Patient Rating:

4.7 out of 5

322 Patient Ratings
86 Patient Comments

Akbar Shakoor, M.D.

Patient Rating:

4.7 out of 5

322 Patient Ratings
86 Patient Comments

Specialties

Languages

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Urdu

Clinical Details

Phone Number Clinical Office Address
John A. Moran Eye Center
65 N Mario Capecchi
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
Map
(801) 585-3937
Midvalley Health Center
243 East 6100 South
Murray, UT 84107
Map

Bio

Dr. Shakoor specializes in medical and surgical diseases of the retina and vitreous. He also specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of uveitis and other infectious and inflammatory diseases of the eye. His primary clinical and surgical interests include retinal detachments, diabetic retinopathy, epiretinal membranes and macular holes macular and retinal degeneration as well as the medical and surgical treatment of ocular inflammatory diseases such as uveitis.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Ophthalmology/Visual Sciences - Assistant Professor (Clinical)
Board Certification American Board of Ophthalmology

Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Likelihood of recommending care provider
4.7
My confidence in care provider
4.7
Time care provider spent with me
4.5
Care provider spoke using clear language
4.8
Care provider's effort to include me in decisions
4.6
Care provider's concern for questions & worries
4.7
Care provider's explanation of condition/problem
4.7
Wait time at clinic
4.2
Care provider's friendliness and courtesy
4.8

Patient Comments

Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

July 30, 2016

good

July 30, 2016

I have the utmost confidence in Dr. Shakoor

July 26, 2016

Excellent personal care, for an emergency evaluation for laser treatement

July 22, 2016

I was impressed with Dr. Shakoor's manner and knowledge

July 22, 2016

good

July 12, 2016

Dr. Shakoor is an excellent physician. When entering the exam room he always shakes my hand and asks how I am doing. He is an excellent listener and communicator. I have now had two surgeries and can attest to the fact he is and excellent surgeon .

July 09, 2016

I have the highest regard for Dr. Shakoor and his assistant Amanda Dickey. They are the best. I am so fortunate to receive their care.

July 07, 2016

Dr. Shakoor is very kind. Although my eye condition is quite serious, he manages to reassure me and I left feeling much more hopeful because of the way he explained it and gave me options for treatment.I appreciate his expertise!

July 05, 2016

good

July 03, 2016

Doctor gave me hope and I would highly recommend him.

July 02, 2016

DR. Shakoor is a superb and intelligent care provider . He explains what his recommendations are and the process to achieve better health care for my eyes. I feel to fortunate to be his patient.

June 28, 2016

I have complete in Dr. Shakoor. He presents himself in a way I can understand the manner in which he will resolve my eye sight ptoblems

June 26, 2016

Savior

June 15, 2016

I'm tvI ask alot of questions and find that everyone is very helpful in answering them.

June 09, 2016

Dr Shakur is without a doubt the best physician I have ever seen. he it only is an incredible intellect, he can also communicate incredibly complex clinical conditions to an ordinary person. his personality is amazing. one of the friendliest clinicians I've met, and I've worked in healthcare for 15yrs. just a 10/10 provider

May 29, 2016

It just could not have been a better experience, during a very traumatic and sometimes very painful set of procedures.

May 23, 2016

good

May 11, 2016

The fellow that saw me first was very thorough. Dr. Shakoor seemed very rushed when he saw me. He was nice, but only spent maybe 5 minutes with me.

May 07, 2016

Thank you.

May 06, 2016

No complaints. Very kind Doctors and employees. everyones so good.

May 04, 2016

Very positive experience

May 03, 2016

I would recommend the provider to everyone. He was very knowledgeable about my condition and gave me hope

May 03, 2016

good

April 30, 2016

I really appreciate Dr. Shakoor, I have a very rare condition and he has educated himself on it which makes me feel very comfortable and confident in him as a provider. He will be my first choice recommendation for all family and friends.

April 28, 2016

Dr. Skakor is great

April 23, 2016

I do not refer patients when I didn't get good care myself.

April 22, 2016

good

April 15, 2016

not enough time to ask questions, dr in a rush

April 08, 2016

I would and will refer all family and friends to Dr Shakoor. He shows genuine concern and interest in my well being. I enjoy his sense of humor to.

