Dr. Richard Drake, MD

Dr. Richard Drake, MD

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Gynecologic Oncology  ·  
Male  ·  
47 y/o
(35)

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Dr. Richard Drake, MD is a gynecologic oncology specialist in Houston, TX and has been practicing for 12 years. He specializes in gynecologic oncology and obstetrics & gynecology.

Texas Oncology

13215 Dotson Rd Ste 300

Houston, TX 77070
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Drake performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Hysterectomy - Laparoscopic
very high
more than 99% of peers
Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Hysterectomy - Open
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Drake's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Drake "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 chemotherapy), I can help to combat their gyn cancers aggressively to help them continue their lives. Through Texas Oncology, I can offer clinical trials, minimally invasive surgery, and the latest therapies to help eradicate most gyn malignancies."

2  Specialties

  • Gynecologic Oncology
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

2  Board Certifications

  • Gynecological Oncology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
    Accredited by: American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology*

47  Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Adenocarcinoma
  • Adenomyosis
  • Adenosarcoma of Uterus
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cervical Dysplasia
  • Cervical Polyps
  • Choriocarcinoma
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Endometrial Cancer
  • Endometrial Hyperplasia
  • Endometrial Stromal Sarcoma
  • Endometriosis
  • Endometriosis of Colon
  • Fallopian Tube Cancer
  • Gestational Trophoblastic Tumor
  • Granulosa Cell Tumor of Ovary
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Ovarian Carcinosarcoma
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Ovarian Epithelial Cancer
  • Ovarian Low Malignant Potential Tumor
  • Ovarian Tumor
  • Pap Smear Abnormalities
  • Placental-Site Gestational Trophoblastic Tumor
  • Primary Peritoneal Cancer
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stage 4 Endometriosis
  • Teratoma
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Uterine Sarcoma
  • Vaginal Cancer
  • Vaginal Disorders
  • Vulvar Cancer
  • Vulvar Diseases
  • Vulvar Dysplasia
  • Vulvar Lesion
  • Vulvar Neoplasms

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48  Procedures

  • Abdominal Hysterectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Advanced Chemotherapy
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Biopsy
  • Cancer Counseling
  • Chemotherapy
  • Chemotherapy for Treatment of Gynecologic Cancer
  • 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
  • Endocervical Curettage
  • Endometrial Biopsy
  • Excision of Cervix
  • Fallopian Tube and Ovarian Surgery
  • Gynecological Oncology Surgery
  • 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)
  • Myomectomy - Open and-or Laparoscopic
  • Ovarian Cystectomy
  • Ovarian Genetic Testing
  • Ovarian Transposition (Oophoropexy)
  • Pap Smear
  • Radical Cydoreductive Surgery for Ovarian Cancer
  • Radical Hysterectomies for Cervical Cancer
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Salpingo-Oophorectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Total Salpingectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Tumor Resection
  • Vaginal Hysterectomy
  • Vaginal Repair
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Vaginectomy
  • Vulvar Biopsy
  • Vulvectomy
  • Wound Repair

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University of Michigan / Ann Arbor
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1994
  • Wayne State University School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • Wayne St U/DMC
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Wayne St University Detroit M C
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2002
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2006

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Drake has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Drake's Reviews

4.4
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Drake to family and friends
35 total reviews (14 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (35)

  • 5
    (29)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (5)

Dr. Drake's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (14)

Highly recommended! He is a very caring and gifted surgeon!
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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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Had a check up with the awesome (hero-angel)Dr Drake. Things are going great. Had surgery last November 2016 ,but the cancer returned. Doing chemo and have 1 more session to go.Remission is in sight.dr Drake is just as kind and caring as ever.Still my hero.He just finished a successful surgery on...more
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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...more
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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,...more
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