Dr. Shilpa Desai, MD

OphthalmologyFemaleAge 36

Dr. Shilpa Desai, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Boston, MA. She is affiliated with Tufts Medical Center. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Desai to book an appointment.

Dr. Desai

Tufts Medical Center Adolescent Clinic

800 Washington St Boston, MA 02111
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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  • Offers Telehealth
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  • Practices at Top Hospital
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No malpractice claims found for Massachusetts
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
Stye
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Desai treats Stye more than 99% of her peers

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

Chalazion
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Desai treats Chalazion more than 98% of her peers

Dr. Desai treats this condition more than 98% of her peers

Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Desai treats Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration more than 95% of her peers

Dr. Desai treats this condition more than 95% of her peers

Dr. Desai's conditions and procedures:

  • Acquired Coloboma
  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Anisocoria
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Anterior Scleritis
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • B-Scan Ultrasound
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Color Blindness
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Diabetes Eye Care
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Entropion
  • Esophoria
  • Esotropia
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Farnsworth Lantern Test
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Focal Chorioretinitis and Focal Retinochoroiditis
  • Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Harada's Disease
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Heterophoria
  • Hypertropia
  • Hyphema
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Hypotropia
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Juvenile Macular Degeneration
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Laser Cataract Surgery
  • Laser Eye Surgery
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Mechanical Strabismus
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Ophthalmic Surgical Procedures
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pars Planitis
  • Photokeratitis
  • Pinguecula
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Magnetic
  • Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Non-Magnetic
  • Retina and Vitreous Surgery
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Cysts
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemangioma
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Laser Surgery
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Solar Retinopathy
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Ultrasound, Eye
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vision Screening
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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(617) 636-4600

Dr. Desai accepts the following insurance:

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Balanced Blue New England Choice-NH HMO
Balanced Preferred Blue-NH PPO
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Blue Choice New England-NH
Blue Choice-NH
Blue Direct-NH
Blue New England Choice-NH HMO
Blue New England Network-NH HMO
BlueChoice New England Network-NH
BlueChoice New England-NH POS
BlueChoice Open Access (Select Network)-NH
BlueChoice Open Access-NH POS
Bronze Access Blue New England with H.S.A.-NH HMO
Bronze Blue New England Choice with H.S.A-NH HMO
Bronze Matthew Thornton Blue with H.S.A.-NH HMO
Bronze Matthew Thornton-NH HMO
Bronze Pathway X Enhanced w/ PD-NH HMO
Bronze Pathway X Enhanced with H.S.A w/ PD-NH HMO
Bronze Pathway X Enhanced with H.S.A-NH HMO
Bronze Pathway X with H.S.A (Off Exchange)-NH HMO
Bronze Pathway X with H.S.A.-NH HMO
Bronze Pathway X-NH HMO
Bronze Preferred Blue with H.S.A.-NH PPO
Bronze Preferred Blue-NH PPO
Catastrophic Pathway X Enhanced w/ PD-NH HMO
Gold Access Blue New England with H.S.A.-NH HMO
Gold Access Blue New England-NH HMO
Gold Blue New England Choice-NH HMO
Gold Matthew Thornton Blue with H.S.A.-NH HMO
Gold Pathway X (Off Exchange)-NH HMO
Gold Pathway X Enhanced w/ PD-NH HMO
Gold Pathway X with H.S.A (Off Exchange)-NH HMO
Gold Pathway X with H.S.A-NH HMO
Gold Pathway X-NH HMO
Gold Preferred Blue with H.S.A.-NH PPO
Gold Preferred Blue-NH PPO
Individual Blue-NH
Lumenos Group Plans Network-NH
Lumenos Group Plans-NH
Lumenos HSA Plans-NH
Lumenos Individual Plans-NH
Matthew Thornton Blue Network-NH
Matthew Thornton Blue-NH
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway Network-NH
Pathway X (SHOP)-NH HMO
Pathway X Enhanced (IND)-NH HMO
Pathway X Enhanced-NH
Pathway X-NH
Platinum Access Blue New England-NH HMO
Platinum Pathway X (Off Exchange)-NH HMO
Platinum Pathway X-NH HMO
Platinum Preferred Blue-NH PPO
Preferred Blue Network-NH
Preferred Blue-NH
Preferred Blue-NH PPO
Premier-NH
Silver Access Blue New England with H.S.A.-NH HMO
Silver Access Blue New England-NH HMO
Silver Blue New England Choice-NH HMO
Silver Pathway X (Off Exchange)-NH HMO
Silver Pathway X Enhanced w/ PD-NH HMO
Silver Pathway X Enhanced with H.S.A w/ PD-NH HMO
Silver Pathway X Enhanced with H.S.A-NH HMO
Silver Pathway X with H.S.A (Off Exchange)-NH HMO
Silver Pathway X with H.S.A.-NH HMO
Silver Pathway X-NH HMO
Silver Preferred Blue -NH PPO
Silver Preferred Blue with H.S.A.-NH PPO
SmartSense-NH
Tonik-NH
Traditional Indemnity Network-NH
Traditional Indemnity-NH
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
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Cigna PPO
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
Tufts Health Plan
Tufts PPO

Dr. Desai's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Desai

3.7

Based on 3 ratings

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I went in for routine injection that I have been receiving for 3 years with another provider with no problems, my regular Doctor was away so they referred me to Dr. Desai. I wish I had waited, she placed a pressure patch on my eye after injection because I have recurrent corneal erosion which normally they place a contact bandage for me. She refused me the contact bandage and insisted on the pressure patch I went home to experience pain consistent with a corneal tear went back and she placed another pressure bandage on my eye. I missed a week of work due to her negligence, experienced 3 days of excruciating pain, light sensitivity which left me having to cover both my eyes completely, and ended up with a contact bandage from my regular corneal specialist which helped immensely except now I'm left with permanent blurry vision which was not the case before.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Great doctor!
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
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Shilpa Desai is a board certified ophthalmologist practicing in the Boston Area. She completed her undergraduate degree at MIT and obtained her medical...Read more

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Surgery
  • Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery

Board Certifications

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Shilpa Desai, MD offer telehealth services?

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

Dr. Desai frequently treats Stye, Chalazion, and Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Desai treats.

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

Dr. Desai's office is located at 800 Washington St, Boston, MA 02111. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Shilpa Desai, MD speak?

Dr. Desai speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Practice

Tufts Medical Center Adolescent Clinic800 Washington St Boston, MA 02111
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New England Eye Center

New England Eye Center - Brighton, Ophthalmology11 Nevins St Ste 205 Brighton, MA 02135
2

North Suburban Eye Associates

North Suburban Eye Associates669 MAIN ST Wakefield, MA 01880
3

Affiliated Hospitals

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Tufts Medical Center

Boston, MA

78% Patient Experience Rating, 9% higher than the national average

5 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)