March 30, 2016

Dr. Shakoor inspires confidence. He is always willing to explain things to me.

March 21, 2016

Dr. Shakoor and Zimmerman were professional and great at explaining my situation. They made it clear in a way I could understand the next steps in my care.

March 17, 2016

I felt like since you didn't take my insurance , I didn't get taken care as if I had insurance ..

March 11, 2016

He is superb

March 06, 2016

good

March 04, 2016

What could have been a very scary uncomfortable experience was handled with care and professionalism from the Resident to the Doctor. Again, the nurses were just a bit "cold and stiff" which was unnecessary. But the Resident and the Doctor were excellent.

March 02, 2016

This shot was very painful. I had not experienced that in the previous two shots.

March 02, 2016

Dr. Shakoor was only in to see me for a brief moment. He had to go perform an emergency surgery. I was impressed he took a few minutes with me on just a follow-up visit.

March 01, 2016

Great Dr. and Staff

February 26, 2016

Great

February 24, 2016

Dr Shakoor spending very little time with me, but the other two people who assisted me did a wonderful job.

February 23, 2016

Excellent!!

February 20, 2016

Very kind and responsive. Dr. Shakour explained to me why another medication was used and seemed very concerned about getting my vision as good and he could.

February 16, 2016

Dr. Shakoor is an excellent surgeon.

February 13, 2016

Again, no one explained to me as to what was going on with my vision.

February 12, 2016

Clear and understandable explanations by Dr Shakoor and Dr Bell

February 08, 2016

one of the best doctors and specialists I have been to on this cancer journey. my eye problem wasn't related to cancer but they were so thoughtful encouraging and smart. amazing discussion

February 05, 2016

Dr. Shakoor was great durng my exam and kept apologizing throughout the exam. He even called over to the main facility to see if another specialist could see me for additional testing the same day.

February 03, 2016

Dr. Shakoor fills me with confidence when I see him. He always takes time to explain my condition and helps me understand why he is doing what he is doing. He seems to be conservative in his approach, no "quick fixes" which makes me grateful to know he is personally attending to decisions in my care.

January 30, 2016

Dr Shakoor is very thorough, brilliant, and personable. He offers many words of wisdom.

January 28, 2016

I like that Dr. Shakoor is conservative and is not anxious to jump in and do surgery when it isn't necessary.

January 25, 2016

The doctors and staff have always been very friendly and professional in their treatment. I know they care about my situation and respect me.

January 07, 2016

Dr. Shakoor is very direct about my problem and I like that.

January 07, 2016

I am very impressed with Dr. Shakoor.

December 13, 2015

good

December 05, 2015

Dr. Shikoor and his staff are exceedingly expert in their feld - I know this having worked in the medical field for over 47 years

December 03, 2015

Dr. Shakoor is very reassuring and took his time explaining outcomes to me.

November 29, 2015

I'm very, very happy with my eye doctor, Dr. Shakoor. He is very knowledgeable and kind. He is like family to us now. I know he is concerned about my welfare and has given me excellent care. I owe my eye sight to him and his team.

November 26, 2015

The Dr and staff made sure I was comfortable, gave me water and food and took time to perform the necessary tests.

November 25, 2015

Was treated very good. And answered. All my questions very. Well

November 11, 2015

Doctor was running behind so couldn't spend to much time--but not a problem

November 10, 2015

As he was examining my eye, he kept making comments to the resident to document, however he didn't explain to me what he saw.

November 03, 2015

Dr. Shakoor was excellent! He took the time to answer all of our questions and also to consider with us alternative treatments (if needed) in the future. No further procedure was needed - he is a very gifted surgeon as well as the ultimate professional. I feel very priviledged to be under his care, and would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone.

October 28, 2015

Yes will definitely refer to my friends and family both the doctor and the facility

October 27, 2015

i was process that how I felt and not human just paper work for y'all. Did not feel my emotion at all

October 20, 2015

Dr. Shakoor was very helpful with describing my eye condition and what he sees for my future road ahead. He's got a really good mix of professionalism and friendliness.

October 18, 2015

Dr. Schkoor is the best! I have complete trust in him!

