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Amrita Parikh-Desai, MD
216 ratings, 41 reviews
Practice Name
Hospital Preference
WakeMed Cary Hospital
Office Location
3701 NW Cary Parkway, Suite 301
Parkway Primary Care
Cary, NC 27513
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Dr. Parikh- Desai is a board certified internist with the American Board of Internal Medicine. She has extensive experience in preventive medicine, women's health & management of various acute & chronic medical conditions like diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, asthma, COPD, thyroid disorders & osteoporosis. She strongly believes in providing compassionate care to all her patients and places strong emphasis on prevention and patient education.

She earned her Bachelor's degree in medicine and surgery from Government Medical College in Nagpur, India, and completed her Residency at Queens Hospital Center of Jamaica, N.Y., which is affiliated with the Long Island Jewish Medical Center and the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She has been in private practice since she moved to North Carolina in 1994 & calls North Carolina her home.

A member of the American College of Physicians®, Dr. Desai has worked in private practice as well as inpatient hospital care. For 2 years she served as the sole provider at Pinnacle Internal Medicine in Raleigh, N.C., before joining The Cary Internal Medicine & Diabetes Center, in Cary, N.C. in 2006.

In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, music, yoga & traveling.

Care Philosophy
She strongly believes in providing compassionate care to all her patients and places strong emphasis on prevention and patient education.
Clinical Interests
Preventive Medicine, Women's Health & Management of acute & chronic medical conditions like Diabetes, Hypertension, Hyperlipidemia, Asthma, COPD, Thyroid Disorders & Osteoporosis
Medical School
Government Medical College in Nagpur, India
Queens Hospital Center, Jamaica, N.Y.
American Board of Internal Medicine
Professional Memberships
American College of Physicians
Star Rating

The Star Ratings score is the average score a provider receives about his or her care on our Patient Satisfaction Survey conducted by Professional Research Corporation. Learn more about our survey process. Responses are on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score. The Star Rating you see represents the average score a provider received for the past 12-month period as long as they had more than 30 ratings during that time frame.

Overall Provider Rating
4.84 out of 5
216 ratings, 41 reviews

WakeMed Patient - February 2020

Excellent treatment

WakeMed Patient - February 2020

Dr. Desai is the best physician I have ever had.

WakeMed Patient - February 2020

Dr. Parikh-Desai is an outstanding doctor. She has a good memory of previous visits and is compassionate and intuitive. I wish she would return to private practice so I could avoid WakeMed. I worry about my privacy regarding electronic records and I see every medical professional spending too much time looking at their screens to record info instead of at their patients. I come to WakeMed because Dr. Parikh-Desai is a great doctor.

WakeMed Patient - February 2020

Dr Desai is always very professional and caring. I hope she does not become too busy or doesn''t be moindful of her needs to take care of her health too! She''s wonderful. I truly appreciate her as a person and a doctor.

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