Dr. Akhtar Purvez

Dr. Akhtar Purvez

Pain Medicine and Management Physician at Pain & Spine Center of Charlottesville

Meet Dr. Akhtar Purvez

Dr. Akhtar Purvez is now seeing patients at the Pain and Spine Center of Charlottesville. He is a highly qualified and experienced interventional pain physician who trained in Head & 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 American Society of Interventional Pain Physician (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 Adjunct Clinical Professor at Lincoln Memorial University, TN and writes, lectures and speaks on radio and TV about pain related issues. He supports pain advocacy, pain policy, training and research. His new self-help book on pain is under publication.

Awarded for best bed side manners and rated high 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 Doctor – State (2014) Virginia, Pain Medicine; Top 10 Doctor- Metro Area (2014) Washington Metro Area, Pain Medicine. He was also awarded 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.

Directions to our primary location in

Charlottesville, VA

How Dr. Akhtar Purvez Can Help You


  • Pain Medicine and Management Physician
  • Anesthesiologist

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Urdu
  • Hindi


  • Coccydynia
  • Complex Spinal Disorders
  • Diabetic Pain
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Headache / Migraine
  • Hip Pain
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Disorders
  • Neck Disorders
  • Nerve Pain / Neuralgia
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Post Stroke Pain
  • Post Surgery Pain
  • Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
  • Sciatica / Radcuopathy / Leg Pain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Trauma
  • Sports Injuries
  • Trauma
  • Work Injuries


  • Diagnostic Testing
  • Facet Joint Injections / Blocks
  • Facet Rhizotomy Injections
  • Heat / Ice Therapy
  • Interventional Pain Medicine
  • Joint Injections
  • Medial Branch Nerve Blocks
  • Non Surgical Treatment and Diagnosis
  • Occipital Nerve Blocks
  • Pain Management
  • Pain Medications
  • Sacroiliac Injections
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injections/Blocks
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Trigger Point Injections

What Patients are Saying About Dr. Akhtar Purvez

  • I would highly recommend Dr. Purvez with much confidence and ease to anyone suffering from pain. He is very knowledgeable, attentive, compassionate, and expert in his field! He has changed my life. A Beautiful gift doing things with my son ,could not before!
    — Jennifer
  • There is not enough room for me to put down how he has already changed my life. But there is plenty to say that he saved my life . We still have more work to do. But he gave me hope again. I just can't thank him enough.
    — Verified Patient
  • Dr. Pruvez is most professional and places his patient's concerns first. He is methodical and knowledgeable in diagnosing and treating. He has my complete trust and confidence! I would follow him anywhere!
    — Gloria
  • I tried to give him 5 stars but it would only let me click on 4. He is very friendly and most importantly very understanding of my health concerns. He immediately addressed my health concerns and is helping me where I need it most. Excellent doctor!
    — Verified Patient
  • I am very pleased with Dr. Purvez. So much so that I have been his patient for over 12 years. I was his patient in Lynchburg, and followed him now to Charlottesville, even though I live in Bedford County and drive 1 1/2 hrs. to see him.
    — Verified Patient
  • As was my first appointment with Dr. Purvez, found him to be very kind, caring and knowledgable. A great bedside manner even as I was scared and reluctant of change in fear of worsening pain. Receptionist very kind and friendly as well. Thank you.
    — Verified Patient
  • I've been seeing Dr. Purvez since 2003. He's always very kind, considerate, concerned & understanding. He is very knowledgeable in PM & with different diseases that cause pain. I know & trust that he will provide me with the best care in managing my pain.
    — Verified Patient
  • He knows how happy I was to find him again! Best pain mgmt. Dr. I ever had.
    — Patricia
  • Dr. Purvez is a wonder. After 2 years of treatment at other facilities and no relief, he was able to reduce my pain to manageable levels without invasive surgery or narcotic medicines. I highly recommend his services to anyone suffering from back pain.
    — Earl
  • Each appointment focuses on the comfort of the patient even though the site or intensity of pain may have changed. Dr. Purvez makes certain he is aware of all health issues and/or treatment adjustments made by all health providers involved in your care
    — Sandra

Accolades for Dr. Akhtar Purvez

Board Certifications

  • Board Certified, American Board of Pain Medicine
  • Board Certified, American Board of Anesthesiology
  • Board Certified, American Board of Disability Analysts

Office Information for Dr. Akhtar Purvez

1807 Seminole Trail
Suite 201
Charlottesville, VA 22901
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Primary Location:

1807 Seminole Trail
Suite 201
Charlottesville, VA 22901


Monday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Insurance Accepted

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medicare
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • United Health Group
  • Tricare
  • Veterans Choice

Profile last updated: August 29, 2016. This information was supplied by or on behalf of the provider.