Dr. Waheed Akhtar, MD

Dr. Waheed Akhtar, MD

Cardiology  ·  
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Age 60
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Dr. Waheed Akhtar, MD is a cardiology specialist in Goldsboro, NC and has been practicing for 36 years. He graduated from King Edward Medical University in 1982 and specializes in cardiology and cardiovascular & metabolic diseases.

2615 Hospital Rd # 300

Goldsboro, NC 27534

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
  • 7 More

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Akhtar performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Chest Pain
very high
more than 98% of peers
Heart Disease
very high
more than 96% of peers
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
very high
more than 93% of peers

Dr. Akhtar's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

2  Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular & Metabolic Diseases

3  Board Certifications

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

55  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipidoses (incl. Gaucher Disease)
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pericarditis
  • Peripartum Cardiomyopathy
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease
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19  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for North Carolina.

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

  • King Edward Medical University
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • Royal Wigan,Preston,Wythenshaw and Hammersmith Hospital,London(Uk)
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Park Ridge Hospital-St Marys Campus
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • East Carolina U
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1997
  • University Of Rochester
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Board Certified In Cardiovascular Diseases,Nuclear Cardiology,Cardiac Ct
    Other Education | Completed
  • Mrcp(Uk),Dip.Cardiology(Uk),Facc
    Other Education | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Akhtar has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Punjabi
  • Urdu

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Akhtar's Reviews

3.6
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Akhtar to family and friends
17 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (17)

  • 5
    (10)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (5)

Dr. Akhtar's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

Dr. Akhtar has been my cardiologist for over 20 years. He sees 5 more members of my family . He has provided excellent service, is always very professional, polite, and knowledgeable about my medications and treatment. We are all over 70 years of age and all are very active and productive. Thanks ...more
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Thorough, very willing to explain conditions and procedures, caring and compassionate. Has been my cardiologist as well as that of family members and has gone out of his way to contact me regarding a loved one who was in his care. Highly recommend!
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Excellent bedside manners, humble and conscientious.
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DR Akhtar did a stress test at Wayne Memorial Hospital on my friend, he called the test and was told he needed a card cath. Akhtar was debating about putting him in the hospital one minute then said he needed to have it done the next day Thursday. I tried all afternoon to confirm a time with his...more
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Dr Akhtar seemed arrogant and condescending, unwilling to listen to patient and jumping to conclusions without referring back to patients cardiac and other health conditions charted history. Removing other health conditions highly needed medications and putting patient in danger of complications...more
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