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Dr. Pooja Desa, MD

Pulmonary Disease*
3.7 (3)
Map Pin Small San Francisco, CA
Accepting new patients

Offers telehealth

Overview of Dr. Pooja Desa, MD

Dr. Pooja Desa, MD is a Pulmonologist in San Francisco, CA. Dr. Desa, completed a fellowship at University of Kentucky. Dr. Desa, completed a residency at University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Patients rated Dr. Desa an average 3.7 star rating.

Dr. Desa works at Practice in San Francisco, CA with other offices in Sacramento, CA and Folsom, CA. They are accepting new patients and accept Aetna, Anthem and Blue Cross Blue Shield as well as other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

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Dr. Desa's Office Locations

  1. 1
    Saint Francis Memorial Hospital
    900 Hyde St, San Francisco, CA 94109 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (415) 353-6758
  2. 2
    St. Mary's Medical Center
    450 Stanyan St, San Francisco, CA 94117 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (415) 750-4050
  3. 3
    Dignity Health Diagnostic Imaging - Midtown Ca
    3000 Q St, Sacramento, CA 95816 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (916) 733-3304
    Monday
    08:00 - 17:00
    Tuesday
    08:00 - 17:00
    Wednesday
    08:00 - 17:00
    Thursday
    08:00 - 17:00
    Friday
    08:00 - 17:00
  4. 4
    Mercy Hospital of Folsom
    1650 Creekside Dr, Folsom, CA 95630 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (916) 986-4426

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  • Saint Francis Memorial Hospital

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    About Dr. Pooja Desa, MD

    Specialties*
    • Pulmonary Disease

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    Languages Spoken
    • English, Gujarati and Hindi
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    NPI Number
    • 1356577399
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    Education & Certifications

    Fellowship
    • University of Kentucky
    Fellowship
    Residency
    • University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
    Residency
    Internship
    • Terna Medical College
    Internship
    Board Certifications
    • Critical Care Medicine, Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Disease
    Board Certifications
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    Dr. Pooja Desa, MD is accepting new patients on Healthline FindCare. You can check to see if Dr. Desa is offering online scheduling or call the provider’s office for more information.

    Dr. Desa has indicated that they do offer telehealth services. Please call the provider’s office at for more information.

    3 patients have reviewed Dr. Desa. The overall rating for this provider is 3.7. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Desa.

    Whether a person prefers to schedule an appointment online or over the phone with Dr. Desa, there are benefits to both methods. A person calling to schedule an with Dr. Desa appointment can ask questions about the practice, provider availability, conditions treated, procedures performed, and if their insurance carrier is accepted. While online scheduling is quicker, easier, allows one to view a wide range of appointment times, and may provide the ability to sync with a personal calendar.

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