Dr. Richard Drake, MD

Dr. Richard Drake, MD

GynecologyMale

Gynecology

Dr. Richard Drake, MD is a Gynecology Specialist in The Woodlands, TX and has over 24 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Wayne State University School Of Medicine in 1998. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as HCA Houston Healthcare North Cypress and Hca Houston Healthcare Clear Lake. His office accepts new patients.

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Oncology Specialists Of Texas

Oncology Specialists Of Texas17350 St Luke s Way Ste 350 The Woodlands, TX 77384
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At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Practices at Top Hospital Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award™ See hospitals
  • Hospital Satisfaction Patients said they were highly satisfied at this doctor's hospital. See hospitals

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Dr. Drake's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Drake

4.4

Based on 60 ratings

5 Stars
83.33333333333333%
(50)
4 Stars
1.6666666666666667%
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
1.6666666666666667%
(1)
1 Star
13.333333333333334%
(8)
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Amazing experience with Dr. Drake. He is an impressive physician and I am so very happy with everything regarding my treatment. His office workers are not good they treated me like dirt. They would lie and discount anything I asked of them. Dr. Drake is a Wonderful surgeon. Top-Notch!!
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
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Natacha Louise Worley – May 25, 2022
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Dr. Drake and his staff are great! His personable approach to handling really serious medical issues makes you feel like he is really engaged and like he cares. He always wants to make sure that you understand what the next step is and what your options are. His staff is polite, knowledgeable, and professional. I would recommend Dr. Drake to anyone that needs the kind of care that he offers.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Jenifer – Dec 12, 2021
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If family members come with patient, bring chairs to sit in the hall! Loved one's are not allowed in his waiting room. He blames this on Covid, however, he is the only one out of five other's that have this restriction on fully vaccinated people. These rules do not apply when paying Copayments!!
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
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Andy Anderson – Sep 07, 2021
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Worst person to deal with and they have no care for time or anytime that has to do with there patients I hope he gets shut down absolutely a joke
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
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No – Jun 04, 2021
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I use to work on the woman's unit taking care of his postoperative inpatient women. This doctor hands down did the best work. His patients recovered quickly with minimal pain. He has wonderful bedside manner. If I were to get a hysterectomy I would go to him.
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Kristen – May 01, 2021
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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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!!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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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!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
1 person found this helpful
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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!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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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
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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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.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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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
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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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 ????
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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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.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Carolyn Kinhult in Cleveland, TX – Jun 17, 2018
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No malpractice claims found for Texas
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Dr. Drake's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Oophorectomy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Drake performs Oophorectomy more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Drake performs this procedure more than 99% of his peers

