Dr. Mohammad Akhter, MD

Pulmonary DiseaseMaleAge 60

Dr. Akhter
1285 Route 9 Ste 13 Wappingers Falls, NY 12590

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(845) 632-3291

Dr. Mohammad Akhter, MD is a Pulmonologist in Wappingers Falls, NY and has over 38 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Akhter has more experience with Sleep Apnea than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University Cifas Esc De Med Santo Domingo Dominican Republic medical school in 1983. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Columbia Memorial Hospital and St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Akhter to book an appointment.

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Dr. Akhter is affiliated with Vassar Brothers Medical Center Poughkeepsie, a highly rated hospital.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Practices at Top Hospital
    Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ See hospitals
  • Low Wait Times
    Patients are usually seen in 10 minutes or less.

Experience and Background Checks

Experience
Background

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2 malpractice claims Found
  • Settlement (3/17/2017)View details
  • Settlement (3/10/2017)View details
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Akhter

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Akhter treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Akhter treats other conditions, please contact the office at (845) 632-3291.

Sleep Apnea

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 Apnea specialists.

Dr. Akhter is experienced in the area of Sleep Apnea. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Dr. Akhter's conditions and procedures:

  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Alkalosis
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Asthma
  • Bird Flu
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Emphysema
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Nodule
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Swine Flu
  • Thoracentesis
  • Viral Infection
  • Wheezing

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Dr. Akhter accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Akhter's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Akhter

3.8

Based on 11 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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1 Star
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What went well
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  • Staff friendliness (9)
  • Wait times (9)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (2)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (2)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (2)
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I like dr Akhtar very much. But since covid, I call to ask. Question, leave a message and sometimes I don't get a call back. I wondered if he was still practicing in wappingers falls
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Dr. Akhter is a professional, caring, and skilled physician. As an internist and pulmonary specialist, he helped me get well at Vassar Broters hospital. I highly recommend him.
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Mohammad Akhter, MD is a Pulmonologist in Wappingers Falls, NY and has over 38 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Akhter has more experience...Read more

Specialties

  • Pulmonary Disease

Education

Catheterization M C St John's Queens Hp
Residency Hospital
1983
University Cifas Esc De Med Santo Domingo Dominican Republic
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Dr. Mohammad Akhter, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Akhter frequently treats Sleep Apnea. See all practice areas where Dr. Akhter specializes.

Where is Dr. Mohammad Akhter, MD's office located?

Dr. Akhter's office is located at 1285 Route 9 Ste 13, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Mohammad Akhter, MD speak?

Dr. Akhter speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

Does Dr. Mohammad Akhter, MD offer telehealth services?

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Locations

Practice

1285 Route 9 Ste 13 Wappingers Falls, NY 12590
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Columbia Memorial Hospital

Hudson, NY

60% Patient Experience Rating, 9% lower than the national average

St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital

Newburgh, NY

61% Patient Experience Rating, 8% lower than the national average

7 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018)

Vassar Brothers Medical Center

Poughkeepsie, NY

64% Patient Experience Rating, 5% lower than the national average

18 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019)