Listen to Dr. Desai discuss why she chose primary care, and share her practice philosophy and clinical interests.
Dr. Reshma Desai joined The Polyclinic Internal Medicine department at The Polyclinic Northgate Plaza earlier this year. In this video, she describes her background, what got her interested in medicine, and what’s important to her medical practice.
Dr. Desai says she enjoys being a primary care doctor because she can build long-term relationships with patients and care for them in different stages of their lives.
“I chose medicine as a career because I believe in the physician-patient relationship. I value my patients’ trust in me and strive to be their advocate in achieving physical and mental wellness. Because each of us is unique, I am passionate about balancing individualized care with evidence-based medicine. I enjoy continually learning and staying up to date for my patients in order to deliver quality healthcare.”
Dr. Desai provides comprehensive primary care and has special interests in the diagnosis, management, and prevention of chronic diseases such as diabetes, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure.
Outside of the office, Dr. Desai enjoys traveling, musical shows/concerts, hiking, reading, exploring the restaurant scene, and spending quality time with family and friends.