Rajul Desai, MD, MPH
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Treatment & Services
- Administration Of Injectable Medications For Osteoporosis
- Bone Density Testing
- General Rheumatology
- Infusions Of Biologic Agents On Site
- Joint Aspiration
- Joint Injections
- Pericardial Diseases Center
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
- Benign Hypermobility Joint Syndrome
- Connective Tissue Disorders
- Inflammatory Arthritis
- Knee Pain
- Lateral Epicondylitis/tennis Elbow
- Metabolic Bone Disease
- Musculoskeletal Pain
- Osteoarthritis Of The Hips And Knees In The Elderly
- Painful Joints
- Polyarteritis Nodosa
- Psoriatic Arthritis
- Raynaud's Phenomenon
- Reactive Arthritis
- Rheumatic Manifestations of Celiac Disease
- Rheumatic Manifestations of Diabetes
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Rheumatoid Arthritis: How to Treat
- Shingles (Varicella-Zoster Virus)
- Steroid-Induced Osteoporosis
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Fellowship - Boston University School of Medicine
Boston, MA USA
Residency - Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
Springfield, IL USA
Internship - Elmhurst General Hospital
New York, NY USA
Medical School - Government Medical College
- MPH, University of Pittsburgh, 2003
- Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
General rheumatology, scleroderma and related disorders
Research & Publications
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152 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||4.9|
|Knows Medical History||4.9|
|Time Spent with Patient||4.8|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.8|
11 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Mar 16, 2017
Dr. Desai is Great!
Reviewed on Mar 8, 2017
Dr. Desair made sure that I was getting the treatment I needed, which included the correct medication/dosage, which my insurance originally denied.
Reviewed on Feb 16, 2017
Dr.Desai really goes over everything in detail.
Reviewed on Jan 19, 2017
Reviewed on Jan 10, 2017
Proactive and alternate approaches much appreciated and made me even more impressed...
Reviewed on Oct 31, 2016
Before I left the office I was very clear about my treatment plan.
Reviewed on Oct 13, 2016
Reviewed on Sep 28, 2016
Dr. Desai is very friendly and helpful. She listened & answered my questions patiently & nicely. She also is very intelligent. I trust her as my doctor.
Reviewed on Sep 13, 2016
Reviewed on Aug 15, 2016
Reviewed on Jul 19, 2016
Excellent overall experience.
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