Dr. Akhtar Purvez, MD

Dr. Akhtar Purvez, MD

Pain Management  |  
Male  |  
Age 59
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Akhtar Purvez, MD is a pain management doctor who practices in Charlottesville, VA. He is 59 years old and has been practicing for 36 years.

1807 Seminole Trl Ste 201

Charlottesville, VA 22901

Contact Information

(434) 328-2774

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
  • Humana
  • 6 More

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more than 98% of peers
Trigger Point Injection
very high
more than 92% of peers
Autoimmune Diseases
very high
more than 92% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Purvez "I believe in working closely with my patients and their families and offering them advanced technology to help them live a healthy and productive life."


  • Pain Management
  • Anesthesiology

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*
  • Pain Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Neck Pain
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Upper Back Pain


Read More


  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Injection
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Injections
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

0 Sanctions

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.


  • Government Medical College Srinagar
    Medical School | Graduated 1981
  • The Brooklyn Hospital Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1998
  • Boston University General
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2001
  • University Of Virginia Health System
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2002

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Purvez has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Urdu

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Purvez's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Purvez to family and friends
based on 55 total reviews (8 with comments)
Dr. Purvez's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (8)
Charlottesville, VA |
I would recommend Dr. Purvez to anyone who is suffering from pain. On the first visit, he helped control more than half of my pain. I've been very pleased with his work ethic & treatment plan. If you're in pain, go see him.
Charlottesville, VA |
Dr. Purvez was highly recommended to me by another doctor and physical therapy. I am very glad that I saw him. I had a lot of pain in the shoulder and lower back. After evaluation, he recommended a procedure. The procedure was initiated and today I'm pain free. I'm a very happy person now. He is very friendly and also easy to talk to.
in lynchburg, VA |
Very gifted pain management specialist......excellently skilled Doctor.....also a very approachable and and compassionate human being....not a common combination....so grateful for his help....has made a tremendously positive difference in my ability to live with spinal arthritis in a much more functional way.
in Lynchburg, VA |
Coming all the way from Lynchburg has to mean that he is doing a good job. He shows he cares about his patients. He listens to my needs and is doing his best to fix them. I have only had 2 visits but I hope by the end of it all, my issues are fixed.
in Charlottesville, VA |
Dr Purvez and staff was awesome. I have been going through so much lower back pain for over week $150 later he has me on my way to recovery. However the disease I have is not curable but treatable but i feel comfortable with him. I would recommend his services to anyone you will love him and the staff.
Waynesboro, VA |
Dr Purvez is an excellent doctor. He explains all procedures in a language that you can understand.
in Charlottesville, VA |
What I like about Dr. Purvez is: he listens to you, whether you are talking about your condition or treatment he takes the time to hear whatever it is you have to say, and encourages your input. he patiently answers your question in the simplest of terms. I have a medical back ground and he always speak to me in layman's terms, and he patiently waits to see if you have any question I never feel rushed when I visit him.........He's a great Doctor!
Dr. Purvez has helped me a great deal. With all the years of being in pain and seeing every doctor there is, no one helped me. UVA is a joke!! Thank you Dr. Purvez for all you've done to help change my life.
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Dr. Purvez accepts 15 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    KeyCare PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
    Blue Options PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
    Carelink PPO
  • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    Coventry Health Care of Virginia HMO
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Optima Health
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Navigate HMO
    United Healthcare
  • WellPoint
  • Wells Fargo Insurance

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Hospitals where Dr. Purvez has admitting privileges

Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital
500 Martha Jefferson Dr
Charlottesville, VA 22911
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Sentara RMH Medical Center
2010 Health Campus Dr
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
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