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Dr. David J Desoto has the following 2 specialties
A nephrologist is a physician who is specially trained to diagnose and treat conditions affecting the kidneys or renal system.
A nephrologist will determine through urine analysis, blood test, X-ray, sonogram, or kidney biopsy how well the kidneys are functioning and will then prescribe a special diet and exercise program, medication or dialysis - a process by which a machine filters the blood when the kidney is no longer capable of doing so.
- 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.
- End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD)
- Peritoneal Dialysis
- Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
- Kidney Biopsy
- Chronic Renal Disease
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Dr. Desoto himself is a great doctor and would love to continue to see him; however his staff is horrible. I had my son in September. I saw Desoto after I had him and was scheduled for a follow-up. I arrived for my appointment only to be told I was rescheduled and they hadn't gotten the letter out yet. I went back the following week and was told that when they rescheduled they did it with the nurse practitioner. As I left I again scheduled an appointment and months later when I arrived with letter in hand showing date and time I was told that I was rescheduled and would need to come back next week. The next appointment was also made with the nurse practitioner. I scheduled another appointment and today was supposed to be the day. I received an automated called last night at 8pm informing me that my appointment was rescheduled. 3 times in a row I have missed work and when I asked to speak with the office manager the woman that answered the phone said she was the manager. She told me that it was not their fault and I need to be understanding. She said they are overwhelmed and are unable to inform patients when they change their appointment. I asked when my new appointment was and she said it will be at least 4 months and may be longer they will call me. There is absolutely no reason for this. she was very unapologetic and told me that I needed to call and check to make sure my appointment didn't change. Wow.
Going to Dr. Desoto is like visiting your family doctor you have known for years. If you do not understand something, he draws you a diagram. The staff is friendly. He is my husband's doctor, but having worked for a hospital he served, he takes the patient and their family into careful consideration and his bedside manner is like an old family friend. You know he cares about the patient as if he was a personal friend or member of his family. We just totally love him.
I have worked in the medical profession over 40 years. Dr. DeSoto is one of the kindest, caring physicians I have had the pleasure to know in all these years. His care of my husband is like going to see an old friend. We trust him totally. The staff and overall promptness cannot be compared. I only wish all physicians were like this one physician.
On-Time Doctor Award (2015)
Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.
Patients' Choice Award (2016, 2015, 2013, 2014)
Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2014, 2016, 2015)
Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.
23 Years Experience
Louisiana State University School Of Medicine In New Orleans
Graduated in 1995
Lsu Health Sciences
Dr. David J Desoto accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
Ambetter Superior Health Plan
- Ambetter Superior Health Plan
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- Qualchoice Statewide Network
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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Locations & DirectionsHot Springs Diagnostic Associates, 115 Wrights St Ste C, Hot Springs National Park, AR
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