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Dr. Nauka Desai, MD

Family Physician, Primary Care Doctor

Bronx, NY

Overall rating
4.6
Recent reviews
She's very nice and professional once you get in to see her, but my appointment was at 10:00 and I didn'tget seen until 2:00. Some people who were impatient and uncivilized started cursing and complaining about the wait to the front desk, and were seen ahead of me tho they arrived after me. It was an aggravating ordeal, but if you don't mind waiting there for 4 hours...she'll write you the prescription you need.
She's very nice and professional once you get in to see her, but my appointment was at 10:00 and I didn't get seen until 2:00. Some people who were impatient anduncivilized started cursing and complaining about the wait to the front desk, and were seen ahead of me tho they arrived after me. It was an aggravating ordeal, but if you don't mind waiting there for 4 hours...she'll write you the prescription you need.
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She is an incredibly compassionate and caring doctor. You can tell she's taking care to make you feel safe and heard.Yes, the wait times are long. It's worth it for me to have found a primary care doctor I like and feel comfortable with, but I don't disagree that you should just take the day off when you go and maybe bring some work or a good book or a portable charger for your phone to the waiting room. The wait for my second visit was a lot better than my first, but it was still significantly later than my scheduled appointment time (over an hour). But everyone there, from the ladies at the front desk to the nurses, to the doctor, to the person who took my blood in the attached diagnostic lab was beyond kind, wonderful, and skillful. Also, if you schedule an appointment on zocdoc, please call the office to confirm they have the appointment on the books at the time you scheduled it--not just with this doctor, but with anyone. I've only actually used zocdoc to schedule twice and both times, with two different doctors at two different offices, there were issues with the scheduling. I know it's less convenient to call and make sure they have your appointment but it will save you time in the long run so you don't show up for an appointment you booked a week ago that somehow never made it to their system. God bless zocdoc though, because I wouldn't have gone here without the other positive reviews for this doctor but they also prepared me for they wait time so I wasn't too cranky when I encountered that.
She is an incredibly compassionate and caring doctor. You can tell she's taking care to make you feel safe and heard. Yes, the wait times are long. It's worth it forme to have found a primary care doctor I like and feel comfortable with, but I don't disagree that you should just take the day off when you go and maybe bring some work or a good book or a portable charger for your phone to the waiting room. The wait for my second visit was a lot better than my first, but it was still significantly later than my scheduled appointment time (over an hour). But everyone there, from the ladies at the front desk to the nurses, to the doctor, to the person who took my blood in the attached diagnostic lab was beyond kind, wonderful, and skillful. Also, if you schedule an appointment on zocdoc, please call the office to confirm they have the appointment on the books at the time you scheduled it--not just with this doctor, but with anyone. I've only actually used zocdoc to schedule twice and both times, with two different doctors at two different offices, there were issues with the scheduling. I know it's less convenient to call and make sure they have your appointment but it will save you time in the long run so you don't show up for an appointment you booked a week ago that somehow never made it to their system. God bless zocdoc though, because I wouldn't have gone here without the other positive reviews for this doctor but they also prepared me for they wait time so I wasn't too cranky when I encountered that.
Initials hidden · Less than 3 months ago

About Dr. Nauka Desai

Nauka Desai is an insightful and compassionate family physician and primary care doctor serving her patients in the Bronx. Dr. Desai is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine, and she is Spanish-bilingual. To amplify her medical training and knowledge, Dr. Desai attends conferences on weight management and obesity, as well as one regarding new and evolving issues in internal medicine. Dr. Desai, originally from Australia, attended the University of Melbourne’s Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry, and Health Sciences to complete her medical degree. She then completed her internship at the Box Hill Hospital. Dr. Desai completed elective training at the Yale Medical School, where she studied occupational health, a field that concerns how working conditions affect patients’ overall health and well-being. Dr. Desai uses cutting-edge tools to serve her patients best. Using a metabolic rate machine, Dr. Desai allows her patients to see how effective their metabolism is, which, in turn, affects their weight loss goals. In her spare time, Dr. Desai enjoys gardening, doing yoga, and watching football. With two elementary school children, her home life is busy and interesting—at all times.

In-network insurances

  • 1199SEIU
  • AARP
  • Aetna

Specialties

  • Family Physician
  • Primary Care Doctor

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Montifore Medical Center - North Division Hospital

Board certifications

  • American Board of Family Medicine

Education and training

  • Medical School - University of Melbourne Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry & Health Sciences, Doctor of Medicine
  • Box Hill Hospital (Internship)

