Dr. William Purkert, MD

General SurgeryMaleAge 67

Dr. Purkert
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Inova Medical Group - General Surgery

6565 Arlington Blvd Ste 500 Falls Church, VA 22042

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(703) 531-2246

Dr. William Purkert, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Falls Church, VA and has over 42 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Georgetown University medical school in 1979. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Inova Alexandria Hospital and Inova Fair Oaks Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Purkert to book an appointment.

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Hospital Highlight

Dr. Purkert is affiliated with Inova Fairfax Hospital Falls Church, a highly rated and top awarded hospital for general surgery.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth
    This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital
    Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ See hospitals

Experience and Background Checks

Experience
Background

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Virginia
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Purkert's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Purkert performs Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Purkert performs this procedure more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Thyroidectomy
Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Purkert treats Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Purkert treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Parathyroid Adenoma
  • Parathyroid Carcinoma
  • Parathyroid Hyperplasia
Parathyroidectomy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Purkert performs Parathyroidectomy more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Purkert performs this procedure more than 96% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Minimally-Invasive Parathyrodectomy

Dr. Purkert's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Endocrine Cancer
  • Follicular Thyroid Cancer
  • Gland Cancer
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Medullary Thyroid Cancer
  • Neck Cancer
  • Neuroendocrine Cancer
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Papillary Thyroid Cancer
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroid Cancer
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Primary Hyperparathyroidism
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Hyperparathyroidism
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer Surgery With or Without Radical Neck Dissection
  • Thyroid Cancer, Anaplastic
  • Thyroid Cancer, Familial Medullary
  • Thyroid Cancer, Hurthle Cell
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Ulcerative Colitis

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Dr. Purkert accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Select
Anthem
Balanced-VA PPO
BlueCare-VA
BlueChoice Adv Open Access (Select Network)-VA
Bronze OAEPO-VA
Bronze-VA PPO
Commonwealth of Virginia
Essential KeyCare-VA
Gold OAEPO-VA
Gold-VA PPO
HealthKeepers Balanced OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze Pathway OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze with H.S.A-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze X (via Exchange)-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze-VA
HealthKeepers Bronze-VA POS Plus
HealthKeepers Catastrophic X (via Exchange)-VA
HealthKeepers Catastrophic-VA
HealthKeepers Gold OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Gold Pathway OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Gold X (via Exchange)-VA
HealthKeepers Gold-VA
HealthKeepers Gold-VA POS
HealthKeepers Gold-VA POS Plus
HealthKeepers Platinum OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Silver OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Silver Pathway OAPOS-VA
HealthKeepers Silver X (via Exchange)-VA
HealthKeepers Silver-VA
HealthKeepers Silver-VA POS
HealthKeepers Silver-VA POS Plus
HealthKeepers-VA HMO
Healthy Virginian
Individual Basic BlueCare-VA
Individual Basic KeyCare-VA
Individual KeyCare HSA-VA
Individual KeyCare Preferred-VA
Individual KeyCare-VA
KeyCare Flexible Choice-VA
KeyCare Healthsmart Enhanced Rx-VA
KeyCare Healthsmart-VA
KeyCare-VA POS
KeyCare-VA PPO
Lumenos HSA-VA
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Option I-VA
Pathway Tiered Hospital-VA
Pathway X Tiered Hospital Network-VA
Platinum OAEPO-VA
Platinum-VA PPO
Silver OAEPO-VA
Silver-VA PPO
The Local Choice-VA
Virginia Advantage
Virginia Basic
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
KeyCare PPO
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Southern Health PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Guardian
Humana
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Principal Financial Group
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
WellPoint

Dr. Purkert's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Purkert

4.8

Based on 36 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (33)
  • Explained conditions well (33)
  • Listened & answered questions (33)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (2)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (2)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (2)
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Dr. Purkert put me very at ease during my thyroid cancer journey. His bedside manner was very calming and he is definitely the premier thyroid surgeon in NOVA. My surgery went on without a hitch and I am cancer free today.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Parathyroidectomy went smoother than expected and explained. Great bedside manner yet professional!
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Sep 24, 2019
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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 treated me like I was the only patient he had and explained everything about my condition and the planned surgery. I will definitely recommend Dr. Purkert!
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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 wonderful caring person anyone with thyroid issues I would highly recommend this Dr.
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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 got it done! He also removed 3 lymph nodes that were cancerous, which was great for him to check because I would've had to have had surgery again in the future if he didn't remove them.
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Carolyn in Haymarket, VA – Feb 04, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Patient centered, evidence based care.

Biography

A surgeon with Inova Medical Group General Surgery, they treat a wide range of general surgery problems utilizing the latest surgical protocols.

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

Georgetown University Hospital
Residency Hospital
2010
Carnegie Mellon University-Master Of Medical Management
1980
Medstar-Georgetown University Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1979
Georgetown University
Medical School
1975
Georgetown University
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Masters of Medical Management, 2010

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. William Purkert, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Purkert has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. William Purkert, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. William Purkert, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Purkert frequently treats Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy, Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant, and Parathyroidectomy. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Purkert treats.

Where is Dr. William Purkert, MD's office located?

Dr. Purkert's office is located at 6565 Arlington Blvd Ste 500, Falls Church, VA 22042. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. William Purkert, MD speak?

Dr. Purkert speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Inova Medical Group - General Surgery

Inova Medical Group - General Surgery6565 Arlington Blvd Ste 500 Falls Church, VA 22042
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Purkert is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Inova Alexandria Hospital

Alexandria, VA

67% Patient experience rating, 2% lower than the national average

14 Awards Received

Inova Fair Oaks Hospital

Fairfax, VA

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

18 Awards Received

Inova Fairfax Hospital

Falls Church, VA

80% Patient experience rating, 11% higher than the national average

35 Awards Received

Inova Loudoun Hospital

Leesburg, VA

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

18 Awards Received