Dr. Mehul Desai, MD

Dr. Mehul Desai, MD

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Dr. Mehul Desai, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Washington, DC and has been practicing for 11 years. He graduated from University Of Sint Eustatius Sint Eustatius in 2002 and specializes in pain medicine, physical medicine & rehabilitation, and more.

2141 K St NW Ste 600

Washington, DC 20037

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Dr. Desai's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Desai treats Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Desai treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Chronic Pain
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Desai treats Chronic Pain more than 90% of his peers

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

Spondylosis
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Desai treats Spondylosis more than 90% of his peers

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

Dr. Desai's conditions and procedures:

Acute Postoperative Pain
Adhesive Capsulitis
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
Arthritis
Arthritis of the Elbow
Autoimmune Diseases
Autonomic Disorders
Back Pain
Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
Bone Disorders
Brachial Plexus Palsy
Bursitis
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Celiac Plexus Block
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
Chronic Neck Pain
Chronic Pain
Chronic Pelvic Pain
Chronic Postoperative Pain
Coccygeal Pain
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
Degenerative Disc Disease
Diabetic Polyneuropathy
Elbow Bursitis
Elbow Injuries
Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
Fibromyalgia
Foot Conditions
Fracture
Gait Abnormality
Hand Conditions
Headache
Herniated Disc
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Intrathecal Drug Delivery System Insertion
Joint Drainage
Knee Disorders
Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
Low Back Pain
Migraine
Myelopathy
Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
Nerve Block, Somatic
Nerve Block, Sympathetic
Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
Osteoarthritis of Hip
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
Pathological Spine Fracture
Pelvic Pain
Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
Peripheral Nerve Block
Peripheral Nerve Disorders
Phantom Limb Pain
Plantar Fasciitis
Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
Pudendal Nerve Entrapment
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Sacrum Disorders
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Scoliosis
Shoulder Dislocation
Shoulder Disorders
Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
Spinal Cord Stimulation
Spinal Nerve Block
Spinal Stenosis
Spine Deformities
Spine Disorders
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
Spondylitis
Spondylolisthesis
Spondylosis
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
Stellate Ganglion Block
Stem Cell Therapy
Steroid Injection
Stiff-Man Syndrome
Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
Trigeminal Neuralgia
Trigger Finger
Trigger Point Injection
Upper Back Pain
Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

About Me

Biography

Dr. Mehul Desai, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Washington, DC and has been practicing for 11 years. He graduated from University Of Sint Eustatius Sint Eustatius in 2002 and specializes in pain medicine, physical medicine & rehabilitation, and more.

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Education

  • 2007
    Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital
    2007
  • 2006
    Georgetown University
    Residency Hospital
    2006
  • 2003
    Howard University Hospital
    Internship Hospital
    2003
  • 2002
    University Of Sint Eustatius Sint Eustatius
    Medical School
    2002
  • 1996
    University Of Maryland
    Undergraduate School
    1996

Languages

  • Gujarati
  • English

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I consulted with Dr. Desai for recurring severe hip pain that extended into my legs. On my first visit I classified my pain level to be a 10. After following his advice, my pain level diminished to a "3" a mere 24 hours later, and by the next day, I had no pain at all. Although the root of the...Read More
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When I consulted with dr. Desai, I received advice that went against some of my health conditions, I heard more about medication and surgery and very little about physical therapy including craniosacral therapy and myofascial releas- which has helped a lot. In talking with him I got the sense he...Read More
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Dr. Desai is a total gem. Not only is he incredibly knowledgeable, but he has an amazing bedside manner. When someone is in pain, having a doctor who truly cares, can make you laugh, AND knows his stuff is not just a blessing...it’s a miracle!
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I visited Dr. Desai in July 2017. The 1st visit went well except that he prescribed me ointment to reduce a pain which I don't have. The drug has huge side effects and I explained my concern to him in my 2nd visit 5 days later to review X-ray results. He said that he didn't order me tablets...Read More
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Dr. Desai has given me cortisone injections directly into my inflamed shoulder bursa twice, and each time I have relief from pain for months afterwards. I felt comfortable that he was very careful and experienced.
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Locations

International Spine, Pain & Performance Center

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  • Hours
    • Mon: 7:30am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 7:30am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 7:30am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 7:30am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 7:30am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Anthem
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KeyCare PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
Blue Cross Accord
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Choice Advantage
Blue Preferred PPO
CareFirst Maryland POS
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Coventry Health Care of Virginia
Coventry Health Care of Virginia HMO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO

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Suburban Hospital

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