Dr. Saleem Desai, MD

Dr. Saleem Desai, MD

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Gastroenterology  ·  
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50 y/o
(24)

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Dr. Saleem Desai, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Northridge, CA and has been practicing for 28 years. He specializes in gastroenterology and internal medicine.

Machicado and Desai MD's

18350 Roscoe Blvd Ste 303

Northridge, CA 91325
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • LACare
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Peptic Ulcer
very high
more than 99% of peers
Ulcer
very high
more than 99% of peers
Abdominal Pain
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Care Philosophy

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2  Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

2  Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

69  Conditions Treated

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4  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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

  • Miraj Med College Shivaji University
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • Metrowest Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Boston University Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Desai has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Desai's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Desai

3.4

Based on 24 reviews

5 Stars
58.333333333333336%
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4 Stars
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2 Stars
4.166666666666667%
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1 Star
37.5%
(9)

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Average Wait Time
  • 16 – 30 minutes
Dr. Desai's Performance
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This is a review long time coming. I went to Dr. Desai several years ago after 2 years of discomfort, tests & some ER visits. He knew right away what was wrong with me. No one directed me to a GI and once I saw him, he directed me to tests right away and I was diagnosed the next day. He is...Read More
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RUN AWAY FROM THIS DOCTOR. If you want to stay safe and healthy run away. Worst doctor ever. Because of him, my perfectly healthy father, after a basic endoscopy, ended up in the ICU for 3 week. Because of the carelessness and neglect of dr desai my father got severe aspirated pneumonia and ended...Read More
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Dr.Desai took great care of my husband and brother in law. As a critical care nurse we are able to see how Drs really are personally, in their work, how they deal with sick patients and how they deal with families. Dr. Desai is compassionate about his patients as well as their families. He has a...Read More
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They've hit me with a completely unreasonable $20,000 bill that my insurance wont cover due to Dr Desai's negligence and poor customer service. A little research tells me that the upper endoscopy I received should cost no more than $2500. Dr Desai's Anesthesiologist and place where he performed the...Read More
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Dr. Desai has helped me with all my digestive issues. He carefully listens to you, takes his time and explains everything thoroughly. He is caring, honest and efficient. I would highly recommend him to all my friends. As far as his staff is concerned- they are super nice and attentive. Thank you...Read More
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