Dr. Akmal Sarwar, MD

Pulmonary Disease •  Male • Age 56
  
Dr. Sarwar
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Lahey Hospital & Medical Center

1 Essex Center Dr Peabody, MA 01960

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(781) 744-8480

Dr. Akmal Sarwar, MD is a Pulmonologist in Peabody, MA and has over 33 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Sarwar has more experience with Obstructive Lung Disease, Sleep-disordered Breathing, and Pulmonary Vascular Conditions than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Quaid-e-Azam MC medical school in 1987. He is affiliated with medical facilities Lahey Hospital and Medical Center and Winchester Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Sarwar to book an appointment.


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Dr. Sarwar accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Tufts Health Plan
Tufts PPO

Background Check

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Practice Areas

Obstructive Lung Disease

Obstructive lung disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions including COPD, emphysema, asthma and cystic fibrosis that cause blockages or narrowing in the airways of the lungs, making breathing difficult.Compare with other Obstructive Lung Disease specialists.

Typically treats 94% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Asthma
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sarwar treats Asthma more than 96% of their peers

Dr. Sarwar treats this condition more than 96% of their peers

COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sarwar treats COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Sarwar treats this condition more than 94% of their peers

Pulmonary Function Test
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sarwar performs Pulmonary Function Test more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Sarwar performs this procedure more than 94% of their peers

Sleep-disordered Breathing

Sleep-disordered breathing specialists diagnose and treat conditions, such as snoring or obstructive sleep apnea, in which breathing is interrupted during sleep, resulting in symptoms of fatigue, irritability and high blood pressure.Compare with other Sleep-disordered Breathing specialists.

Typically treats 99% more than their peers

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TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Sleep Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sarwar treats Sleep Disorders more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Sarwar treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Sleep Apnea
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sarwar treats Sleep Apnea more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Sarwar treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Pulmonary Vascular Conditions

Pulmonary vascular specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the flow of blood between the heart and lungs, including pulmonary hypertension and pulmonary embolism.Compare with other Pulmonary Vascular Conditions specialists.

Typically treats 65% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 1 condition or procedure

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Pulmonary Embolism
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sarwar treats Pulmonary Embolism more than 65% of their peers

Dr. Sarwar treats this condition more than 65% of their peers

Interstitial Lung Disease

Interstitial lung disease specialists diagnose and treat a range of conditions that cause scarring of lung tissue due to autoimmune disease or environment exposure to harmful materials.Compare with other Interstitial Lung Disease specialists.

Typically treats 65% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 5 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Bronchitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sarwar treats Bronchitis more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Sarwar treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sarwar treats COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Sarwar treats this condition more than 94% of their peers

Pulmonary Function Test
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sarwar performs Pulmonary Function Test more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Sarwar performs this procedure more than 94% of their peers

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Dr. Sarwar's conditions and procedures:

  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Lower Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Alkalosis
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Common Cold
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Emphysema
  • Hepatopulmonary Syndrome
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Loss of Voice or Hoarse Voice
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Nodule
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumoconiosis and Pneumonopathy
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Swine Flu
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Viral Infection
  • Wheezing

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About Me

Care Philosophy

We are here to take care of what matters most, you. Lahey Health offers access to board-certified specialists in nearly every medical specialty and more than 75 primary care practices in over 30 communities providing you with the full continuum of care, all close to home.

Specialties

  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Sleep Medicine

Education

Lahey Clinic Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1995
New Rochelle Hosp Med Ctr
Residency Hospital
1993
New Rochelle Hosp Med Ctr
Internship Hospital
1987
Quaid-e-Azam MC
Medical School

Languages

  • Urdu
  • English

Awards

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Locations

Lahey Hospital & Medical Center

Lahey Hospital & Medical Center1 Essex Center Dr Peabody, MA 01960
1

Lahey Hospital and Medical Center

Lahey Hospital and Medical Center41 Mall Rd Burlington, MA 01805
2

Winchester Hospital

Department of Pulmonology41 Highland Ave Winchester, MA 01890
3

Affiliated Hospitals

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Lahey Hospital and Medical Center

Burlington, MA

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018)

Winchester Hospital

Winchester, MA

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018)