Dr. Prakash Desai, MD

Cardiology •  Male • Age 60
  
Dr. Desai
Telehealth services available

Amarillo Heart Group

1901 Port Ln Amarillo, TX 79106

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(806) 358-4596

Dr. Prakash Desai, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Amarillo, TX and has over 36 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Desai has more experience with Implantable Cardiac Devices, Electrophysiology, and Adult Congenital Cardiac Disorders than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Bj Medical College, Ahmedabad, Gujarat University medical school in 1984. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Baptist Saint Anthony's Hospital and Coon Memorial Hospital. He has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Desai to book an appointment.


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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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(806) 358-4596

Dr. Desai accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Medicaid
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Assurant Health
Bakery & Confectionary Union Plan
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Choice
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
CareOregon
Medicaid
CareSource
Medicaid
Centene
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Community Health Choice
Medicaid
CoreSource
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Golden Rule
Health Net
Medicaid
HealthPlus
Medicaid
HealthPlus Amerigroup
Medicaid
HealthSmart
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Medicaid
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
Husky Health
Medicaid
inHealth
Medicaid
INTotal Health
Medicaid
Medica
Medicaid
Medicaid
Midwest Health Plan
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Medicaid
Molina
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Peach State Health Plan
Medicaid
Planned Administration Inc
Principal Financial Group
Simply Healthcare Plans
Medicaid
Staywell (Wellcare)
Medicaid
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Medicaid
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
Universal American
USI Affinity
Wellcare of Georgia
Medicaid

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Desai

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Desai treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Desai treats other conditions, please contact the office at (806) 358-4596.

Implantable Cardiac Devices

Compare with other Implantable Cardiac Devices specialists.

Dr. Desai typically treats 98% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
Dr. Desai
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Electrophysiology

Electrophysiologists monitor, diagnose and treat abnormal heart rhythms through procedures such as electrocardiograms (EKGs) and pacemaker insertionsCompare with other Electrophysiology specialists.

Dr. Desai typically treats 84% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 7 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
Cardiac Electrophysiology
Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
Cardiovascular Stress Test
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Adult Congenital Cardiac Disorders

Adult congenital cardiac disorder specialists diagnose and treat heart disorders, such as arrythmias and mitral valve disease, that have been present from birth to adulthood.Compare with other Adult Congenital Cardiac Disorders specialists.

Dr. Desai typically treats 87% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 8 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Arrhythmias
Atrial Flutter
Atrial Fibrillation
Aortic Valve Disease
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Cardiac Care

Cardiac care specialists diagnose and treat general cardiac conditions such as high blood pressure, angina, and arrhythmias through procedures including cardiovascular stress tests, ablation therapy, and heart valve surgery.Compare with other Cardiac Care specialists.

Dr. Desai typically treats 82% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 23 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Heart Disease
Hypertension
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
Cardiomyopathy
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Dr. Desai's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiac Angiography
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congenitally Corrected Transposition of the Great Arteries (CCTGA)
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Ebstein's Anomaly
  • Electrophysiological Study
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Surgery
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Impella Device
  • Insertion of Epicardial Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Nonthoracotomy ICD Implantation
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Percutaneous Umbilical Blood Cord Sampling (PUBS)
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripartum Cardiomyopathy
  • Peripheral Angiograms
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Radiofrequency Denervation
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Septal Defect
  • Stress Echocardiogram
  • Syncope
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vein Laser Ablation
  • Venous Doppler (Legs and Arms)

Dr. Desai's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Desai

3.7

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He has been my mother’s doctor since 2008, and has put 3 devices in her. He is an exceptional surgeon, very meticulous and expects the best for his patients. He is honest and straightforward which we appreciate, In my opinion, he is the best.
What went well
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Perryton , TX – Jun 29, 2019
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Dr. Desai is wonderful. I have had a cardiologist since age 8 and Dr. Desai has taken the best care of me. I moved to OKC and have been very very disappointed in the care from the new cardiologist. Dr. Desai always listens to concerns and addresses them with you. He never has treated me as less than a partner in my health care. He saved my life more than once and I will be forever thankful for his outstanding care.
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Provide exceptionally high quality care in timely fashion, treat patients with patience, respect and dedication. Provide education and tools to patients...Read more

Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

1994
St Elizabeth Hospital Tufts University
Fellowship Hospital
1992
Metro Hospital Ny Med College
Fellowship Hospital
1990
Bergen Pines Hospital UMDNJ Nj Med School
Residency Hospital
1984
Civil Hosp-Bj Med Sch
Internship Hospital
1984
Bj Medical College, Ahmedabad, Gujarat University
Medical School
1978
St.Xavier's College, Ahmedabad
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • English
  • Gujarati
  • Hindi

Awards

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Locations

Amarillo Heart Group

Amarillo Heart Group1901 Port Ln Amarillo, TX 79106
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Baptist Saint Anthony's Hospital

Amarillo, TX

79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2018)

Coon Memorial Hospital

Dalhart, TX

33% Patient experience rating, 36% lower than the national average

Golden Plains Community Hospital

Borger, TX

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

Northwest Texas Healthcare System

Amarillo, TX

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

Pampa Regional Medical Center

Pampa, TX

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

Swisher Memorial Hospital

Tulia, TX

85% Patient experience rating, 16% higher than the national average

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