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Dr. Jamil Akhtar, MD

Interventional Cardiology ·  Male · Age 74

Dr. Akhtar

Cardiovascular Institute of Arizona

2157 E Baseline Rd Ste 101 Tempe, AZ 85283

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Dr. Jamil Akhtar, MD is an interventional cardiology specialist in Tempe, AZ and has been practicing for 49 years. He graduated from Nishtar Medical College in 1970 and specializes in interventional cardiology.


Dr. Akhtar's Reviews

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Based on 16 reviews

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My husband almost died because Dr. Akhtar missed seeing a blockage in main heart artery. Thankfully, the chief cardiologist at Banner stepped in and did the surgery. My husband needed several stents. Also, Dr. Akhtar never followed up, showed up late for appointments in the hospital and was difficult to understand.
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Always wait an entire hour or more past the scheduled appointment time before being seen by this doctor.
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Returning patient; arrived 1/2 hour early to fill out paperwork; 20 minutes past appointment time (not bad) was weighed, blood pressure checked and put into a windowless room. 1 hour and 15 minutes later I walked out. In that 1 hour and 15 minutes no-one opened the door once, A.) to tell me the doctor was running late, B.) see if I needed more magazines, or C.) was I still in there.
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We waited over 3hrs to see him and once we did, he couldn't give us any answers whatsoever! He mumbled during part of his answers ,repeated questions after rcving his answer, answered a phone call on his cell without politely excusing himself after waiting, never bothered to actually place my sister on any medication after her 3rd appt to help with the palpations that where painful for her. He was beyond rude!!! I will never see this man again or suggest anyone to see him!
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Incompetant, he should retire!
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About Me

Care Philosophy

My mission, along with the Dignity Health Medical Group, is to focus on innovative clinical care and the pursuit of excellence through scholarly activities. This allows me to provide patients with state-of-the-art patient services and exceptional patient experiences.

Specialties

  • Interventional Cardiology

Board Certifications

Education

Bergen Reg Med Center
Residency Hospital
St Johns Riverside Hospital
Residency Hospital
1970
Nishtar Medical College
Medical School
1970

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(480) 962-9494

Dr. Akhtar accepts the following insurance:

Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
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Choice Care PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
PacifiCare PPO
United Healthcare
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

Background Check

2 disciplinary actions Found
  • Disciplinary action in another state (10/23/2017)View details
  • Disciplinary action in another state (8/23/2017)View details
1 board action Found
  • Other (1/27/2017)View details
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Dr. Akhtar's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Aortic Valve Regurgitation
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Akhtar treats Aortic Valve Regurgitation more than 54% of his peers

Dr. Akhtar treats this condition more than 54% of his peers

Aortic Stenosis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Akhtar treats Aortic Stenosis more than 46% of his peers

Dr. Akhtar treats this condition more than 46% of his peers

Mitral Valve Regurgitation
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Akhtar treats Mitral Valve Regurgitation more than 43% of his peers

Dr. Akhtar treats this condition more than 43% of his peers

Dr. Akhtar's conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Septal Defect
  • Thrombolysis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography