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Tennessee Board of Physical Therapy Suspends License of Clarksville Practitioner

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 | 04:57am

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Board of Physical Therapy has suspended the license of Herat Desai, PT of Clarksville, Tenn. The suspension of the physical therapist’s license was effective January 31, 2014. As a result of the summary suspension, Desai was immediately prohibited from practicing as a physical therapist in the state.

Desai’s license was suspended for the following:

  • Engaging in unprofessional and unethical conduct while performing physical therapy for compensation on at least three clients by engaging in sexual misconduct and engaging in the performance of substandard care

Desai’s license will remain suspended pending the outcome of a contested case proceeding in the matter. The Board of Physical Therapy has the authority to summarily suspend a license if it finds that the public health, safety or welfare imperatively require emergency action.

Desai was originally licensed to practice as a physical therapist in Tennessee in 2009.

Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to contact the Department of Health Office of Investigations at 1-800-852-2187.

Detailed information about disciplinary actions is available on the TDH website at Enter the name of the person of interest. Once the license information appears, click on "disciplinary action” or “adverse licensure action” and then "view board order.”

The mission of the Tennessee Department of Health is to protect, promote and improve the health and prosperity of people in Tennessee. For more information about TDH services and programs, visit

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