Dr. Richard Heywood, DO

Obstetrics & Gynecology •  Male • Age 47
  
Dr. Heywood
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Falmouth Women's Health, Mashpee, MA

34 Bates Rd Ste 202 Mashpee, MA 02649

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(508) 681-5081

Dr. Richard Heywood, DO is an obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Mashpee, MA and has been practicing for 12 years. He graduated from Univ Of New England Collof Osteo Med in 2004 and specializes in obstetrics & gynecology and osteopathic manipulative therapy.


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Dr. Heywood accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Aetna PPO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna Network
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Community Health Choice
Medicaid
Coventry Health Care
Medicare Advantage PFFS
Fallon Community Health Plan
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
Health Net
Medicaid
Tricare
Medicaid
MultiPlan
PHCS Network PPO
Neighborhood Health Plan
Network Health
Tricare
Prime
Standard
TRICARE Reserve Select
Tufts Health Plan
Tufts Health Plans
Tufts PPO
UniCare
UnitedHealthCare
Medicaid
United Healthcare

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Massachusetts
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Practice Areas

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.

Typically treats 61% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 5 conditions and procedures

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

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Heywood performs Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy) more than 79% of their peers

Dr. Heywood performs this procedure more than 79% of their peers

Hysteroscopy
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Heywood performs Hysteroscopy more than 74% of their peers

Dr. Heywood performs this procedure more than 74% of their peers

Hysterectomy - Laparoscopic
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Heywood performs Hysterectomy - Laparoscopic more than 66% of their peers

Dr. Heywood performs this procedure more than 66% of their peers

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Dr. Heywood's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Heywood performs Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC) more than 86% of his peers

Dr. Heywood performs this procedure more than 86% of his peers

Pap Smear
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Heywood performs Pap Smear more than 81% of his peers

Dr. Heywood performs this procedure more than 81% of his peers

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

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Heywood performs Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy) more than 79% of his peers

Dr. Heywood performs this procedure more than 79% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Abdominal Hysterectomy
  • Cesarean Hysterectomy
  • da Vinci® Hysterectomy
  • Hysterectomy
  • Hysterectomy - Laparoscopic
  • Hysterectomy - Open
  • Hysterectomy, Robotic-Assisted
  • Laparoscopic Salpingectomy
  • Oophorectomy
  • Supracervical Hysterectomy
  • Vaginal Hysterectomy

Dr. Heywood's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Arthritis
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Birth Control
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood Disorders in Pregnancy
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Pain
  • Breech Position
  • C-Section
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cervical Polyps
  • Cervicitis
  • Chlamydia Infections
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Colporrhaphy
  • Colposcopy
  • Destruction or Excision of Lesion of Cervix (incl. LEEP)
  • Destruction or Excision of Vaginal Lesions
  • Dilation and Curettage
  • Encounters for Normal Pregnancies
  • Endometriosis
  • Excision of Cervix
  • Female Infertility
  • Fetal Cardiac Monitoring
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fluid Contrast Ultrasound
  • Genitourinary Tract Infections in Pregnancy
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Gonorrhea Screening
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Gynecologic Cancer Screening
  • Hemorrhoids
  • High Risk Pregnancy
  • HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
  • HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
  • Human Papillomavirus DNA Testing
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertension Complicating Pregnancy, Childbirth and Postpartum
  • Hysterectomy - Laparoscopic
  • Hysterectomy - Open
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Intrauterine Growth Restriction
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lyme Disease
  • Mastodynia
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Miscarriages
  • Multiple Gestation
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myomectomy - Open and-or Laparoscopic
  • Nausea
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Noninflammatory Cervical Disorders
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Pap Smear
  • Pap Smear Abnormalities
  • Perimenopause
  • Placenta Previa
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Preeclampsia
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Pregnancy Ultrasound
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary-Genital Tract Fistula, Female
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)
  • Vaginal Delivery and VBAC
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Wound Repair
  • Yeast Infections

