Dr. William Purkert, MD

Dr. William Purkert, MD

General Surgery  |  
Male  |  
64 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. William Purkert, MD is a general surgery specialist in Falls Church, VA and has been practicing for 34 years. He graduated from Georgetown University School Of Medicine in 1979 and 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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Accepted insurance

  • 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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Top Care Areas


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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

This content was provided by Dr. Purkert "Patient centered, evidence based care."


  • General Surgery
  • Endocrine Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

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


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

Dr. Purkert has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Purkert's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Purkert to family and friends
based on 34 total reviews (3 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (34)

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Dr. Purkert's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

in Mountain View, CA
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 ...more
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in Reston
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...more
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in Haymarket, VA
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...more
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