Dr. Nadeem Akhtar, MD

Internal MedicineMaleAge 59

Dr. Akhtar

Vestavia Hills Internal Medicine

2816 Columbiana Rd # 102 Vestavia Hills, AL 35216

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Dr. Nadeem Akhtar, MD is a Internal Medicine Specialist in Vestavia Hills, AL and has over 34 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of Karachi / Dow Medical College medical school in 1987. He is affiliated with Brookwood Baptist Medical Center. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Akhtar to book an appointment.

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Dr. Akhtar's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Acne
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergy Testing
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anemia
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Boil
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Pain
  • Bronchitis
  • Bursitis
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Common Cold
  • Constipation
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Cough
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fungal Infections
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gout
  • Hair Loss
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heartburn
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hip Sprain
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization
  • Immunization Administration
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint Pain
  • Kidney Infection
  • Kidney Infection, Acute
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Mastodynia
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Nausea
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteopenia
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Perimenopause
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pharyngitis
  • Physical Examination
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pneumonia
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Prostatitis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rapid Flu Test
  • Rash
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Ringworm
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Infections
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sore Throat
  • Spirometry
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Strep Throat
  • Swine Flu
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Tension Headache
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tremor
  • Trichomoniasis
  • Trichomoniasis Screening
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vertigo
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wellness Examination
  • Yeast Infections

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What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (22)
  • Explained conditions well (22)
  • Listened & answered questions (22)
What could be improved
  • Long wait times (18)
  • Staff wasn't friendly (6)
  • Office environment (5)
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Horrible. Just horrible.
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May 21, 2019
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Dr. Akhtar fixed my tendinitis in my wrist using TENS therapy! I had gone to a hand surgeon and got a steroid shot in my wrist and it did not help. It got bigger and it was still painful. When I left Dr. Akhtar with no more splint. Thank you, I will be calling you if I have pain ANYWHERE!
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Carla R. in Birmingham, AL – Sep 07, 2017
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Dr. AKHTAR changed my life. He brought back to live and helped me to see life for the precious gift it is. I have made great strides of improvement. He's not just your doctor he becomes a life long friend. He is brilliant and always up to date with continued education. Give him a try and you'll love like I do.
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Lab girl in Birmingham, AL – Aug 31, 2017
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Undoubtedly the worst experience I have ever had. Doctor Akhtar was the best when he was in Hoover at UAB but things have gone downhill fast. I hate leaving this review as I always consideed Dr Akhtar as caring, compassionate and very competent but there appear to be issues. The receptionist has less people skills than my Labrador retriever. Personality of a dish rag. Office unkept, dingy, dirty and they don't answer their phone/return calls. Referred many in the past but never again. 0 stars
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Former patient. in Hoover – May 22, 2017
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The doctor is good and very friendly but until his office staff and the way its ran is vastly improved then I wont be coming back. If he had a good staff then he would be one of the best doctors in birmingham to go to. However the staff make make it miserable. I have had numerous issues but I dont have the current space to list and explain. But he is great....and staff is not great.
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john k in Birmingham, AL – May 17, 2016
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Without a doubt, the best doctor on the planet! He TRULY cares for his patients!
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Lisa Easterwood in Meridian, MS – Jan 14, 2016
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Best doctor ever!
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M Rodgers in Birmingham, AL – Dec 19, 2015
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About Me

Care Philosophy

"Trying to figure out what ails someone greatly sparks my interest. I take great pride in solving a mystery. I feel that we are on the earth for such a...Read more


  • Internal Medicine


Baylor University
Fellowship Hospital
Baylor University
Residency Hospital
Baylor College of Medicine
Internship Hospital
University of Karachi / Dow Medical College
Medical School


  • English
  • Urdu

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Dr. Akhtar frequently treats Headache, Larynx Conditions, and Yeast Infections. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Akhtar treats.

Where is Dr. Nadeem Akhtar, MD's office located?

Dr. Akhtar's office is located at 2816 Columbiana Rd # 102, Vestavia Hills, AL 35216. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Akhtar speaks Pakistani and English. View profile to see all.

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Vestavia Hills Internal Medicine

Vestavia Hills Internal Medicine2816 Columbiana Rd # 102 Vestavia Hills, AL 35216

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Brookwood Baptist Medical Center

Birmingham, AL

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average