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Dr. Ujwala Desai, MD

Internist, Primary Care Doctor

Professional statement

Dr. Ujwala Desai is a caring and dedicated internist and primary care doctor serving the community of Ellicott City, MD. Dr. Desai attended Goa Medical College in India, where she received her medical degree. She also completed her residency in internal medicine at the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences. Dr. Desai is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. She is a part of MedStar Medical Group. Dr. Desai was recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance and the American Diabetes Association Diabetes Recognition Program (DRP). Clinicians who achieve DRP Recognition are part of an elite group that is publicly recognized for its skill in providing the highest level of diabetes care. Dr. Desai understands the fears and sensitivities her patients face, and she works hard to help her patients overcome their health challenges. She conducts her appointments with the personalized care and attention that she would expect for her own family.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • AmeriGroup

Specialties

  • Internist
  • Primary Care Doctor

Practice names

Board certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine

Education and training

  • Medical School - Goa Medical College, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
  • Johns Hopkins University, Residency in Internal Medicine
  • Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Residency in Internal Medicine
  • Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Residency in Pathology

Awards and publications

  • National Committee for Quality Assurance and American Diabetes Association Diabetes Recognition Program (DRP)
  • National Committee for Quality Assurance Physician Practice Connections Patient-Centered Medical Home Program (PPC-PCMH)