Gynecologic Cancer
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Drake treats Gynecologic Cancer more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Drake treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Cervical Cancer
  • Choriocarcinoma
  • Endometrial Cancer
  • Fallopian Tube Cancer
  • Glassy Cell Carcinoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Ovarian Epithelial Cancer
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Vaginal Cancer
  • Vulvar Cancer
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Cervical Cancer
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Drake treats Cervical Cancer more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Drake treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Drake's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Hysterectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
  • Adenocarcinoma
  • Adenomyosis
  • Adenosarcoma of Uterus
  • Advance Directive End of Life Planning
  • Advanced Chemotherapy
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Bacteriuria Screening
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Biopsy
  • Breast Cancer Screening
  • Cancer
  • Cancer Counseling
  • Carcinoma
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cervical Dysplasia
  • Cervical Polyps
  • Chemotherapy
  • Chemotherapy for Treatment of Gynecologic Cancer
  • Chlamydia Infection Screening
  • Choriocarcinoma
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coagulation Defects in Pregnancy and Postpartum
  • Colpopexy
  • Colposcopy
  • Destruction or Excision of Vaginal Lesions
  • Dipstick Urinalysis
  • Endocervical Curettage
  • Endometrial Ablation
  • Endometrial Biopsy
  • Endometrial Cancer
  • Endometrial Hyperplasia
  • Endometrial Stromal Sarcoma
  • Endometriosis
  • Endometriosis of Colon
  • Excessive Menstrual Bleeding
  • Excision of Cervix
  • Fallopian Tube and Ovarian Surgery
  • Fallopian Tube Cancer
  • Fallopian Tube Disorders
  • Female Infertility
  • Fetal Cardiac Screening
  • Fetal Ultrasound
  • First Trimester Screening
  • Genetic Screening for Breast Cancer
  • Gestational Trophoblastic Tumor
  • Gonorrhea Screening
  • Granulosa Cell Tumor of Ovary
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Gynecologic Cancer Screening
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Herpes Simplex Screening
  • HIV Screening
  • HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
  • Hysterectomy
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Infertility Evaluation
  • Laparoscopic Excision or Destruction of Ovary With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Mammography
  • Maternal Anemia
  • Menopause Evaluation and Treatment
  • Nausea
  • Newborn Metabolic Screening
  • Nuchal Translucency Screening
  • Oophorectomy
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Ovarian Cancer Screening
  • Ovarian Carcinosarcoma
  • Ovarian Cystectomy
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Ovarian Epithelial Cancer
  • Ovarian Genetic Testing
  • Ovarian Low Malignant Potential Tumor
  • Ovarian Tumor
  • Pap Smear
  • Pap Smear Abnormalities
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Phenylketonuria Screening
  • Placental-Site Gestational Trophoblastic Tumor
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Primary Peritoneal Cancer
  • Radical Cydoreductive Surgery for Ovarian Cancer
  • Radical Hysterectomies for Cervical Cancer
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Salpingo-Oophorectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stage 4 Endometriosis
  • STD Screening
  • Syphilis Infections
  • Syphilis Screening
  • Teratoma
  • Trichomoniasis Screening
  • Tubo-Ovarian Abscess
  • Tumor Resection
  • Urinary-Genital Tract Fistula, Female
  • Urine Pregnancy Test
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Uterine Sarcoma
  • Vaginal Cancer
  • Vaginal Disorders
  • Vaginal Hysterectomy
  • Vaginal Prolapse
  • Vaginal Prolapse Surgery
  • Vaginal Repair
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Vaginectomy
  • Vaginosis Screening
  • Vulvar Biopsy
  • Vulvar Cancer
  • Vulvar Diseases
  • Vulvar Dysplasia
  • Vulvar Lesion
  • Vulvar Neoplasms
  • Vulvectomy
  • Wound Repair

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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...Read more

Biography

This physician is accepting telehealth visits.Dr. Richard Drake, MD is a Gynecology Specialist in The Woodlands, TX. Dr. Drake has more experience with...Read more

Specialties

  • Gynecology

Board Certifications

  • Gynecological Oncology
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

Education

University of Texas Southwestern
Fellowship Hospital
Wayne State University/Hutzel Hospital
Residency Hospital
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
1998
Wayne State University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1994
University of Michigan / Ann Arbor
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Dr. Richard Drake, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Drake frequently treats Oophorectomy, Gynecologic Cancer, and Cervical Cancer. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Drake treats.

Where is Dr. Richard Drake, MD's office located?

Dr. Drake's office is located at 17350 St Luke s Way Ste 350, The Woodlands, TX 77384. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Richard Drake, MD speak?

Dr. Drake speaks English and English. View profile to see all.

Does Dr. Richard Drake, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Drake has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Drake is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

HCA Houston Healthcare North Cypress

Cypress, TX

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Labor and Delivery Excellence Award™ (2023)

Hca Houston Healthcare Clear Lake

Webster, TX

61% Patients that would definitely recommend, 9% lower than the national average

12 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence Award™ (2023)

Hca Houston Healthcare Conroe

Conroe, TX

66% Patients that would definitely recommend, 4% lower than the national average

9 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence Award™ (2023)

Hca Houston Healthcare Northwest

Houston, TX

58% Patients that would definitely recommend, 12% lower than the national average

6 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence Award™ (2023)

HCA Houston Healthcare Kingwood

Kingwood, TX

57% Patients that would definitely recommend, 13% lower than the national average

7 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Labor and Delivery Excellence Award™ (2023)

HCA Houston Healthcare Tomball

Tomball, TX

59% Patients that would definitely recommend, 11% lower than the national average

Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital

Shenandoah, TX

80% Patients that would definitely recommend, 10% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)

Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital

Houston, TX

75% Patients that would definitely recommend, 5% higher than the national average

5 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2022)

Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital

Houston, TX

15 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Labor and Delivery Excellence Award™ (2021)

Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital

Houston, TX

70% Patients that would definitely recommend, Equal to the national average

15 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Labor and Delivery Excellence Award™ (2021)

Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center

Shenandoah, TX

15 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Labor and Delivery Excellence Award™ (2021)

St. Luke's Health - The Woodlands Hospital

The Woodlands, TX

73% Patients that would definitely recommend, 3% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received