Dr. Richard Heywood, DO

Dr. Richard Heywood, DO

Obstetrics & Gynecology  ·  
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Age 46
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Dr. Richard Heywood, DO is an obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Mashpee, MA and has been practicing for 11 years. He graduated from Univ Of New England Collof Osteo Med in 2004 and specializes in obstetrics & gynecology and osteopathic manipulative therapy.Read his story

34 Bates Rd Ste 202

Mashpee, MA 02649

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  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Fallon Community Health Plan
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Health Net
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No malpractice claims found for Massachusetts
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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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
normal
normal

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)
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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 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)
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Birth Control
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood Disorders in Pregnancy
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Pain
  • Breech Position
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cervical Polyps
  • Cervicitis
  • Chlamydia Infections
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Colporrhaphy
  • Colposcopy
  • C-Section
  • 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
  • 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
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Miscarriages
  • Multiple Gestation
  • Myomectomy - Open and-or Laparoscopic
  • Nausea
  • 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
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • 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

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

Board Certifications

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
2008
2005
2004
1995

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Dr Heywood listens. He gives plenty of time for concerns. Great office staff too.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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