Dr. Akhtar Purvez, MD - Reviews

Pain Medicine Charlottesville, VA

About Dr. Akhtar Purvez MD

Dr. Akhtar Purvez, MD is a doctor primarily located in Charlottesville, VA. Their specialties include Pain Management.

Dr. Purvez has received 5 awards.

Location

Get Directions Pain & Spine Center Of Charlottesville
1807 Seminole Trl Ste 201
Charlottesville , VA 22901

Specialties

Dr. Akhtar Purvez has the following 1 SPECIALTIES

Pain Management

Specialty Expertise

Dr. Akhtar Purvez has the following 16 expertise

  • Complex Regional Pain Syndromes
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Vascular Headaches
  • Shingles (Herpes Zoster)
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Acute Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction Syndrome (TMJ)
  • Hip Osteoarthritis
  • Sciatica
  • Chronic Pain
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Cancer Pain

Awards

5 Awards

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2013, 2015, 2018)

    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.

  • On-Time Doctor Award (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)

    Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.

  • Patients' Choice Award (2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018)

    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.

  • Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • Top 10 Doctor - State (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

Education

University Of Virginia Health System

Residency

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More about Dr. Akhtar Purvez

Pain & Spine Center of Charlottesville offers advanced and innovative, non-surgical, modalities for chronic pain management, including state-of-the-art interventional procedures and medications. Dr. Akhtar Purvez is now seeing patients at the Pain and Spine Center of Charlottesville. He is a highly qualified and experienced interventional pain physician who trained in Head & Neck Surgery in India, in Anesthesiology at Boston University and in Pain Medicine at the University of Virginia. Dr. Purvez is certified by the American Board of Pain Medicine, the American Board of Anesthesiology in Pain Medicine, and the American Board of Disability Analysts. He has been in pain practice since 2002. He has been a member of American Society of Interventional Pain Physician (ASIPP), Spine Intervention Society (SIS) and American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain medicine (ASRA) Dr. Purvez has been involved in training physician assistants, medical students, residents, fellows and other physicians. He was Adjunct Clinical Professor at Lincoln Memorial University, TN and writes, lectures and speaks on radio and TV about pain related issues. He supports pain advocacy, pain policy, training and research. His new self-help book on pain is under publication. Awarded for best bed side manners and rated high at physician review sites, he has been the recipient of many awards including the following* : Patient's Choice Award (2013-14); Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2013); Top 10 Doctor – State (2014) Virginia, Pain Medicine; Top 10 Doctor- Metro Area (2014) Washington Metro Area, Pain Medicine. He was also awarded Medical Society of Virginia, Physician leader Recognition (2013). Dr. Purvez believes in partnering up with his patients and their families to come up with, and follow up on, a multi-modality treatment plan for a wide variety of chronic pain conditions. His special interests, among others, include chronic upper and lower back pain, shingles pain, RSD/CRPS, radiculopathy, neuropathy, occipital neuralgia and other headaches, chronic pelvic and abdominal pain, and fibromyalgia. Pain and Spine Center accepts most major insurances including Medicare, Medicaid, Tricare, Veterans Affairs (Non-Va Provider), Worker's Compensation and most commercial payers like Cigna, Sentara (Optima), Humana, Aetna, Coventry, Anthem, PCHP, United, Virginia Health Network, Blue Cross/ Blue Shield and others. If you have any other coverage, please call our office at 434.328.2774 to confirm. If you are suffering from chronic pain, you have the right to fight it. Call us today at 434.328.2774 to make an appointment to discuss options to help you get your function, and life back. *http://www.vitals.com/doctors/Dr_Akhtar_Purvez.html#ixzz3nBjuAP00 If you are suffering from chronic pain, you have the right to fight it and get your life back, and we can help. Conditions we manage – included but not limited to: Chronic low back pain Sciatica and Radiculopathy Neck pain/radiculopathy Degenerative disk disease RSD/CRPS Chronic headaches Post-herpetic neuralgia Chronic pelvic pain Chronic abdominal pain Central pain syndromes including post stroke pain Phantom limb pain Fibromyalgia Diabetic and other peripheral neuropathies Other chronic pain conditions Modalities we offer: Epidural steroid injections Facet denervation procedures Trigger point injection Occipital nerve blocks Sacroiliac joint injections Peripheral nerve blocks Cervical and lumbar sympathetic blocks Spinal cord stimulation Joint injections Many other advanced blocks and procedures Medical pain management Work site injuries Second opinions and case reviews

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