Dr. Waheed Akhtar, MD

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Specializes in Cardiology • Male • Age 56

2615 Hospital Rd # 300
Goldsboro, NC 27534
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Dr. Akhtar's Experience

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Dr. Akhtar's Specialties

Procedures Dr. Akhtar Performs

  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
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Conditions Dr. Akhtar Treats

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Hospital Quality

The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

Vidant Medical Center
2100 Stantonsburg Road
Greenville, NC 27835
Wayne Memorial Hospital
2700 Wayne Memorial Drive
Goldsboro, NC 27534

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9 Facts About Hospital Quality

Patients’ risk of dying during a hospital stay for heart bypass surgery could be 85.2% lower, on average, at a hospital rated 5 stars compared to a hospital rated 1 star for that procedure. Choosing the right hospital is critical to your health. View Slideshow

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Patient Satisfaction

Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Akhtar

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Appointments & Offices

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Accepting new patients?

  • Yes
North Carolina Heart/Vsclr
North Carolina Heart/Vsclr
2615 Hospital Rd # 300
Goldsboro, NC 27534
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North Carolina Heart & Vascular
3000 New Bern Ave Ste G100
Raleigh, NC 27610
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    Dr. Akhtar's Experience

    Specialties

    • Cardiology
    • Cardiovascular & Metabolic Diseases

    Board Certifications

    • Cardiovascular Disease
    • Internal Medicine
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    • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
    • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
    • Cardiac Imaging
    • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
    • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
    • Cardioversion, Elective
    • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
    • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
    • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
    • Echocardiography
    • EKG (Electrocardiogram, ECG)
    • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
    • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
    • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
    • Thrombolysis
    • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
    • Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE)
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    • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
    • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
    • Aortic Aneurysm
    • Aortic Valve Disease
    • Arrhythmias (incl. Atrial Fibrillation)
    • Autonomic Disorders
    • Cardiac Arrhythmia
    • Cardiomegaly
    • Cardiomyopathy
    • Carotid Artery Disease
    • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
    • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
    • Congenital Heart Disease
    • Congestive Heart Failure
    • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
    • Endocarditis
    • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
    • Hyperlipidemia
    • Hypertension
    • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
    • Hypertensive Heart Disease
    • Hypotension
    • Lipidoses (incl. Gaucher Disease)
    • Mitral Valve Disease
    • Pericardial Disease
    • Pericarditis
    • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
    • Pulmonary Edema
    • Pulmonary Hypertension
    • Pulmonary Valve Disease
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    • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
    • Septal Defect
    • Syncope
    • Tricuspid Valve Disease
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    Background Check for Dr. Akhtar

    Malpractice Claims not available

    • Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for North Carolina.
    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    0 Board Actions

    • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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    Awards & Recognitions

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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    University Of The Punjab / King Edward Medical College
    Graduated in 1982

    Internship Hospital

    Royal Wigan,Preston,Wythenshaw and Hammersmith Hospital,London(Uk)

    Residency Hospital

    Park Ridge Hospital-St Marys Campus
    Pitt County Meml Hosp

    Fellowship Hospital

    East Carolina U
    University Of Rochester

    Other Education

    Board Certified In Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiac Ct
    Facc
    Complete in 1999
    Mrcp(Uk),Diploma In Cardiology(London,Uk)
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Akhtar & Staff

    • English
    • Punjabi
    • Urdu
  2. Healthgrades

    9 Facts About Hospital Quality

    Patients’ risk of dying during a hospital stay for heart bypass surgery could be 85.2% lower, on average, at a hospital rated 5 stars compared to a hospital rated 1 star for that procedure. Choosing the right hospital is critical to your health. View Slideshow

    Dr. Akhtar's Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

    Check out the quality of care at the 2 hospitals where Dr. Akhtar has admitting privileges:

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    • Vidant Medical Center

    • Wayne Memorial Hospital

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    8 Facts About Patient Satisfaction Surveys

    Patient satisfaction surveys provide a standardized way of reporting about healthcare experiences. But there can be more than meets the eye when reviewing scores. Here's what you should know

    Patient Satisfaction

    Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Akhtar

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Akhtar to family and friends

    11 responses
    same as
    national average

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    is confidential

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    Dr. Akhtar's Office & Staff
    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
    11 responses
    below
    national average
    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
    11 responses
    same as
    national average
    Staff friendliness and courteousness
    11 responses
    same as
    national average
    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    10 – 15 minutes 10 responses
    same as
    national average
    Experience with Dr. Akhtar
    Level of trust in provider's decisions
    11 responses
    below
    national average
    How well provider explains medical condition(s)
    11 responses
    below
    national average
    How well provider listens and answers questions
    11 responses
    below
    national average
    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
    11 responses
    below
    national average

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    Appointments & Offices

    Check insurance plans, locations and make an appointment

    Is Dr. Akhtar accepting new patients?

    • Yes.

    What insurance does he accept?

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    • United Healthcare
    • Wells Fargo Insurance
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    Office Locations

    A
    North Carolina Heart/Vsclr
    2615 Hospital Rd # 300
    Goldsboro, NC 27534
    (919) 734-0033 (Office)
    (919) 734-6999 (Fax)
    B
    North Carolina Heart & Vascular
    3000 New Bern Ave Ste G100
    Raleigh, NC 27610
    (919) 231-8253 (Office)
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