Pathik Desai, MD, a Family Physician with Legacy Community Health
Get to know Family Physician Dr. Pathik Desai, who serves patients in Texas.
Dr. Desai is a board-certified family physician. He is the staff physician & Clinic Medical Director of Legacy Community Health in Houston, Texas.
As a full-service, Federally Qualified Health Center, Legacy identifies unmet needs and gaps in health-related services and develops client-centered programs to address those needs. A United Way-affiliated agency since 1990, it currently provides adult primary care, pediatrics, dental care, vision services, behavioral health services, OB/GYN and maternity, vaccinations and immunizations, health promotion and community outreach, wellness and nutrition, and comprehensive HIV/AIDS care.
Graduating with his Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemical & Biophysical Science from the University of Houston in 2006, Dr. Desai went on to earn his medical degree from the Medical University of Lublin in 2011.
Furthering his education, he completed his Master of Business Administration degree in Healthcare Management at Davenport University in 2016, and his residency in family medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston in 2019.
Focusing on the optimization of health and wellness, the doctor is board-certified in family medicine by the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM). The ABFM is a non-profit, independent medical association of American physicians who practice in family medicine and its sub-specialties.
Continuously advancing his speciality, Dr. Desai is an active member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Medical Association, the Texas Academy of Family Physicians, and the Texas Medical Association.
Through the American Heart Association, he is certified in Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS).
Family medicine is a medical specialty devoted to comprehensive health care for people of all ages. The specialist is called a family physician or family doctor. A family physician is often the first person a patient sees when seeking healthcare services. They examine and treat patients with a wide range of conditions and refer those with serious ailments to a specialist or appropriate facility.
Among his philanthropic endeavors, Dr. Desai is involved with Shantamboo Charity, Inc., where he serves as Vice President. He has also been on the volunteer faculty at the Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine of the University of Houston, donating his time and expertise to support the educational mission of the institution by teaching, mentoring, supervising, and evaluating medical students, while collaborating with other faculty members to develop and implement effective curricula and educational programs that align with the school’s mission and goals.
On a more personal note, Dr. Desai is fluent in English and Gujarati. He also has limited working proficiency in Polish and Spanish.
Learn More about Dr. Pathik Desai:
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