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Dr. Iqbal M Akhter has the following 2 specialties
A rheumatologist is a physician who has received extensive training in diagnosing and treating rheumatic conditions. Rheumatic conditions involve the joints, soft tissues, autoimmune system, vascular system, and connective tissues.
Some of the conditions that rheumatologists treat are rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, gout, sarcoidosis, vasculitis, and lupus. These are all conditions that involve a lot of pain and make mobility difficult. Rheumatologists use medications, such as analgesics, NSAIDs, steroids, DMARDs, infliximab, and adalimumab, as well as occupational therapy, in order to decrease pain and improve a patient's quality of life.
- 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.
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.
- Rheumatic Diseases
- Patient Care
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
- Hip Osteoarthritis
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I have Psoriatic Arthritis and went to Dr Akhter for an evaluation. He ordered X Rays of my shoulder. When I got to the hostital for the X Rays, the radiologist mentioned that it was to be done on my left shoulder when it was my right one that was hurting. When I told the radiologist that was the wrong shoulder, he said he couldn't change the doctors order. When I returned to Dr Akhter, he tried to blame me, saying I should have had them X Ray the other shoulder. Well, i'm no doctor but I know (and he knew) that a patient can't change the Dr's orders and neither can the X Ray tech. He was extremely rude to me for the rest of the visit. Guess he got embarrassed over HIS mistake. I never went back. To his patients: Check any orders he writes for you and make sure they are correct because he will NOT accept responsibility for HIS mistakes.
Dr. Akhter is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
St Louis University School Of Medicine
Dr. Iqbal M Akhter accepts the following insurance providers.
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Locations & DirectionsArthritis Clinic, 1007 S 42nd St Ste 4, Mount Vernon, IL
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