Dr. Natasha Desai, MD

Dr. Natasha Desai, MD

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Orthopedic Sports Medicine  ·  
Female  ·  
36 y/o
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Dr. Natasha Desai, MD is an orthopedic sports medicine surgery specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 4 years. She specializes in orthopedic sports medicine and sports medicine.Read her story

ColumbiaDoctors Orthopedics

590 5th Ave Fl 5

New York, NY 10036
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Amida Care
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Fidelis Care
  • HealthFirst
  • MagnaCare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • POMCO Group
  • SelectCare
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • VNS Choice

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for New York
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Desai's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Knee Disorders
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Desai treats Knee Disorders more than 91% of her peers

Dr. Desai treats this condition more than 91% of her peers

Joint Pain
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Desai treats Joint Pain more than 89% of her peers

Dr. Desai treats this condition more than 89% of her peers

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Desai treats Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain more than 86% of her peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Knee Pain

Dr. Desai's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Back Pain
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Golfer's Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heat Therapy
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Mobility Exercise
  • Muscular Endurance Development Exercise
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rehabilitation Therapy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Rehabilitation Exercises
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Strain of Hamstring Muscle
  • Strengthening Exercise
  • Tendonitis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection

About Me

Dr. Desai is committed to building strong patient relationships based on good patient education, open lines of communication, and up-to-date treatments and management strategies.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Sports Medicine

Education

2015
Children'S Hospital Of Philadelphia
Fellowship Hospital
2014
Mount Sinai Hospital
Residency Hospital
2010
George Washington University / School of Medicine And Health Sciences
Medical School
2015
2014
2010

Awards

Dr. Desai's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Desai

4.5

Based on 16 reviews

5 Stars
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1 Star
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  • Explains condition(s) well
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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I have seen Natasha Desai 2 weeks ago for my right hip pain. She sent me for MRI which was scheduled after 6 days on Saturday. I was expecting her to call about my MRI results on Monday. I did not get any call from the Columbia Doctors. I called on Tuesday and asked Dr. Desai to call me. I did not get any phone call. I called on Wednesday twice requesting my test results because my hip was still bothering me. No calls nothing. Today is Thursday no calls from the doctor. I am not sure what type o
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I turned to Dr. Desai when my old orthopedist gave me one last option only: surgery. Dr. Desai has helped me avoid knee surgery and has worked diligently to my injury and arthritis issues. She is very personable and caring. If there is a doctor who can keep me out of the operating room, that is definitely her. I have had minor problems with some office matters (scheduling, insurance), but I am willing to live with them because of the excellent care Dr. Desai provides.
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Dr. Desai was extremely thorough and understanding in my appointment regarding my nagging knee injury. She focused not just on the knee joint but on the entire body that affected the joint which was a refreshing and effective wholistic approach. I appreciate the professionalism of her office and her willingness to accommodate my difficult schedule.
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Dr. Desai is amazing and I am so lucky to have found her. She was the third orthopedic surgeon I visited due to an unresolved shoulder injury from years of swimming. She was patient and knowledgeable and I appreciated all of the questions she asked, instead of immediately insisting on surgery. It has been 4 years since my initial visit and I have no more pain and full motion in my shoulder. I would trust her with any issue and am very grateful for her care.
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Dr. Desai has been great - responsive, personable, professional, smart. I have referred multiple patients to her and have only heard back excellent reviews. Her clinical judgement and ability to think outside the box has consistently provided patients new found hope on conditions they frustratedly were not making progress with. She certainly has my highest recommendation.
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Amazing dr with great results!
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I went to Dr Desai for terrible knee pain that I had been avoiding for a while. She put me at ease the minute she walked into the office. She used an ultrasound to assess my issues (something I’ve never seen before and probably saved me a visit to another clinic) and provided a plan that has allowed me to get back to my regular active lifestyle with no surgery, disruption or pain. She was thorough and explained everything. I am grateful that I found her and will definitely be coming back
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Absolutely do not go to this doctor. She did not listen to me as her patient, gave me misinformation on both my condition and remediation, could not be bothered to respond to my calls in any reasonable amount of time, and is otherwise overpaid and underdelivering for the exceptionally poor treatment delivered. Seek out other care. Your condition may get worse under the direction of this doctor. If she were the last doctor in NYC, I would not go to her.
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Dr. Desai is one of the most knowledgeable, kind, competent, caring, compassionate doctor I have met in my 75 years! It was indeed a privilege to have been referred to her. I cannot compliment her adequately for all she has done to help my healing, including listening to and answering my questions. I wish every doctor was like she is! I just cannot say enough positive things about her! Marge Berg
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Dr. Desai is extremely thoughtful and took time to explain the injury. Consistent follow up and easy to schedule appointments
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Dr Desai helped resolve a shoulder pain issue that I had been having for a year, even after physical therapy. She very quickly isolated the issue and came up with a treatment plan that resulted in no more pain and a resumption of my normal activities. Even just as important, she helped me understand what the fundamental issue was; I think this is a particularly important skill for a physician. I hope that I never have to come back, but if I do, I know I'm in good hands. Thanks!
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Dr. Desai is thorough, caring and conservative with her diagnosis. She does not jump to conclusions and spends the necessary time to answer your questions. Freddy Kalles
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She was very caring and mindful of our concerns regarding our daughter's condition and care. She presented a very thorough regimen protocol for our daughter's health plan, which benefited her immensely.
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Cigna
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Cigna HMO
Cigna POS
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Great West Healthcare-Cigna
EmblemHealth
GHI HMO
GHI PPO
Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP)
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Fidelis Care
HealthFirst
MagnaCare
Oxford Health Plans
POMCO Group
SelectCare
UnitedHealthCare
Community Plan
Compass
Medicare
United Healthcare EPO
United Healthcare HMO
United Healthcare POS
United Healthcare PPO
VNS Choice
Vytra Health Plans
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