About Dr. Jeffrey M Akhtar DO

Dr. Jeffrey M Akhtar, DO is a Doctor primarily located in Charleston, SC, with other offices in Charleston, SC and Charleston, SC . He has 18 years of experience. His specialties include Internal Medicine. He speaks English.

Dr. Akhtar has received 3 awards.

Rating Overview

15 Ratings with 7 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Jeffrey M Akhtar is Good. Dr. Jeffrey M Akhtar has been rated by 15 patients. From those 15 patients 7 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Jeffrey M Akhtar is 3.4 of 5.0 stars.

Locations

Dr. Jeffrey M Akhtar has 3 locations

get directions Dr. Jeffrey M Akhtar
2270 Ashley Crossing Dr Ste 155
Charleston, SC 29414
get directions Carolina Family Care
30 Bee St
Charleston, SC 29403
get directions STEPHANIE GRACE VANTERPOOL MD
2270 Ashley Crossing Dr Ste 155
Charleston, SC 29414

Specialties

Dr. Jeffrey M Akhtar has the following 1 specialty

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Jeffrey M Akhtar has the following 7 expertise

  • Weight Loss
  • Weight Loss (non-surgical)
  • Physical
  • Vaccination
  • Check-up
  • Heartburn
  • Immunization

Board Certifications

Dr. Jeffrey M Akhtar is Board Certified in 1 specialty

See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience.

Reviews

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Horrible staff!!

At my last visit there I was very sick. The door was open and there was a young nurse sitting in the hallway with a load of bubble wrap. My nurse gently said to the younger nurse to please stop popping the bubble wrap as her patient (me) was in a bit of pain with gallstones. The young nurse looked right at me as I was laying on the exam table and popping again over and over for about 25 seconds. Doesn't sound like a long time but more so the sheer lack of disrespect was jaw dropping. My husband stood up and looked at her. Once she saw him she stopped, walked away and said under her breath and I'll quote " I hate sick people ". Very disturbing but not a surprise in this era. Dr Akhtar used to be great but anyone who allows that isn't worthy of my money. He began to have an uncaring demeanor when my illness got worse anyway. Too bad!!!

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Really??? Someone actually have this Dr. a great review in regards to his looks!!??

This practice is horrible. This so called caring Dr. literally almost cost me the loss of my wife. We are good people and not out to hurt anyone but the truth of this practice needs to be told. He is not at all a trusting and caring Dr. I can say this with 100percent accuracy.He may be great with some of his easier to treat patients but trust me that you're rolling the dice with this team!!

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Five Stars

great doctor at MUSC; will go the extra mile to make sure you are taken care of!!!!!!!!! listens to you and takes the time out with his patients, one of the best doctors at musc

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Dr. Ahktar is a disgrace to the Medical profession.

Do yourself a favor and look elsewhere for any Medical attention. Dr. Ahktar and his staff are extremely uncaring and don't have the patience best interest in mind. He talks too much about he doesn't make enough money. My story is going to the top of the chain. It's jawdroppinng at what took place my last visit. Long story but I'm sure you'll here about it in the news soon.

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Discharged for a small balance!

I too loved Dr. Akhtar and had mostly great visits with him but after the office hired a woman named Beth Burton and she saw I owed a balance that I had paid on when I could they discharged me and I'm a cancer patient with some complex medical issues and have to have ongoing care. Beth is calling me instead of Dr. saying he doesn't feel like handling this so you're going to have to talk to me. She's a very nasty person and condescending in nature. I tried explaining to her that I was unable to find a Dr in 30 days and needed an extra 2 weeks and she hung up on me. And no...I wasn't cursing at her. That's not who I am. Just begging for help and extremely worried about my vital medications. Dr. Akhtar will not call or reply to any of my questions. He put me on some sort of patch weeks ago and I had a horrible reaction to them and sent 8 messages to no avail. This has been over a 700 old balance that was being paid on.. Just not quick enough obviously,but to discharge a patient with cancer and not give any warning or help me find appropriate Dr. is not only unprofessional, its dangerous. When I expressed my concern to the new Beth Burton her reply was go to the ER.

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  • Awards

    3 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2015)

    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.

  • On-Time Doctor Award

    On-Time Doctor Award (2015)

    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.

  • Bridges to Excellence: Physician Office Systems Recognition Program

    Bridges to Excellence: Physician Office Systems Recognition Program

    This program is designed to recognize practices that use information systems to enhance the quality of patient care. To obtain Recognition, practices must demonstrate that they have implemented systematic office

  • Education

    18 Years Experience

  • University Of Chicago Division Of The Biological Sciences The Pritzker School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 2001

  • Dr. Jeffrey M Akhtar Accepts the Following Insurance

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS South Carolina
    • BCBS South Carolina
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

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