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Overview

Dr. Kaniksha Desai, MD is an Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Specialist in Palo Alto, CA. They graduated from WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY / BOWMAN GRAY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE and is affiliated with Stanford Health Care.

They frequently treat conditions like Hypothyroidism, Calcium Metabolism Disorders and Thyroid Goiter along with other conditions at varying frequencies. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

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    211 Quarry Rd Uppr Ca, Palo Alto, CA 94304 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (650) 721-1300

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  • Stanford Health Care

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    About Dr. Kaniksha Desai, MD

    Specialties
    • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
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    Languages Spoken
    • English
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    NPI Number
    • 1316266778
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    Education & Certifications

    Medical Education
    • WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY / BOWMAN GRAY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
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    Board Certifications
    • Diabetes, Metabolism & Endocrinology and Internal Medicine
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    Dr. Desai accepts Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield and Blue Cross Blue Shield of California, and other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

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

    Dr. Desai has seen patients for Hypothyroidism, Calcium Metabolism Disorders and Thyroid Goiter, 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.

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