Dr. Jitendra Desai, MD

Psychiatry •  Male • Age 70
  
Dr. Desai
Telehealth services available

Walnut Avenue Associates PC

16 Walnut Ave Sw Roanoke, VA 24016

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(540) 345-6468

Dr. Jitendra Desai, MD is a Psychiatry Specialist in Roanoke, VA and has over 48 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Desai has more experience with General Mental Health and Psychotic Disorders than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Med Coll, Baroda U medical school in 1972. He has indicated that he 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:

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Practice Areas

General Mental Health

General mental health includes management, treatment and prevention of mental illness through risk factor screenings, counseling, group therapy, and wellness support.Compare with other General Mental Health specialists.

Typically treats 84% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 11 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Anxiety
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Desai treats Anxiety more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Desai treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

ADHD and-or ADD
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Desai treats ADHD and-or ADD more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Desai treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Psychiatric Evaluation
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Desai performs Psychiatric Evaluation more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Desai performs this procedure more than 94% of their peers

Psychotic Disorders

Psychotic disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions that cause severe mental symptoms and disconnection from reality, such as schizophrenia, delusional disorder, and substance-induced psychosis.Compare with other Psychotic Disorders specialists.

Typically treats 67% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Desai treats Psychosis Due to Mental Illness more than 90% of their peers

Dr. Desai treats this condition more than 90% of their peers

Schizoaffective Disorder
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Desai treats Schizoaffective Disorder more than 87% of their peers

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

Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Desai treats Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder more than 86% of their peers

Dr. Desai treats this condition more than 86% of their peers

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Dr. Desai's conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcohol-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Amphetamine and Other Psychostimulant Dependence
  • Anorexia
  • Antisocial Personality Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Cocaine Addiction
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Conversion Disorder
  • Cyclothymia (Chronic Mood Disorder)
  • Delusional Disorder
  • Developmental and Learning Disorders
  • Dissociative Disorder
  • Dissociative, Conversion, and Factitious Disorders
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Drug-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbances of Childhood and Adolescence
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Mania
  • Marijuana Addiction
  • Nondependent Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Amphetamine or Related Acting Sympathomimetic Abuse
  • Nondependent Antidepressant Abuse
  • Nondependent Cocaine Abuse
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
  • Nondependent Opioid Abuse
  • Nondependent Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Abuse
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD)
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Psychotherapy and Psychophysiological Therapy (incl. Biofeedback)
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizoid and Schizotypal Personality Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophreniform Disorder
  • Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Dependence
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Tobacco Use Disorder

Dr. Desai's Reviews

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2.8

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Paul Anderson Banks,Sr – Sep 10, 2020
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I wouldn't advise anyone to see this So Called Psychiatrist !!!!!
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  • Staff wasn't friendly
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  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Lee – Aug 12, 2018
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I took my child to be evaluated by another phychiatrist because this Doctor never did. The report was sent to Dr. Desai who when we went to an appointment he was not aware of the report. We know it was recieved. We continue to have problems getting medications. My child stresses when she has to deal with employees which in turn stresses family members. It is almost impossible to get any answers over the phone. Sorry, because of these issues, I can not recommend this doctor or Walnut Ave Asso
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Susan Kuker in Roanoke – May 11, 2017
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Biography

Dr. Jitendra Desai, MD is a Psychiatry Specialist in Roanoke, VA and has over 48 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Desai has more experience with General Mental Health and Psychotic Disorders than other specialists in his area. He gradu...Read more

Specialties

  • Psychiatry

Board Certifications

Education

1978
Westchester Co Med Ctr-Ny Med Coll
Residency Hospital
1974
SS Genl Hosp
Internship Hospital
1972
Med Coll, Baroda U
Medical School

Awards

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Locations

Walnut Avenue Associates PC

Northern Virginia Counseling Group Inc.16 Walnut Ave Sw Roanoke, VA 24016
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