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1740485622

Dr. Nauka Desai's office location

Boulevard Medical Healthcare

4238 Bronx Boulevard

Bronx, NY 10466

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She's very nice and professional once you get in to see her, but my appointment was at 10:00 and I didn't get seen until 2:00. Some people who were impatient and uncivilized started cursing and complaining about the wait to thefront desk, and were seen ahead of me tho they arrived after me. It was an aggravating ordeal, but if you don't mind waiting there for 4 hours...she'll write you the prescription you need.
Less than 1 month ago
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She is an incredibly compassionate and caring doctor. You can tell she's taking care to make you feel safe and heard. Yes, the wait times are long. It's worth it for me to have found a primary care doctor I likeand feel comfortable with, but I don't disagree that you should just take the day off when you go and maybe bring some work or a good book or a portable charger for your phone to the waiting room. The wait for my second visit was a lot better than my first, but it was still significantly later than my scheduled appointment time (over an hour). But everyone there, from the ladies at the front desk to the nurses, to the doctor, to the person who took my blood in the attached diagnostic lab was beyond kind, wonderful, and skillful. Also, if you schedule an appointment on zocdoc, please call the office to confirm they have the appointment on the books at the time you scheduled it--not just with this doctor, but with anyone. I've only actually used zocdoc to schedule twice and both times, with two different doctors at two different offices, there were issues with the scheduling. I know it's less convenient to call and make sure they have your appointment but it will save you time in the long run so you don't show up for an appointment you booked a week ago that somehow never made it to their system. God bless zocdoc though, because I wouldn't have gone here without the other positive reviews for this doctor but they also prepared me for they wait time so I wasn't too cranky when I encountered that.
Less than 3 months ago
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i love this doctor. she’s very nice and calm. you can tell she’s caring. but her medical office needs to do better. the wait time is ridiculous. they need a system.
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Great doctor but horrible wait time. Had to miss a commitment I had cause i had to wait 4 hours in total ...... horrible. Everyone was sweet but the wait is so bad that it almost cancels out.
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Dr. Desai is really patient and takes her time to listen to your concerns. She is very clear and caring.
Less than 6 months ago
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Long wait time
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The wait time is ridiculous
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She was very patient and caring and interested in helping me get the treatment I needed. I appreciate that.
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Great doctor and staff, but the wait time was terrible. My appointment was scheduled for 11:30, I arrived at 10:30 and was finally seen after 1 p.m. Overall she’s a great doctor.
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I really appreciate Dr. Desai. I went for a follow up appointment and was seen much faster than on my first appointment about a month ago. Although there is always a wait, it is worth it. Dr. Desai is thorough andsure to explain everything very clearly. She makes you feel comfortable asking questions and bringing up concerns that you might have. She truly wants you to understand your body and even your mental health. She's also willing to make a referral if you need more support or encourage you to try holistic methods like reducing your stress rather than going straight to a medication. Most importantly, she does not assume that you don't know what you're talking about when you have a concern. She listens and provides feedback or clarity. It is very important for me to have a doctor that values my input because it is my body and my health after all. I look forward to seeing her again several months from now.
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As a medical professional myself I was very pleasantly surprised. All the staff were professional and very efficient. The doctor was very knowledgeable and a real pleasure to interact with. I chose the doctor as a PCP for my adult childand when I found myself in need of a new PCP I decided to make my own appointment. I would highly recommend her to anyone who asks.
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Wow. She not only knows her stuff, but she actually -- GENUINELY -- listens to you. Thorough, understanding, holistic -- what more could you ask from a doctor. WORTH the wait.
More than 1 year ago
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Always pleasant as usual.
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Very sweet, understanding and patient. Did not want to immediately pump me up with meds or anything. Gave me the referrals I needed and will soon be going for a basic check up. Very happy to have found out about her!
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this is my 2nd time i love it. the staff all the ladies are great and helpful. they make you feel like you want to come back. they are always willing to help and so understanding. the Dr. was great aswell she took her time and was very friendly my daughter loved her.
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They don't keep appointments.
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Great place. Nice staff
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She’s the best, she’s always talking to get to know you and actually cares about her patients.
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She's just fabulous
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She such a sweet lady .she listen to what you have to say in a timely manner and give good advice.
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Very nice.
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Dr. Desai is absolutely delightful as a person. She's also a very inclusive and interactive medical professional. One that makes you feel apart of your own medical care.
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Very good Doc. she takes time to listen and cares about you!! if i could give her more than 5 star.... noooo not a 5 a 10.
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she is at current my primary care Doc! love her
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Good for first visit. Will go again.
More than 1 year ago
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She was great!
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The wait was to long. My appointment was for 10:30am and I was not seen until almost 1:00pm. I didn't leave until 3:00pm, If you're going to go here take the whole day off.
More than 1 year ago
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The staff here as unprofessional and rude .The doctor has appointment slot available but pick and choose insurance .
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It was great. She took good care. She is very sincere
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She is very caring and helpful
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She is very professional and thorough. She was also great with my kids.
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She was great asked plenty of questions and made us comfortable
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Very thorough, listens and is very knowledgable! I definitely recommend Dr. Desai.
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It was very nice
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Would need more visit
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Ok
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Less than 1 year ago
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