Dr. Akhtar Purvez, MD

Dr. Akhtar Purvez, MD

Pain Management  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 59
Dr. Akhtar Purvez, MD is a pain management specialist in Charlottesville, VA and has been practicing for 16 years. He graduated from Government Medical College Srinagar in 1981 and specializes in pain management and anesthesiology.

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
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Top Care Areas

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very high
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

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2  Specialties

  • Pain Management
  • Anesthesiology

2  Board Certifications

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

39  Conditions Treated


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22  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • 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
55 total reviews (8 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (55)

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Dr. Purvez's Performance

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  • 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)

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.
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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...more
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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...more
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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.
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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...more
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