Dr. Pooja Desa, MD

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Pulmonary Disease

Dr. Pooja Desa, MD is a Pulmonologist in Sacramento, CA. She is affiliated with medical facilities Mercy General Hospital and Mercy San Juan Medical Center, winners of the Pulmonary Care Excellence Award. Her office accepts new patients.

Dr. Pooja Desa, MD

Dignity Health Mercy Medical Group

3000 Q St Sacramento, CA 95816 ()
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Having major asthma problems, Dr deSa listened, diagnosed and provided corrective plan to improve and control my asthma where others remedies have failed. I wouldn't go anywhere else.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Kris55 in Fairfield, CA – Jan 03, 2019
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Dr Desa took the time to find out about my medical history and genuinly seems interested in determinig the root cause of my illness
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Sacramento, CA – Mar 02, 2017
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About Me

Care Philosophy

My personal motto is the same as my father's --"Always put the patient first." I was exposed to medicine and its practice on a regular basis since both...Read more

Biography

As a child growing up in Mumbai, India, I would play doctor and thought maybe I would be one later on in life, but aside from that dream, the overpowering...Read more

Specialties

  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease

Education

University Of Kentucky
Fellowship Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • Gujarati
  • Hindi

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Dr. Pooja Desa, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Desa frequently treats Wheezing, Shortness of Breath, and COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease). See all procedures and conditions Dr. Desa treats.

Where is Dr. Pooja Desa, MD's office located?

Dr. Desa's office is located at 3000 Q St, Sacramento, CA 95816. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Pooja Desa, MD speak?

Dr. Desa speaks Gujarati, Hindi, and English. View profile to see all.

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No malpractice claims found for California
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Dr. Desa's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Wheezing
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Desa treats Wheezing more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Desa treats this condition more than 100% of her peers

Shortness of Breath
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Desa treats Shortness of Breath more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Desa treats this condition more than 99% of her peers

COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Desa treats COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) more than 97% of her peers

Dr. Desa treats this condition more than 97% of her peers

Dr. Desa's conditions and procedures:

  • Acidosis
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Breath Testing
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Bronchospasm
  • Central Line Insertion
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest Tube Insertion
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy
  • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Nodule
  • Mechanical Ventilation
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumoconiosis and Pneumonopathy
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Pulmonary Procedures
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sepsis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Swine Flu
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tuberculosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Wheezing

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Silver 73 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 87 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 94 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
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Traditional
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Locations

Dignity Health Mercy Medical Group

Dignity Health Mercy Medical Group3000 Q St Sacramento, CA 95816
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