Dr. Muhammad Akhtar, MD

Dr. Muhammad Akhtar, MD

Interventional Cardiology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 73
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Dr. Muhammad Akhtar, MD is an interventional cardiology specialist in Tempe, AZ and has been practicing for 48 years. He graduated from Nishtar Medical College in 1970 and specializes in interventional cardiology.

2157 E Baseline Rd Ste 101

Tempe, AZ 85283

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Guardian
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Worker's Compensation

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Akhtar performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
very high
more than 93% of peers
Heart Disease
high
more than 88% of peers
Vascular Disease
high
more than 86% of peers

Dr. Akhtar's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Akhtar "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."

1  Specialties

  • Interventional Cardiology

1  Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

12  Conditions Treated

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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2 Sanctions
  • Disciplinary action in another state (10/23/2017)
    Action Taken: Summary Suspension
    Summary: Please reference the following Document
    Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    State: New York
  • Disciplinary action in another state (8/23/2017)
    Action Taken: Revocation
    Summary: Please reference the following Document
    Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    State: California
1 Board Action
  • Other (1/27/2017)
    Action Taken: Practice Restriction
    Summary: Please reference the following Document
    Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    State: Arizona

Education

  • Nishtar Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated 1970
  • Bergen Reg Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • St Johns Riverside Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Akhtar has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Akhtar has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Akhtar's Reviews

2.8
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Akhtar to family and friends
16 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (16)

  • 5
    (6)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (8)

Dr. Akhtar's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    GOOD
  • Time well spent

    GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    GOOD
  • Average wait time

    31 to 45 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

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...more
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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...more
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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...more
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Incompetant, he should retire!
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