, R.Ph.




Mr. Sale joined Hot Shots Nuclear Medicine as an Owner, Pharmacist, and Manager of Pharmacy Operations in our Cedar Rapids location in June 1992.  Paul managed the Cedar Rapids location until October 2010 when he took on the role of Regional Director and Manager of Regulatory Affairs for all Hot Shots’ Pharmacy locations.  Prior to joining Hot Shots, Mr. Sale worked in several capacities for Syncor International Corp.  Mr. Sale graduated from Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana with a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy in May 1981, with specialized training in nuclear pharmacy.

Director, Accounting and Human Resources

Roxie Lucas


563.391.0404 Ext. 105


Ms. Lucas joined Hot Shots Nuclear Medicine in April 2010 as Financial Controller.  She is in charge of managing accounting, human resources and administrative functions for all Hot Shots’ locations.  Prior to joining Hot Shots, Ms. Lucas served 13 years as Vice President of Finance and Administration for the Quad Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau; 9 years as Corporate Accounting Manager for AAA Iowa, and 2 years in Public Accounting for McGladrey and Pullen.  Ms. Lucas graduated from Augustana College, Rock Island, IL with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Accounting and Business Adminstration.

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