About Dr. Rizwan Akhtar

Dr. Rizwan Akhtar, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Louisville, KY, with another office in Richmond, KY. He has 32 years of experience. His specialties include Nephrology and Internal Medicine. Dr. Akhtar is affiliated with Jewish Hospital Shelbyville and Baptist Health Richmond. Dr. Akhtar has received 2 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

16 Ratings with 4 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Rizwan Akhtar is Great. Dr. Rizwan Akhtar has been rated by 16 patients. From those 16 patients 4 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Rizwan Akhtar is 4.5 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

NEPHROLOGY ASSOCIATES OF KENTUCKIANA

6400 Dutchmans Pkwy Ste 250
Louisville, KY 40205
(502) 587-9660

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NEPHROLOGY ASSOCIATES OF KENTUCKIANA PS

1036 Center Dr Ste A
Richmond, KY 40475
(859) 626-1700

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Specialties

Dr. Rizwan Akhtar has the following 2 specialties

  • Nephrology

    A nephrologist is a physician who is specially trained to diagnose and treat conditions affecting the kidneys or renal system.<br>A nephrologist will determine through urine analysis, blood test, X-ray, sonogram, or kidney biopsy how well the kidneys are functioning and will then prescribe a special diet and exercise program, medication or dialysis - a process by which a machine filters the blood when the kidney is no longer capable of doing so.

  • 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.<br>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.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Rizwan Akhtar has the following 8 expertise

  • Dialysis
  • Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Chronic Renal Disease
  • Urinalysis
  • End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD)
  • Hemodialysis
  • Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
  • Kidney Biopsy

Reviews

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Five Stars

I switched to Dr. Akhtar after he saw me in the hospital with pancreatis. I find him to be very caring and concerned, thorough and thoughtful. I believe I am receiving better medical care now that Dr. Akhtar is my primary care physician. His staff are also excellent.

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Five Stars

he is very compationate, answered all my questions and let me help make the decisions.

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Five Stars

Excellent physician, humane very bright.

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horrible dr!!

this is the worst dr. I have ever met!! He is very slow, you could wait in his office 3 hours or more. He picks his groin area while with a patient and picks his nose!! This is no joke!!!

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  • Awards

    2 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2012, 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.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2015)

    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.

  • Hospital Affiliations

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

  • Education

    32 Years Experience

  • Allama Iqbal Medical College

    Graduated in 1986

  • Yale University School Of Medicine

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Rizwan 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 PPO
  • Bluegrass Family Health
    • Baptist Health Community Care Network
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    • Humana Louisville HMOx
    • Humana Preferred PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO

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