Dr. Pooja deSa, MD

Dr. Pooja deSa, MD

Pulmonary DiseaseFemaleAge 37

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(707) 416-0906

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Dr. Pooja deSa, MD is a Pulmonologist in Fairfield, CA. Dr. deSa has more experience with Obstructive Lung Disease than other specialists in her area. She is affiliated with medical facilities such as Northbay Medical Center and Mercy General Hospital. She is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. deSa to book an appointment.


North Bay Specialty Clinic

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(707) 416-0906
Northbay Urology1860 Pennsylvania Ave Ste 200 Fairfield, CA 94533


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(707) 416-0906
Diagnostic Imaging - Midtown - Dignity Health3000 Q St Sacramento, CA 95816

Hospital Highlight

Dr. deSa is affiliated with Mercy General Hospital Sacramento, a highly rated and top awarded hospital for pulmonary disease.

At a Glance

  • Easy Scheduling Patients said scheduling was easy. See reviews
  • Practices at Top Hospital Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ See hospitals
  • Hospital Satisfaction Patients said they were highly satisfied at this doctor's hospital. See hospitals

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  • Appointment wasn't rushed (2)
  • Explained conditions well (2)
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  • Didn't explain conditions well (1)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (1)
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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.
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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
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Sacramento, CA – Mar 02, 2017
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Experience and Background Checks


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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Frequently Treated by Dr. deSa

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. deSa treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. deSa treats other conditions, please contact the office at (707) 646-4180.

Obstructive Lung Disease

Obstructive lung disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions including COPD, emphysema, asthma and cystic fibrosis that cause blockages or narrowing in the airways of the lungs, making breathing difficult.Compare with other Obstructive Lung Disease specialists.

Dr. deSa typically treats 81% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
Pulmonary Function Test
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Dr. deSa's conditions and procedures:

  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Alkalosis
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Breath Testing
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • 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
  • Cryptococcosis
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy
  • Fungal Infections
  • Hepatopulmonary Syndrome
  • 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
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Pulmonary Procedures
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Sepsis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease

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Dr. deSa accepts

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Dr. deSa accepts the following insurance:

Aetna PPO
Choice Plus POS II
$0 Cost Share AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual Via Exchange)-CA EPO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze 60 D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Bronze 60 D HDHP (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA EPO
Bronze 60 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Bronze 60 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Bronze 60 HDHP (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA EPO
Bronze 60 HDHP AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA EPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze Pathway EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold 80 D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Gold 80 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Gold 80 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
Minimum Coverage D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Minimum Coverage EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway X - EPO Network-CA
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum 90 D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Platinum 90 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Platinum 90 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver 70 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 70 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 70 EPO Off Exchange-CA
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
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
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UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
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CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Cigna HMO
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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


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


  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease


University Of Kentucky
Fellowship Hospital


  • English
  • Gujarati
  • Hindi


Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Pooja deSa, MD?

Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients can also call (707) 416-0906, and for other questions, call (707) 646-4180.

Is Dr. Pooja deSa, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Pooja deSa, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. deSa's profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Pooja deSa, MD accept my insurance?

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

Dr. deSa frequently treats Obstructive Lung Disease. See all practice areas where Dr. deSa specializes.

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

Dr. deSa's office is located at 1860 Pennsylvania Ave Ste 200, Fairfield, CA 94533. 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.

Does Dr. Pooja deSa, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. deSa has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

Affiliated Hospitals

Check the quality of care at hospitals where Dr. deSa treats patients.

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Northbay Medical Center

Fairfield, CA

68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average

Mercy General Hospital

Sacramento, CA

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

  • Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ (2021)

Mercy San Juan Medical Center

Carmichael, CA

69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Pulmonary Care Award™ (2021)
  • Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ (2019)
  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018)