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About Dr. William J Purkert

Dr. William J Purkert, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Falls Church, VA, with another office in Fairfax, VA. He has 39 years of experience. His specialties include Surgery. Dr. Purkert is affiliated with Inova Fairfax Hospital. Dr. Purkert has received 9 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

25 Ratings with 5 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. William J Purkert is Excellent. Dr. William J Purkert has been rated by 25 patients. From those 25 patients 5 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. William J Purkert is 4.8 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Inova Medical Group General Surgery

6565 Arlington Blvd Ste 500
Falls Church, VA 22042
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Fairfax Surgical Group

8316 Arlington Blvd Ste 410
Fairfax, VA 22031
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Specialties

Dr. William J Purkert has the following 1 specialty

  • Surgery
  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. William J Purkert has the following 13 expertise

  • Laparoscopic Surgery (Laparoscopy)
  • Endocrine Disorders
  • Colon Cancer
  • Digestive System Cancer
  • Appendectomy
  • Thyroid Gland Removal (Thyroidectomy)
  • Viral Human Hepatitis
  • Colitis
  • Digestive System Abnormalities
  • Surgery
  • Hepatitis C
  • Gastrectomy (Stomach Removal)
  • Breast Diseases

Dr. William J Purkert has 0 board certified specialties

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Reviews

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Five Stars

Wonderful doctor, Very professional. He saved me from needing surgery.

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The right choice

I echo all the sentiments in each and every one of Dr. Purket's reviews. I am scheduled to have a thyroidectomy this week with him, and as nervous as I am, I know I am in good hands. Just had to share this little story with anyone considering using Dr. Purkert... When I had my presurgical interview, the nurse asked me at the end if I had met Dr. Purkert. When I said yes, she said "well then you know what an amazing man he is then." She proceeded to tell me that Dr. Purkert is not only the most trusted and amazing surgeon she knows, but that he is the one all the nurses go to for surgery. The nurse raved about Dr. Purkert for about 5 minutes and it couldn't have made me feel any more at ease. While I am nervous for the procedure, I feel confident in my choice of doctor/surgeon.

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Great Doctor

I went to see Dr. Purkert for a partial thyroidectomy for a suspicious tumor. I can't explain how nervous I was about surgery. Dr. Purkert was so great! He explained everthing to me, drew pictures, answered my questions, calmed my fears (even the irrational ones) and never once did he act like he was in a hurry or that my questions were stupid. I really appreciated that he spent so much time with me (over 45 minutes), just talking. After the surgery, he checked up on me several times. And when my pathology report came in, called me after a long day in surgery to explain the results and what they meant. And then the spent more time on the phone with me answering my questions. His bedside manner is something other doctors should emulate - very caring, good listener, etc.And like the other reviewer wrote, his assistant, Arsie, is just fantastic, too. I had lots of questions about the procedure and also had an insurance change mid-stream. Arsie was just wonderful throughout it all.The other thing that made me feel really confident about Dr. Purkert is that the nurses in pre-op told me I had a really great doctor. (And they would know who the good docs are!) And I had another doctor mention that if he had to have thyroid surgery, that Dr. Purkert was the best surgeon to do the operation. Recommendations like that from others in the medical community tend to say quite a bit.Unfortunately, I do have to have the rest of my thyroid out. However, this time I know my surgeon and I feel so fortunate its Dr. Purkert. He really helped make a the whole process less scary and more easily understood.

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Not a bad thing to say

Dr. Perkert and staff were wonderful. Everybody was very helpful and devoted as much time to me as was needed. Dr. Perkert also had a wonderful bedside manner. I would HIGHLY recommend Dr. Perkert!!

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If Only All Doctors Were Like Dr. Purkert...

Two years ago, when I was only 24 years old, I was diagnosed with an aggressive type of breast cancer (thankfully I'd found the lump due to regular self-exams). I was 7-months-married and was beyond devastated at the news. I don't know what I would have done if it hadn't been for this dear, wonderful doctor.He was SO extremely caring, very thorough and took as much time as I needed for him to explain all the implications of this to me. I've never met a doctor in my life (and believe me, I've seen MANY doctors) who cared so genuinely about his patients. I had a couple serious complications after my surgery (first a blood clot, which I was put on blood thinners for) and then a hematoma (due to being on blood thinners so soon after surgery). Dr. Purkert was there with me through the whole ordeal, working me in on their lunch hour just to be sure the stitches and everything were healing fine. He even met my husband and I a couple times after-hours when the office was closed, since some days he is in the hospital for surgeries all day. We never asked him to do this, he always volunteered. And I was never, ever rushed - he never seemed to be in a hurry like so many doctors, and always thoroughly answered any questions I had (and I always had a lot of questions).His assistant, Arsie, is just the same way. At times when they worked me into their schedule and I was in the waiting room (the only person b/c it was lunch time), she offered me a mug of hot tea and some cookies to go with it. She was always so wonderful and genuinely caring - I always received a hug from her on my way out.I feel like I owe my life to this doctor. Or at least my sanity while going through this intensely difficult experience.Upon talking to other patients of his in the waiting room, it sounds like he treats each and every one of his patients this way. What an unspeakably wonderful doctor. If only all doctors were like him.

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  • Awards

    9 Awards

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2018)

    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.

  • On-Time Doctor Award

    On-Time Doctor Award (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)

    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.

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)

    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.

  • Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award

    Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)

    The Patients' Choice Award - 5 Year Honoree is a recognition granted only to those doctors whose ratings have reflected excellence in care for five years in a row. Only 1% of all doctors in the United States are bestowed this honor by their patients.

  • Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly is America's trusted source for the identification of Top Doctors. Their physician-led research team reviews and screens the credentials of tens of thousands of physicians who are nominated by their peers annually, via a nationwide online process, before selecting those physicians who are regionally or nationally among the very best in their medical specialties. Castle Connolly believes strongly that Top Doctors Make a Difference™.

  • Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area

    Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • Top 10 Doctor - City

    Top 10 Doctor - City (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • Top 10 Doctor - State

    Top 10 Doctor - State (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree

    Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree (2014, 2015)

    Vitals Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree recognizes doctors with the highest scores in bedside manner for five consecutive years. This honor is granted to a few distinct doctors in the United States based on experiences shared by patients.

  • Hospital Affiliations

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

  • Education

    39 Years Experience

  • Georgetown University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1979

  • Georgetown University Medical Center

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. William J Purkert accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Select
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Aetna Innovation Health
    • Aetna VA Signature Gold HMO
  • Anthem
    • Anthem HealthKeepers HMO POS
    • Anthem KeyCare PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry - Bon Secours Tier 2
    • Coventry - Southside Tier 2
    • Coventry Virginia - HMO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Optimum Choice Preferred POS
    • UHC Options PPO

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