Dr. Diana Desai, MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism •  Female • Age 39
  
Dr. Desai
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Houston Thyroid and Endocrine Specialists

6624 Fannin St Ste 2260 Houston, TX 77030

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(713) 795-0770

Dr. Diana Desai, MD is a Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Specialist in Houston, TX. Dr. Desai has more experience with Diabetes, Osteoporosis, and Thyroid Disorders than other specialists in her area. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist West Hospital. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Desai to book an appointment.


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Dr. Desai accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Advantage HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
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Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
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Practice Areas

Diabetes

Diabetes specialists manage and treat a range of diabetes-related conditions including type 1 and type 2 diabetes and diabetic ketoacidosis through procedures such as continuous glucose monitoring and insulin therapy.Compare with other Diabetes specialists.

Typically treats 69% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Desai treats Diabetes With Renal Manifestations more than 85% of their peers

Dr. Desai treats this condition more than 85% of their peers

Diabetic Ketoacidosis
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Desai treats Diabetic Ketoacidosis more than 68% of their peers

Dr. Desai treats this condition more than 68% of their peers

Diabetes Type 2
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Desai treats Diabetes Type 2 more than 55% of their peers

Dr. Desai treats this condition more than 55% of their peers

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis specialists diagnose and treat conditions characterized by low bone density and bone weakness, such as osteoporosis and osteopenia.Compare with other Osteoporosis specialists.

Typically treats 51% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Osteopenia
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Desai treats Osteopenia more than 59% of their peers

Dr. Desai treats this condition more than 59% of their peers

Osteoporosis
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Desai treats Osteoporosis more than 44% of their peers

Dr. Desai treats this condition more than 44% of their peers

Thyroid Disorders

Thyroid disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the thyroid gland, including hyperparathyroidism, thyroid disease, and thyroid nodules.Compare with other Thyroid Disorders specialists.

Typically treats 55% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 7 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Thyroid Disease
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Desai treats Thyroid Disease more than 87% of their peers

Dr. Desai treats this condition more than 87% of their peers

Abnormal Thyroid
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Desai treats Abnormal Thyroid more than 78% of their peers

Dr. Desai treats this condition more than 78% of their peers

Hypothyroidism
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Desai treats Hypothyroidism more than 60% of their peers

Dr. Desai treats this condition more than 60% of their peers

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Dr. Desai's conditions and procedures:

  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Adrenal Gland Diseases
  • Adrenal Hyperplasia
  • Adrenal Incidentaloma
  • Adrenal Insufficiency
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Continuous Glucose Monitoring
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Cushing's Syndrome
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Insipidus
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • Endocrine Disorders
  • Female Infertility
  • Goiter
  • Graves' Disease
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hashimoto's Disease
  • Hyperaldosteronism
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Hyposmolality and Hyponatremia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Insulin Pump Therapy
  • Kidney Disease
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Obesity
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overweight
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Physical Examination
  • Pituitary Disease
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Prolactinoma
  • Radioactive Iodine Treatment
  • Retina Diseases
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Testosterone Deficiency
  • Thyroid Biopsy
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cyst
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Thyroid Scan
  • Thyroiditis
  • Ultrasound-Guided Biopsy
  • Ultrasound-Guided Fine Needle Aspiration
  • Ultrasound, Thyroid
  • Vitamin D Deficiency

