Dr. Akhtar Purvez
Writer and Pain Medicine Expert

Dr. Akhtar Purvez is a highly qualified and experienced interventional pain physician who trained in head and neck surgery in India, in anesthesiology at Boston University, and in pain medicine at the University of Virginia. Dr. Purvez is certified by the American Board of Pain Medicine, the American Board of Anesthesiology in Pain Medicine, and the American Board of Disability Analysts. He has been in pain practice since 2002.

He has been a member of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP), Spine Intervention Society (SIS), and American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA)

Dr. Purvez has been involved in training physician assistants, medical students, residents, fellows, and other physicians. He was an adjunct clinical professor at Lincoln Memorial University, Tennessee, and writes, lectures, and speaks on radio and TV about pain-related issues. He supports pain advocacy, pain policy, training, and research.

Awarded for best bedside manners and rated highly at physician review sites, he has been the recipient of many awards, including the following: Patient’s Choice Award (2013–14); Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2013); Top 10 Doctors-State (2014) Virginia, Pain Medicine; Top 10 Doctors-Metro Area (2014) Washington Metro Area, Pain Medicine

He was also awarded the Medical Society of Virginia Physician Leader Recognition (2013).

Dr. Purvez believes in partnering up with his patients and their families to come up with and follow up on a multi-modality treatment plan for a wide variety of chronic pain conditions.

His special interests, among others, include chronic upper and lower back pain, shingles pain, RSD/CRPS, radiculopathy, neuropathy, occipital neuralgia and other headaches, chronic pelvic and abdominal pain, and fibromyalgia.

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