Dr. Veena Desai, MD

Internal MedicineFemaleAge 40

Dr. Veena Desai, MD is a Internal Medicine Specialist in Emerson, NJ and has over 18 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from University of Birmingham medical school in 2004. She is affiliated with medical facilities Hackensack University Medical Center and Valley Hospital. 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

Bergen Gastroenterology PC

466 Old Hook Rd Ste 1 Emerson, NJ 07630
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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I went to her for an injured ankle, I explained that it had been hurting for over a week, was severely painful/ swollen, and impacting my day to day (I worked a job where I was on my feet all day). She completely downplayed my concerns, didn’t take my pain seriously, and told me to come back in a week if it still hurt, (didn’t refer me elsewhere or complete X-rays, only a physical exam). Went to another doctor the next day and learned there was something severely wrong with the bone in my foot and had a long recovery ahead of me. I was shocked that Dr Desai let me limp out of her office, was okay making me wait another week when I advocated that I didn’t think it would improve, was dismissive of my concerns, appointmentwas rushed overall. I would not recommend her.
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  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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I've had the misfortune of having two different appointments with this doctor and both appointments were awful. She always seems to have availability when my primary doctor doesn't...I wonder why. She has no bedside manners whatsoever, she rushes you out of the appointment even though you spend a half hour waiting, she does not listen to your concerns, and she is just plain unfriendly. I would never recommend this doctor.
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • 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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Jul 14, 2021
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She is very friendly to talk to.
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  • Explained conditions well
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  • Staff wasn't friendly
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Oct 14, 2020
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She was incredibly condescending and patronizing. I felt incredibly rushed, and she spent *maybe* a total of 3 minutes for my entire annual visit with her. Tried to constantly diminish any concerns I had, and was so rude during the entire visit. Horrible bedside manners.
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  • 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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Aug 26, 2020
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Dr desai is very easy to talk to and she really takes the time to listen to you during your appointment. Highly recommend her as a primary care provider.
What went well
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  • 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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Jan 23, 2020
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I called for an urgent appointment on a Monday and was turned away. The office staff never offered an appointment with another doctor in the practice. Then I requested a call back from my pcp and she never called back. Its obvious the pt is just a number on a medical conveyor belt. Very little empathy or efficiency.
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • 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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Laura in Lodi – Jan 21, 2019
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Dr, Desai is a caring, knowledgeable professional who genuinely cares about her patients and is easy to talk to. She works quickly, efficiently and is always sure to hear any of your concerns. Dr. Desai keeps a tight schedule, though some other aspects of the office may run behind, I know when she greets me at the door I will be in and out in an appropriate amount of time having all my needs met. I have been a patient of Dr. Desai's for almost a decade and I hope to stay with her for a lifetime
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Kaylan in Wanaque, NJ – Oct 02, 2017
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Dr. Veena Desai, MD is a Internal Medicine Specialist in Emerson, NJ and has over 18 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from University...Read more

Specialties

  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

2010
Mountainside Fam Prac
Residency Hospital
2004
University of Birmingham
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Gujarati

Awards

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Dr. Desai frequently treats Wellness Examination, Immunization Administration, and Familial Hypercholesterolemia. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Desai treats.

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Dr. Desai's office is located at 466 Old Hook Rd Ste 1, Emerson, NJ 07630. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Desai's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Acne
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Administrative Physical
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anemia
  • Animal Allergies
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bedsores
  • Bird Flu
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blepharitis
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Breath Testing
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Care Coordination for Complex Conditions and Procedures
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chest Wall Pain Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Common Cold
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Constipation
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Dermatitis Due to Substances Taken Internally
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Dysentery
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Ear Ache
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Emphysema
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enteritis
  • Esophagitis
  • Familial Hypercholesterolemia
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Folic Acid Deficiency
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gout
  • Hair Loss
  • Hammer Toe
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Herpes Zoster Without Complication
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hives
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypogonadism
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization
  • Immunization Administration
  • Impetigo
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Itchy Skin
  • Joint Pain
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Laryngitis
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lyme Disease
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Mastodynia
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Menstrual Migraine
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Nausea
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Pap Smear
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pharyngitis
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Physical Examination
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac Poisoning
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyuria
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Prostatitis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rash
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Ringworm
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep-Related Leg Cramp
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Spirometry
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Strep Throat
  • Stye
  • Swine Flu
  • Syncope
  • Tension Headache
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thyroid Goiter
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Tinnitus
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Tonsillitis
  • Torticollis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Urinalysis
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaccination
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Infection
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wellness Examination
  • Wheezing
  • Yeast Infections

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Golden Choice
Golden Choice HMO
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Open Choice
Open Choice POS
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
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HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
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Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna
CoreSource
EmblemHealth
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GHI
Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Golden Rule
Guardian
Health Net
Federal Services
Health Payors Organization
Health Payors Organization PPO
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Direct Access
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Managed Care PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Locals (any local)
MagnaCare
Medicare
Special Needs Plan SNP
Meritain Health
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
MVP Health Care
Nippon Life Benefits
Oxford Health Plans
Freedom Plan
Liberty Plan HMO
Oxford Health Plans HMO
Pacificare Life and Health Insurance Co
PHCS
POMCO Group
QualCare
QualCare HMO
QualCare PPO
Tricare
TriCare for Life
UnitedHealthCare
Golden Rule HMO
Golden Rule POS
Golden Rule PPO
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
UMR
United Healthcare PPO

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Practice

Bergen Gastroenterology PC466 Old Hook Rd Ste 1 Emerson, NJ 07630
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