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Dr. Jignyasa Desai, DO

Physiatrist, Pain Management Specialist

Professional statement

iHeal Pain Center is founded by Dr. Jignyasa Desai with a dedication to eliminate pain and optimize health. Through traditional and innovative approaches, the center focuses upon healing of sports injuries and spinal disorders in all patients ranging from the athletic to the elderly. Dr. Desai methodology involves a holistic approach encompassing therapy, nutrition, and non-surgical techniques with the ultimate goal of improving daily function and lifestyle.

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Specialties

  • Pain Management Specialist
  • Physiatrist

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Board certifications

  • American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Pain Medicine (Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation)

Education and training

  • Medical School - Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (Internship)
  • State University of New York, Stony Brook, Residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Temple University, Fellowship in Pain Medicine

Professional memberships

  • American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Gujarati

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1306082045

Office locations

Manhattan Spine Rehabilitation

38 West 32nd Street, Suite 501

New York, NY 10001

Manhattan Spine Rehabilitation

190 Sylvan Avenue

Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632

Manhattan Spine Rehabilitation

265 Madison Avenue, Floor 2

New York, NY 10016

Manhattan Spine Rehabilitation

1393 Manor Lane

Bay Shore, NY 11706

Manhattan Spine Rehabilitation

1638 Schlosser Street, Suite D4

Fort Lee, NJ 07024

Manhattan Spine Rehabilitation

85 S Harrison Street, Suite 204

East Orange, NJ 07018

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Dr. Desai was knowledgeable, friendly, and focused on helping with my back pain. Little to no wait time at 5:30 on a Thu. She talked me through the steps to recovery (including insurance/financials) and laid out a plan to get there.
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She is very much forthcoming regarding treatment options and also explained what I can do besides getting treatment , like taking different diet food to reduce knee and leg pain.
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She had suggestions that the insurance that we had can buy more worth services at other providers who are in network.
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She was amazing. She quickly diagnosed the issue with me and was able to provide immediate care for the issue in house while recommending clear next steps! I owe her a huge thanks because I was in a tremendous amount of pain when I came into the office.
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Doctor seemed little unfocused and hurried during the session. I felt the doctor's recommendation for surgical treatment was not appropriate and went else where to a physical therapist. Was able to correct the problem with physical therapist after 3 visits and no drugs or surgery required.
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I felt very well taken care of. Dr Desai was very knowledgeable and put me at ease about my upcoming surgery. I would highly recommend her
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Finally a doctor who truly understands her patients! She took her time and listened to me and truly understood my aches and pains. She treated me and I am feeling much better today. I will continue to go back to Dr.Desai as she is amazing.. I highly recommend Dr. Desai. Thank you !
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Dr. Desai really listened to me and educated me on the various treatment plans. She is a fantastic doctor and her knowledge is far better than any one else I have been to. Dr. Desai knows her medicine and I am so happy I was recommended to her !!!
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Unlike other doctors who only takes few minutes to ask your symptom and takes ur money, Dr.Desai considers me as a friend, cares about my health. She is fast enough to be respond all the questions that I have for my pain and she is nice person.
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Dr. Desai was very down to earth and easy to talk to and ask questions. She made the treatments super easy and was truly interested in my health and recovery.
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Dr. Desai is personable and kind. Definitely reccomend seeing her
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Dr. Desai is an excellent pain management doctor. She is very knowledgeable and provided me with different treatment options for my chronic back pain which up to this point I wasn't aware of. I would highly recommend.
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The doctor was patient with me and explained my different options of treatment and I left her office completely satisfied.
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Dr.Desai helped with sever lower back pain and I felt much better after the visit she's a great doctor will definitely go back again
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Takes her time, listens to you, is honest and straight forward. Your comfort is key. Loved her.
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This was the most unprofessional, rushed experience I've had with a doctor. She hurried through the appointment, was not thorough in any of her explanations, and she was actually texting on her phone multiple times - even while I was explainingwhat the problem was. During the visit, I felt disrespected and undervalued as a patient. It was absolutely appalling.
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Dr. Desai actually listened to what I had to say, and was most concerned with getting my pain taken care of and under control. Very refreshing! Thank you so much, Dr. Desai, for all your help!
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I don't feel like she listened at all, and then she advised quite invasive treatments without telling me how/why they would work or if I really needed them.
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Dr. Desai was very thorough, precise along with diagnosing my issues/concerns at first glance. She is a awesome doctor with a varied skill set, One Stop Shopping is the best way to describe her, truly awesome.
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I had a good overall appointment with Dr. Desai. I think she has a good range of experience, but it's hard to tell because she is very social and spent a lot of time telling me personal anecdotes and stories about her own health.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr Desai misrepresented herself on ZocDoc as an in-network provider with my insurance, which I didn't find out until I was sitting in the exam room with her. I chose to go ahead with the appointment because: I had been inpain for several months; I was already there; I didn't know if I'd be charged for the appointment anyway. The entire office had a rather helter-skelter, disorganized feel to it once you get passed the reception area. Did not give off a professional feel at all. Dr Desai, likewise, didn't seem very well organized or professional. One of her first questions was if I was experiencing "neck pain or back pain." When it was neither, there was a reaction I can't describe, but didn't give me confidence in her ability. She used the sonogram to check for notable injury, without either warming the jelly used or warning me it would be cold. When that showed nothing, she turned me over to a Physical Therapist who was much more attentive, informative, and projected knowledge and confidence. Unfortunately, he doesn't take my insurance, either, so I will be seeking another PT elsewhere. While Dr Desai didn't do anything /wrong/ during my appointment, there have got to be better Physiatrists/ Physical Medicine doctors in the city. I'd recommend looking for one.
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Dr Desai fit me in her busy schedule as a first time patient and went out of her way to make my appt time work. She took me in right away and was the first Dr EVER that actually listened anddidn't make me feel like a 5 year old. She made me laugh as well. Dr is so easy to talk to and is very knowledgeable. So happy to be her patient!
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Dr Desai was very polite, generous & listened. She was genuine. Most doctors are in a hurry & rush you; she takes her time & got it right.
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I was very impressed with her methods. She is a thoughtful physician who explores alternative therapies and homeopathy first before jumping straight to steroids and talk of surgery. She also explained everything she did in great detail andclearly is very committed to her practice and her patients. You should definitely come talk to her first before seeing a surgeon!
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