About Dr. Matheena R Akhtar

Dr. Matheena R Akhtar, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Joliet, IL, with another office in New Lenox, IL. Her specialties include Pediatrics. Dr. Akhtar is affiliated with Presence St Joseph Hospital. She speaks English.

Rating Overview

5 Ratings with 3 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Matheena R Akhtar is Excellent. Dr. Matheena R Akhtar has been rated by 5 patients. From those 5 patients 3 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Matheena R Akhtar is 5.0 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address


2100 Glenwood Ave
Joliet, IL 60435
(815) 725-2121

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1870 Silver Cross Blvd Ste 240
New Lenox, IL 60451
(815) 514-2600

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Dr. Matheena R Akhtar has the following 1 specialty

  • Pediatrics

    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.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Matheena R Akhtar has the following 5 expertise

  • Vaccination
  • Pediatric Diabetes
  • Immunization
  • Check-up
  • Physical


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Very caring!

Very caring and takes care of her patients well. I appreciate her dedication and the welcoming Joliet staff. Very friendly atmosphere, will definitely be a top choice in referring to others.

Easy Appointment
Friendly Staff
Accurate Diagnosis
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Five Stars

She is hands down the best in the area. She calls on the weekends to check on my son and has always given her best.

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10 minutes
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love her!!

I really enjoy going to see Dr.Akhtar, she provides very good treatment for her patients and makes sure her patients are taken good care of. I really appreciate how she makes sure patients are still doing good even after the visit. One of the best pediatricians I have seen.

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5 minutes
Easy Appointment
Friendly Staff
Accurate Diagnosis
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Appropriate Follow-up
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  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Akhtar is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

  • Columbus Hospital


  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Matheena R Akhtar accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois
    • BCBS IL Blue Advantage HMO
    • BCBS IL BlueChoice Select
    • BCBS IL HMO Illinois
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry Health and Life IL PPO
    • Coventry HealthAmerica PPO
    • Coventry IL PPO
    • Coventry MO HMO POS
    • Coventry MO PPO
    • Coventry PPO Platinum
    • CoventryOne PPO Network
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • HealthLink
    • HealthLink PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    • Humana National HMO
    • Humana Preferred PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

More about Dr. Matheena R Akhtar

Dr. Akhtar was raised in a culture in which young girls pursued higher education to help their community, not to earn a living. As a very young child, Dr. Akhtar wanted to provide valuable humanitarian service to her community that would reward her with intellectual and personal fulfillment. She found that perfect fit in medicine, taking care of children. She completed programs at Vanita Maha Urdhyaleya, Osmania Medical College and Nlofer Children’s Hospital in India. Her dedication to learning won her the Indian Council’s Research Gold Medal in biochemistry and physiology. Dr. Akhtar appreciates being part of a team, and Meridian Medical Associates offered a caring and compassionate group of individuals that shared her goal of tending to children. She enjoys the diversity of her practice, from the little ones to college-bound kids. She builds relationships with her patients and their parents while offering advice and support. Dr. Akhtar’s husband, Rasheed, is a physician as well. They are the proud parents of a son and daughter, both young adults. In addition to children, Dr. Akhtar has a passion for cooking, sewing and reading in her free time. Dr. Akhtar reminds parents to really listen to their children, in an unrushed and attentive manner. She enjoyed being able to be a kid all over again as a parent, and encourages other parents to do the same. She believes that good health is a lifelong pursuit and health in later life is often predicated by behavior and interventions earlier in life. Preventative care in children is an opportunity - even an obligation - to address problems early in a person’s life. This is not only to ward off a later condition, but to give children the best chance at a fully productive life. Dr. Akhtar is board-certified in pediatric medicine.

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