October 09, 2015

Good feelings all the way.

October 03, 2015

I liked the way DR. SHAKOOR explained every thing, very personable. Excellent bed side manners.

September 18, 2015

The medical assistant handed me some bottles but did not tell me what they were or how to use them. Therefore, I have not used them at all. Dr. Shakour is the best.

September 08, 2015

Good

September 03, 2015

I was a little nervous about a fellow doing my eye injection, and Dr. Shakoor was very willing to do this procedure himself and be very gracious about it.

August 29, 2015

I've only gone acouple of times. I'm still forming my opinion but so far I think it's positive!!

August 21, 2015

Dr. Shakoor is an excellent doctor - - knowledgable, caring, goes above and beyond. He sent me to the ED after reviewing my triage center tests. In my follow-up appointment he took the time to explain possible med implications and additional care beyond my eye issue.

August 19, 2015

Very Pleased with Dr. Shakoor. He makes me feel comfortable and able to ask questions.

August 19, 2015

Dr. Shakoor is fantastic. He is very kind and extremely patient with questions. He makes you feel at ease and cares about what is going on.

August 17, 2015

Dr. Shakoor was very informative in explaining my treatment options and patient with me when answering my questions.

August 03, 2015

Dr. Shakoor has a talent of making a person feel his full attention when he addresses them. He shows compassion which is important to me.

August 02, 2015

Dr. Shakoor is one of the best providers I have seen. He is consistently friendly, warm, and concerned about his patients.

July 31, 2015

Dr Shakoor is above "very good" in many areas. He is extremely polite and caring. I very much enjoy my appointments and wish he was my doctor for "everything"!! EXCEPTIONAL!

July 31, 2015

good

July 23, 2015

Dr. Shakoor has been so great with my daughter, putting her at ease every step of the way. He is always very open to answering all of my questions, and allowing us to see scans and pictures.

July 13, 2015

The doctor was absolutely awesome! I was so very impressed. He was also incredible when we saw each other in the parking lot, not knowing we would share an appointment. It may have been helpful with the PA and NP to have filled out a medical questionnaire ahead of time to save me the pain of wondering whether I needed to tell them my medical history and perceiving some annoyance.

July 05, 2015

Dr. Shakoor is the best.

July 04, 2015

I am glad I went to this clinic, after my experience with another office and Doctor at a different place, DR. Shakoor made me feel that my eye health is important,( I did not feel like a germ under a microscope) I am very happy to be here.

June 24, 2015

Dr. Shakoor put my daughter at ease during a time when she was very apprehensive. He was kind, caring, and answered every one of her questions. She really thinks he's amazing. As a mom, I appreciated the time he took with her to step by step go through the procedure and tell her the truth, but he also kept telling her how strong she was and how he knew she could handle it. That made all the difference for us both.

June 19, 2015

I am very happy the doctor was concerned about my hurting arm and he diagnosed it. He called the ER department for me to be seen which possibly saved my hand.

Academic Profile

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Ophthalmology/Visual Sciences - Assistant Professor (Clinical)
Board Certification American Board of Ophthalmology

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 585-6701 John A. Moran Eye Center
Ophthalmology
65 N Mario Capecchi
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Education

Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship University of Utah School of Medicine
Ophthalmology, Vitreoretinal Diseases and Surgery
Fellow
Fellowship University of California, F.I. Proctor Foundation
Fellowship in Uveitis, Cornea and External Disease
Fellow
Residency University of Virginia
Ophthalmology
Resident
Residency Indiana University School of Medicine
Transitional Year
Resident
Fellowship University of Illinois at Chicago, Eye and Ear Infirmary
Applied Physics laboratory under Dr. Mahnaz Shahidi and Dr. N.P. Blair
Fellow
Professional Medical The Aga Khan University College of Medicine
Medicine and Surgery
M.B.B.S.

Publications

Selected Provider Publications

Global Impact

Global Impact

Education History

Type School Degree Country
Professional Medical The Aga Khan University College of Medicine
Medicine and Surgery
M.B.B.S. Pakistan

Career

Institution Description Country
The Book Group Children’s Book Illustrator Pakistan
The Oxford University Press Illustrator Pakistan

Clinical Trials

Video & News