Dr. William Purkert, MD

Dr. William Purkert, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
65 y/o

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Dr. William Purkert, MD is a general surgery specialist in Falls Church, VA and has been practicing for 34 years. He specializes in general surgery and endocrine surgery.Read his story

Inova Medical Group - General Surgery

6565 Arlington Blvd Ste 500

Falls Church, VA 22042
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Guardian
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Principal Financial Group
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellPoint

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Thyroid Cancer
more than 5% of peers
Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
more than 5% of peers
more than 5% of peers

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Dr. Purkert's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Purkert "A surgeon with Inova Medical Group General Surgery, they treat a wide range of general surgery problems utilizing the latest surgical protocols."

Care Philosophy

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2  Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Endocrine Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

17  Conditions Treated

  • Endocrine Cancer
  • Follicular Thyroid Cancer
  • Gland Cancer
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Medullary Thyroid Cancer
  • Neck Cancer
  • Neuroendocrine Cancer
  • Papillary Thyroid Cancer
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroid Cancer
  • Primary Hyperparathyroidism
  • Secondary Hyperparathyroidism
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer, Anaplastic
  • Thyroid Cancer, Familial Medullary
  • Thyroid Cancer, Hurthle Cell

7  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

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.


  • Georgetown University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1975
  • Georgetown University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1979
  • Georgetown University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1980
  • Georgetown University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Carnegie Mellon University-Master Of Medical Management
    Other Education | Completed 2010

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Masters of Medical Management, 2010
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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What People Say About Dr. William Purkert, MD
It took quite some time to get an appointment with Dr. Purkert which I believe is because he is so highly regarded. For that reason, I had expected my visit to be rushed and to feel like I was just another number. This could not have been further from the reality of my visit. Dr. Purkert ...Read More
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Mountain View, CA – Aug 29, 2017
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Dr. Purket saved my life by doing a thyroidectomy on April 11th 2016 . I just came home today and he has given me the best care ever I call him my hero my everything for saving my life . When all the on other Dr's failed me I suffered all these years sick with my thyroid until seeing Dr. Purket...Read More
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Ann in Reston – Apr 13, 2016
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I had a thyroidectomy, and luckily it was scheduled with Dr. Purkert. Very nice man, explains everything surgery very well...all the details and why it needs to be done. He did a great job with my incision, scar is very tiny. I ended up having papillary carcinoma of the thyroid... so very happy I...Read More
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Carolyn in Haymarket, VA – Feb 04, 2016
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