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Dr. Veena C Desai Is this you?

About Dr. Veena C Desai

Dr. Veena C Desai, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Emerson, NJ. She has 14 years of experience. Her specialties include Family Medicine. Dr. Desai has received 5 awards. She speaks English.

Rating Overview

21 Ratings with 3 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Veena C Desai is Great. Dr. Veena C Desai has been rated by 21 patients. From those 21 patients 3 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Veena C Desai is 4.3 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Bergen Medical Associates

466 Old Hook Rd Ste 1
Emerson, NJ 07630
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Specialties

Dr. Veena C Desai has the following 1 specialty

  • 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.

  • Expertise

    7 Expertise

  • Weight Loss
  • Family Planning
  • Influenza
  • Immunization
  • Contraception
  • Check-up
  • Weight Loss (non-surgical)

Reviews

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Four Stars

She's a little busy and the office is very busy. She was nice though. There were a couple of mix ups and I had to call twice to get some things done but I will return.

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Three Stars

Referred me to three other doctors, most likely for networking, at my expense.

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Smart and personable but rushed

I've only gone to Dr. Desai once, for a routine physical, but I will be going back. I liked her. But she spoke in a very rushed manner that seemed to go over the heads of much of the office staff. At first I thought it was just me, as I kept asking her to repeat herself, but then it became clear the nurses had the same problem. She rattled off instructions to the nurses about specific tests to run on me, and I found myself having to remind the nurses afterwards, "Oh, didn't she say she wanted [this test] done also?" It seemed like there was some sort of missing part of the process for getting the doctor's orders communicated clearly to the nurses. While I left feeling like they did a thorough job and I was called a couple days later with the results of my bloodwork, it was a weird experience. I got the impression the staff at this office is overworked. This is a large group practice and they seem to jam a lot of patients in there. While I like Dr. Desai, if you want a calmer doctor office experience, you might not get that here.

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  • Awards

    5 Awards

  • NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home

    NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home

    The patient-centered medical home is a way of organizing primary care that emphasizes care coordination and communication to transform primary care into what patients want it to be. Medical homes can lead to higher quality and lower costs, and can improve patients' and providers' experience of care.

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2014, 2015, 2016)

    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

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2016, 2014, 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.

  • On-Time Doctor Award

    On-Time Doctor Award (2014, 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.

  • Bridges to Excellence: Physician Office Systems Recognition Program

    Bridges to Excellence: Physician Office Systems Recognition Program

    This program is designed to recognize practices that use information systems to enhance the quality of patient care. To obtain Recognition, practices must demonstrate that they have implemented systematic office

  • Education

    14 Years Experience

  • University Of Alabama School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 2004

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Veena C Desai accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Massachusetts
    • BCBS MA Blue Care Elect PPO
    • BCBS MA Preferred Blue PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Empire BCBS
    • Empire Blue Priority EPO
    • Empire HMO
    • Empire PPO
    • Empire Prism EPO Blue Priority
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Horizon BCBS
    • Horizon BCBS OMNIA - TIER1
    • Horizon Direct Access
    • Horizon HMO
    • Horizon OMNIA
    • Horizon POS
    • Horizon PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • Oxford Health
    • Oxford Freedom
    • Oxford Health Garden State
    • Oxford Liberty
    • Oxford Metro
  • QualCare
    • QualCare HMO
    • QualCare PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

Bergen Medical Associates, 466 Old Hook Rd Ste 1, Emerson, NJ
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