Department Dermatology
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages Bengali, English, Hindi, Urdu
Surgeon No
Locations
Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston

Appointment:
877.463.2010
Desk:
954.659.5263
Fax:
954.659.5260
Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cutaneous Laser Surgery
  • General Dermatology
  • Skin Biopsies
  • Skin Examinations
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Insurance

Insurance

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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2007

Education & Fellowships

Residency - Nova Southeastern University/North Broward Hospital District
Dermatology
Ft. Lauderdale, FL USA
2007

Residency - Nova Southeastern University/Palmetto General Hospital
Family Practice
Hialeah, FL USA
2003

Internship - Nova Southeastern University/Palmetto General Hospital
Transitional Year
Hialeah, FL USA
2001

Medical School - Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
North Miami Beach, FL USA
2000

Undergraduate - University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL USA
1994

Professional Highlights

  • Best Resident Award
  • Intendis Mentoring Award

Certifications

  • Dermatology
  • Dermatology

Specialty Interests

General and cosmetic dermatology, cutaneous surgery, ethnic skin, laser surgery, facial rejuvenation

Memberships

  • American Academy of Dermatology
  • Women's Dermatologic Society
  • American Osteopathic Association
  • American Osteopathic College of Dermatology
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 9/29/2016, Dr. Akhtar has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

241 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.7 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Knows Medical History 4.6
Time Spent with Patient 4.5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

12 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2017

Biopsy taken and we were told 2 weeks and we would have result. If we don't have result in two weeks to call them. Very nice to hear that they know sometimes staff gets busy and can forget to release to my chart or in some cases a telephone call. Very assuring. Thank you.

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2017

Dr. Akhtar is a phenomenal dermatologist and cares about her patients

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2017

Dr. Aktar is a proven doctor in the Dermatology Field.

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2016

Good Experience

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2016

Got the impression of being rushed through. Everyone was polite and courteous, but not a lot of time was spent with the consultation. Maybe not much time was needed?

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2016

confidence inspiring treatment and concern for follow-up visit.

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2016

At my last visit, biopsies were performed. Within just a few days, Dr. A. called me with results indicating that one of the biopsies showed that it was a malignant melanoma that needed immediate surgery and arranged a consult with the plastic surgeon that same day. I would think that explains the rating for follow-up.

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2016

Dr. Akhtar is current with all medical publications and is very informed.

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2016

Very pleased with her clear instructions

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2016

Dr. Akhtar made sure all my questions were answered and was very attentive to me, as a patient.

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2016

Excellent staff overall.

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2016

good

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