Dr. Maliha Akbar, MD

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Dr. Maliha Akbar, MD is a Family Medicine Specialist in Westerville, OH. She is affiliated with medical facilities Mount Carmel East and Mount Carmel St. Ann's. Her office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Maliha Akbar, MD

Mcmg - North

237 W Schrock Rd Westerville, OH 43081
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available
Telehealth services available

Accepting new patients

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Dr. Akbar was fine at first. Like most doctors, she couldn't do much without referring me elsewhere, and a lot of her referrals were not that helpful, especially when I suffered multiple hernias. But also, like most doctors, it is impossible to communicate directly with her when her office causes problems. Over the several years I've been seeing her prescriptions have been a constant issue. And then the behavior around the pandemic was the last straw. This Office ostensibly under the blessings of Dr. Akbar and Virginia Denbow, held my prescriptions hostage until a well visit was to be scheduled at the height of the pandemic. They'd rather risk my and their employees health than risk missing the opportunity to bill medicaid for an unnecessary visit.
What went well
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Feb 27, 2021
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I saw Dr. Akbar when my regular family physician at the same practice was out of the country. She was awesome! She took time to answer all of my questions and explained her responses thoroughly. She is very knowledgeable. Not once did I feel rushed. She is pleasant to talk to and has a sense of humor. I wouldn't let inaccurate info from insurance company deter me from seeing Dr. Akbar. Clarification among physicians and insurance reps can be resolved. I would recommend her to anyone!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Shelli in Reynoldsburg, OH – Sep 16, 2016
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I will not return. Dr. Akbar told me she could not simply draw blood for a cholesterol level check; that my insurance requires a full physical, with colonoscopy, mammogram, etc. I received a response today from my insurance stating this is not true.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Columbus, OH – Aug 24, 2016
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She has always been wonderful. Whether I'm seeing her for routine care or illness, she explains everything as much as needed. She is respectful and straightforward. I have recommended get to everyone I know who needs a doctor.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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StephanieT in Westerville, OH – Feb 11, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Maliha Akbar, MD is a Family Medicine Specialist in Westerville, OH. She is affiliated with medical facilities Mount Carmel East and Mount Carmel St....Read more

Specialties

  • Family Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

Carle Foundation Hospital
Residency Hospital
Carle Foundation Hospital, Champaign, Il
Internship Hospital
Allama Iqbal Medical College, Pakistan
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Urdu

Awards

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What conditions does Dr. Maliha Akbar, MD treat?

Dr. Akbar frequently treats the following conditions: Plantar Wart, Abdominal Pain, and Abnormal Thyroid. See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. Maliha Akbar, MD's office address?

Dr. Akbar's office is located at 237 W Schrock Rd, Westerville, OH 43081. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages is Dr. Maliha Akbar, MD fluent in?

Dr. Akbar is able to speak Urdu and English. View profile to see all.

Is Dr. Maliha Akbar, MD able to provide telehealth services?

Dr. Akbar provides telehealth services. Please contact the office to determine whether you are eligible.

Is Dr. Maliha Akbar, MD affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. Maliha Akbar, MD is affiliated with Mount Carmel East and Mount Carmel St. Ann's.

Is Dr. Maliha Akbar, MD a board-certified professional?

Yes, Dr. Maliha Akbar, MD holds board certifications in Family Practice.

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Dr. Akbar's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Acne
  • ACTH (Cosyntropin) Stimulation Test
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Administrative Physical
  • Alcohol Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcohol or Substance Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Animal Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Arrhythmia Screening
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Ataxia
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Back Pain
  • Bacteriuria Screening
  • Bird Flu
  • Blood Allergy Testing
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Boil
  • Bone Density Scan
  • Breast Cancer Screening
  • Bronchitis
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cancer Screening
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Canker Sore
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chest Pain Evaluation
  • Chlamydia Infection Screening
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Diseases
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Cold Sore
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Confusion
  • Constipation
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dementia Evaluation
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Dermatitis
  • Detoxification Evaluation
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Evaluation
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dipstick Urinalysis
  • Disability Evaluation
  • Dizziness
  • Drug Allergy Testing
  • Dry Eyes
  • Dry Skin
  • Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) Scan
  • Dyslexia Assessment
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Emphysema
  • Encounters for Normal Pregnancies
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enteritis
  • Esophagitis
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
  • Excessive Menstrual Bleeding
  • Fetal Cardiac Screening
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Folliculitis
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Genetic Screening for Breast Cancer
  • Genital Herpes
  • Geriatric Assessment
  • Gonorrhea Screening
  • Gout
  • Hair Loss
  • Headache
  • Health Screening
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • HeartAware Online Risk Screening
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Hernia
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Herpes Simplex Screening
  • Hidradenitis
  • HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
  • HIV Screening
  • Hives
  • Home Sleep Study
  • Human Papillomavirus DNA Testing
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypogonadism
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization Administration
  • Impairment Rating Evaluation
  • Independent Educational Evaluation
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Intertrigo
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Itchy Skin
  • Joint Fluid Test
  • Joint Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lyme Disease
  • Lyme Disease Evaluation
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Mammography
  • Mastodynia
  • McMurray's Test
  • Melanoma Screening
  • Memory Evaluation
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menopause Evaluation and Treatment
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Mole Evaluation
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nausea
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • Oral Glucose Tolerance Test
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Ovarian Cancer Screening
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Pap Smear
  • Pap Smear Abnormalities
  • Patch Testing
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Perimenopause
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pharyngitis
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Plantar Wart
  • Pneumonia
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyuria
  • Pre-Operative Evaluation
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Pregnancy Ultrasound
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Prostate Cancer Screening Exam (DRE)
  • Proteinuria
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychiatric Evaluation - Child and Adolescent
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rapid Flu Test
  • Rash
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Screenings
  • Skin Testing and Screening
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Spinal and Postural Screening
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • STD Screening
  • Strep Test
  • Stye
  • Swine Flu
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Syphilis Screening
  • Tension Headache
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Tinnitus
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tremor
  • Trichomoniasis Screening
  • Tuberculosis Screening
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Urine Pregnancy Test
  • Vaccination
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vaginosis Screening
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Warts
  • Wellness Examination
  • Wheelchair Evaluation
  • Wheezing
  • Worker's Compensation Evaluations

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(614) 891-0005

Dr. Akbar accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Blue Traditional-OH
Silver Blue Access-OH PPO Plus
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Preferred Plus POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
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Cigna PPO
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Humana
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Locations

Practice

Mcmg - North237 W Schrock Rd Westerville, OH 43081
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Akbar is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Mount Carmel East

Columbus, OH

68% Patients that would definitely recommend, 2% lower than the national average

Mount Carmel St. Ann's

Westerville, OH

71% Patients that would definitely recommend, 1% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

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