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Dr. Pooja Desa, MD

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Dr. Pooja Desa, MD is a Pulmonologist in Sacramento, CA. They specialize in Pulmonary Disease, has 15 years of experience, and is board certified in Critical Care Medicine. They graduated from St. Matthews University / School of Medicine and is affiliated with Mercy General Hospital and Mercy San Juan Medical Center.

Dr. Desa works at Dignity Health Mercy Medical Group in Sacramento, CA. They frequently treat conditions like Wheezing, Shortness of Breath and COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) along with other conditions at varying frequencies. They are accepting new patients and accepts 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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Locations

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    Dignity Health Mercy Medical Group
    3000 Q St, Sacramento, CA 95816 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (916) 733-3370
    Monday
    8:00am - 5:00pm
    Tuesday
    8:00am - 5:00pm
    Wednesday
    8:00am - 5:00pm
    Thursday
    8:00am - 5:00pm
    Friday
    8:00am - 5:00pm
    Saturday
    Closed
    Sunday
    Closed

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  • Mercy General Hospital
  • Mercy San Juan Medical Center

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    Jan 03, 2019
    Having major asthma problems, Dr deSa listened, diagnosed and provided corrective plan to improve and control my asthma where others remedies have failed. I wouldn't go anywhere else.
    Kris55 in Fairfield, CA — Jan 03, 2019
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    About Dr. Pooja Desa, MD

    Specialties
    • Pulmonary Disease
    Specialties
    Years of Experience
    • 15 years of experience
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    Languages Spoken
    • English, Gujarati and Hindi
    Languages Spoken
    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
    Medical Education
    • St. Matthews University / School of Medicine
    Medical Education
    Board Certifications
    • Critical Care Medicine, Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Disease
    Board Certifications
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    A board certification represents a provider’s dedication to ongoing training in one or more specialties, including the completion of intensive exams. While not all specialties have board certifications, if your provider does have one they’ve taken the extra step to master their specialty and to keep up with the latest advancements in their field.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    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 an average wait time of 10 – 15 minutes at their office(s).

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

    Dr. Desa works at Dignity Health Mercy Medical Group in Sacramento, CA. View the full address on Dr. Desa’s profile.

    Dr. Desa has seen patients for Wheezing, Shortness of Breath and COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), and more. You can see other conditions treated by Dr. Desa on their profile. Please call the provider’s office to confirm all visit reasons.

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