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Dr. Farooq Akbar, MD

Dr. Farooq Akbar, MD

Age 62 Medical Oncology M
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Dr. Farooq Akbar, MD is a medical oncology specialist in Asheville, NC. Dr. Akbar completed a residency at Hines VA Hosp - Loyola U. He currently practices at Mission Hospital and is affiliated with Lourdes Hospital. He accepts multiple insurance plans. Dr. Akbar is board certified in Medical Oncology.


  • Medical University of South Carolina Medical Ctr, Fellowship Hospital — 1996
  • Emory U Aff Hosps, Fellowship Hospital — 1994
  • Hines VA Hosp - Loyola U, Residency Hospital — 1993
  • Hines VA Hosp - Loyola U, Internship Hospital — 1991
  • Allama Iqbal Mc, U Punjab Lahore, Medical School — 1985

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  • Aetna
  • Ambetter
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Dr. Akbar was the Dr. that saw our son in 1997 when he was found to have cancer. Dr Akbar did everything he could to find best treatment for him calling all over the country to get the latest protocol for him. He pushed our son on a gurney through the hospital getting different test with me in tow. He really cares about his patients and their family. I would highly recommend him. He even had the medical book and explained the treatment to me.
Leon W. Calhoun in Centerville, GA — Aug 20, 2017
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Dr. Akbar frequently treats Anemia, Myeloproliferative Disorders, and Bone Cancer.  

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Hospital Affiliations

  • Lourdes Hospital


  1. Practice

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      Mission Hospital
      509 Biltmore Ave, Asheville, NC 28801 Existing Patients: (828) 253-4262