Parul Desai, MD

Parul M. Desai, MD

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Accepting new patients Available at Multiple Locations Ages seen: 18 - 99 Joined ARC: 2018

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About Parul M. Desai, MD

  • Dr. Desai grew up in diverse places, including Zambia, India, and Los Angeles. When she is not working, Dr. Desai loves to be outdoors – hiking, swimming, biking, and mainly walking on the trail near her house. Her other passions include travel, reading, and live music. However, much of her free time is spent being a mom! Dr. Desai goes to her children’s soccer and basketball games, and she enjoys watching Ultimate Frisbee and the Austin Torch. She also volunteers monthly at Mobile Loaves & Fishes, and at People’s Community Clinic.

In choosing a career, I found that medicine allowed me to apply science to help and change the lives of patients, and more important, allowed me to form a personal and long-term involvement with individuals of all ages ,backgrounds, and interests. Cardiology transfixed me early: the physiology of the heart, the physical exam, the breadth and depth of the disease, and the many tools to actually make a long-term difference. I believe i nsuspending judgement, walking in the patient’s shoes, and educating the patient about why a medication or procedure will work. Knowing my patient’s wishes and belief system helps guide me.


Cardiac Rhythm Monitoring

Cardiac Rhythm Monitoring

Cardiac rhythm monitoring helps measure the rhythm of your heart in order to identify an irregular heart rhythm disorders.

Echocardiogram with Interpretation

Echocardiogram with Interpretation

An echocardiogram (echo) is a noninvasive procedure used to check the heart's function and structures.

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Nuclear Stress Testing

Nuclear Stress Testing

Nuclear stress tests use a small amount of radioactive tracer and an imaging machine to create pictures showing blood flow.

Stress Echocardiogram

Stress Echocardiogram

Stress echocardiography uses ultrasound imaging to show how well your heart works to pump blood to your body. It can help detect a decrease in blood flow to the heart from narrowing in the coronary arteries.

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Stress Testing

Stress Testing

A stress test shows how your heart works during physical activity, revealing problems with blood flow within your heart. We offer three basic types of stress testing: exercise/treadmill stress tests, nuclear stress tests, and stress echocardiograms.

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Telemedicine Visits

Telemedicine Visits

ARC offers telemedicine visits for primary and specialty care. Doctors can quickly evaluate you for a new health issue or follow up with you via a phone call or video visit from the comfort of your home.

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Treadmill Stress Testing

Treadmill Stress Testing

A treadmill test helps a doctor determine how well your heart handles work. As your body works harder during the test, it requires more oxygen, so the heart must pump more blood. The test can show if the blood supply is reduced in the arteries that supply the heart. It also helps doctors know the kind and level of exercise appropriate for a patient.

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Locations & Hours

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    ARC Northwest Hills Specialty
    6818 Austin Center Blvd Suite 205
    Austin, TX 78731
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    512-344-0450 Fax: 512-406-7318

    Mon-Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    Sat-Sun: Closed
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    ARC Quarry Lake
    4515 Seton Center Parkway Suite 220
    Austin, TX 78759
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    512-338-8388 Fax: 512-406-6274

    Mon-Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    Sat-Sun: Closed
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    ARC Round Rock
    940 Hesters Crossing Road
    Round Rock, TX 78681
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    512-244-9024 Fax: 512-406-7342

    Mon-Fri: 7:15am - 9:00pm
    Sat: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    Sun: 8:00am - 5:00pm

    Mon - Fri: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

    Sat & Sun: 8:00am - 5:00pm

    Call 512-346-6611 for an appointment. Last appointment is 30 minutes before closing.

    COVID-19 Curbside Testing

    Mon - Fri: 8:00am - 7:00pm (Closed 12:00pm - 1:00pm)

    Sat & Sun: 8:00am - 5:00pm (Closed 12:00pm - 1:00pm)


  • Board Certifications
    Board Certified in Cardiology and Internal Medicine
  • Medical School
    Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, 1992
  • Fellowship
    Cardiology Fellowship, Harbor-UCLA, Torrance, CA, 1998
  • Residency
    University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA, 1995
  • Education
    B.A. in Biological Sciences and B.A. in Spanish, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA, 1986
  • Professional Positions
    • Chief, ARC Cardiology Department
    • Fellow, American College of Cardiology
    • Texas Medical Association
    • Travis County Medical Society
  • Awards & Honors

Patient Reviews


Rating based on "Did the healthcare provider or doctor provide the care you expected?"

4.8out of 5
  • March 20, 2023

    Really appreciate how attentive and thoughtful dr Desai is.

  • March 13, 2023

    Dr Desai was very helpful, gave great explanations, was pleasant and I would recommend her to anyone

  • March 11, 2023

    Staff was very friendly and helpful. Thank you for the job y’all do.

  • March 6, 2023

    I appreciate the doctor and staff. The hardest thing was getting the appointment. Dr. Desai’s is wonderful. The staff was efficient and friendly. Everyone was excellent.

  • March 5, 2023

    Courteous and comfort were priorities of the day. The staff & doctor were efficient but not rushed. They asked appropriate questions about my well being and lifestyle and appeared to be genuinely concerned. They made suggestions about lifestyle improvement to improve my medical wellbeing. I was very pleased!

  • March 3, 2023

    The doctor explained thoroughly my symptoms and what to Expect


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