Dr. Joseph A Desanto

  • 25+ YEARS EXP


Dr. Joseph A Desanto, MD, is an Internal Medicine specialist in West Covina, California. He attended and graduated from State University Of New York Downstate Medical Center in 1993, having over 25 years of diverse experience, especially in Internal Medicine. Dr. Joseph A Desanto also cooperates with other doctors and physicians in medical groups including Lakeside Medical Organization, A Medical Group Inc.. Dr. Joseph A Desanto accepts Medicare-approved amount as payment in full. Contact Dr. Joseph A Desanto at 1500 W W Covina Pkwy to request Dr. Joseph A Desanto the information (Medicare information, advice, payment, ...) or simply to book an appointment.

Address: 1500 W W Covina Pkwy
West Covina, California 91790-2703

Doctor Profile


Full Name Joseph A Desanto
Gender Male
PECOS ID 3173546439
Sole Proprietor Yes - He owns an unincorporated business by himself.
Accepts Medicare Assignment He does accept the payment amount Medicare approves and not to bill you for more than the Medicare deductible and coinsurance.

Medical Specialties

  • Internal Medicine (primary specialty)
  • Addiction Medicine
  • Family Practice


  • 25+ years of diverse experience


  • Medical Doctor (MD)
    Medical Doctor
    Doctor of Medicine (MD or DM), or in Latin: Medicinae Doctor, meaning "Teacher of Medicine", is a terminal degree for physicians and surgeons. In countries that follow the tradition of the United States, it is a first professional graduate degree awarded upon graduation from medical school.

Education and Training

  • Dr. Joseph A Desanto attended and graduated from State University Of New York Downstate Medical Center in 1993.


  • NPI #: 1083687891
  • NPI Enumeration Date: Friday, February 10, 2006
  • NPPES Last Update: Thursday, February 20, 2014

Quality Reporting

  • eRx - He does not participate in the Medicare Electronic Prescribing (eRx) Incentive Program.
  • PQRS - He does not report Quality Measures (PQRS). The Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) is a Medicare program encouraging health care professionals and group practices to report information on their quality of care. Quality measures can show how well a health care professional provides care to people with Medicare.
  • EHR - He does not use electronic health records (EHR). The Electronic Health Records (EHR) Incentive Program encourages health care professionals to use certified EHR technology in ways that may improve health care. Electronic health records are important because they may improve a health care professional's ability to make well-informed treatment decisions.
  • MHI - He does not commit to heart health through the Million Hearts initiative. Million Hearts is a national initiative that encourages health care professionals to report and perform well on activities related to heart health in an effort to prevent heart attacks and strokes.
  • MOC - He does not participate in the Medicare Maintenance of Certification Program. A "Maintenance of Certification Program" encourages board certified physicians to continue learning and self-evaluating throughout their medical career.

Language Spoken by Dr. Joseph A Desanto

  • English

Medical Licenses

Dr. Joseph A Desanto has been primarily specialized in Internal Medicine for over 25 years of experience.
  • Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians / Internal Medicine
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    Internal Medicine
    A physician who provides long-term, comprehensive care in the office and the hospital, managing both common and complex illness of adolescents, adults and the elderly. Internists are trained in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer, infections and diseases affecting the heart, blood, kidneys, joints and digestive, respiratory and vascular systems. They are also trained in the essentials of primary care internal medicine, which incorporates an understanding of disease prevention, wellness, substance abuse, mental health and effective treatment of common problems of the eyes, ears, skin, nervous system and reproductive organs.

Medical Group Practice

  • Lakeside Community Healthcare

Practice Locations

1500 W W Covina Pkwy
West Covina, California 91790-2703
Office Hours:
  • Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

This doctor profile was updated by using the public dataset from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) which is publicized on Friday, July 31, 2015, and correspondent NPI information on the public NPPES record dated Thursday, February 20, 2014. If you found out that something incorrect and want to change it, please follow this Update Data guide.

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