Dr. Richard Drake, MD

Dr. Richard Drake, MD

Gynecology •  Male • Age 49

  
Accepting new patients

Dr. Richard Drake, MD is a Gynecology Specialist in The Woodlands, TX. Dr. Drake has more experience with Gynecologic Oncology and Gynecologic Surgery than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as HCA Houston Healthcare Kingwood and Clear Lake Regional Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Drake to book an appointment.


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Oncology Specialists of Texas

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(281) 203-5115
Oncology Specialists of Texas17350 St Lukes Way Ste 350 The Woodlands, TX 77384
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Dr. Drake's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Drake

4.5

Based on 54 ratings

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He was my doctor in 2015. I had stage 4 uterine cancer. I would recommend him to anyone. Such a great doctor. He saved my life.
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Jennifer spoonts – May 13, 2020
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He was awesome. Made me feel at ease facing cancer. He was also very friendly and funny!!!!
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Eva Duke – Jan 31, 2020
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My name is Debra Pavolillo...it’s really this simple . Dr Drake saved my life . It’s been almost 11 yrs since I was diagnosed with uterine Adenosarcoma, a rare form of cancer. He performed a hysterectomy and I had several radiation treatments and I survived. This was all done at the Cleveland Clinic. He is the best!
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Debra Pavolillo – Jan 22, 2020
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Dr Drake is an amazing doctor. He is easy to talk to and was really encouraging and supportive. He recently performed a complete hysterectomy on me and I had minimal discomfort after this major surgery; I highly recommend him.
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Marie Doolin – Sep 10, 2019
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Dr. Drake and April were so supportive and caring. They took time with my husband and I to explain everything. You can tell they genuinely care by their actions.
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Linda Manning – Jul 25, 2019
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Dr. Drake deserves a 5-star rating for his knowledge, skills as a surgeon and ability to help a patient through scary surgery and chemotherapy. I have extreme confidence in him and hope to use him again if I ever need. Good news is that after five years, I have no fear of having cancer again -- thanks to Doctor Drake.
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Barbara Fox – Jul 10, 2019
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I had my first appointment with Dr Drake today. I’ve been dealing with chronic debilitating issues due to pcos. From the moment I made my appointment his office staff treated me amazingly, to my appointment today being one of the best appointments I’ve had with any gynecologist. And I’ve been to my fair share of them probably 15 to be exact. I am confident he will get to the bottom of my problems and not just treat me like another fat girl making excuses for her weight. You can tell he loves his job and wants to help people. So thankful for my drs recommendation to see Dr Drake and many friends and family who also referred him!
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Amy B in The Woodlands , TX – Jun 01, 2019
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Five years ago I was referred to a fantastic , highly skilled, and phenomenal hands on doctor. I’ve read some of the reviews and believe what these people tell you! He does not judge, but encourages one to take deep breaths, ask as many questions they need, and become the chief cheerleader and might I add, a doctor/friend. I also have to give kudos to his wonderful assistant, April. She creates the initial tone of the visit and one can see that Dr. D and she are a cancer fighting machine. He ma
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Karen Twitchell, 5 Yrs. out in Houston , TX – Apr 21, 2019
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Dr. Drake has been my oncologist for the past 3 1/2 years and I can tell you he is by far my favorite doctor. He will shoot you straight every single time and does it with compassion because he really cares about his patients. He will listen to your concerns and needs and never rush you. I highly recommend him.
