Dr. Shilpa Desai, MD
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Dr. Shilpa Desai, MD


Obstetrics & Gynecology | Female

Care Philosophy

"I believe my role as a provider is to present the information necessary to allow my patient to make the best medical decision for herself."


Dr. Shilpa Desai, MD is an obstetrics & gynecology doctor who practices in Seattle, WA. She is 42 years old and has been practicing for 18 years. Dr. Desai is affiliated with Swedish Medical Center and Virginia Mason Medical Center.

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    Dr. Desai's Reviews

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    Dr. Desai's Performance
    • Trustworthiness
    • Explains condition(s) well
    • Answers Questions
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    Office & Staff Performance
    • Scheduling
    • Office environment
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    • Average wait time
      10 to 15 minutes
    Patient Reviews (9)
    in Seattle, WA |
    I've been seeing Dr. Desai for at least five years and find her to be extremely professional, capable, and approachable. I have not had issues with the office / staff returning calls, but that does not accurately reflect Dr. Desai's medical professionalism.
    in Des Moines WA |
    I found my experience with Dr Desai to be more than satisfactory it was excellent. She knew what she was doing and explained herself very well. Her care for me was very professional and timely. Really did appreciate everything she was able to do for me. I have already recommended her to my friend.
    in Seattle, WA |
    Never calls back, I mean NEVER. Her staff will give you the run around for days, they send prescriptions to the wrong place, did I mention no one ever calls back? Worst experience Ive ever had with a doctor before.
    in Seattle, WA |
    The worst Gynecologist I've ever seen. She had me do a lot of unnecessary test repeatedly. When I wanted to discuss about the report, she was always busy, never explained anything clearly. The staffs at her office is horrible. They say they will call back in 5 minutes but do not call in hours or days, in fact they will never return the call. Not recommended.
    in Snoqualmie, WA |
    I felt comfortable with Dr. Desai and her nurse. Both took plenty of time to explain what needed to be done (I had an in-office procedure), and they were kind and considerate during the procedure. Dr. Desai is professional in her demeanor and I felt confident in her knowledge and abilities to treat my problem.
    Seattle, WA |
    Bad experience with communication and how she explain the things.
    in Seattle, WA |
    she tried to help with my issues, but she seems too busy and preoccupied.
    in Seattle, WA |
    Worst experience with her.
    in Addison, TX |
    Worst Gynecologist I've ever seen. She did not listens patients and the management of her clinic is horrible.
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    Dr. Desai's Care Philosophy

    "I believe my role as a provider is to present the information necessary to allow my patient to make the best medical decision for herself."

    Dr. Desai's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

    •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    •  Specializes in Obstetrics & Gynecology
    •  Board certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology
    •  Malpractice claims in Washington not available
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

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    • Obstetrics & Gynecology

    Conditions Treated

    • Abdominal Disorders
    • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
    • Atrophic Vaginitis
    • Blood Disorders
    • Blood Disorders in Pregnancy
    • Brain Disorders
    • Breast Diseases
    • Cancer
    • Cervical Cancer
    • Cervical Polyps
    • Cervicitis
    • Ectopic Pregnancy
    • Endometriosis
    • Gynecologic Cancer
    • HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
    • Hyperlipidemia
    • Hypertension
    • Mastodynia
    • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
    • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
    • Ovarian Cysts
    • Pap Smear Abnormalities
    • Perimenopause
    • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
    • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
    • Symptomatic Menopause
    • Urinary Disorders
    • Uterine Cancer
    • Uterine Diseases
    • Uterine Fibroids
    • Uterine Prolapse
    • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
    • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
    • Vulvar Cancer
    • Yeast Infections


    • Medical School
      Ohio State University College Of Medicine and Public Health

      Graduated in 1999

    • Internship Hospital
      University Of MD

      Completed in 2000

    • Residency Hospital
      University Of MD

      Completed in 2003

    • Undergraduate School
      University Of Michigan / Ann Arbor

      Graduated in 1995

    Languages Spoken

    • English

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    • Obstetrics & Gynecology

    Procedures Performed

    • Birth Control
    • Colposcopy
    • Destruction or Excision of Lesion of Cervix (incl. LEEP)
    • Dilation and Curettage
    • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
    • Hysterectomy - Laparoscopic
    • Hysterectomy - Open
    • Hysteroscopy
    • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
    • Myomectomy - Open and-or Laparoscopic
    • Pap Smear
    • Pregnancy Test
    • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
    • Vaginal Surgery
    • Vulvectomy