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Dr. Pankaj Desai

Internal Medicine
Owings Mills, MD
43 years experience male

Locations

Office

Owings Mills, MD

Address

90 Painters Mill Road, Suite 205, Owings Mills, MD
Directions

About

Bio

Private practice of internal medicine, with special interests in diabetes,hypertension, cholesterol management, smoking cessation, Interests include astronomy, gardening.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Internal Medicine

Languages spoken

English, Gujarati, Hindi

Doctor Q&A

62 Answers
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pankaj Desai
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Corneal ulcer: Best if you could discuss this with you ophthalmologist.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pankaj Desai
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Neck pain: Yes it suggests a musculoskeletal problem.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pankaj Desai
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Diet: I will assume you are in good health and see your doctor annually! as long as you do not use excess sugar and large amounts of these cereals...And you... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pankaj Desai
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Dizziness: Please check with your family physician first so he can guide you appropriately.
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pankaj Desai
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Lipase: Was amylase increased? How much alcohol do you usually consume regularly? Did u have abdominal pains? Would recommend sticking to non-alcoholic drink... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pankaj Desai
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
H.pylori: The treatment for this is usually a multi-drug regimen; a GI specialist or her primary care doctor will need to review the record and prescribe the ap... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pankaj Desai
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Naproxen: The fewer medications you take during pregnancy, the better, especially in the first half. Discuss with your ob.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pankaj Desai
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Missed period: It would be reasonable to perform a home pregnancy test.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pankaj Desai
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
MUSHROOMS: No, no. Please do not try any thing like these remedies you may hear or read about-please seek help of a psychiatrist, or at the very least, your fami... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pankaj Desai
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Garcinia Cambogia: According to anecdotal reports this natural agent helps with weight loss, and, can indirectly help with diabetes.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pankaj Desai
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Irregular heart beat: I would recommend u consult cardiologist and consider getting an echocardiogram to assess for mitral valve prolapse.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pankaj Desai
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Reflux: This sounds like you may have acid reflux; do not eat too fast, reduce your intake of alcohol, and take otc zantac, (ranitidine) pepci or prilosec. An... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pankaj Desai
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Sinus: It is possible you have problem with your sinuses aggravated by allergies? Please seek help from your physician for relief.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pankaj Desai
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Check in with PCP: Protein in the urine is not normal. Please make sure you get a thorough check up from your primary care doctor, if you have not seen one in a while. M... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Pankaj Desai
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Drug interaction: Not sure what the d-mannose is being used for but there is no interaction. Please use supplements with caution when on coumadin (warfarin).
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pankaj Desai
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Sciatica: It is possible you may have developed a polyneuropathy- please have your physician consider ordering a nerve conduction study and emg, or you can requ... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pankaj Desai
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Bariatric procedure: Clearly you are considered high risk. You should discuss this with your cardiologist, and, perhaps, he can refer you to an experienced bariatric surge... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pankaj Desai
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Itching of scalp: It is possible you have very dry scalp or dandruff- have your family doctor examine you, .
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pankaj Desai
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Fluoroscein angio: This is a procedure that ophthalmologists/retinal specialist utilize prior to taking detailed pictures of the retina to evaluate for condition that af... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pankaj Desai
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Ovarian pain: You might be developing cysts- please consult with your gynecologist, who will be able to help evaluate this better.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pankaj Desai
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Hip pain: Depending on the age of the individual, causes may be as simple as osteoarthritis to strained ligaments around the joint--have your doctor evaluate yo... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pankaj Desai
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Blood in urine: You should seek medical attention for further testing. Please call your gynecologist or pcp to discuss this.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pankaj Desai
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
More prone to infect: Depending on the type of hypogammaglobulinemia, the concern would be higher risk of infection at the surgical site.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pankaj Desai
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Armpit problem: Please see your gynecologist; you may need a thorough examination, including, possibly an ultrasound.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pankaj Desai
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Ankle sprain: It is not unusual to have localized pitting edema after a sprain like you describe. As long as there is no pain, you should be fine. Try using ankle a... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pankaj Desai
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Abdominal pains: Please ask her doctor to have her checked put thoroughly by her doctor; there could be some serious underlying condition.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pankaj Desai
