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

  • Botulinum Toxin Injections
  • Cutaneous Laser Surgery
  • General Dermatology
  • Hair Removal
  • Laser Treatment Of Hemangiomas And Birthmarks
  • Nail Care
  • Nerve Biopsy
  • Restylane
  • Skin Biopsies
  • Skin Examinations
  • Vascular Laser
  • Wrinkle Fillers
View all 12 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Alopecia Areata
  • Bullous Pemphigoid
  • Connective Tissue Diseases
  • Dermatitis
  • Eczema
  • Hair Loss
  • Hidradenitis
  • Lipoma
  • Lupus
  • Moles
  • Molluscum Contagiosum
  • Psoriasis
  • Pyoderma Gangrenosum
  • Rashes/Red Skin
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea (Adult Acne)
  • Scleroderma
  • Sebaceous Cysts
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Lesions
  • Skin Tags
  • Vitiligo
  • Warts
View all 26 Specialties +
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

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 9/8/2017, 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

402 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

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
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.8
Time Spent with Patient 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

16 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2018

need more time for questions i have

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2018

Very thorough process...I was able to ask and receive great information about the process and the next steps.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2018

foot worse after treatment

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2017

Dr. Akhtar started a new treatment and gave me excellent instructions.

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2017

staff was great, not hurried.

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2017

I have seen Dr. Akhtar for 9 months. My sickness was wrongly diagnose as an allergic one. thanks to Dr. Akhtar correct one (Bullous pemphigoid ) I am alive and in the process of defeating it. In each visit she explain the change in the amount of pills to take and we leave with peace of mind that we are very well taking care of.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2017

didn't feel listened to !!

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2017

She always,goes over everything with me and explains what our next step is to get me closer to Good health.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2017

Dr. Akhtar is one of the most professional and kind doctors that I have ever had! Although she is incredibly busy throughout the day, she is patient when in the room with me, and spends as much time as necessary! She is also incredibly knowledgeable regarding the most up-to-date treatments, and has changed my life forever with regards to my chronic diagnosis (that I have had for the past 30 years). I have been to at least 15 dermatologists throughout the past 30 years, and I can honestly say that I have FINALLY found THE ONE that I will continue to see (until she decides to stop working)!!!

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2017

The doctor and the clinical staff are excellent.

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2017

I recently had the light treatment. She explained everything of what to expect before, during and after the procedure.

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2017

Dr. Akhtar is an extremely competent dermatologist who is always aware of the most up-to-date information on matters that concern me.

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2017

Very good

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2017

Very good

Reviewed on May 17, 2017

GOOD

Reviewed on May 17, 2017

GOOD

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