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Lori Drake


Shunning plain white socks since age 6

Dr. Lori Drake is a podiatrist who cares for adults and seniors. She has expertise in diabetic foot care and wound management.

Drake earned her doctor of podiatric medicine degree at the California School of Podiatric Medicine. She completed a residency in podiatry at MetroWest Medical Center.

Drake is a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association. She accepts appointments with established UCSF primary care patients.

  • Education

    California School of Podiatric Medicine, DPM, 2012

  • Residencies

    MetroWest Medical Center, Podiatric Medicine, 2016

  • Board Certifications

    Podiatric Medicine, American Board of Podiatric Medicine

  • Academic Title

    Assistant Professor

Healthy feet are the foundation for a healthy life. Take care of them, and they will take care of you.

Where I see patients (2)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    278 Ratings
    About our process
    Nov 30, 2023
    All good
    Nov 21, 2023
    Dr Drake was very thorough and professional In her exam. Appreciated her detailed review of my issues and recommendations on a range of topics. Her after visit note included great follow up information as well. Lastly I appreciated the AI scribe she used which alleviated the need for her to transcribe at the computer during my exam.
    Nov 20, 2023
    As far as I can tell from the discussion with Dr. Drake UCSF general practice does not allow certain kinds of care specifically nail grinding tool usage that private providers allow. This doesn't change my opinion of Dr. Drake's care which I feel is excellent it just means that I need to go to a private care podiatrist to get the specific care I need.
    Nov 19, 2023
    She is a professional and thorough
    Nov 16, 2023
    Dr Drake was wonderful ! So happy and I feel blessed to have been referred to her !
    Nov 05, 2023
    Our overaged disabled son has had excellent care she is always attentive focuses on the appointment makes suggestions and recommendations for successful treatment.
    Nov 03, 2023
    Great physician experience.
    Oct 19, 2023
    She is an amazing podiatrist we need more like her.
    Oct 07, 2023
    Dr. Drake is amazing!
    Sep 24, 2023
    Sep 10, 2023
    This care provider is excellent. Honest opinions transparent answers anticipated my questions.
    Aug 26, 2023
    The care provider was awesome and gave me information I had not previously heard of ; I feel strongly this information will be extremely helpful to my recovery.
    Aug 24, 2023
    She's the best podiatrist I've ever seen. Really like her style. She's not only knowledgeable but patient in explaining things and really listened to all my concerns.
    Aug 24, 2023
    Really helpful. A good listener who is really engaged with her work. I feel like the visit helped me a lot.
    Aug 17, 2023
    Awesome smart and kind helpful Dr.!
    Aug 14, 2023
    In all realms addressed above I would rate my care provider as excellent.
    Aug 13, 2023
    Excellent doctor caring careful and effective
    Aug 10, 2023
    I have been completely satisfied with my care from Dr Drake. Her communication skills are exceptional; she is obviously a highly skilled clinician; and she cares about her patients. She very effectively treated my problems leaving me pain-free!!
    Jul 30, 2023
    She is one of the best providers in our son's care over the past 22 years as a cancer survivor. We are very grateful for her extensive service in the foot care and on-going treatment as well as education for us his parents/caregivers.
    Jul 16, 2023
    Jul 06, 2023
    The provider seems in a hurry and I felt rushed.
    Jun 29, 2023
    Second time seeing her and she is delightful in her care for patient. Very friendly and warm.The Best!
    Jun 29, 2023
    Jun 24, 2023
    Dr Drake has been very attentive to my needs and provided appropriate care options.
    Jun 24, 2023
    Dr. Lori Drake was was very personal friendly and most efficient. She explains the issues or problems clearly. She is kind and most gentle.
    Jun 15, 2023
    Worked through my issues very efficiently
    Jun 12, 2023
    I cannot in good conscience refer anyone to UCSF when I can't get attention when I have a problem.
    Jun 01, 2023
