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Specializes in Cardiology • Male • Age 57

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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Hospital Quality

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Vidant Medical Center
2100 Stantonsburg Rd
Greenville, NC 27834
Wayne Memorial Hospital
2700 Wayne Memorial Dr
Goldsboro, NC 27534

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Appointments & Offices

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Accepting new patients?

  • Yes
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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 Chronic Kidney Disease
    • 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
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    • Pulmonary Valve Disease
    • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
    • Septal Defect
    • Syncope
    • Tricuspid Valve Disease
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    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

    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
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    Dr. Akhtar's Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

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    • Vidant Medical Center

    • Wayne Memorial Hospital

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    Patient Satisfaction

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    Likelihood to Recommend

    3.8
    • 12 Star Ratings
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    3.8 out of 5

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Akhtar to family and friends

    3.8 out of 5

    12 responses

    Dr. Akhtar's Office & Staff

    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments

    3.8 out of 5

    12 responses

    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.

    4 out of 5

    12 responses

    Staff friendliness and courteousness

    3.9 out of 5

    12 responses

    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)

    10 – 15 minutes

    11 responses

    Experience with Dr. Akhtar

    Level of trust in provider's decisions

    3.8 out of 5

    12 responses

    How well provider explains medical condition(s)

    3.8 out of 5

    12 responses

    How well provider listens and answers questions

    3.7 out of 5

    12 responses

    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients

    3.8 out of 5

    12 responses

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    • Yes.

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    Office Locations

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    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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