About Vijay M. Desai, MD

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.

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Board Certifications
  • American Board of Internal Medicine
Medical Education

University of Natal
South Africa


King Edward VIII Hospital
South Africa


Saint Vincent Hospital

Hospital Memberships

AdventHealth Zephyrhills
AdventHealth Dade City

Scope of Service

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
Diabetes Management
Acute Care Visits
STI screening
Family planning services
Pregnancy testing
Nutritional Counseling
Immunizations (for adults including Flu Shots)
Preventative Screening
Well Woman Visit
Annual Wellness Visits
Weight Loss Counseling
Pre-operative clearance
Urgent Care Services
Repair of lacerations
Minor surgery (removal or mole, warts, cysts, ingrown nail, etc.)
Minor injury care (cuts, burns, bruise, sprain, etc.)
Abscess drainage
Suturing and suture removal
Diagnostic testing (EKG, PFT.)
Lab services including Coumadin Clinic
Nebulizer treatments
Infusion Services
Chronic IV Catheter maintenance

Special Interests

Adult and Geriatric Medical Care
Diabetic Management
Cholesterol & Blood Pressure Management

Zephyrhills 6830 Gall Blvd Zephryhills, Florida 33542  


6830 Gall Blvd
Zephyrhills, Florida 33542

P: (813) 783-3118
F: (813) 355-5036
Provider Hours
  • Monday: 10am - 5pm
  • Tuesday: 10am - 5pm
  • Wednesday: 10am - 5pm
  • Thursday: 10am - 5pm
  • Friday: 10am - 5pm

Florida Medical Clinic Orlando Health 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
Blue Cross Blue Shield aka: Florida Blue
  • BC Advantage 65
  • BCBS PPO (Includes EPO, PPC, BlueOptions, Blue Select)
Cigna (Includes Great West)
  • Baycare Exclusive Network
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna PPO
  • Coventry HMO
  • Coventry Medicare PPO
  • Coventry PPO
Health First Health Plans
  • Humana HMO
  • Humana Medicare HMO (including Gold Plus HMO)
  • Humana Medicare PPO (Includes Choice PPO/PFFS)
  • Humana PPO
Longevity Health Plan
Multiplan (Includes Multiplan, Beechstreet/ PHCS)
Partners Direct Health (includes Hendry Marine Industries, ABC Fine Wine & Spirits, & Trustmark- Word of Life)
Railroad Medicare
  • Tricare East
  • Tricare East HMO (Prime)
United Health Care
  • 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- UnitedHealthcare Medicare


"Best doctor!"

I love dr desai, if it wasn’t for him I don’t know where I would be. I don’t trust doctors but someone talked me into at least one trip to see him and he actually sat down and listened to what I had to say. I knew then he was a good doctor. Best doctor!
Sandra H.
Dr. Desai is the best family Doctor we have ever had. He gives us enough time for our visits and always listen to us. I am so grateful to him.
Willa W.

"Best doctor ever."

Dr. Desai is the best doctor ever. Very thankful for Florida Medical Clinic Orlando Health. Keep up the great work.
Dr. Desai is the best!! And so is his team.
Toni E.
Wonderful Dr! Takes time with you and answers all questions.

"Goes the extra mile."

Wonderful doctor. Kind & so helpful to his patients. Goes the extra mile.

"The greatest, most caring doctor"

He is simply the greatest, most caring doctor my family and I have ever known.
Joseph A.

"I consider Dr. Desai like family."

I can't say enough wonderful things about Dr. Desai. He is extremely compassionate and cares so very much about his patients. I have seen many doctors in my lifetime and I must say he is the Best I've ever seen. I consider Dr. Desai like family. I am truly blessed to have such a kind, compassionate and understanding physician as Dr. Desai. He takes the time to listen to me and always tries to help the best he can, everytime.
Julie B.
Great doctor!
Spent all the time required to cover all my concerns. Dr. Desai also learns from my personal experience and takes notes.

"The best!"

Dr. Desai you are the best! The front office is absolutely nice, sweet and wonderful! They each have shown their courteous and caring manner each time we have an appt!
Nancy H.

"Above and beyond the call of duty"

I cannot put into words what I think of Dr. Desai! He has gone above the call when it came to my health care. Dr. Desai’s office team sure goes above and beyond the call of duty many times.
Susan L

"Our lives and health are so much better because of him"

About 10 years ago, I found Dr. Desai. I was very sick mentally and my body was just going downhill. From the first visit with Dr. Desai, I could tell he cared and he listened. Believe me, I was a mess. He took the time and care to treat me. Ten years later I still go to him and so does my husband. Our lives and health are so much better because of him. We love Dr. Desai. Thank you from Joe and Anna!
Anna A.

"Can't say enough good things about Dr. Desai"

I want to take the opportunity to commend Dr. Desai for the extreme care he has given to myself and especially my wife in the last few years.  My wife is bedridden and every month he comes to my home to change her catheter and check her over without fail. Very courteous and does not rush his visit when he comes, but the opposite he not only is courteous, but he takes whatever time it takes to satisfy her needs. Not only does he care for her, but knowing that I have no one to watch her when I am gone from our home, he schedules my office visits so that I have absolutely no waiting time when I come in for my routine visits.  I'm in and out in a flash making sure that everything required in the visit is taken care of.  He also asks about my wife on those office visits showing a real concern for both of us.  Reminds me of the good ole country doctors you read about or see on TV from back in the good old days before money became more important to a person than everything else.  Can't say enough good things about Dr. Desai or his staff.... Read More +
Ted & Vicky G.

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