Dr. Kamlesh Desai, MD

Sports Medicine •  Male • Age 56
  
Dr. Desai
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Central Coast Family Care

355 Daniel Dr Ste 105 Santa Maria, CA 93454

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(805) 937-3368

Dr. Kamlesh Desai, MD is a Sports Medicine Specialist in Santa Maria, CA and has over 28 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Louisiana State Univ School Of Medicine In New Orleans medical school in 1992. He is affiliated with medical facilities Lompoc Valley Medical Center and Marian Regional Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and 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:

Aetna
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Anthem
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Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
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Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
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Gold Advantage-CA PPO
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Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
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UC Care-CA PPO
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Dr. Desai's conditions and procedures:

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4.5

Based on 81 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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1 Star
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  • Explained conditions well (72)
  • Listened & answered questions (72)
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  • Long wait times (57)
  • Staff wasn't friendly (7)
  • Appointment was rushed (6)
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I have been seeing Dr. Desai for 3months now and have found that he is a very caring and good Dr. He takes his time and covers everything and makes me feel good about myself.
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Lola Britton – Sep 03, 2019
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If you are looking for a caring and knowledgeable doctor, Dr Desai is that man. I have been going to him for a few years now and I haven't had a bad experience. The staff is also friendly and helpful too.
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Gabe M in Santa Maria – Mar 28, 2018
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I have been a patient of Dr. Desai for many years. He is kind and caring, and not hesitant to order tests or referring to a specialist.
What went well
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
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Terra Nichols in Orcutt, California – Mar 19, 2018
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Went to him as a teen and still recommend him as an adult. Actually cares about his patients health rather than a quick fix.
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Adriana in Santa Maria – Feb 07, 2018
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Takes a genuine interest in the care of his patients. Went above and beyond in getting us an appointment with a specialist.
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Santa Maria, CA – Jul 26, 2017
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.Dr. Desai is a thorough, caring and involved family physician. He is friendly and treats his patients and staff with respect and attentiveness. Appointment times are honored and wait times minimal. I think he is extremely knowledgeable and up-to-date.
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Margaret Campbell in Santa Maria, CA – Jun 16, 2017
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Doctor Desai and staff are very friendly. Feel very comfortable on all my visit.
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Santa Maria, Ca – May 10, 2017
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Dr. Desai takes his time and listens to his patients. We are able to get appointments when needed. Very knowledgeable in Elder Care.
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Santa Maria, CA – May 09, 2017
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Dr. Desai is always attentive to my needs, he's always shows interest in my well being and makes sure my medical need are met
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Jane in santa maria CA – May 09, 2017
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Always takes the extra time to sit and talk with you, seems to genuinely enjoy his work. Would recommend to anyone and any family.
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Fairfax, CA – May 09, 2017
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Dr Desai has always made me feel comfortable and open minded to seek the medical support necessary to improve my condition.
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Santa Maria, CA – May 06, 2017
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Dr. Desai always listens to my concerns and it is always easy and quick to get in to see him.
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Fairfax, CA – May 05, 2017
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very friendly and professional, excellent rapport with customers and extremely knowledgeable
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Santa Maria, CA – May 05, 2017
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I have a good report with the doctor. We discuss my medical problems easily with good results. The doctor does have difficulty providing a complete exam of symptoms which sometimes delays a accurate diagnosis.
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Robert Allerton in Santa Maria, CA – May 04, 2017
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Great doctor, very thorough, doesn't rush you out. Explains everything so you understand it.
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MJ in Santa Maria, CA – May 04, 2017
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The best doctor ever.
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DJ in Santa Maria, CA – May 04, 2017
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Excellent Service!!! easy to schedule urgent appointments... quick and fast....
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Gabriel Contreras in Santa Maria, CA – May 04, 2017
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Dr. Desai is an excellent Doctor. He is extremely knowledgeable and spends plenty of time with each patient and explains everything very well. I have a great deal of respect and appreciation for him. He is also a very compassionate and understanding Doctor. Very professional and kind. I have and would refer anyone to him.
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Elizabeth Asaro in Santa Maria , Ca – May 03, 2017
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Jackie smith in Fairfax, CA – May 03, 2017
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Dr. Desai is very patient oriented. He is gifted in his diagniostic skill. Yes, I will, and do, recommend this fine physician to those who are closest to me.
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Jim Eskilson in Santa Maria, CA – May 02, 2017
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Care Philosophy

Equal Access for All, WE OFFER A LOWER COST ALTERNATIVE TO COSTLY INSURANCES. $50/MN PER PERSON AFTER $100 INITIATION FEE FOR MOST SERVICES IN THE OFFICE. We also do weight loss management without medications or surgery by helping you develop healthy...Read more

Specialties

  • Sports Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • Pediatrics

Board Certifications

Education

U AL
Residency Hospital
1992
Louisiana State Univ School Of Medicine In New Orleans
Medical School

Languages

  • Hindi
  • English

Awards

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Locations

Central Coast Family Care

Central Coast Family Care-Desai355 Daniel Dr Ste 105 Santa Maria, CA 93454
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Lompoc Valley Medical Center

Lompoc, CA

55% Patient experience rating, 14% lower than the national average

Marian Regional Medical Center

Santa Maria, CA

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

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