Alpa Desai, DO

CHFM Faculty

Alpa Desai, DO Alpa Desai, DO
Assistant Professor and Medical Director
Family Medicine at Jonesville & Family Medicine at Hampton Oaks
13611 NW 1st Lane, Suite 200
Newberry, FL 32669
(352) 265-8670 Fax: (352) 265-8671
e-mail:desaas@shands.ufl.edu

Professional Biography

Dr. Desai is the Medical Director at both the Family Medicine at Jonesville and Family Medicine at Hampton Oaks clinics and a chairperson on the Infection Control Committee. After receiving her Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine from Western University of Health Sciences, Dr. Desai completed her Family Medicine Residency at the David Grant Medical Center in California. Before joining our team, Dr. Desai served as Major in the United States Air Force until her Honorable Discharge in June 2007.

Education/Training

Program/Degree Institution Field/Specialty
BS University of California
Davis, California
Biological Sciences
DO Western University of Health Sciences
Pomona, California
Medicine
Residency David Grant Medical Center
Travis Air Force Base, California

Certifications and Professional Organizations

  • Board Certified, American Board of Family Practice, 2003
  • American Academy of Family Practice
  • American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians

Honors and Awards

  • United States Air Force Meritorious Service Medal, 2007
  • National Defense Service Medal , 2005
  • Air Force Outstanding Unit Award, 2003
  • Sigma Sigma Phi, National Osteopathic Honor Society, 1998-2000
  • Air Force Health Professions Scholarship Program, 1996-2000

Clinical Interests

  • Preventative Medicine
  • Women’s Health

Recent Publications

  • Gilson, M., Desai, A: “Does Gel Affect Cytology or Comfort in the Screening Papanicolau Smear?” Journal of the American Board of Family Physicians, 2006 July-Aug; 19(4): 340-344. 2005