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1952307258

Office locations

MedStar Medical Group at Dorsey Hall

MedStar Medical Group

9501 Old Annapolis Road, Dorsey Hall Medical Center, Suite 308

Ellicott City, MD 21042

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Dr Desai was super nice and polite. She did not rush the appointment.The Front desk staff however was not welcoming and rather rude.
Less than 1 month ago
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Dr. Desai is wonderful. She listens and gives a thoughtful response to concerns. I have seen for several visits now and could not be happier with her professional and personable care.
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Dr. Desai, is very personal and she has great bedside manners not to mention that she's also quick and efficient.
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I was very pleased with the service provided. Dr. Desai is very personable, thorough, and timely. I was amazed that she remembered me since it had been a couple of years since I had seen her. I Highly recommend her services.
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Dr. Desai and all other staff members were very efficient ,very attentive, and made sure everything was looked over and accounted for before leaving . This was an excellent choice and I will be sticking with her .
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Dr. Desai is very good at what she does, she is very encouraging, bedside manner is awesome... she is a wonderful person
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I enjoyed meeting Dr. Desai. She was very apologetic about the wait, explaining that there were some add-ons to the original schedule. She was thorough and made several recommendations that I appreciated. I look forward to my next appointment. Jackie B.
Less than 1 year ago
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Dr Desai and her staff are awesome!!!!
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Very friendly, supportive, and welcoming!
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I took an extended lunch break from work and did all my forms online just to ensure that my processing time was kept to a minimum. I got there 10 mins prior to my appointment time also. All this to saythat I did everything possible to get through this appointment as quickly as possible. The time I waited in the waiting room however was not the issue... I spent about an hour in the examination room before I actually saw my doctor. I had to go over the forms I had already filled online with the MA... then wait... Then he came back to say that the doctor wanted do an EKG since this was an initial visit... I agreed... He left... I waited... He came back and did the EKG... then I waited... the doctor eventually came to my room and went over my medical history ONCE AGAIN! So my ONLY complaint here is that I feel like I wasted SO MUCH TIME waiting to see the doctor when I feel like I took all steps to prevent that. On a positive note... This was my first visit and I understand the importance of getting a medical history and THAT they did! ?? Dr Desai is a WONDERFUL person, is very knowledgeable and has a very caring demeanor. She did not seem rushed when she came into the room... She sat and talked with me and I felt VERY comfortable in her presence. I feel like it was worth the extra time I had to wait to see her and being new to this area I'm VERY happy to have found my PCP in one shot! If you're going in for an initial appointment give yourself 2 hrs to complete it, that way there's no pressure or stress during your visit.
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Very good doctor visit, very pleased.
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She is so nice and positive
Less than 1 year ago
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very thorough with her assessment, knowing patient's past medical history,medications and current illness
Less than 1 year ago
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Listens very well. Shows concern. Friendly disposition.
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I have followed her from Dundalk MD to Owings Mills, and now Ellicott City. I feel heard, and understood. She is very compassionate. The office is clean, staff friendly as well as professional. If you want a great staff a caringDoctor I highly recommend her. She has been and will continue to be my Doctor and my families.
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Great Doctor. Explains in simple terms . Gives all around Encouragement.
Less than 1 year ago
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Dr Desai is the best Dr I have ever had, she is very encouraging and supportive, she does what's best for her patient... I love her... I will be her patient until she stops practicing Medicine
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Dr. Desai is very thorough and listens to your concerns. She reviews prior notes and goes over these during current visit to see if you are still doing the same thing or if you have made changes. I’m currently driving anhour to see Dr. Desai and hope to reach my 2018 goals we have set together this year considering I have fallen off the last few years.
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Dr. Desai thinks in all 360 degrees for patient care; very broad and deep in her approach.
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Dr Desci is very professional and pleasant. She is patient and listens to my concerns. She also explains the procedure clearly. I highly recommend Dr Desci.
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Every thing is perfect apart from waiting time. Staff must respect others time also.
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Highly attentive, listens to health concerns to offer best approach.
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Dr. Desai and the staff at her office were friendly, professional and helpful. Everything went smoothly.
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I was seen right away, and Dr. Desai and her staff were extremely friendly and professional.
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Very professional Great bedside manners Great visit
More than 1 year ago
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Doctor Desai was great - went to her for a knee injury but now considering her making my PCP.
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She explains nicely the prob and does overall checkup
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I appreciated the time that the doctor spent with me and the attention she took to detail. The nurse was also very personable and paid close attention to what I said.
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Dr Desai is amazing! She was extremely thorough and took a detailed history. She performed a total examination of my body without missing an inch! She is very patient and warm. I look forward to my next visit!
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I have been to Dr. Desai more than a few times. She made sure I understood her findings and what had to be done to ensure the best health. A great medical doctor and professional.
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As a new patient, Dr. Desai was very thorough to understand my background and needs of care. She showed genuine interest in me as a patient, was easy to talk to and took her time to listen.
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She's a great doc and a great woman. She spends lots of time with patients and truly cares about them.
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Excellent doctor. She is very knowledgeable and gives you plenty of time instead of rushing you like many other doctors do. Woukd highly recommend her!
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Excellent visit!
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Very nice staff and welcoming demeanor. You can tell she cares for her patients. Will visit again!
More than 1 year ago
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To confirm the sentiments of other reviewers -- I had an excellent visit! Dr. Desai was a knowledgable, efficient, warm, and compassionate professional, and while there are additional health steps I'll need to take now with a specialist, Ileft her office feeling much more at ease and informed about my circumstances. Five stars.
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She is so kind and attentive and a wonderful listener. I am so glad that she is my new primary care doctor!
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I THINK SHE WAS AWESOME AND SHE LISTENS -Paris
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She was well informed and was very courteous. I am a new patient and she took time to understand my history and gave good recommendations. I would keep her as my primary care doctor. Highly recommended.
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I've had a few physicians in the area, and she is by far the best. She truly cares about her patients.
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Excellent! I did not think that doctors like her existed here. After waiting for almost half a year to see a specialist, she got me appointments with 3 in one day! A real doctor...imagine that!
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Dr. Desai was amazing! Wonderful doctor!
More than 1 year ago
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I was very surprised just now much as accomplished in one visit- I had several things I was being seen for and she took her time, listened and never rushed me. We took care of referrals, prescriptions , blood work and everything else I needed accomplished in one visit!
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Was really good & worth go visit
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Dr. Desai has a great bedside manner and shows real concern for her patients. I was able to get in to see her in less than 24 hours a few months ago and while she was not the closest Dr. tome I made her my PCP because her demeanor and professionalism were that good. I Highly recommend her.
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Very sincere honest and open. Was concerned about me!
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Dr. Desai has a terrific professional manner. I did not feel rushed, she answered all of my questions, and was very thorough. I have had a few primary care doctors and she is by far head and shoulders above the rest.The office staff is professional and are very conscious of wait times.
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She was nothing short of amazing!
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Very professional
More than 1 year ago
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