Dr. Sam Akhavan, MD

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Dr. Sam Akhavan, MD
Dr. Sam Akhavan, MD is a sports medicine doctor who practices in Pittsburgh, PA. He is 40 years old and has been practicing for 16 years. Dr. Akhavan is affiliated with Allegheny General Hospital and Heritage Valley Sewickley.

1307 Federal St

Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Contact Information

(412) 359-3895

Dr. Sam Akhavan, MD

Dr. Sam Akhavan, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Choice
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • HealthPlus
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • 16 More

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Care Philosophy

As a Sports Medicine physician, we are specifically qualified to treat all sports medicine injuries, from the professional athlete to the weekend warrior, We believe all patients should be treated with the same high quality of care. Our office specializes in minimally invasive knee and shoulder surgery. Most surgeries we perform can be performed arthroscopically, through small incicisions and with quick recovery
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Dr. Akhavan's Experience

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Dr. Akhavan's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
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  • Specializes in Sports Medicine
  • Board certified in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
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Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand Conditions
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)

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Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Surgery
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Sports Medicine Related Procedures
  • Steroid Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Background Check

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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.

Education

  • Northwestern Center Feinberg School Of Medicine
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1997
  • Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2001
  • Case Medical Center, Cleveland Ohio
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2010
  • Case Medical Center, Cleveland Ohio
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2007
  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2007

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Akhavan has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Akhavan's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Akhavan to family and friends
4.7
based on 29 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Akhavan's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
Pittsburgh |
Didn't listen to me, dismissed my chief complaint and referred me to another doctor in the practice for unrelated issue. Still have knee pain and numbness. Told me I have 2 things that I don't have, which he would have known had he bothered to listen to me. Very disappointed.
in Weirton, WV |
Wonderful! Dr. Akhavan and his PA, Jennifer are amazing. Kind, knowledgeable, great bedside manner. He spends as much time with his patients as you need. Explains everything well. Don't have a single complaint.
in Canonsburg, PA |
Dr Sam did my rt shoulder, no pain after, Incredible guy, best anesthesiologist what a team! Highly recommended! You figure he has got to be good, he is the pirates on call orthopedic Surgeon !!!
in Pittsburgh, PA |
Dr Akhavan was recommended by an acquaintance and we are very satisfied with the results of the surgery. I had torn meniscus and was quite in pain. Dr Akhavan performed the corrective procedure at AGH. He, his PA (Jennifer) and all his office staff were very professional, explained everything and answered all my questions. They also coordinated all appointments, diagnostic tests, procedures and post operative care in a timely, friendly and efficient manner. Great location too.
in Hermitage, PA |
This physician does not educate patients as to the reasons why they are having pain. He does not communicate to the patient a plan of action and what side effects may occur and what the prognosis will be. In other words, he leaves the patient mostly in ignorance to find answers through the internet. It is not enough to smile and shake hands. He also doesn't believe in numbing injection sites and seems shocked that injections cause pain.
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Dr. Akhavan accepts 30 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
    Medicaid
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • CareSource
    Medicaid
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Community Health Choice
    Medicaid
  • Coventry Health Care
    Carelink PPO
    Group Plan PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Health Net
    Medicaid
    Tricare
  • HealthPlus
    Medicaid
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
    Medicaid
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Classic Blue
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
    Medicaid
  • Humana
    Tricare
  • Husky Health
    Medicaid
  • inHealth
    Medicaid
  • INTotal Health
    Medicaid
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Midwest Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
    Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Peach State Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • Simply Healthcare Plans
    Medicaid
  • Staywell (Wellcare)
    Medicaid
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Medicaid
    Navigate HMO
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • Wellcare of Georgia
    Medicaid
  • Worker's Compensation
    Worker's Compensation WC

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Hospitals where Dr. Akhavan has admitting privileges

Allegheny General Hospital
320 E North Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
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Heritage Valley Sewickley
720 Blackburn Rd
Sewickley, PA 15143
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