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About Dr. Rakesh J Desai

Dr. Rakesh J Desai, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Bay City, TX, with other offices in Bay City, TX and Houston, TX . He has 32 years of experience. His specialties include Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychiatry and Neurology. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

9 Ratings with 4 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Rakesh J Desai is Great. Dr. Rakesh J Desai has been rated by 9 patients. From those 9 patients 4 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Rakesh J Desai is 3.7 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Matagorda Episcopal Health Outreach Program Corp

101 Avenue F N
Bay City, TX 77414
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1700 Golden Ave
Bay City, TX 77414
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Memorial Psychiatry Associates

929 Gessner Rd Ste 2000
Houston, TX 77024
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Specialties

Dr. Rakesh J Desai has the following 3 specialties

  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry

    A psychiatrist is a doctor with specific training in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness.
    He or she can not only provide the counseling necessary to both diagnose and treat a patient, but can also prescribe medication when needed. In some cases, a psychiatrist will only provide the medication and the counseling will be provided by another healthcare specialist, like a certified counselor or psychologist.
    Like other doctors, psychiatrists employ diagnostic tools like CT scans and MRI in order to observe the structure and function of a patient's brain.
    Once a diagnosis is made, these specialists may use behavior or cognitive therapy in order to address the patient's condition, or a multitude of other types of therapy, in conjunction with or in place of medication.

  • Neurology

    A neurologist is a physician who diagnoses and treats disorders of the nervous system which is comprised of the brain, spinal cord and nerves. These doctors do not perform surgery, but refer patients to neurological surgeons when they determine that surgical intervention is necessary.
    Some of the conditions that neurologists diagnose and treat are epilepsy, aneurysms, hydrocephalus, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, spinal disc herniation, and spinal disease.
    In addition to using diagnostic tests like MRI, CT scans, EEG and EMG, neurologists also employ neurological testing to gauge muscle strength and movement, balance, reflexes, sensation, memory, speech, and other cognitive abilities.

  • Expertise

    13 Expertise

  • Personality Disorder
  • Mental Illness
  • Schizophrenia
  • Insomnia
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) / Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Depressive Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder / Manic Depressive Disorder
  • Mood Disorders
  • Clinical Depression

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Get U addicted then Closes Office

Seen Dr. Desai for 9 years. Not a notice given he was stopping his practice. High doses of medication i am on then, i call to find out he stopped practicing. No Doctor seems to want to help with the high dosage medication. Called the office and all say he no longer practices there. However, pull him up on Google. A new telephone number and same Dr. Associates, and same lady who answers the phone. Angry!!!!!#

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A wonderful doctor!

Dr. Desai is very caring, perceptive and knowledgable about his subject. He is the only doctor who could ease my O.C.D symptoms. Other doctors would ...

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Five Stars

This is the best and most caring psychiatrist that I have ever seen. He is very perceptive and knowledgable.

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Role as Medical Director at United Behavioral Health

Dr. Desai serves as Medical Director at UBH and reviewed my claim for residential treatment of my daughter. He denied coverage because her situation wasn't bad enough. She had seen mental health providers off and on for 10 years, but abandoned them as they failed to make progress. Before we admitted her, we consulted four mental health professionals all of whom had known my daughter for years and all of whom agreed she needed it. Her psychiatrist (one of the four)is a Medical Director of a separate insurance company, and he agreed she needed residential treatment. and it is not hard to see why. She had 8 diagnosis codes at admission. EIGHT. She had been pulled from school because she couldn't handle it. Three days before, we were within minutes of admitting her to acute inpatient treatment. The fact that Dr. Desai couldn't recognize what was obvious to me and everyone else who treated her causes me to conclude that he does not understand the issues that she faced.

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  • Education

    32 Years Experience

  • Smt Nhl Municipal Medical College

    Graduated in 1986

  • Austin State Hospital

    Residency

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