Dr Richard Draper
15th May 2017
I have been a patient of Doctor Draper since 2000 and have been extremely happy with with him over that time. I never feel rushed when meeting with him and he certainly takes time to listen to me. He explain in detail what treatment he wants to do and why.
In 2010, I visited him with a severe headache which I had been having for a couple of days. I very rarely get headaches. He very quickly examined me and said that I had to immediately go to the local hospital. He called them to make arrangements and my wife took me straight there. They were waiting and saw me immediately. They found that I had a Pituitary tumour which had spread to the brain and was causing a bleed. It was also impacting on my optic nerves. While in hospital I actually lost all my eyesight! After a number of operations to remove the tumour, my eyesight largely recovered though I have been left with hemianopia. Even so, I am able to carry on with a very normal life. After talking with the hospital staff, I am convinced that Dr Draper's quick reaction to my problem (a headache) has saved my sight! I am sure that many doctors would have prescribed Paracetamol and told me to come back in a week if the headache persisted. I would highly recommend him.