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Post-op pain: Please contact the surgeon who performed the procedure or have some one take you to the closest emergency room. Please do not ignore these symptoms as... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pankaj Desai
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Bowel movements: What is mebiz sr? Is it menbendazole? I would recommend you have a stool examination before you take this long term course.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pankaj Desai
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Nexium (esomeprazole) preganancy: I would recommend you switch to otc liquid antacid like maalox or tums (calcium carbonate). Avoid as much prescription medications during pregnancy un... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pankaj Desai
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Nausea: Are you hydrating yourself, and eating sufficient calories? May want to check in with your doctor.
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pankaj Desai
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Sodium intake: Since you have high bp, it is very important you control your sodium intake. If you can stick to 600 mg daily, that is excellent. Use other means to i... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pankaj Desai
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Heart attack: Yes, definitely! please do not ignore this and have a cardiologist work you up fully.
A member asked:
Dr. Pankaj Desai
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Whiteheds: Suggest dermatologist check your skin completely, and order any appropriate blood tests.
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pankaj Desai
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Pre-op medications: General recommendation by surgeons and anesthesiologists is to try and avoid all meds. Perhaps you can try applying moisturizing lotion to the area.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pankaj Desai
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Depression: This is a very common symptom of depression. Please contact your family doctor to discuss futher care.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pankaj Desai
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Toothache: If you have tried otc products like anbesol, may need to see a dentist to make sure you do not have a cavity.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pankaj Desai
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Hand shaking: Sounds like hypoglycemia- please have your family doctor/internist check you out thoroughly, if this has not been done.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pankaj Desai
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Sodium level: Dropping sodium levels in an older person should be investigated thoroughly! could be related to medications she is taking, or several other causes. P... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pankaj Desai
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Myomectomy?: Suggest you talk to your gynecologist if laparoscopic myomectomy- that is, removal of the fibroid only, while preserving the uterus- is an option. It ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pankaj Desai
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Mixing meds: Would be helpful to know why you are taking these two medications. I strongly recommend you discuss this with your physician.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pankaj Desai
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Abscess: You should follow up with the doctor to make sure all the pus has drained.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pankaj Desai
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Hematoma: It may have become infected- please see your doctor.
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pankaj Desai
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Coronary arteries: It is not unusual to have some discrepancies in arterial diameters. Maintain a healthy weight, manage your cholesterol aggressively to normal levels, ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pankaj Desai
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Physical: Annual physical usually includes a complete history, including family, and social and review of medications, if any, are being used. Followed by a tho... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pankaj Desai
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Tendonitis: Would recommend resting the part, applying local icepaks and rubbing something like ben-gay or flexall-nothing more.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pankaj Desai
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Constipation: Several whole grains are good for constipation. Drink plenty of water also.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pankaj Desai
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Please seek attentio: If this symptom is continuing to bother you, i would urge you to see your physician who can take a full history, do a thorough physical examination, a... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pankaj Desai
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Drug toxicity: Relating to your question, Acetaminophen toxicity is usually cumulative, Ibuprofen and related non-steroidal agents (like aleve/naprosyn) can cause ir... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pankaj Desai
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Piracetam: These drugs have been studied in patients with certain neurologic conditions, eg., dementia, post-stroke, seizures etc.. Strongly recommend avoiding a... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Pankaj Desai
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Hb electrophoresis: This test may be requested if there is a need to evaluate a patient for abnormalities of the hemoglobin molecule. If found, it can shed light on the c... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Desai is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Desai is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Desai is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! Low Blood pressure low weight and low Sugar Until one or the other becomes makes me dizzy Low potassium and mileage ectopic ask him syntheti
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you Dr. It was discovered after one of my six Mastoid/Brain Surgeries. It's been getting worse recently and has us worried.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you very much Docter for answering my question..

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Grant Medical College, University of Bombay
Graduated 1979MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Bombay, Grant Medical College, India
Graduated 1979MD

Residency

Harbor UCLA Medical Center

Awards

Top General Internist, Second Place, Maryland - Winter
2013

Affiliations

Northwest hospital center
Sinai hospital of baltimore
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