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 5/16/2017, 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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188 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||4.9|
|Time Spent with Patient||4.9|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.8|
16 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Feb 6, 2018
Dr. Desai always explains what she is planning and the reasons.
Reviewed on Jan 5, 2018
The doctor is a very though, meticulous, and conscientious doctor.
Reviewed on Dec 1, 2017
She is a very caring physician. She takes the time to listen to the patient and discuss treatment options.
Reviewed on Nov 21, 2017
Dr. Desai was very patient with me about making the decision to get an infusion for osteoporosis. Even though I had canceled my original appointment for the infusion, she was not critical or upset with me. She said she understood my fears and concerns. We talked about the side effects and benefits to this treatment. I felt reassured and encouraged to reschedule the infusion. I respect Dr. Desai and appreciate her ability to not try to force or coerce me to get me to do something she feels would be beneficial.
Reviewed on Oct 18, 2017
She understood my pain, ordered test, listened to my concerns included me.
Reviewed on Oct 11, 2017
She was an AWESOME doctor. Super helpful, extremely knowledgeable and explained things to me clearly. I felt listened to and in good hands.
Reviewed on Sep 26, 2017
Dr. Desai was compassionate and caring. She took time to explain many things to me and alleviate my worry. I would highly recommend her.
Reviewed on Aug 1, 2017
always concern with my well being.
Reviewed on Jul 5, 2017
I always feel good about seeing Dr. Desai. I am a large woman & she treats me with dignity & respect.
Reviewed on May 19, 2017
I received excellent care and even had a few follow-up concerns which she addressed with me during a phone conversation.
Reviewed on May 9, 2017
Dr. Desai checked for me to see if my insurance would cover my shot. I appreciated that! She answered my concerns and gave me printouts on the type of treatments. Very considerate and sound.
Reviewed on Apr 28, 2017
it was an overa good experience, just a lot of information to absorb in one visit.
Reviewed on Apr 25, 2017
This was my first visit to Dr. Desai after a referral from my PCP. She was finally able to help me address some ongoing issues and provide me with a diagnosis and education, as well as follow up. Was quick to respond in mychart. definitely would recommend.
Reviewed on Apr 12, 2017
Overall, a pleasant experience
Reviewed on Apr 4, 2017
Reviewed on Mar 3, 2017
No problems good job
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