Dr. Akhtar Purvez, MD

Dr. Akhtar Purvez, MD

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

Meet Dr. Akhtar Purvez, MD

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, MD 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

Accolades for Dr. Akhtar Purvez, MD

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, MD

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.