Dr. Allen Desena, MD

Dr. Allen Desena, MD

Pediatric Neurology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 40
Dr. Allen Desena, MD is a pediatric neurology specialist in Dallas, TX. He specializes in pediatric neurology and pediatrics.

1935 Medical District Dr

Dallas, TX 75235

Contact Information

(214) 456-7000

Insurance Accepted

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Sagamore Health Network

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Top Care Areas

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Hepatitis B Virus Screening
more than 66% of peers
Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
more than 62% of peers
HIV Screening
more than 51% of peers

Dr. Desena's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

2  Specialties

  • Pediatric Neurology
  • Pediatrics

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Desena does not have any board certifications listed.

33  Conditions Treated

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9  Procedures

  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • HIV Screening
  • Liver Function Test
  • Newborn Metabolic Screening
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Syphilis Screening
  • Thyroid Screening

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


Education data for Dr. Desena is unavailable at this time.

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Desena has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Desena has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Desena's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Desena to family and friends
4 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (4)

  • 5
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  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Desena's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

Dr. Desena was wonderful and very caring for my baby back in 2010. While he is very straight foward, i appreciate his knowledge and not being one who sugar coats anything. I truley appreciate him and would love to have him as my daughters doctor again. Thank you for everything.
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Dr.Desena was very rude, impatient, and not at all what I would expect from a pediatric neurologist! In my personal opinion his behavior is what causes mistakes as well as inaccurate diagnosis to occur. I would not recommend him to anyone.
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I see Dr. Desena frequently and I agree that he is very ubrupt and at my first appointment his aggressiveness was unexpected. Through time, as I get to know him, I see him as someone who is very relateable and free from personal judgement. It is apparent that he is very smart and very accomplished...more
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Dr. Desena was very rude and has zero bedside manners. He was very degrading and belittling to me, and showed no empathy or compassion. His approach to my 15 month old daughter was very abrupt and made me uncomfortable.
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