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Dr. Richard Drake, DO

Orthopedic Spine Surgery ·  Male · Age 46

Dr. Drake

Dr. Richard Drake, DO is an orthopedic spine surgery specialist in Tulsa, OK and has been practicing for 10 years. He graduated from Oklahoma State Univ Center For Health Sciences College Of Osteopathic Medicine in 2002 and specializes in orthopedic spine surgery and orthopedic surgery.


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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Drake

3.7

Based on 32 reviews

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EXCELLENT! I had surgery by Dr Drake and am feeling better than I have in years!
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Very disappointed! Won’t go back. Personality conflict. Not personable or thorough. Loved his nurse though! I suggest not going to him if you are a former smoker or present smoker. I am a former and he said he won’t help me. He said smoking causes the back trouble. And I don’t smoke anymore but that didn’t seem to matter to him.
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Not good at all. It started out fine. I tried to give him all the information I could - as I would any doctor. At the end he stood up and looked at my husband and said "I can't get a word in edgewise with her!" "Look how many times she's interrupted me." " she's giving me her whole life history!" I couldn't believe a doctor would be so rude when a patient is trying to give them background info which the doctor had asked for. If you have any other health issues, you will not be treated well.
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Pretty amazing. I had a disc replacement in my neck, so far I am doing great!
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Dr. Drake was very professional, thorough and friendly. Dr. Drake listened to my concerns and his approach of recommending only what is necessary complements my own approach. He clearly explained my back pain condition using my x-rays and MRI. I have confidence in his diagnosis and recommendations. I was very pleased with my visit, and my wife is arranging a visit for her father.
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DR, Richard Drake performed surgery on my lower back in 2017 and I could not be more pleased with the outcome. He is an outstanding Doctor and an expert in solving back issues.
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Thank you for fixing my spine. Love, love, love the results.
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The doctor LITERALLY only spent 2 minutes in the room with me and acted like I wasn’t worth his trouble since my back issues weren’t bad enough to need surgery and I wasn’t jumping on the idea of having injections in my spine! Also told me my back issues were from smoking! Forget the fact that I’ve had VERY physical jobs that required me to lift up to and sometimes exceeding 300 pounds multiple times a day for 10-16 hours per day for the last 8 years! He was very rude and snub nosed!
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Love love Dr Drake! He's a great doctor with great bed side manners! I wouldn't want to use anyone else :) Thanks for your awesome care! Kim
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I had a pain level of 8 to 10 and woke up from surgery at 0! He was great and took time to listen and get to know me. He was also honest enough to say when he didnt think someone needed surgery as was the case with another family member. Last time I had a little trouble with my back, he suggested physical therapy instead of surgery. He also suggested losing weight and more exercise. He was right - it all worked great.
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I'm glad to see other people have had great experience. I saw Dr. Drake after seeing such good reviews. I called to set up an appointment and the soonest I could see him was 2.5 weeks. (I was thinking, wow he must be good) He never heard a word I said. Told me he wanted a better MRI and the receptionist would set that up. The soonest was 3 weeks. I showed up today hoping for answers. The office told me I wasn't scheduled for a MRI but another consultation. Just a number here. Not using them.
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Dr. Drake was very profecional and took the time to hera my concerns also answered all my questions.
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This is a great doctor.. He's very good at what he does, knowledgable and tells you the truth if he can fix you or not!
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Richard Drake, DO is an orthopedic spine surgery specialist in Tulsa, OK and has been practicing for 10 years. He graduated from Oklahoma State Univ Center For Health Sciences College Of Osteopathic Medicine in 2002 and specializes in orthopedic spine surgery and orthopedic surgery.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2009
Florida Orthopaedic Institute
Fellowship Hospital
2008
Oklahoma State University Medical Center
Residency Hospital
2007
Florida Orthopaedic Institute
Residency Hospital
2006
Cincinnati Childrens Hospital
Residency Hospital
2004
Oklahoma University Medical Center
Residency Hospital
2003
Oklahoma State Univ Center For Health Sciences College Of Osteopathic Medicine
Internship Hospital
2002
Oklahoma State Univ Center For Health Sciences College Of Osteopathic Medicine
Medical School
1996
Oklahoma State University
Undergraduate School
2009
2008
2007
2006
2004
2003
2002
1996

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

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(918) 392-1400

Dr. Drake accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health Care of Oklahoma
Coventry Health Care of Oklahoma HMO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
PacifiCare
United Healthcare

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Dr. Drake's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Drake treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Drake treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Drake treats Back Pain more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Drake treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Spine Deformities
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Drake treats Spine Deformities more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Drake treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acrodysplasia Scoliosis
  • Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Cavernous Malformation of Spine
  • Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Kyphosis
  • Lordosis
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Occult Spinal Dysraphism
  • Scoliosis
  • Scoliosis as Part of Neurofibromatosis
  • Scoliosis With Unilateral Unsegmented Bar
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Split Spinal Cord Malformation

Dr. Drake's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Replacement
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rib Fracture
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thoracic Surgical Procedure
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Torticollis

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