Dr. Waheed Akhtar, MD

Dr. Waheed Akhtar, MD

Cardiology | Male | 58 years old

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Dr. Akhtar specializes in Cardiology and practices in Goldsboro, NC. He practices at 2 locations.

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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 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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  •  Specializes in Cardiology
  •  Board certified in Cardiovascular Disease and Internal Medicine
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine

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 Defects
  • 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

Education

  • Medical School
    King Edward Medical University

    Graduated in 1982

  • Internship Hospital
    Royal Wigan,Preston,Wythenshaw and Hammersmith Hospital,London(Uk)
  • Residency Hospital
    Park Ridge Hospital-St Marys Campus
    Pitt County Meml Hosp
  • Fellowship Hospital
    East Carolina U
    University Of Rochester
  • Other Education
    Board Certified In Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiac Ct
    Facc

    Completed in 1999

    Mrcp(Uk),Diploma In Cardiology(London,Uk)

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Punjabi
  • Urdu

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Specialties

  • Cardiology

Procedures Performed

  • 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
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • 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)

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