Dr. Pratibha Desai, MD

Dr. Pratibha Desai, MD

Hematology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 57
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Dr. Pratibha Desai, MD is a hematology specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL and has been practicing for 24 years. She graduated from University Of Mumbai in 1985 and specializes in hematology and oncology.

5000 Park St N Ste 1017

Saint Petersburg, FL 33709

Contact Information

(727) 344-6569

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Careplus
  • Cigna
  • Elderplan
  • Freedom Health
  • 8 More

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Desai performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Anemia
very high
more than 99% of peers
Blood Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers
Neutropenia
very high
more than 98% of peers

Dr. Desai's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Desai "I have been in practice over seventeen years in Saint Petersburg area. My self and my office staff take a personal treatment approach for each patients seen in our office, regardless of their insurance status. Cancer is a very serious illness and I believe in giving my best of knowledge, compession and caring treatment environment to my patients. We have very caring and stable staff, who will go out of their way to help patient's need."

2  Specialties

  • Hematology
  • Oncology

4  Board Certifications

  • Hematology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Medical Oncology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Oncology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

84  Conditions Treated

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9  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

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 Mumbai
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1979
  • University Of South Florida, College Of Public Health
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1987
  • University Of Mumbai
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • Cook County Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Cook Co Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1990
  • University Ill Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Master Of Public Health From Usf, Tampa, Florida
    Other Education | Completed 1987

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Desai has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Gujarati
  • Hindi
  • Spanish
  • Urdu

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Desai's Reviews

3.2
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Desai to family and friends
15 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (15)

  • 5
    (8)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (6)

Dr. Desai's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    GOOD
  • Time well spent

    GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

Was more worried about a problem with the phones. When I told her it was late...I needed to find a ride home . would there be time to do my 4 hour infusion? She told me if I shut up it can be done. I was telling her about numb fingers and leg pain..rude. Unacceptable behavior
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I feel very fortunate to have had such a wonderful and caring doctor during my battle with cancer. And all of the staff are friendly and helpful. The nurses are the best and so, so kind.
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Dr. Desai saved my life 15 years ago and now I am in her care again. She is very thural never rushes you. She listens and gives you answers.
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Didn't want to hear what I was going thru. Now going to another Dr. because I'm still having issues. She was cold. This is why I will stay with MOFFITT CANCER CENTER.
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We did not have a good experience with Dr. Desai and can't endorse a Doctor who wastes the time and money of Seniors. My elderly parents were made to wait 2 hours past their appointment time to see the Doctor with no apology or explaination. When they did finally get in to see her, there was no...more
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