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Gynecologic Oncology | Male

Texas Oncology 13300 Hargrave Rd Ste 190 Houston TX 77070 Get Directions

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 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.

Biography

Dr. Richard Drake, MD is a gynecologic oncology doctor who practices in Houston, TX. He is 46 years old and has been practicing for 19 years. Dr. Drake is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center, Kingwood Medical Center, CHI St. Luke's Health - The Woodlands Hospital, Tomball Regional Medical Center, Conroe Regional Medical Center, Houston Northwest Medical Center, Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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Dr. Drake's Reviews

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based on 30 total surveys (11 with reviews)
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
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  • Staff friendliness
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  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Reviews (11)
in Humble, TX |
I had a wonderful check up with Dr Drake today (4-27-17) my hero / angel. He was very kind and patient with me as usual. My report was very encouraging. Glad he's my specialist. Will refer him to anyone who needs his expertise. Love you Dr Drake. Thank God for sending me to you.
in Conroe, TX |
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
Houston,TX |
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.
in Houston, TX |
Dr.Drake es el mejor doctor que he conocido muy profesional y respetuoso gracias por atenderme y ayudarme en mi salud el pudo solucionar mis problemas de salud
Spring, TX |
Butchered my hysterectomy!
in Houston, TX |
Dr. Drake is just wonderful. He performed major surgery to remove a large mass from my mom's abdomen which was thankfully not cancer. He takes his time with his patients and their families. He's lighthearted, makes you laugh and feel comfortable. My mom just loved him. And best of all she is healing very quickly. Even the nurses are amazed at her quick progress in spite of her surgeries being one of the 8th most painful surgeries to experience.
in Conroe, TX |
Dr. Drake and his Nurse are so understanding, gentle and caring. He takes his time to listen and answer all your questions and ease your fears. Thanks Dr. Drake for the wonderful care you have given me.
in Houston, TX |
love the doctor at my first visit, he made my family an I feel so comfortable we forgot about our worries. he was very honest, understanding, professional and a very pleasing person to speak with. I love how he discuss every detail about all my questions and concerns and how nothing was rushed.. thank you Dr. Drake and your staff are all very lovely people from the time you go in till the time you leave his office everyone is so people friendly and very polite. Again thank you guys..
in Dayton,texas |
You will NEVER find a more caring Doctor!! I knew the 1st visit that everything was going to be ok. He's takes his time to make sure you understand what your going to be going through and he referred me to a wonderful radiologist.. I feel very blessed to Have Dr.Drake as my Oncologist!
in Houston, TX |
He is friendly, warming, caring, and loves what he does. He treated me and my family as if I was closed then just a patient. I would recommend him to every person as a physician. Thank you Dr. Drake & staff for the care and excellent you provided to me in removing my 40lb. Mass. God had truly blessed you with your talent and hands to work. God bless you. - Maria
in Houston, TX |
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Dr. Drake's 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 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.

Dr. Drake's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
  •  Board certified in Gynecological Oncology and Obstetrics & Gynecology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Board Certifications

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  • Gynecological Oncology
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

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

Education

  • Medical School
    Wayne State University School of Medicine

    Graduated in 1998

  • Internship Hospital
    Wayne St U/DMC

    Completed in 1999

  • Residency Hospital
    Wayne St University Detroit M C

    Completed in 2002

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

    Completed in 2006

  • Undergraduate School
    University of Michigan / Ann Arbor

    Graduated in 1994

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Gynecologic Oncology

Procedures Performed

  • Abdominal Hysterectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Advanced Chemotherapy
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Biopsy
  • Cancer Counseling
  • Chemotherapy
  • Chemotherapy for Treatment of Gynecologic Cancer
  • Colposcopy
  • Destruction or Excision of Lesion of Cervix (incl. LEEP)
  • Destruction or Excision of Vaginal Lesions
  • 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
  • Tumor Resection
  • Vaginal Hysterectomy
  • Vaginal Repair
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Vaginectomy
  • Vulvar Biopsy
  • Vulvectomy
  • Wound Repair
  • da Vinci® Hysterectomy
  • da Vinci® Robotic Surgery
  • da Vinci® Surgery for Endometriosis