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About Dr. Robert B Parke Jr
Dr. Robert B Parke Jr, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Houston, TX. He has 45 years of experience. His specialties include Otolaryngology. Dr. Parke is affiliated with CHI St. Luke's Health - Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center. He speaks English.
Dr. Robert B Parke Jr has the following 1 specialty
An otolaryngologist is more commonly referred to as an ENT, someone that can treat medical issues you may be having with you ears, nose, or throat. This is a physician who is specially trained to diagnose and treat conditions of the ear, nose, sinuses, larynx (voice box), mouth, throat, head, and neck. These doctors treat patients through both medical and surgical means. For instance, an otolaryngologist may treat an obstruction of the nasal passage, caused by malformation of the nose, through rhinoplasty.
Dr. Robert B Parke Jr has the following 14 expertise
- Mouth Cancer
- Deviated Septum
- Swallowing Disorders
- Facial Trauma
- Eyelid surgery (Blepharoplasty)
- Parathyroid Diseases
- Smell Disorders
- Chronic Sinusitis
- Head and Neck Cancer
- Facial Nerve Diseases
- Hearing Loss
Dr. Robert B Parke Jr is Board Certified in 1 specialty
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I had a thyroid nodule removed by another surgeon. It turned out to be cancerous and I was sent to Dr. Parke for a completion thyroidectomy. He addressed all my questions and concerns and, most importantly, did an effective job in treating me (none of the negative side effects that can be associated with thyroid surgery). He's a highly competent surgeon.
Dr. Parke is a person who is interested in the people he meets. This , not only, includes his patients ,but also their family. He either reads his notes very well or has a fantastic memory. One finds him quite positive and straight forward. I consider Dr. Parke a innovative man in his, but also a person you can trust.
Bottom line: Do not hesitate to have Dr. Parke as your thyroidectomy surgeon, he is fantastic. Routine blood work earlier this year indicated thyroid issues, so I visited an endocrinologist for additional diagnosis. Several biopsies later and it was confirmed I had papillary carcinoma. Additionally, there was a large cyst adjacent to my thyroid. The endocrinologist was not particularly concerned with the cyst since she could not get any good samples from it. Nonetheless, I was referred to Dr. Parke as the next step in my carcinoma treatment. Within minutes of meeting Dr. Parke and his initial consultation, he was adamant the cyst was directly related and had a high probability of being cancerous as well. In light of the potentially problematic nature of the cyst, and despite having been told there was no immediate danger because papillary carcinoma is traditionally a very slow acting cancer, Dr. Parke slotted me in to the next available surgical opening - a short week after my first visit with him. Surgery went without complication and my recovery time was truly minimal. Aside from a general stiffness in my neck and the tightness of the stitched area, my discomfort was very minor after the first couple days. Swallowing was somewhat painful for a week or so, but that was completely expected due to swelling and the fact that my neck had just been operated on. I did not require any pain medication after the first two days at home. As part of the follow up radiation ablation treatment, the director of nuclear medicine at Methodist Hospital, Dr. Ron Fisher reviewed my scan results and made TWO unsolicited comments that Dr. Parke had done an amazing job and that there was the absolute minimum of thyroid tissue left after surgery. Neither statement was prompted nor had we mentioned Dr. Parke at all in conversation previous to his compliments. Needless to say I was thrilled Dr. Parke had set me up so well for my future. I asked Dr. Fisher for his permission to use his name in this review and he expressed again how good a job Dr. Parke had done. Prior to deciding on Dr. Parke for my surgery, I had read reviews and seen that he was rated very poorly online. I was understandably uneasy, but having dealt with him, there is nothing to worry about. Admittedly, his is rather up front and will not pull punches regarding your diagnosis or his plan of action, nor of his expectations of you as a patient. However, he was more than willing to take the time to answer any questions I had, and to provide different viewpoints until I was satisfied with his answers. Both he and his staff were incredibly patient and willing to help in any way possible. Do not take his bluntness and confidence for indifference and arrogance; Dr. Parke will tell you what needs to be done and will do just that. He may not give you the answer you want to hear or rephrase what he is telling you to mask the severity, but he will be straightforward and honest and will pursue the best path forward.
Dr. Parke is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
45 Years Experience
Baylor College Of Medicine
Graduated in 1973
Baylor College Of Medicine
Dr. Robert B Parke Jr accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS TX Blue Advantage HMO
- BCBS TX BlueChoice
- BCBS TX HMO Blue Texas
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA LocalPlus
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsBaylor Otolaryngolgy Head Neck, 6550 Fannin St Ste 1701, Houston, TX
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