Dr. Muhammad Akhtar, MD

Dr. Muhammad Akhtar, MD

Interventional Cardiology  |  
Male  |  
Age 72
(16)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Muhammad Akhtar, MD is an interventional cardiology doctor who practices in Tempe, AZ. He is 72 years old and has been practicing for 48 years.

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

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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

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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."
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Specialties

  • Interventional Cardiology
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Board Certifications

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

  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Septal Defect
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease
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Procedures

  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Thrombolysis
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography

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

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Akhtar to family and friends
2.8
based on 16 total reviews (5 with 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)

Gold Canyon, AZ |
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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Chandler, AZ |
Always wait an entire hour or more past the scheduled appointment time before being seen by this doctor.
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in Mesa, AZ |
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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in Mesa,AZ |
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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in Gold Canyon, AZ |
Incompetant, he should retire!
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Akhtar accepts 9 insurance carriers
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Guardian
  • Health Net
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    PacifiCare PPO
    United Healthcare
  • Worker's Compensation
    Worker's Compensation WC

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Hospitals where Dr. Akhtar has admitting privileges

Banner Heart Hospital
6750 E Baywood Ave
Mesa, AZ 85206
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Dignity Health - Mercy Gilbert Medical Center
3555 S Val Vista Dr
Gilbert, AZ 85297
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Mountain Vista Medical Center
1301 S Crismon Rd
Mesa, AZ 85209
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