Dr. Mehul Desai, MD

Pain Medicine  |  
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Age 42
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Dr. Mehul Desai, MD
Dr. Mehul Desai, MD is a pain medicine doctor who practices in Washington, DC. He is 42 years old and has been practicing for 15 years. Dr. Desai is affiliated with The George Washington University Hospital, Suburban Hospital and Virginia Hospital Center.

2141 K St NW Ste 600

Washington, DC 20037

Contact Information

(202) 808-8295

Dr. Mehul Desai, MD

Dr. Mehul Desai, MD

Accepted insurance

  • 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)
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

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Dr. Desai's Experience

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Dr. Desai's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Pain Medicine
  • Board certified in Pain Medicine and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
3

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Pain Medicine
2

Board Certifications

  • Pain Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation*
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Accredited by: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation*
72

Conditions Treated

  • 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
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pudendal Nerve Entrapment
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stiff-Man Syndrome
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Finger
  • Upper Back Pain

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Procedures

  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Intrathecal Drug Delivery System Insertion
  • Joint Drainage
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Stem Cell Therapy
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for District of Columbia.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Desai has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Gujarati

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Desai's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Desai to family and friends
4.1
based on 17 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Desai's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
Falls Church, VA |
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 which are far more riskier than the ointment and didn't try to give more explanation. Moreover, the 2nd visit which lasted about 1 minute was unnecessary and for which he claimed $319.
Kensington, MD |
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.
in Rockville, MD |
After having surgery for Mortons neuroma and recurring neuromas, I saw several podiatrists before I found out about a procedure called ablation to zap the neuromas without surgery. I was lucky to discover Dr. Desai and I am delighted with the results. He is very thoughtful and caring in addition to being an excellent doctor. In addition to the neuromas, I have metatarsalgia and Dr. Desai recommended an excellent PT to reconfigure my orthotics. I definitely recommend them both.
in Los Angeles, CA |
I see Dr. Desai for pudendal nerve blocks. My husband and I fly out from Los Angeles, which is where we live, to have Dr. Desai do them because we cant find anyone in LA who can do them as well as he can ( we've tried others) and no one else compares. Dr. Desai's staff is professional and warm and his office is new and large with my blocks being done in a surgical style setting not a crammed dr.'s office as so many dr.'s seem to be moving towards these days. He is the best! Highly recommend!
in Washington, DC |
Dr. Desai has unique knowledge on complex issues and should be at the top of the list for anyone who requires a first, second or third opinion on an interdisciplinary approach to managing their pain.
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Dr. Desai accepts 11 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
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  • Anthem
    Pathway X Tier Hosp HealthKeepers DirectAccess VA
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
    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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Hospitals where Dr. Desai has admitting privileges

Suburban Hospital
8600 Old Georgetown Rd
Bethesda, MD 20814
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The George Washington University Hospital
900 23rd St NW
Washington, DC 20037
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Virginia Hospital Center
1701 N George Mason Dr
Arlington, VA 22205
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