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Dr. Akhtar Purvez, MD

Pain Management ·  Male · Age 61

Dr. Purvez

Pain & Spine Center of Charlottesville

2335 Seminole Ln Ste 500 Charlottesville, VA 22901

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Dr. Akhtar Purvez, MD is a pain management specialist in Charlottesville, VA and has been practicing for 17 years. He graduated from Government Medical College Srinagar in 1981 and specializes in pain management and anesthesiology.


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4.6

Based on 58 reviews

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This doctor quickly diagnoses pain and aggressively moves to resolve it without major narcotic pain killers. He’s very good and doesn’t mess around
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This Dr does not listen. He automatically thinks you are a pill seeker. I myself have never been into that nor do I like using pharmaceutical drugs for anything because I don't like putting anything like that in my body. All he wanted to do was injections over injections over injections. I was worse after these, and still did not try to help. He just tried putting me on other medications like , Extreme muscle relaxers/ other non narcotic pain medication that made me foggy. BEWARE OF THIS DR
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I have to thank Dr. Purvez since he was the only doctor in 1 1/2 that was able to get the severe pain in my neck to practically nothing. I went through 1/2 dozen doctors, PT's to no avail until I was recommended to Dr. Purvez.
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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 is very friendly and also easy to talk to.
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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 functional way.
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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 the staff.
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Dr Purvez is an excellent doctor. He explains all procedures in a language that you can understand.
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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!
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About Me

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.

Specialties

  • Pain Management
  • Anesthesiology

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

Education

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

Languages

  • Hindi
  • Urdu
  • English

Awards

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(434) 328-2774

Dr. Purvez accepts the following insurance:

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

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Virginia
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Experience Check

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Dr. Purvez's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Fibromyalgia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Purvez treats Fibromyalgia more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Purvez treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Deposition Disease-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Epstein Barr Virus-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Major Depressive Disorder-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Primary Fibromyalgia
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Secondary Fibromyalgia
  • Sleep Disturbance-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Tension Myositis-Related Fibromyalgia
Trigger Point Injection
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Purvez performs Trigger Point Injection more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Purvez performs this procedure more than 92% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Purvez performs Myofascial Trigger Point Injection more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Purvez performs this procedure more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Purvez's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Injection
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Migraine
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Injections
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain

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80% Patient experience rating, 11% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)

69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2017)