Dr. Rizwan Akhtar, MD

Dr. Rizwan Akhtar, MD

NephrologyMaleAge 62

Accepting new patients

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(502) 628-3366

Dr. Rizwan Akhtar, MD is a Nephrology Specialist in Frankfort, KY. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Frankfort Regional Medical Center and Baptist Health Richmond. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Akhtar to book an appointment.


Nephrology Associates of Kentuckiana

Nephrology Associates of Kentuckiana608 Chamberlin Ave Frankfort, KY 40601
University Obgyn Associates6400 Dutchmans Pkwy Louisville, KY 40205

Hospital Highlight

Dr. Akhtar is affiliated with Frankfort Regional Medical Center Frankfort, a highly rated hospital.

At a Glance

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Dr. Akhtar's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Akhtar treats Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Akhtar treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Akhtar treats Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Akhtar treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Renal Hyperparathyroidism
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Akhtar treats Renal Hyperparathyroidism more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Akhtar treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Akhtar's conditions and procedures:

  • Acidosis
  • Acute Glomerulonephritis
  • Acute Kidney Failure
  • Alkalosis
  • Biopsy
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Chronic Glomerulonephritis
  • Chronic Kidney Diseases
  • Congenital Anomalies of Kidney
  • Congenital Cystic Kidney Disease
  • Congenital Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Congenital Renal Agenesis and Dysgenesis
  • Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy
  • Dehydration
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • Dialysis
  • End-Stage Renal Disease
  • End-Stage Renal Disease Related Services
  • Gout
  • Hemodialysis
  • Hemodialysis and IV Access Surgery
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Kidney Disease
  • Kidney Failure
  • Kidney Stones
  • Kidney Transplant Evaluation
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Living Kidney Donor Evaluation
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Nephritis and Nephropathy
  • Nephrotic Syndrome
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Proteinuria
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Renal Hyperparathyroidism
  • Renal Hypertension
  • Renal Scan
  • Secondary Renovascular Hypertension
  • Small Kidney
  • Ultrasound, Renal
  • Ureteral Stones
  • Urinalysis
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

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Dr. Akhtar accepts the following insurance:

Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Anthem Essential-KY
Balanced Blue Access-KY PPO
Balanced Pathway-KY HMO
Balanced Pathway-KY PPO
Baptist HCA-KY
Blue Access - UL1 Tiered Network-KY PPO
Blue Access-KY
Blue Access-KY PPO
Blue Preferred-KY
Blue Traditional-KY
Bronze Blue Access w/HSA-KY PPO
Bronze Blue Access-KY PPO
Bronze Pathway for HSA-KY HMO
Bronze Pathway w/HSA - SG-KY HMO
Bronze Pathway w/HSA-KY PPO
Bronze Pathway X for HSA-KY HMO
Bronze Pathway X-KY HMO
Bronze Pathway- SG-KY HMO
Bronze Pathway-KY HMO
Bronze Pathway-KY PPO
Bronze Pathway-KY PPO Plus
Catastrophic Pathway X-KY HMO
Catastrophic Pathway-KY HMO
Gold Blue Access-KY PPO
Gold Pathway - SG-KY HMO
Gold Pathway X-KY HMO
Gold Pathway-KY HMO
Gold Pathway-KY PPO
Gold Pathway-KY PPO Plus
Kentucky Employees Health Plan (KEHP)
Lumenos Plans-KY
Methodist Hospital-KY
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Norton Healthcare Blue Access Tiered-KY PPO
Pathway X Bronze Direct CACA IN HIX
Pathway X Ind Direct Access KY
Pathway X-KY HMO
Pathway-KY HMO
Platinum Blue Access-KY PPO
Platinum Pathway - SG-KY HMO
Platinum Pathway-KY PPO
Platinum Pathway-KY PPO Plus
Silver Blue Access w/HSA-KY PPO
Silver Blue Access-KY PPO
Silver Pathway for HSA-KY HMO
Silver Pathway w/HSA - SG-KY HMO
Silver Pathway w/HSA-KY PPO
Silver Pathway X for HSA-KY HMO
Silver Pathway X-KY HMO
Silver Pathway- SG-KY HMO
Silver Pathway-KY HMO
Silver Pathway-KY PPO
Silver Pathway-KY PPO Plus
St. Joseph's-KY
The Christ Hospital Health Network (TCHHN)-KY
UK RHP-Regional Health Plan-KY
UK-Medicare Carve-Out-KY
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Preferred Plus POS
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
Bluegrass Family Health
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Community Health Choice
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
HAP Insurance
Health Alliance
Health Net
HealthPlus Amerigroup
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
Husky Health
INTotal Health
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Medical Mutual of Ohio
Midwest Health Plan
Molina Healthcare
MultiPlan PPO
Mutual of Omaha
Peach State Health Plan
Sagamore Health Network
Simply Healthcare Plans
Staywell (Wellcare)
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
Wellcare of Georgia

About Me

Care Philosophy

Provide the highest quality, most comprehensive and up-to-date care for patients with kidney disease in a courteous, respectful, and timely manner.


Dr. Akhtar graduated from the Allama Iqbal Medical College in 1986. And completed a residency at Meml Hospital Brown University. Dr. Akhtar works in Richmond,...Read more


  • Nephrology

Board Certifications


Hospital of St. Raphael Program Yale University
Fellowship Hospital
Memorial Hospital Of Rhode Island
Residency Hospital
Allama Iqbal Medical College
Medical School
Meml Hosp-Brown U
Internship Hospital


  • English
  • Punjabi
  • Spanish
  • Urdu


Frequently Asked Questions

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Is Dr. Rizwan Akhtar, MD accepting new patients?

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Does Dr. Rizwan Akhtar, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Rizwan Akhtar, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Akhtar frequently treats Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload, Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease, and Renal Hyperparathyroidism. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Akhtar treats.

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

Dr. Akhtar's office is located at 608 Chamberlin Ave, Frankfort, KY 40601. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Rizwan Akhtar, MD speak?

Dr. Akhtar speaks Punjabi, Spanish, and Urdu. View profile to see all.

Does Dr. Rizwan Akhtar, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Akhtar has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

Affiliated Hospitals

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

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Frankfort Regional Medical Center

Frankfort, KY

66% Patient Experience Rating, 3% lower than the national average

1 Award Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Baptist Health Richmond

Richmond, KY

76% Patient Experience Rating, 7% higher than the national average

Saint Joseph Berea

Berea, KY

76% Patient Experience Rating, 7% higher than the national average