Dr. Pratik Desai, MD

CardiologyMaleAge 54

Dr. Pratik Desai, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Cary, NC. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Rex Hospital and Wakemed Cary Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Desai to book an appointment.

Dr. Desai

WakeMed Physician Practices

300 Keisler Dr Ste 204 Cary, NC 27518
Accepting new patients

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Dr. Desai is affiliated with Rex Hospital Raleigh, a highly rated and top awarded hospital for cardiology.

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  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
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Experience
Background

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No malpractice claims found for North Carolina
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
Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Desai treats Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction) more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Desai treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Hypertension
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Desai treats Hypertension more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Desai treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Accelerated Hypertension
  • Dexamethasone Sensitive Hypertension
  • Exertional Hypertension
  • Familial Hypertension
  • High-Risk Hypertension
  • Hypertension in Pheochromocytoma
  • Hypertension, Adrenal Gland-Induced
  • Hypertension, Alcohol-Induced
  • Hypertension, Bilateral Renal Artery Stenosis-Induced
  • Hypertension, Coarctation of the Aorta-Induced
  • Hypertension, Conn Syndrome-Induced
  • Hypertension, Corticosteroid-Induced
  • Hypertension, Cushing's Syndrome-Induced
  • Hypertension, Environment-Induced
  • Hypertension, Hyperaldosteronism-Induced
  • Hypertension, Kidney Disease-Induced
  • Hypertension, Nasal Decongestant-Induced
  • Hypertension, Renal Segmental Hypoplasia-Induced
  • Hypertension, Stress-Induced
  • Hypertensive Hypokalemia Familial
  • Idiopathic Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Isolated Systolic Hypertension
  • Labile Hypertension
  • Neurogenic Hypertension
  • Pediatric Hypertension
  • Portal Hypertension
  • Primary Hypertension
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension, Dexfenfluramine-Induced
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension, Familial
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension, Fenfluramine-Induced
  • Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Hypoxic Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Thromboembolic Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Venous Hypertension
  • Renal Hypertension
  • Resistant Hypertension
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Secondary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • White Coat Hypertension
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Heart Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Desai treats Heart Disease more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Desai treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Desai's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Angina
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Ebstein's Anomaly
  • Echocardiogram Interpretation
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Endocarditis
  • First Degree Heart Block
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Intra-Arterial Thrombolysis
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Long QT Syndrome
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mobitz, Type 2, Heart Block
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pericarditis
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Artery Disease
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Second Degree Heart Block
  • Septal Defect
  • Sick Sinus Syndrome
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Syncope
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Third Degree Heart Block
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombolysis
  • Thrombolytic Therapy
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Unstable Angina
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
  • Venous and Arterial Thrombolysis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Venous Sclerotherapy
  • Venous Thrombolysis
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Tachycardia (VT)

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(919) 233-0059

Dr. Desai accepts the following insurance:

AARP
Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
American Republic
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Medicaid
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Assurant Health
AvMed
Open Access
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Medicare Blue PPO
Medicare HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
CareSource
Medicaid
CHAMPVA
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Community Health Choice
Medicaid
CoreSource
Coventry Health Care
Carelink HMO
Carelink PPO
Coventry Health Care HMO
Coventry Health Care POS
Coventry Health Care PPO
Group Plan PPO
Open Access HMO
Optimum Choice PPO
Platinum PPO
SouthCare PPO
EmblemHealth
Emblem Health
First Choice Health
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Golden Rule
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Health Net
Medicaid
HealthPlus
Medicaid
HealthSmart
Humana
Choice Care PPO
inHealth
Medicaid
INTotal Health
Medicaid
Kaiser Permanente
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
MedCost
MedCost PPO
Medicaid
Medicaid HMO
Midwest Health Plan
Medicaid
MultiPlan
PHCS Network PPO
Mutual of Omaha
MVP Health Care
National Elevator
Optima Health
POMCO Group
Pyramid Life
Sierra Choice
Sierra Choice POS
Tricare
Standard
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus
Golden Rule HMO
Golden Rule POS
Golden Rule PPO
Options POS
Options PPO
UMR
United Healthcare HMO
United Healthcare POS
Vista Health Plan
Commercial HMO

Dr. Desai's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Desai

4.8

Based on 40 ratings

5 Stars
92.5%
(37)
4 Stars
2.5%
(1)
3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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What went well
  • Explained conditions well (37)
  • Listened & answered questions (37)
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (37)
What could be improved
  • Long wait times (6)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (2)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (2)
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Dr Desai is definitely my most important medical caretaker, from 2007 he has been helpful and his personality fits for sure! I always recommend him and Cary Cardiology
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
What could be improved
No results
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Bethany Rogers in Benson, NC – Jan 21, 2020
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For sure
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
What could be improved
No results
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Farhad hafezi in Knightdale, NC – Jan 21, 2020
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Yes. I would recommend Dr. Desai very highly. He’s saved my life more than once and after care has been great.
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
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Jan 21, 2020
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Dr. Pratik Desai is a good listener and excellent doctor. He makes sure he checks you thoroughly and recommends ways to improve your health. Patient and caring, he is a highly recommended professional.
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
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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William Bass – Nov 16, 2019
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Dr. Pratik Desai saved my life in 2013 because of a heart attack and their are no words I can say to thank him enough. He is very caring and a Master at what he does. Thank you so,so much Dr. Desai. See you at next appointment.
What went well
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What could be improved
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Mar 16, 2019
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Very professional and personal, caring very thorough. One of the best doctors I ever went to.
What went well
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What could be improved
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Douglas McDonough in Apex, NC – Feb 28, 2019
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Thorough and straightforward, but always kind and cheerful with my 97 year old mom.
What went well
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What could be improved
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Janet in Cary, NC – Feb 13, 2019
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Questionable practices given that he prescribed a medication where the #1 side effect is a condiditon that sent the patient to the ER twice for.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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kmk in Cary, NC – Nov 27, 2018
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He is so kind and caring.I've been going to him since 2008 and can't imagine going to anyone else.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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MLP – Nov 11, 2018
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Pratik Desai, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Cary, NC. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Rex Hospital and Wakemed Cary Hospital....Read more

Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Vascular Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Interventional Cardiology

Education

2000
West Virginia University School Of Medicine, Charleston Area Medial Center, Camcare Health and Research Institute, Clinical and Research Fellow
Fellowship Hospital
1999
Virginia Commonwealth University/ Medical College Of Virginia, Dept Of Cardiology, Interventional Fellowship
Fellowship Hospital
1998
Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
1992
Medical College Virginia
Residency Hospital
1992
Maimonides Medical Center
Internship Hospital
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Languages

  • English
  • Gujarati
  • Hindi

Awards

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What are Dr. Pratik Desai, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Desai frequently treats Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction), Hypertension, and Heart Disease. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Desai treats.

Where is Dr. Pratik Desai, MD's office located?

Dr. Desai's office is located at 300 Keisler Dr Ste 204, Cary, NC 27518. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Pratik Desai, MD speak?

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

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Locations

WakeMed Physician Practices

Cary Cardiology300 Keisler Dr Ste 204 Cary, NC 27518
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Desai is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Rex Hospital

Raleigh, NC

81% Patient Experience Rating, 12% higher than the national average

15 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award™ (2019)

Wakemed Cary Hospital

Cary, NC

71% Patient Experience Rating, 2% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

WakeMed Raleigh Campus

Raleigh, NC

76% Patient Experience Rating, 7% higher than the national average

8 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award™ (2021)