Dr. Aafaque Akhter
Founder and Medical Director
Board Certified in Addiction Medicine
Board Certified in Psychiatry
Dr. A. Akhter, the founder of Norton Health Care, is one of the few physicians who began prescribing Suboxone at the time of its approval as a drug dependency treatment modality. Dr. Akhter received his formal training in one of the GME programs of Harvard Medical School. He believes passionately in the effectiveness of this treatment, having been exposed to its clinical value while practicing in India. Suboxone treatment is his exclusive area of clinical practice. He also shares his clinical expertise by instructing more than 3000 physician’s a year.
Dr. Akhter finished his medical school in India before traveling to England and Ireland. He received a diploma in Psychological Medicine in Ireland and is a Member of Royal College of England. After pursuing further training at Harvard Medical School, he fell in love with the south shore area. Dr. Akhter believes that helping people gain freedom from Heroin, pain medicine and Methadone dependency is noble work. He also passionately believes that people with addiction issues should be treated with the respect and confidentiality they deserve.