About Dr. Adil J Akhtar

Dr. Adil J Akhtar, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Sterling Heights, MI. He has 32 years of experience. His specialties include Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology. Dr. Akhtar has received 2 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

10 Ratings with 2 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Adil J Akhtar is Excellent. Dr. Adil J Akhtar has been rated by 10 patients. From those 10 patients 2 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Adil J Akhtar is 5.0 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

CANCER AND LEUKEMIA CENTER

44344 Dequindre Rd Ste 260
Sterling Heights, MI 48314
(586) 323-1500

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Specialties

Dr. Adil J Akhtar has the following 3 specialties

  • Hospice and Palliative Medicine

    Hospice care & Palliative medicine specialists focus their practice on pain management, symptom relief and qualify-of-life treatments to relieve the suffering of terminally ill patients. These doctors have specialized expertise in the treatment of patients with serious illnesses, advanced diseases and conditions resulting from catastrophic injury. Though often they work within hospice settings, they prevent and alleviate suffering appropriate at any age and stage of disease and can work alongside practitioners providing curative treatments.
    Hospice care & Palliative medicine focuses on depression, pain, fatigue, constipation, nausea, shortness of breath, loss of appetite and difficulty sleeping, among other conditions. They also alleviate psychosocial distress and other stressors that accompany terminal illnesses. They are skilled in guiding families through legal and ethical decision-making in end-of-life care and can address spiritual issues at these times. By coordinating care across settings by improving communication among providers, they improve access to information for families so that they understand the patient's condition and treatment options.

  • Internal Medicine

    An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.<br>These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
    In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.

  • Medical Oncology

    Think of an oncologist as your main physician for cancer care. After being diagnosed, you’ll meet regularly with an oncologist to explore and manage your treatment options, as well as monitor your condition throughout the process. Medical oncologists are extremely knowledgeable in various types of cancer treatment and can recommend the right method for the type and stage of cancer you’re facing.
    They may also refer you to additional specialists throughout your care, but they will always be your home base for questions and support. It’s also worth mentioning that medical oncologists deal mostly with solid tumors while hematologists specialize in cancers that involve blood disorders, such as leukemia.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Adil J Akhtar has the following 3 expertise

  • Chemotherapy
  • Cancer
  • Metastasis

Board Certifications

Dr. Adil J Akhtar is Board Certified in 2 specialties

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Reviews

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Five Stars

very kind, soft spoken, and very knowledgeable

Easy Appointment
Promptness
Friendly Staff
Accurate Diagnosis
Bedside Manner
Spends Time with Me
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Excellent oncologist will probably save your life!

Kind, generous, gentle, very smart, accurate, soft spoken.

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15 minutes
Easy Appointment
Promptness
Friendly Staff
Accurate Diagnosis
Bedside Manner
Spends Time with Me
Appropriate Follow-up
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  • Awards

    2 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2016, 2014)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2014)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Education

    32 Years Experience

  • Dow Medical College

    Graduated in 1986

  • Wayne State University School Of Medicine

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Adil J Akhtar accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois
    • BCBS IL PPO
  • BCBS Michigan
    • BCBS MI Blue Care Network HMO Group Enrollees
    • BCBS MI PPO Plans Group Enrollees
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • HAP
    • HAP Preferred PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • PriorityHealth
    • PriorityHealth HMO
    • PriorityHealth Priority PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

Locations & Directions

CANCER AND LEUKEMIA CENTER, 44344 Dequindre Rd Ste 260, Sterling Heights, MI
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