Dr. Bijal Desai, MD

Dr. Bijal Desai, MD

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Internal Medicine  ·  
Female  ·  
40 y/o
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Dr. Bijal Desai, MD is an internal medicine specialist in Arlington, VA and has been practicing for 10 years. She specializes in internal medicine.

Inova Primary Care in Shirlington - Inova

2800 S Shirlington Rd Ste 706

Arlington, VA 22206
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Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.

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No malpractice claims found for Virginia
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Dr. Desai's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Acne
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Anemia
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Ataxia
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Pain
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Interstitial Cystitis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Cold Sore
  • Constipation
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Cough
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dehydration
  • Dermatitis
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Emphysema
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophagitis
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gout
  • Hair Loss
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Herpes Zoster Without Complication
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hives
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Injuries
  • Insomnia
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Itchy Skin
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lyme Disease
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Motion Sickness
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nausea
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Perimenopause
  • Pharyngitis
  • Physical Examination
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac Poisoning
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rapid Flu Test
  • Rash
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Rib Fracture
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Infections
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Strep Throat
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Tension Headache
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Tinnitus
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Tonsillitis
  • Ulcer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaccination
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Vertigo
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wellness Examination
  • Wheezing

About Me

Care Philosophy

An internal medicine doctor geared toward helping prevent, diagnose and manage chronic diseases in adults. We are conveniently located near Old Town Alexandria, Alexandria, Fairfax and Oxon Hill, MD.

Specialties

  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

2009
Greenville Hosp System
Residency Hospital
2007
Greenville Hospital System
Internship Hospital
2006
St George's Hospital Medical School
Medical School
2000
Emory University
Undergraduate School
2009
2007
2006
2000

Languages

  • Gujarati
  • English

Awards

Dr. Desai's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Desai

3.6

Based on 26 reviews

5 Stars
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(15)
4 Stars
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(2)
3 Stars
3.8461538461538463%
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2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
30.76923076923077%
(8)

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WARNING! I've made two different appointments to get a physical with this doctor and BOTH times the doctor has cancelled days before the scheduled appointment. It's been six months now and two appointment cancellations and I still have not seen the doctor. It's very difficult to get an appointment in the N VA area and I scheduled the appointment months in advance. I travel a lot for work and made travel plans around these appointments and the doctor just keeps cancelling the scheduled appts.
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Dr Bijal Desai is extremely professional, knowledgeable and thorough in her assessments. I feel very well taken care of at each of my appointments, and look forward to having her as my doctor in the years to come. Office is very efficient and well-run too! Look no further.
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Had to wait a month to schedule a physical, was late by 10 min due to traffic (thanks I-66) and long commute from work, Dr. Desai marked me as a no-show, said she didn't have time for appointment and I could reschedule (and wait another month). The lack of scheduling flexibility and transactional nature of interactions has me looking for another primary care physician unfortunately.
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Dr. Desai has been my primary care doctor for two or three years. I find her very professional, caring, and knowledgable. She has expectations from her patients just as we have expectations from our doctors. She is one of the two top primary care doctors I've ever had and I'm 76 years old.
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Dr Desai is absolutely the best. She cares about her patients and will follow up with their care. She listens and is very attentive. I have recommended Dr Desai to several friends.
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Inova Fairfax Hospital

Falls Church, VA