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Julie Dillon in Houston , TX – Mar 18, 2019
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Well Educated, Down to Earth, Compassionate, High Tech and Big Hearted, Experienced Doctor. He was recommended to me by my regular OBGYN when I found out I had Cancer.
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Humble , TX – Feb 20, 2019
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Dr. Drake was my third choice of a doctor that was referred to me. When I met him I didn’t know what to expect but being that I was a nurse, I knew what I was up against. He saw my prior exams, examined me and told me what he found. He explained this to my son and made sure he understood. I had surgery and he kept me informed and updated.He was concerned and supported me in the decision I had to make. I thank God for a knowledgeable, concerned, excellent doctor that has human touch.He’s the BEST
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Claudean M in Houston , TX – Feb 16, 2019
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I had the pleasure of meeting Dr.Drake a few years back in The Woodlands area. He is hands down the best surgeon I have ever met. Since I am having the same symptoms again I am going to make an appointment ASAP so he can hopefully tell me good news again ????
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Paula Singleton in Kirbyville , TX – Feb 14, 2019
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Excellent dr. I just wish i knew where he is practicing now.
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Linda K Payne in Hempstead, TX – Feb 14, 2019
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Had my mother waiting for 29 hours for discharge hours. No communication as to why the massive delay. His staff lied to us about discharge orders being placed. No discharge order was placed. Unacceptable. Should have been discharged at 1:00 pm on a Monday. Still waiting on discharge as of 7:00 pm on Tuesday.
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Oct 10, 2018
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As muh as I love Dr. Richard Drake, I have to change Loations for my own well being. If I could bundle him up and take him with me, I would do so. Hate to leave you, but I must. Hugs to you and your Nurse April.
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Carolyn Kinhult in Cleveland, TX – Jun 17, 2018
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Highly recommended! He is a very caring and gifted surgeon!
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Patti in Montgomery TX – Mar 10, 2018
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DO NOT TRUST THIS MAN! after he preforws a hysterectomy I ened up in emergency surgery and catheterize off and on for two years needing several more procedures to fix his mistakes. He had no remorse
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Cypress – Jan 20, 2018
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I've been a patient of Dr. Drake for over 5 years. He is the most patient & kind person I've ever met. I am also a patient at MD Anderson, & I would rank Dr. Drake at the top over MDA (even though they're still great). EVERY TIME I go for my appointments he answers ALL my questions (I ask a lot). I honestly feel like we're all just a huge family. EVERYONE including the receptionists are always in a great mood & are happy to help. The surgeries I've had have gone smoothly.
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Beatriz Gonzalez in Spring, TX – May 03, 2017
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The only good thing about my diagnosis was being referred to Dr. Drake, April and the entire staff. The care, compassion, response and overall experience was fantastic from the beginning. He is so honest yet so caring. I couldn't have been in better hands. The entire staff is professional, caring and responsive. If you ever need a time in your life that is less stressful, visit this office. Your experience will be seamless, they all know their role and handle it seamlessly. God Bless Them
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Barbara W. in Conroe, TX – Apr 16, 2017
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When I met him first time, he was nice. After the surgery, he was so mean. Terrible bed side manner. He was always too late and never said sorry. He has no passion for patients. He is arrogant and impolite. So is his nurse. I wish I hadn't met him.
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Background Check

