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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101 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||4.8|
|Time Spent with Patient||4.9|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.8|
7 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Jan 15, 2018
I am very happy with the provider. She took the time to listen and I felt like more than just a number. Very impressed.
Reviewed on Dec 27, 2017
Dr Desai explained that she recommends PT in order to help my pain and we were able to get an appt. in the same building which is a comfort to know and she gave me words of encouragement :)
Reviewed on Oct 12, 2017
We agreed together on the effects of medications and whether they should be continued.
Reviewed on Oct 12, 2017
Dr. Desai is the best doctor!
Reviewed on Oct 2, 2017
I waited 4 months for appointment and it was a complete waste of my time. I felt like she was in a rush and didn't have time.
Reviewed on Sep 25, 2017
very happy with my appointment. finally found out what my problem is. very good Doctor.
Reviewed on Jul 12, 2017
Dr. Desai and her staff were helpful and efficient. In the lab areas I felt I was just one more body they were processing.
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