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About Dr. Rikesh R Desai
Dr. Rikesh R Desai, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Sun City West, AZ, with another office in Surprise, AZ. He has 20 years of experience. His specialties include Geriatric Medicine and Family Medicine. Dr. Desai is affiliated with Banner Del E Webb Medical Center. Dr. Desai has received 3 awards. He speaks English.
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Dr. Rikesh R Desai has the following 2 specialties
- Geriatric Medicine
A geriatric specialist is a physician who treats the elderly population and the conditions that most commonly affect them. These doctors have special training in the effects of aging on the body and mind of a patient.
Geriatric specialists treat common ailments faced by senior citizens, such as frailty, incontinence, memory problems, arthritis, senility, decreased functioning and more.
In addition, geriatric specialists keep abreast of the different medications that an elderly person is prescribed to treat their more complex health issues in order to decrease adverse side effects and avoid dangerous drug interactions.
- Family Medicine
A family practitioner is a doctor who specializes in caring for people of all ages, at all stages of life. Rather than focusing on the treatment of one disease or patient population, family practitioners are often the doctors that people see for their everyday ailments, like cold and flu or respiratory infections, and health screenings. When necessary, family practitioners will provide referrals for conditions that require the expertise of another specialist.
The doctors may also provide physicals, inoculations, prenatal care, treat chronic diseases, like diabetes and asthma, and provide advice on disease prevention.
Dr. Rikesh R Desai has the following 10 expertise
- Geriatric Medicine
- Alzheimer's Disease
- Urinary Incontinence
- EOL Care
- Cognitive Issues/Testing
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Best Doctor ever!
Self-verified patient of Dr. Rikesh R Desai - Posted on May 4th, 2017
Dr. Desai takes his time to answer all of my questions, he explains everything in detail. He will take the test that are necessary and doesn't waste time on medications that do not work. Dr. Desai is my go to doctor when I'm having medical issues. It took me a long time to find a good doctor and He's the best!
Good doctor but...
Self-verified patient of Dr. Rikesh R Desai - Posted on August 1st, 2015
Dr. Desai has been my primary for two years. He's a busy doctor (it seems) so wait times can be lengthy. The average amount of time he spent with me is about five minutes, so I don't really feel I could get all of my concerns out. Office staff can be rude and cold, especially when calling for a same day appointment. Nurse practitioners in this office have neglected to return a very important phone calls as well. Overall, the doctor his self is comfortable to see, he's competent and caring, but he is also too busy and his office staff can definitely use an improvement.
Self-verified patient of Dr. Rikesh R Desai - Posted on January 12th, 2014
Dr. Desai knocks then enters the room with a big smile and handshake. He is always dressed professionally and has the shiniest shoes of any male Dr. I have seen. He is concerned why you are there and can tell, on some visits, that you are very sick before you even say anything. There are times that he suggests that I see a particular Doctor for an additional opinion. It wasn't really necessary as he was correct with his own diagnosis. I feel very blessed to have found Dr. Desai approximately 5 years ago.
Self-verified patient of Dr. Rikesh R Desai - Posted on November 4th, 2011
Patients' Choice Award (2018)
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.
On-Time Doctor Award (2015, 2018)
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.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (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.
Dr. Desai is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
20 Years Experience
Medical College Baroda
Graduated in 1998
Conemaugh Valley Memorial Hospital
Dr. Rikesh R Desai accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Savings Plus of AZ
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
- Aetna Whole Health Banner Health Network HMO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA LocalPlus
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- Health Net AZ HMO ExcelCare Network
- Health Net AZ PPO HSA
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana National POS
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Options PPO
More about Dr. Rikesh R Desai
Dr. Desai is an internal medicine physician who provides comprehensive care to his patients, especially seniors. He believes in preventive care to achieve optimal health. Board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine, Dr. Desai received his medical degree from the University of Baroda Medical College in India. He came to the United States to complete his medical training, beginning with an internship at the Penn State College of Medicine, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. From there, he finished a Family Practice Residency at Conemaugh Valley Family Practice In Johnstown, Pa., and a Geriatrics Fellowship at Sun Health/St. Joseph’s in Phoenix, Ariz. Dr. Desai is a member of the American Medical Association, American Academy of Family Physicians and the Arizona Geriatrics Society.
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