Dr. Akhtar Purvez, MD
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Dr. Akhtar Purvez, MD


Pain Medicine | Male

Pain & Spine Center of Charlottesville 1807 Seminole Trl Ste 201 Charlottesville, VA 22901 Get Directions

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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.


Dr. Akhtar Purvez, MD is a pain medicine doctor who practices in Charlottesville, VA. He is 59 years old and has been practicing for 36 years. Dr. Purvez is affiliated with Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital and Sentara RMH Medical Center.

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    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (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's Care Philosophy

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.

Dr. Purvez's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Pain Medicine
  •  Board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Board Certifications

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  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • 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
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Neck Pain
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Upper Back Pain


  • Medical School
    Government Medical College Srinagar

    Graduated in 1981

  • Internship Hospital
    The Brooklyn Hospital Center

    Completed in 1998

  • Residency Hospital
    Boston University General

    Completed in 2001

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Of Virginia Health System

    Completed in 2002

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Urdu

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  • Pain Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • 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 Block, Sympathetic
  • 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