As a new patient, your first few visits are important because they establish a vital foundation for our relationship with you. 

At Desai Medical Center, our goal is to provide the best care possible by properly analyzing all available health related information as listed for evidence-based care. 

To ensure this quality care, all new patients are scheduled according to a 3-Phase New Patient Appointment Model.  For more information regarding this 3-phase model, please review our New Patient Policy.

Becoming a New Patient

To become a new patient please contact our office at (410) 313-9292.

Make sure you have reviewed our New Patient Policy and have your insurance information ready.  


Your first appointment

When you arrive to the office, you will be asked to complete standard paperwork before your appointment begins. If you wish to expedite this process, please download and complete the following forms and bring them with you to your visit.


What to bring

  • Your medication list, including dosage
  • Previous physician’s name and contact information
  • Insurance card(s), photo ID, and copay



We participate with more major insurances, including but not limited to:

  • Medicare
  • Maryland Medicaid/Medical Assistance 
  • BCBS
  • Cigna
  • Aetna
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Johns Hopkins EHP

Plans we do not participate with, include but are not limited to:

  • MedStar
  • Kaiser Permanente

Please check with your insurance carrier to make sure Kartik J. Desai is a participating provider with your plan.

Patients should be aware of their insurance coverage status and benefits prior to obtaining services. 

If there are any questions about the new patient process, please contact our office at (410) 313-9292. 

We look forward to your first visit!