Dr. Kamlesh Desai, MD is a family medicine specialist in Santa Maria, CA and has been practicing for 27 years. He specializes in family medicine, sports medicine, and more.


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(805) 270-2508

Dr. Desai accepts the following insurance:

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

  • Acne
  • Allergies
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Anoscopy
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Casting
  • Common Cold
  • Cryosurgery for Skin Lesions
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Diabetes
  • Earwax Removal
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Immunization
  • Intrauterine Device (IUD) Placement
  • Intrauterine Device (IUD) Removal
  • Joint Injection
  • Lower Back Injuries
  • Obesity
  • Overweight
  • Pap Smear
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Diseases
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Spirometry
  • Urinalysis
  • Vaccination
  • Wart Removal

About Me

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...

Specialties

  • Family Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

University Al
Residency Hospital
1992
Louisiana State Univ School Of Medicine In New Orleans
Medical School
1992

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Desai's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Desai

4.5

Based on 80 reviews

5 Stars
78.75%
(63)
4 Stars
10%
(8)
3 Stars
2.5%
(2)
2 Stars
1.25%
(1)
1 Star
7.5%
(6)

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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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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.
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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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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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.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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Doctor Desai and staff are very friendly. Feel very comfortable on all my visit.
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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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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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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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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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Dr. Desai always listens to my concerns and it is always easy and quick to get in to see him.
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very friendly and professional, excellent rapport with customers and extremely knowledgeable
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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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Great doctor, very thorough, doesn't rush you out. Explains everything so you understand it.
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The best doctor ever.
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Excellent Service!!! easy to schedule urgent appointments... quick and fast....
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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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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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Dr. Desai has been a wonderful physician for the whole family. He was detrimental in finding a rare heart disease in my daughter after she was born, and has continued to treat her with outstanding care. I personally have been a patient since I was a teenager and can not imagine being treated by any one other than such a caring, methodical doctor such as Dr. Desai. I recommend him and his wonderful staff to anyone who is looking for a new physician.
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