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Dr. Chetan K Desai Is this you?

About Dr. Chetan K Desai

Dr. Chetan K Desai, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Saint Petersburg, FL. His specialties include Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine. Dr. Desai is affiliated with St Petersburg General Hospital, Bayfront Medical Center and St Anthony's Hospital. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

10 Ratings with 3 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Chetan K Desai is Great. Dr. Chetan K Desai has been rated by 10 patients. From those 10 patients 3 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Chetan K Desai is 3.6 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Center For Digestive Care

3901 66th St N Ste 201
Saint Petersburg, FL 33709
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Dr. Chetan K Desai has the following 2 specialties

  • Gastroenterology

    A gastroenterologist is a specialist in diagnosis and treatment of conditions involving the digestive/gastrointestinal (GI) tract. These doctors are experts on how food moves through the digestive system and is chemically broken down, with nutrients being absorbed and waste excreted. You might see this kind of doctor if you are experiencing any number of stomach issues, some of which might be severe diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, hemorrhoids, ulcers, acid reflux, Crohn's disease and more.

  • Internal Medicine

    An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
    These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
    In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Chetan K Desai has the following 11 expertise

  • Colonoscopy
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Celiac Disease
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Acid Reflux Disease (Gastroesophageal Reflux / GERD)
  • Acid Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Constipation

Board Certifications

Dr. Chetan K Desai is Board Certified in 2 specialties

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Two Stars

He is interested only in performing endoscopic and colonoscopic exams-and these enmasse. He has patients arrive at a room in St Anthony's hospital and instead of examining them individually runs from patient to patient 10 at a time-hardly the way to practice gastroenterology.

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Exceptional Patient Care

Dr. Desai is straight to the point, precise, and takes excellent care of me. His bedside manner is unsurpassed. His staff are professional and client centric. Whomever wrote the negative review must have woken up on the "wrong side of the bed" or have him confused with someone else!!!

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From the moment I TRIED to make an appointment with his RUDE staff (that I come to find out was terminated)....which was no surprise..then comes my appointment...the girl at the front desk was reading PEOPLES magazine and MUNCHING on chips when I arrived at 10 AM...and no doubt was too preoccupied reading her PROPLES magazine to do the data entry on my chart CORRECTLY...enters me as a MALE instead of female and gets my address WRONG..then meet with the derelict doctor who never even introduces himself.. Acts as if he could care LESS about me...and starts to dispute any of my PREVIOUS SERIOUS medical history even though he has NEVER seen me and has NO medical records on me. Even as SERIOUS as my conditions are.....and I ASK to be examined...he says he is NOT going to.....????? Then how is it that the bill was $370.00 for a "CONSULTSTION" ...the good news is that along with myself my insurance company DENIED payment because his office manager Leigh FAILED to code the appointment correctly....and even the billing agency for the doctor admitted their negligence...I am not even telling all the MANY mistakes this doctor and his clinic made...but I would suggest if you VALUE your would NEVER CONDIDER this doctor...most importantly charging $370.00 and NEVER even examining me or ordering ANY tests considering the SERIOUSNESS of my medical issues....!!!! ..

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  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Desai is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

  • Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center


  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Chetan K Desai accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Ambetter Superior Health Plan
    • Ambetter Superior Health Plan
  • AvMed Health
    • AvMed Empower
    • AvMed Engage
    • Avmed Choice
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Florida
    • BCBS Florida myBlue
    • Florida Blue BlueCare HMO
    • Florida Blue BlueOptions
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry FL Employer Group HMO Open Access
    • Coventry FL Employer Group PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    • Humana HMO
    • Humana HMO Premier
    • Humana HMO Select
    • Humana National POS
    • Humana Preferred PPO
    • Humana Tampa Bay CoreNet
    • Humana Tampa Bay HUMx HMOx
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • UHC of the River Valley
    • Neighborhood Health Partnership Commercial
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

Locations & Directions

Center For Digestive Care, 3901 66th St N Ste 201, Saint Petersburg, FL


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