Alpesh Desai, DO

Alpesh Desai, DO

Dermatologist

Location

Personal Statement

Dr. Alpesh Desai is a leading board-certified dermatologist who specializes in all aspects of adult and pediatric dermatology, including general, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology. He shares excellent academic and professional credentials, as well as a genuine commitment to sharing knowledge and experience with both his professional colleagues and his patients. It comes as no surprise that he has been named as one of Houston’s Best Physicians by Health & Fitness Sports Magazine in 2007, 2008, and 2009.
A Houston native, Dr. Alpesh Desai returned to the area after successfully completing a surgical internship and dermatology residency in southern California. In 2006, he was selected among several of his peers to take over one of Houston’s most prestigious dermatology practices. With the help of his brother Dr. Tejas Desai, he expanded the practice to include Mohs Micrographic Surgery, Cosmetic Procedures, and Clinical Research Trials. At Heights Dermatology & Aesthetic Center, the mission has been to utilize the emerging technology to deliver advanced patient care with a personal and caring touch.
His long list of professional affiliates includes memberships at the local and national levels, including the Texas Medical Association, Harris County Medical Society, and American Academy of Dermatology. Dr. Alpesh Desai is also a leader in the field of dermatology and conducts many clinical research trials in dermatology. He also provides free dermatology care to local charities and was recently awarded an Honor of Distinction by the Asian American Physician Association for his contribution and dedication to Southeast Asia Orphanages.

As a well recognized expert in his field, Dr. Alpesh Desai has been frequently featured in print and broadcast media. He has been on numerous radio interviews discussing dermatological issues ranging from psoriasis to cosmetic procedures. Furthermore, he continues to contribute back to his medical community by authoring multiple medical articles, manuscripts, and texts currently in print.

He is actively sought for civic, local, and national speaking engagements, where his goal has always been to educate and advance the care of dermatology diseases and skin cancer prevention.

Gender

Male

Languages

  • English

Insurance Plans

  • AARP - Medicare Advantage POS
  • AARP - Medicare CompletePlus (HMO)
  • Accountable/Interplan - PPO
  • Aetna - EPO
  • Aetna - HMO
  • Aetna - Indemnity
  • Aetna - Managed Choice
  • Aetna - POS
  • Aetna - PPO
  • Aetna - TRS
  • Aetna - Workers' Compensation Access
  • Aetna Whole Health
  • BC/BS - Blue Cross / Blue Shield
  • BC/BS - HMO
  • BC/BS - PPO
  • BC/BS - Traditional Indemnity
  • BC/BS Medicare
  • Cigna - EPO
  • Cigna - Fundamental Care (PPO)
  • Cigna - HMO
  • Cigna - HMO Open Access
  • Cigna - Indemnity
  • Cigna - POS
  • Cigna - POS Open Access
  • Cigna - PPO
  • Cigna - PPO Starbridge
  • Cigna - Shared Administration (PPO)
  • Community Health Choice
  • Employers Health Network - PPO
  • HealthSmart - HMO
  • HealthSmart - PPO
  • Humana - ChoiceCare PPO
  • Humana - Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana - HMO
  • Humana - Medicare Replacement PPO
  • Humana - National POS
  • Humana - PPO
  • Humana - Preferred PPO
  • Medicare
  • Memorial Hermann Advantage - HMO
  • Memorial Hermann Advantage - PPO
  • Memorial Hermann Choice - MH Choice
  • Memorial Hermann Elect - MH Elect
  • Memorial Hermann Employees - MH Employees
  • Memorial Hermann Select - MH Select
  • MHealth - EDGE
  • MHealth - MHHS Freedom of Choice
  • MultiPlan - PHCS
  • Provider Select - PPO
  • Self Pay (No Insurance)
  • Texas True Choice - PPO
  • Traditional Medicaid
  • Tricare - Prime
  • Tricare - Standard
  • Unicare - PPO
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare - Choice HMO
  • United Healthcare - Choice Plus HMO
  • United Healthcare - EPO
  • United Healthcare - HMO
  • United Healthcare - Indemnity
  • United Healthcare - Options PPO
  • United Healthcare - POS
  • United Healthcare - PPO
  • United Healthcare - Select Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Select POS
  • WellCare - Insurance Plans

Medical School

Kansas City University of Medicine & Biosciences (2000)

Available Appointments

Heights Dermatology and Aesthetic Center

2120 Ashland Street Houston, TX 77008 (713) 864-2659

If you have Texan Plus insurance, Memorial Hermann Edge, or an HMO insurance plan, we will require a PCP referral which can take up to 3 days. Please take this into consideration when selecting appointment date.
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