Dr. Saleem Akbar Jr, MD

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Age 54
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Dr. Saleem Akbar Jr, MD
Dr. Saleem Akbar Jr, MD is a cardiology doctor who practices in Allen, TX. He is 54 years old and has been practicing for 28 years. Dr. Akbar Jr is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, Medical City Plano and Medical City McKinney.

Saleem Akbar

1105 Central Expy N Ste 2230

Allen, TX 75013

Contact Information

(214) 547-0650

Dr. Saleem Akbar Jr, MD

Dr. Saleem Akbar Jr, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Ambetter
  • American Republic
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • 7 More

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Dr. Akbar Jr's Experience

Dr. Akbar Jr's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Cardiology
  • Board certified in Cardiovascular Disease and Internal Medicine
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Cardiology

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease


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  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Dow Medical College and Civil Hospital
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • State University-New York
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Mt Sinai School Of Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • State University-New York
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Akbar Jr has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Urdu

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Akbar Jr's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Akbar Jr to family and friends
based on 22 total reviews (7 with comments)
Dr. Akbar Jr's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (7)
in Dallas, TX |
Dr. Akbar is kind-hearted, a humble human being, and the best doctor! He is always friendly, speaks frankly yet shows empathy about your condition or situation. He is not only my cardiologist; he treats me for most of my medical needs. He truly cares about his patients, and sets the standard for the profession. I have been in his care for over 6 years and have always had a good experience. My family would recommend Dr. Akbar to everyone. He is the most knowledgeable in his field.
in Allen, TX |
I have been in his care for 3 years, he is extremely caring and knowledgeable. I could not possibly recommend him more. He is the greatest!
in merrimack, nh |
Dr. Akbar cared for my mother and her heart for almost a year. When she was in the hospital, he would explain things to us in ways we would understand, and would draw diagrams for us to help us how the heart should work and how my mother's was working. He gave my mother amazing care. After she passed away, he help my family deal with the aftermath of the process.
Princeton, TX |
I am afraid he switched me from Bystolic to Byvalson for a reason other than medical reasons.
in Allen, TX |
Doctor Akbar came to assist in my diagnosis in the hospital this past weekend and he is the most professional, dedicated doctor I have ever dealt with. Even though my illness was not heart related he came back and checked on how I was doing. Great Doctor.
in Allen, TX |
Dr. Akbar is one of the most professional and caring Cardiologists in the North Texas area. He is also board certified in Internal Medicine and has excellent training in some of best and busiest hospitals in the Northeast. I am thankful to have him here in Allen, TX.
in Allen, TX |
Dr. Akbar is a kind hearted doctor. One of the few remaining doctor that puts his patients health first and isn't just interested in money. He spends as much time as you need in order to make you well. Since most of my health issues are pulmonary related, I use him as my main doctor and have been very happy to have a good doctor that doesnt just treat me like a number. The office staff is quite friendly as well.
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Dr. Akbar Jr accepts 21 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Ambetter
    Superior Health Plan
  • American Republic
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
    Blue Advantage HMO
    Blue Choice
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • National Elevator
  • NGS CoreSource
  • Tricare
  • UniCare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Akbar Jr has admitting privileges

Medical City Plano
3901 W 15th St
Plano, TX 75075
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Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen
1105 Central Expy N
Allen, TX 75013
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Medical City McKinney
4500 Medical Center Dr
McKinney, TX 75069
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