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Dr. Javeed Akhter has the following 2 specialties
- Pediatric Pulmonology
A pediatric pulmonologist is the go-to resource for children who need treatment for any kind of breathing issue or lung disease. If your child coughs up blood, has a cough that isn’t going away, or displays other symptoms such as trouble breathing, chest pain or wheezing, you can ask your doctor to refer you to a pediatric pulmonologist.
Common conditions and diseases they treat range from noisy breathing, asthma and chronic coughs to lung disease, apnea and cystic fibrosis. They can also diagnose and treat cases of pneumonia in children and prescribe any kind of respiratory medication or equipment your child might need.
A pediatrician is a doctor who specializes in the regular care of children, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of illness in children. Young patients are often more complicated to treat because they are still growing and developing.
While pediatricians may sub-specialize in specific therapy areas like oncology, surgery, ophthalmology, and anesthesiology, in general, pediatricians provide services like vaccinations, health exams, and treatment of common ailments and injuries. In addition, pediatricians are trained to handle the complex emotional and behavioral issues faced by children, especially during puberty.
Pediatricians normally see their patients from birth until the age of 18, although some may agree to treat patients into their early 20s, if requested.
- Cystic Fibrosis
- Food Allergy (Hypersensitivity)
- Sinus Infection (Sinusitis)
- Pulmonary Function Test
- Nasal Allergy (Rhinitis)
- Hay Fever (Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis)
- Sleep Disorders
- Respiratory Disorders
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Told me my daughter was depressed and needs a psychologist and maybe I have already been taking her to one. This was after he joked around with her for a few minutes. I laughed and after a few more comments I said we are done here and walked out. She has already been diagnosed with exercise induced asthma a year prior to this. I already knew what was wrong with her because I have another daughter being treated by another doctor and they have the same thing. So I just laughed at his diagnosis. I wasted a lot of money on this especially doing the pulmonary function test which was a total waste. Two other doctors told me to never do them again for many reasons. I begged my other daughter's doctor to see this one because he only sees adults and this daughter is under 18. So he did. He did a breathing test in his office and we waited about 4 minutes for him to come in. He was very thorough with all the questions that needed to be asked regarding how she's been feeling, etc. He kept checking her pulse for 40 minutes because my daughter was going through an asthma attack in his office (while Dr Akhter says nothing is wrong with her and she needs a psychologist) Best part, I showed him the blood test that Dr Akhter did for her and in the test results shows she has asthma!!! SURPRISE!!!! but according to Dr Akhter my kid is depressed and needs to talk with someone. LOL I wouldn't take my dog to him. So disappointed and wasted a lot of money. I told many doctors about this and I was surprised to hear their responses about it.
Our experience with Dr. Akhter was at Hope Children's Hospital at Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn, IL when he diagnosed our 20 year old son with Cystic Fibrosis. We found him to be extremely knowledgeable as well as empathetic. The staff he oversees in the field of Cystic Fibrosis care and treatment at Hope is fantastic and is a reflection of Dr. Akhter's dedication, knowledge, and caring that was shared with us as we embarked on this treatment journey together. I can't think of any other doctor I would entrust my child's health. He's great!
Patients' Choice Award (2011, 2012)
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Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2011)
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.
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Dr. Javeed Akhter accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS IL BlueCare Direct
- BCBS IL BlueChoice Select
- BCBS IL PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
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- Coventry IL PPO
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- First Health PPO
- HealthLink PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
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- Humana Preferred PPO
- Multiplan PPO
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SIHO Insurance Services
- SIHO Network
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- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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