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Practice Areas

Gynecologic Oncology

Oncologists diagnose and treat cancers of the female reproductive system, including ovarian cancer, uterine cancer, and cervical cancer, through chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, or targeted cancer therapy.Compare with other Gynecologic Oncology specialists.

Typically treats 83% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 5 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Ovarian Cysts
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Drake treats Ovarian Cysts more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Drake treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Drake performs Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy) more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Drake performs this procedure more than 97% of their peers

Excision of Cervix
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Drake performs Excision of Cervix more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Drake performs this procedure more than 97% of their peers

Gynecologic Surgery

Gynecologic surgery treats conditions affecting the female reproductive system, including cancer, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, and uterine fibroids through procedures such as hysterectomy, tumor removal, and myomectomy.Compare with other Gynecologic Surgery specialists.

Typically treats 82% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 7 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Drake performs Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy) more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Drake performs this procedure more than 97% of their peers

Excision of Cervix
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Drake performs Excision of Cervix more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Drake performs this procedure more than 97% of their peers

Vaginal Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Drake performs Vaginal Surgery more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Drake performs this procedure more than 95% of their peers

Check Dr. Drake's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Drake's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Hysterectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Adenocarcinoma
  • Adenomyosis
  • Adenosarcoma of Uterus
  • Advance Directive End of Life Planning
  • Advanced Chemotherapy
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Bacterial Sepsis
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Biopsy
  • Cancer
  • Cancer Counseling
  • Carcinoma
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cervical Dysplasia
  • Cervical Polyps
  • Chemotherapy
  • Chemotherapy for Treatment of Gynecologic Cancer
  • Choriocarcinoma
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coagulation Defects in Pregnancy and Postpartum
  • Colpopexy
  • Colposcopy
  • da Vinci® Hysterectomy
  • da Vinci® Robotic Surgery
  • da Vinci® Surgery for Endometriosis
  • Destruction or Excision of Lesion of Cervix (incl. LEEP)
  • Destruction or Excision of Vaginal Lesions
  • Dilation and Curettage
  • Encounters for Normal Pregnancies
  • Endocervical Curettage
  • Endometrial Biopsy
  • Endometrial Cancer
  • Endometrial Hyperplasia
  • Endometrial Stromal Sarcoma
  • Endometriosis
  • Endometriosis of Colon
  • Excision of Cervix
  • Fallopian Tube and Ovarian Surgery
  • Fallopian Tube Cancer
  • Gestational Trophoblastic Tumor
  • Granulosa Cell Tumor of Ovary
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • HIV Screening
  • HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
  • Hysterectomy
  • Hysterectomy - Laparoscopic
  • Hysterectomy - Open
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Laparoscopic Excision or Destruction of Ovary With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Vaginal Hysterectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymph Node Dissection for Endometrial Cancer (Uterine Cancer)
  • Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Maternal Anemia
  • Myomectomy - Open and-or Laparoscopic
  • Nausea
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Ovarian Carcinosarcoma
  • Ovarian Cystectomy
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Ovarian Epithelial Cancer
  • Ovarian Genetic Testing
  • Ovarian Low Malignant Potential Tumor
  • Ovarian Transposition (Oophoropexy)
  • Ovarian Tumor
  • Pap Smear
  • Pap Smear Abnormalities
  • Placental-Site Gestational Trophoblastic Tumor
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Primary Peritoneal Cancer
  • Radical Cydoreductive Surgery for Ovarian Cancer
  • Radical Hysterectomies for Cervical Cancer
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Salpingo-Oophorectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stage 4 Endometriosis
  • Syphilis Screening
  • Teratoma
  • Thrombosis
  • Total Salpingectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Tumor Resection
  • Urinary-Genital Tract Fistula, Female
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Uterine Sarcoma
  • Vaginal Cancer
  • Vaginal Disorders
  • Vaginal Hysterectomy
  • Vaginal Repair
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Vaginectomy
  • Vulvar Biopsy
  • Vulvar Cancer
  • Vulvar Diseases
  • Vulvar Dysplasia
  • Vulvar Lesion
  • Vulvar Neoplasms
  • Vulvectomy
  • Wound Repair

About Me

Care Philosophy

As a gynecologic oncologist, I practice medicine how I would like to be treated - with compassion, understanding, and comfort for getting through this difficult diagnosis. By using the latest advances in medicine (both surgically and with chemotherap...Read more

Specialties

  • Gynecology
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

Education

2006
University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
2002
Wayne St University Detroit M C
Residency Hospital
1999
Wayne St U/DMC
Internship Hospital
1994
University of Michigan / Ann Arbor
Undergraduate School

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Affiliated Hospitals

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HCA Houston Healthcare Kingwood

Kingwood, TX

68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average

  • Labor and Delivery Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence Award™ (2020)

Clear Lake Regional Medical Center

Webster, TX

70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average

  • Labor and Delivery Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2018)

Conroe Regional Medical Center

Conroe, TX

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

  • Labor and Delivery Excellence Award™ (2020)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019)

HCA Houston Healthcare North Cypress

Cypress, TX
  • Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Houston Northwest Medical Center

Houston, TX

64% Patient experience rating, 5% lower than the national average

  • Labor and Delivery Excellence Award™ (2020)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)

CHI St. Luke's Health - The Woodlands Hospital

The Woodlands, TX

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center

Houston, TX
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018)

HCA Houston Healthcare Tomball

Tomball, TX

61% Patient experience rating, 8% lower than the national average

Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital

Shenandoah, TX

83% Patient experience rating, 14% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)

Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital

Houston, TX

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018)

Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital

Houston, TX

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

  • Labor and Delivery Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2019)
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018)

Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center

Shenandoah, TX
  • Labor and Delivery Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2019)
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018)