In addition to treating a wide range of medical conditions from coronary heart disease to hypertension - we also offer other services to provide the best quality care for our patients.

 

Referrals

All referral requests require an Office Visit with Dr. Desai. Most insurances do not allow referrals to be processed retrospectively, so it is the responsibiltiy of the patient to obtain a referral prior to seeking any specialy care. We do not guarantee same-day referrals and are not responsible for any rescheduled specialty appointments or financial liabilities that may incur.

For more information, please review our Referral Policy

 

MVA Visits

If you have been involved in an auto-accident and plan to file your medical claims through an Auto Insurance, please complete and bring to your appointment a MVA Accident Form. Our office must have all claim and carrier information at the time of service in order to file your visit to the MVA Insurance. Otherwise, your claims will be filed to the health insurance on-file until all the necessary MVA info is provided to our office.

 

Worker's Comp Visits

If you have have been involved in a work-related injury and plan to file your medical claims through your Worker's Comp Insurance, please complete and bring to your appointment a Worker's Comp Form. Our office must have all claim and carrier information at the time of the service in order to file your visit to the Worker's Comp Insurance.

If your worker's comp claim is still pending by the time of your appointment, you will be seen as a Selfpay Patient until Worker's Comp has approved your claim.

 

School Physicals

School-related physical exams should be scheduled at minimum, 2-3 weeks prior to their deadlines. If you are a new patient, you must be seen for a New Patient Appointment before we can conduct the school physcial. Please bring hard-copies of your entire medical records and entire vaccination records to avoid any delays in processing your school physical documents.

Please review our School Physical Policy for more information.

 

DOT Physicals

Dr. Desai does not perform DOT Physicals. Please visit the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners to find a certified physician in your area.

 

Medical Records

If you are a patient looking to obtain a copy of your medical records, please complete and return to us a Medical Records Request.

If you are a patient and have a third-party respresentative that needs a copy of your medical records, please have the third-party send us a written request for your records.

If you are a patient and need medical records from another physicians' office sent to our office, please complete a Medical Records Release and send it to the office who holds the records you need transferred.

If you are a patient and need your medical records sent to another physicians' office, please have the requesting physician's office send us a written request for your records.

Under Maryland Health-General Article Section 4-304(c)(3), it is within the physicians' right to charge a Medical Records search fee, cost per page, and dispatch fee for all Medical Records Requests from patients or their 'personal respresentatives'

 

Document Processing

Any documents that need to be processed by Dr. Desai are subject to a $10 Document Processing Fee. Typical processing time takes 7-10 business days. All documents must be submitted in their entirety (no missing pages) and patients must complete their portion of the documents before we will begin processing them.

Please review our Document Processing Policy for more information. This signed policy and $10 fee are due at the time of document submission.