Dr. Desai (pronounced De-sigh’) was born and raised in South Africa. His medical experience has led him to work in South Africa, England, Canada, Massachusetts, and finally here in Florida. Dr. Desai is married with two children. He enjoys relaxing with family and friends, listening to different genres of music, playing tennis, working in the garden, swimming and watching movies.
Your provider is available by phone for urgent issues 24/7. Call the office.
University of Natal
King Edward VIII Hospital
Saint Vincent Hospital
AdventHealth Dade City
General adult Mental Health Services/Behavior Health Services
Referral and liaison with Mental Health/Behavior Health Services
Referral and liaison with Health at Home services
Chronic Disease management program
Acute Care Visits
Family planning services
Immunizations (for adults including Flu Shots)
Well Woman Visit
Annual Wellness Visits
Weight Loss Counseling
Urgent Care Services
Repair of lacerations
Minor surgery (removal or mole, warts, cysts, ingrown nail, etc.)
Minor injury care (cuts, burns, bruise, sprain, etc.)
Suturing and suture removal
Diagnostic testing (EKG, PFT.)
Lab services including Coumadin Clinic
Chronic IV Catheter maintenance
Adult and Geriatric Medical Care
Cholesterol & Blood Pressure Management
Zephyrhills 6830 Gall Blvd Zephryhills, Florida 33542
Florida Medical Clinic participates with most major carriers. Please consult your insurance carrier prior to your appointment to verify our participation status with your insurance plan. This list is subject to change and is not all-inclusive.
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Medicare PPO
- Aetna PPO
- AvMed HMO
- AvMed PPO
- BC Advantage 65
- BCBS HMO
- BCBS PPO (Includes EPO, PPC, BlueOptions, Blue Select)
- Cigna HMO
- Cigna PPO
- Coventry HMO
- Coventry Medicare PPO
- Coventry PPO
- Humana HMO
- Humana Medicare HMO
- Humana Medicare PPO (Includes Choice PPO/PFFS)
- Humana PPO
- Tricare East
- Tricare East HMO (Prime)
- United Healthcare AARP Medicare Complete HMO
- United Healthcare AARP Medicare Complete PPO
- United Healthcare Dual Complete HMO
- United Healthcare Dual Complete PPO
- United Healthcare Evercare
- United Healthcare HMO
- United Healthcare PPO
- Wellmed- UHC Medicare
Vijay M. Desai, MD's Performance
Patient Centered Medical Home Report Card
Florida Medical Clinic Internal Medicine Zephyrhills
Dr. Vijay Desai, Dr. Samir Kapoor, Dr. Roshan Mahtani, John Paul “JP” Ludovice, APRN, Neda Moghadasi, APRN
|CLINICAL QUALITY PERFORMANCE|
|Breast Cancer Screening||81%|
|Colorectal Cancer Screening||78%|
|Diabetes Poor Control HbA1c > 9.0||12%|
|Controlling High Blood Pressure (BP<140/90)||77%|
|Depression Screening and Follow-up Plan||87%|
|Advanced Care Planning||56%|
Same day appointment availability
The number of same day appointments the department has available each month. Patients who can get an appointment the same-day they request for one, have better patient satisfaction and fewer visits to the hospital/urgent care.
Hospital Follow-up Within 14 Days of Discharge
Percentage of patients who were seen by their primary care provider (PCP) within 14 days of a hospital discharge. Following up with a PCP has been linked to reducing re-admission to the hospital.
Breast Cancer Screening
Percentage of female patients 50 to 74 years old who had a mammogram. Early detection is important to prevent the spread of breast cancer.
Colorectal Cancer Screening
Percentage of patients 50 to 75 years old who had an appropriate form of colorectal cancer screening. Early detection key to surviving the disease.
Diabetic Poor Control Hemoglobin A1c > 9.0
Percentage of patients 18-75 years of age with diabetes who had hemoglobin A1c > 9.0% during the measurement period. A hemoglobin A1c of >9.0% represents poor blood sugar control; therefore, the lower the value, the better. Patients who have a low hemoglobin A1c are less likely to suffer the side effects of diabetes
Percentage of patients 6 months or older who had an influenza immunization. Vaccination is a proven method to prevent the spread of the flu
Percentage of patients 65 years of age and older who have ever received a pneumococcal vaccine. Vaccination is a proven method to prevent the spread of pneumonia
Depression Screening and Follow-up
Percentage of patients 13 and old who received a depression screening and a follow-up plan if the patient tested positive for depression. Depression is often missed or overlooked, annual screenings enables health care providers to detect and treat depression.
Advanced Care Planning
Percentage of patients aged 65 years and older who have an advance care plan or surrogate decision maker documented in the medical record or documentation in the medical record that an advance care plan was discussed but the patient did not wish or was not able to name a surrogate decision maker or provide an advance care plan.
Urgent Care Utilization During Office Hours (M-F 8AM-5PM)
Percentage of patients who had an Urgent Care Visit during their PCP’s normal office hours (Monday – Friday; 8:00AM – 5:00PM). Patients who seek care from other providers, such as urgent care, during their PCP’s normal office hours may indicate the PCP does have enough appointment access, or the patient’s perception is their PCP does not have adequate availability. The lower the number, the better.
Admits per 1,000
Number of patients admitted to the hospital per 1,000 patients. The lower the number, the better.
A survey administered quarterly to analyze the overall patient experience at Florida Medical Clinic.
"Best doctor ever."
"Goes the extra mile."
"The greatest, most caring doctor"
"I consider Dr. Desai like family."
"Above and beyond the call of duty"
"Our lives and health are so much better because of him"
"Can't say enough good things about Dr. Desai"
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