Dr. Desai's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Desai

4.9

Based on 83 ratings

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      Dr. Desai and her staff were very professional and helpful. Dr. Desai is very knowledgeable and thorough with her practice. I am very pleased with my visit today.
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      KJ – Sep 22, 2020
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      Dr Desai always takes the time with her patients. She’s kind, answers any questions you have, and genuinely takes the time to get to know each individual’s needs.
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      Sep 10, 2020
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      Dr Desai is the absolute best, most caring, well-prepared, kind and considerate doctor I have ever been to in my over 65 years of experience! She and her staff have always been efficient, friendly, and highly competent. I am sorry to leave but moved away from the area, although it has taken me quite awhile to change doctors... I cannot say thank you enough!
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      Sep 10, 2020
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      Dr. Desai is amazing. She is thoughtful, proactive, and listens carefully. She is empathetic and extremely smart. Very happy with my entire experience from A to Z.
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      Kate – Sep 03, 2020
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      Love her so much. The best! Very understanding and caring.
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      Sep 02, 2020
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      As a fat person with type 2 diabetes Dr. Desai is the first medical professional that has treated me with respect and compassion regardless of my size. She listened to my concerns and questions and answered them without judgement or shaming me. She was empathetic and kind. She respected my decision to not be weighed or actively pursue weight loss and instead focus on health promoting behaviors. I am so grateful I found her.
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      T. Newman – Sep 02, 2020
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      Dr. Desai is amazing, she is so sweet and personable and I always feel like she really cares about me.
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      Valerie Chetta – Aug 27, 2020
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      Dr. Desai is the best. She says hello and let's her Patients take the floor. This Thyroid World is a crazy mixed up thing and being heard means so much to me. When I'm done babbling on. She lets me catch my breath and then starts to address her findings with me. When she's done discussing her findings with me and her recommendations she again addresses your feelings and how do you feel about the treatment plan. She makes me so comfortable and I wouldn't trade her at well. Thanks Doctor Desai for helping me keep it together.
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      Pauline Andres – Aug 25, 2020
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      I have enjoyed both of my visits with Dr. Desai. She's intelligent, thorough, and takes her time to answer questions and explain things.
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      Judy Sederholm – Aug 13, 2020
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      Dr. Desai is the best. She has really helped me get my diabetes very low. All people have to do is ask questions she is very good
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      Aug 13, 2020
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      Love Dr. Desai she is very good in asking you all the right questions regarding your health and I like that she brings up stuff of things we spoke off from our last visit, like if you got divorced.. she will ask how you are taking it or if you met someone how is so and so ...or your mom or dad ... etc.
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      Yolanda – Aug 12, 2020
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      Dr. Desai is thorough and has an excellent bedside manner. I have hypopituitarism so my condition is complex. Dr Desai has been instrumental in getting my meds balanced so I can live a more productive life. I highly recommend Dr Desai to anybody looking for a highly trained endocrinologist.
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      Aug 12, 2020
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      Dr. Desai asked many questions pertaining to my symptoms and their time-frame so that she had all necessary information. She also answered all of my questions. She is patient, kind, and caring and I feel confident in her as my doctor.
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      Deborah Kitsos – Aug 10, 2020
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      Ever since I been to Dr. Desai, my thyroid levels have been the best and stayed in range for the first times ever. I am going on 4-5 years and no relapses! Dr. Desai is very sweet and understanding, I recommend her to everyone!
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      Brandi Boehme – Aug 07, 2020
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      Dr Desai is always thorough with lab results. I’m always sure I will understand the report. She has worked with me finding right prescription provider and dosage. I’m sure all will work out.
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      Nancy A. – Aug 06, 2020
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      Dr Desai is always so pleasant to visit with and gives you the time you need, regardless of the fact that she is always so fully booked. Her wait times are short too. Don’t know how she does it , but she is on time and you never feel rushed with her.
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      LC – Aug 05, 2020
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      Dr Desai is the best. I wish I could use her for everything. Always trust everything she says. I talked to her this morning and she asks about everything. Always makes sure things are going good for me. I just love her. Margaret Aug 4, 2020
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      Margaret – Aug 05, 2020
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      Today was my first appointment with Dr. Desai, she was very sweet, caring and interested in knowing my concerns and helping me find the correct treatment, her nurse and front staff were great too, great customer service and efficient. I highly recommend Dr. Desai...I waited a few months to get an appointment with her, but the wait was totally worth it.
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      Arlene Sanchez – Aug 04, 2020
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      Dr. Desai is always on time and thorough during my visits. She is easy to talk to and always asks if I have questions or concerns.
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      Paula – Aug 04, 2020
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      Dr: Desai is professional, intelligent and compassionate. She respects you and your concerns. Dr. Desai ensures that you feel that your questions have been addressed. She is diligent with getting your illness or issues treated in a timely manner. She is thorough , competent and is an excellent Endocrinologist.
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      About Me

      Dr. Desai strives for excellence in the diagnosis and treatment of all hormonal disorders by combining the most recent advances and techniques with a compassionate approach. She specializes in disorders of the endocrine system. She goes to great lengths to care for each and every patient and spend time listening to and addressing all questions and concerns.

      Specialties

      • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

      Board Certifications

      • Diabetes, Metabolism & Endocrinology
      • Internal Medicine

      Education

      2010
      Baylor
      Residency Hospital

      Awards

      Frequently Asked Questions

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      Locations

      Houston Thyroid and Endocrine Specialists

      Houston Thyroid and Endocrine Specialists6624 Fannin St Ste 2260 Houston, TX 77030
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      Katy Office - Houston Thyroid and Endocrine18300 Katy Fwy Ste 225 Houston, TX 77094
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      Houston Methodist West Hospital

      Houston, TX

      79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

      • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
      • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018)