Treatment & Services
- Adult Rheumatology
- Arthritic Knee Conditions
- General Rheumatology
- General Rheumatology including Lupus
- Joint Aspiration
- Joint Injections
- Medical Management of Early Osteoarthritis
- Musculoskeletal Medicine
- Musculoskeletal Treatment For Joint Pain
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Arthritic Knee Problems
- Arthritis of the Foot and Ankle
- Arthritis Of The Hip
- Arthritis Of The Knee
- Arthritis of the Thumb Base
- Arthritis of the Wrist & Hand
- Hand and Wrist Arthritis
- Inflammatory Arthritis
- Knee Pain
- Musculoskeletal Pain
- Osteoarthritis Of The Hips And Knees In The Elderly
- Osteoporosis in Men
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Rheumatoid Arthritis: How to Treat
- Shoulder Arthritis
- Sjogren's Syndrome
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Fellowship - University of Michigan Health System
Ann Arbor, MI USA
Residency - University of Michigan Health System
Ann Arbor, MI USA
Medical School - University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Rochester, NY USA
Undergraduate - University of Rochester
Rochester, NY USA
- Internal Medicine
- Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
Research & Publications
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As of 5/20/2016, Dr. Desai has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.
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142 Patient Satisfaction Reviews
The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.
Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.
The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||5|
|Knows Medical History||4.8|
|Time Spent with Patient||4.9|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.8|
18 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Mar 3, 2017
No problems good job
Reviewed on Feb 1, 2017
Reviewed on Jan 31, 2017
just an overall excellent visit as I explained in another field. I would highly recommend Dr Desai to anyone.
Reviewed on Dec 27, 2016
She is a very good listener. She explains things in a thoroughly so that I understand.
Reviewed on Dec 9, 2016
Dr. Desai was so knowledgeable and helpful in making my diagnosis and explaining it and the treatment to me. She was very kind and supportive. I look forward to working with her towards better heath. I feel comfortable asking her questions and the with the decisions we made TOGETHER.
Reviewed on Dec 6, 2016
I was so impressed with the care provided by Dr. Desai and my visit in general was exceptional! I felt very well taken care of and I am so happy I came to the Cleveland Clinic and found Dr. Desai! I am so much more optimistic about my health issues than I had been after working with local care providers and I am very grateful to now be under her care!
Reviewed on Nov 2, 2016
Reviewed on Sep 28, 2016
My appointment was on a Wednesday morning and the next day, Thursday, I received a call at 8:10 a.m. with my test results. Very impressed!
Reviewed on Sep 27, 2016
Dr. Desai was very thorough in her care.
Reviewed on Sep 14, 2016
Dr. Desai was very informative and answered all my questions and explained my current condition extremely well.
Reviewed on Sep 13, 2016
Dr. Desai was very thorough and interested in reducing my pain level
Reviewed on Sep 6, 2016
First visit with this doctor. She was awesome. Very kind and pleasant.
Reviewed on Aug 19, 2016
The doctor gave clear information about the pain reliever that would be safe for my uncle to use, as he has severe kidney disease. She also recommended a topical pain reliever, which he said was helpful then he used it at home. In addition, she gave him some additional physical therapy exercises to try.
Reviewed on Aug 9, 2016
Dr. Desai was extremely attentive. At my last visit I mentioned an upcoming important event and one of the first things she asked was how things were going with regard to that. Besides being a great doctor it impressed me that she would take the time to note such personal items in my chart to be able to comment the next time she saw me.
Reviewed on Jun 17, 2016
Overall good visit. I was thankful that Doctor Desai spent time with me and listened to what I had to say. She was also prompt in answering questions through my chart.
Reviewed on May 3, 2016
very clear directions
Reviewed on May 3, 2016
1st visit with new doctor/doctor was prompt, friendly, easy to talk to & knowledgeable.
Reviewed on Mar 29, 2016
I was seeing the doctor for knee pain from osteoarthritis after not having much success with an ortho doc. Dr. Desai prescribed two medications that could start giving me immediate relief from the pain, and then she and her office and staff went through multiple conversations with my insurance (CCF EHP) to get the approval on treatment with hyaluronic acid shots. Dr. Desai is the second doctor who thought they would benefit me, but the only one who worked through the insurance red tape to get this treatment for me. Her effort is much appreciated!
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