Dr. Waheed Akhtar, MD

Cardiology  |  
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Age 59
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Dr. Waheed Akhtar, MD
Dr. Waheed Akhtar, MD is a cardiology doctor who practices in Goldsboro, NC. He is 59 years old and has been practicing for 35 years. Dr. Akhtar is affiliated with Rex Hospital and Wayne Memorial Hospital.

North Carolina Heart/Vsclr

2615 Hospital Rd # 300

Goldsboro, NC 27534

Contact Information

(919) 734-0033

Dr. Waheed Akhtar, MD

Dr. Waheed Akhtar, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • MedCost
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • Tricare
  • 2 More

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Dr. Akhtar's Experience

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Dr. Akhtar'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, Internal Medicine and Nuclear Medicine
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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*
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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 Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney 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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Procedures

  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Thrombolysis
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE)

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

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Akhtar to family and friends
3.7
based on 18 total reviews (5 with comments)
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
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
in Goldsboro, NC |
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 to Dr. Akhtar
Goldsboro, NC |
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!
Selma, NC |
Excellent bedside manners, humble and conscientious.
in Goldsboro, NC |
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 office with no luck. Thursday around 11:00 I got a call from the offices stating it would be fine for him to wait until Tuesday to do the test. I took him to Wake Med and Monday he had a 5 vain Bypass!
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 without consulting primary Doctor before removal of such medications. Dr Akhtar needs to improve his bedside/clinical manner when dealing with cardiac patients with complicated medical histories.
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Dr. Akhtar accepts 16 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
    Blue Options PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • MedCost
    MedCost PPO
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • Wells Fargo Insurance

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Hospitals where Dr. Akhtar has admitting privileges

Wayne Memorial Hospital
2700 Wayne Memorial Dr
Goldsboro, NC 27534
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Rex Hospital
4420 Lake Boone Trl
Raleigh, NC 27607
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