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Dr. Ulka Desai, MD

Nephrology*
4.8 (5)
Map Pin Small Houston, TX
Accepting new patients

Offers telehealth

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Overview of Dr. Ulka Desai, MD

Dr. Ulka Desai, MD is a Nephrology Specialist in Houston, TX. They graduated from University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine and is affiliated with HCA Houston Healthcare North Cypress, HCA Houston Healthcare Northwest and HCA Houston Healthcare Tomball. Patients rated Dr. Desai an average 4.8 star rating.

Dr. Desai works at Nephrology, Dialysis, and Transplantation Associates in Houston, TX. They frequently treat conditions like Hypertension, Acute Kidney Failure and Acidosis along with other conditions at varying frequencies. 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.

Dr. Desai's Office Locations

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    Nephrology, Dialysis, and Transplantation Associates
    1415 La Concha Ln, Houston, TX 77054 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions
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    Nephrology, Dialysis & Transplantation Associates
    1700 ROMANO PARK LN, Houston, TX 77090 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions
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    Physicians participating in the referral service program have chosen to participate, are in good standing at our hospitals, have not paid a fee, are credentialed to perform the service you have requested and are accepting new patients in their practice. They do not have a financial interest in another hospital or facility in this area and are not employed by or have an ownership interest in a competitive health care system. Physicians who are employed or engaged by an HCA affiliated physician practice or offering online appointment scheduling are referred first with others referred on a randomized basis to match your individual needs with consideration for the preferences you have expressed.
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Hypertension
Acute Kidney Failure
Acidosis
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Alkalosis
Calcium Metabolism Disorders
Chronic Kidney Disease Stage IV
Chronic Kidney Diseases
Hypercalcemia
Hyperkalemia
Hyperparathyroidism
Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
Hypokalemia
Hyposmolality and Hyponatremia
Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
Mineral Metabolism Disorders
Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
Rhabdomyolysis
Chronic Kidney Disease Stage II
Gout
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Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
Nephritis and Nephropathy
Proteinuria
Renal Hyperparathyroidism
Vitamin D Deficiency
Chronic Kidney Disease Stage III
Chronic Kidney Disease Stage V
Dehydration
Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
End-Stage Renal Disease
Hydronephrosis
Kidney Stones
Renal Osteodystrophy
Acute Glomerulonephritis
Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD)
Chronic Glomerulonephritis
Chronic Kidney Disease Stage I
Chronic Nephritic Syndrome
Congenital Anomalies of Kidney
Congenital Cystic Kidney Disease
Congenital Renal Agenesis and Dysgenesis
Diabetes Insipidus
Hepatitis B - Immune Response
Hepatorenal Syndrome
Iron Metabolism Disorders
Kidney Hypertrophy
Kidney Infection
Limb Swelling
Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
Nephrogenic Diabetes Insipidus
Nephrotic Syndrome
Potassium Deficiency
Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
Secondary Renovascular Hypertension
Systemic Vasculitis
Vasculitis
Hemodialysis
Kidney Transplant Evaluation
Living Kidney Donor Evaluation
Peritoneal Dialysis
Plasmapheresis
Renal Scan
Ultrasound
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    • Aetna
    • Ambetter
    • Anthem
    • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
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    • First Health
    • Humana
    • MultiPlan

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    Ratings & Reviews

    4.8
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    About Dr. Ulka Desai, MD

    Specialties*
    • Nephrology

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    Languages Spoken
    • English
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    Gender
    • Female
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    NPI Number
    • 1841481025
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    Education & Certifications

    Fellowship
    • State University of New York Upstate Medical University Norton College of Medicine
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    Medical Education
    • University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine
    Medical Education
    Board Certifications
    • Internal Medicine and Nephrology
    Board Certifications
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    Hospital Affiliations

    • HCA Houston Healthcare North Cypress
    • HCA Houston Healthcare Northwest
    • HCA Houston Healthcare Tomball

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Dr. Ulka Desai, MD is accepting new patients on Healthline FindCare. You can check to see if Dr. Desai is offering online scheduling or call the provider’s office for more information.

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

    Dr. Desai works at Nephrology, Dialysis, and Transplantation Associates in Houston, TX. View the full address on Dr. Desai’s profile.

    Dr. Desai has seen patients for Hypertension, Acute Kidney Failure and Acidosis, and more. You can see other conditions treated by Dr. Desai on their profile. Please call the provider’s office to confirm all visit reasons.

    5 patients have reviewed Dr. Desai. The overall rating for this provider is 4.8. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Desai.

    Whether a person prefers to schedule an appointment online or over the phone with Dr. Desai, there are benefits to both methods. A person calling to schedule an with Dr. Desai 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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