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Dr. Heywood is a great OB! Very nice and takes care of his patients
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Julie Badger – Aug 25, 2019
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MC – Jul 29, 2019
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Dr Heywood listens. He gives plenty of time for concerns. Great office staff too.
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Cotuit, MA – Nov 26, 2018
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Extremely happy with the wonderful and knowledgeable care given by Dr Heywood and team. The fact that throughout my pregnancy I was able to see the same physician at each visit, which can be unusual in many practices, made for a great patient doctor relationship. A big appeal also of Dr Heywoods practice is that he delivers his babies at Cape Cod Hospital and has an excellent rate of coming in and delivering all his patients. I would strongly recommended Dr Heywood for your obs/gyne needs.
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Karen in MA – Mar 12, 2018
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Dr. Heywood and his staff are above exceptional. They go aboveboard and beyond the normal office to provide you with a comfortable and pleasant experience. Dr. Heywood is professional and extremely friendly and it's easy to tell he genuinely cares about his patients wellness. I followed him from another practice and I'm very pleased that I did.
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Christina Bettencourt in East Falmouth, MA – May 25, 2017
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Dr. Heywood has been my gynecologist for two years now. I have had nothing but positive experiences with he and his staff. Most importantly he makes you feel comfortable and he will spend whatever needed time with you to ensure you are well cared for.
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Mashpee, MA – Apr 30, 2017
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I am so glad I found Dr. Heywood. He is very knowledgeable, refreshingly candid and laid back, and was always willing to take the time to answer my questions during office visits or through the patient portal on his website. Laura and Kerri in his office are always great too. Thanks to him I felt well prepared and relaxed during the birth of my daughter. I would absolutely recommend him to anyone!
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Plymouth, MA – Apr 25, 2017
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By far one of the kindest, thorough, laid back OB/Gyn Doctor ever. The total laproscopic hysterectomy surgery was a success, minimal pain by day two. Highly recommend.
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Anne in East Falmouth, MA – Apr 11, 2017
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There are simply no words to fully express my gratitude for Dr. Heywood and his staff. Laura and Kerri are phenomenal. They are always helpful, knowledgeable and welcoming. Dr. Heywood was born to be an OBGYN. I have never had a doctor spend so much time with me ensuring I understood every procedure and process, taking the time to answer any and all questions and just continually providing guidance and compassion as part of my patient care. I am so grateful for Falmouth Women's Health.
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Rachel in Falmouth, MA – Jan 04, 2017
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i called my OBGYN answering service worried about symptoms I was experiencing. Dr. Heywood was very short with me and went as far as telling me he had other things to do while I was expressing my concerns to him. I understand that there were people in much more emergency situations than I was, but the way he treated me was very disrespectful. I got off the phone in tears. None of the other doctors at Cape Cod Hospital OBGYN have ever made me feel rushed or that my concerns were unimportant.
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Harwich, Ma – Jul 06, 2016
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I had him as the on call OB yesterday and he was amazing. I ended up needing surgery but he kept the mood relaxing a calm which helped me so much. He updated me every step of the way. I couldn't have asked for a better more caring doctor. I would recommend him for anyone.
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About Me

 Dr. Heywood believes in a holistic approach to healthcare delivery.  This is reflected in his osteopathic background and continued practice of osteopathic manipulation for the management of low back pain in pregnancy.  At Falmouth Women's Health we believe in finding health and not disease.  

Specialties

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy

Education

2008
NAVAL MEDICAL CENTER PORTSMOUTH
Residency Hospital
2005
Naval Medical Center Portsmouth
Internship Hospital
2004
Univ Of New England Collof Osteo Med
Medical School
1995
Massachusetts Maritime Academy
Undergraduate School

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Locations

Falmouth Women's Health, Mashpee, MA

Cape Cod Family Practicesports34 Bates Rd Ste 202 Mashpee, MA 02649
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  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:30am - 4:00pm
    • Tue: 8:30am - 4:00pm
    • Wed: 8:30am - 4:00pm
    • Thu: 8:30am - 4:00pm
    • Fri: 8:30am - 4:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions

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Cape Cod Hospital

Hyannis, MA

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

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2017)