    Good service and experience
    Jun 01, 2023
    Dr. Drake is an excellent provider: straightforward friendly engaged knowledgeable snd a problem solver.
    May 25, 2023
    She's the best foot doctor I've ever seen.
    May 17, 2023
    Dr Drake was very good very thorough.
    Apr 23, 2023
    I would recommend Dr. Drake if care could be reasonably guaranteed when it really matters which I've been told is no longer possible at UCSF.
    Mar 23, 2023
    She needs an assistant!
    Mar 18, 2023
    I cannot recommend her because of the wait time to get in to see her on the day of the appointment.
    Mar 18, 2023
    Dr Drake is excellent! I really like her. Highly intelligent and a cool person; approachable.
    Mar 17, 2023
    I would highly recommend Dr. Drake but my only hesitation is her availability. Your system is broken.
    Mar 13, 2023
    Mar 11, 2023
    Except for wait times
    Mar 04, 2023
    Dr Drake is very thorough as well as personable.
    Mar 04, 2023
    Doctor Drake puts one at ease & collaborates with patient on treatment options.
    Mar 02, 2023
    Dr. Drake is the best! I couldn't have asked for anyone better to help me. She was so detailed in her explanations and made sure I was taken care of the whole way through.
    Feb 27, 2023
    Doctor needs an nurse assistant
    Jan 19, 2023
    Dr Drake was wonderful.
    Jan 09, 2023
    I am in the best of hands.
    Jan 06, 2023
    Practical advice and a referral closer to our home
    Dec 26, 2022
    Outstanding knowledge and care
    Dec 18, 2022
    I had the most enjoyable visit with Dr. Drake. She was amazing! She did more more than was required of her. She was extremely friendly and most pleasant.
    Dec 16, 2022
    Dr Drake was friendly knowledgeable and easy to speak with.
    Dec 07, 2022
    The assistant was very helpful & friendly the doctor herself more remote. I had no foot problems this (my first visit to Dr Drake) appointment - not sure what prompted it but given my considerable foot problems in the past it seemed a good idea.
    Dec 01, 2022
    Amazing experience. Left with my foot Issues resolved and plans to have better foot care. UC is very lucky to have this provider.
    Nov 23, 2022
    Very professional and friendly
    Nov 21, 2022
    I am grateful that Dr. Drake had me make an appointment to see her in three months. That is a comfort.
    Oct 28, 2022
    It seems that you still have only one podiatrist. Recommend that you hire another one to share the workload
    Oct 26, 2022
    My problem may be a MyChart systems issue. I was told there would be an after visit summary. But I can't find anything about her recommendations. I received my prescription. But the other care instructions promised can't be found.
    Oct 24, 2022
    Dr Drake is excellent at listening to my issues and proposing solutions. She does a great job of explaining the treatments as well.
    Oct 24, 2022
    Dr. Drake has an outstanding bedside manner.
    Oct 19, 2022
    I asked her what else I can do to remedy my problem. Her answer is it is what it is.
    Sep 28, 2022
    I like Dr.Drake.
    Sep 24, 2022
    I realized I should have come sooner
    Sep 24, 2022
    The Podiatrist spent as much time as was needed to address my foot problems.
    Sep 19, 2022
    Dr Drake provides excellent care. I was in the best of hands.
    Sep 14, 2022
    Dr. Drake is a gem indispensable type of care for old people (podiatry). Pl make sure it's always available in this convenient place!
    Sep 09, 2022
    No results using her advice so I sought a second opinion and second podiatrist gave me different advice
    Sep 03, 2022
    Dr. Drake works very hard and has a lot of patients. In the past she would see me on her lunch break.
    Sep 02, 2022
    Dr. Drake is absolutely superlative. I have literally never dealt with a better care provider than Dr. Drake
    Aug 26, 2022
    I really appreciated her suggestions and recommendations
    Aug 20, 2022
    Dr Drake is smarter than any podiatrist I known in CA IL or WIsconsin where I've lived
    Aug 20, 2022
    Only thing was poor eye contact
    Aug 18, 2022
    Dr. Drake is a highly competent skilled and caring provider and I am so glad to be her patient.
    Aug 18, 2022
    Excellent thank you
    Aug 04, 2022
    Dr. Drake is an exceptional provider. She did a great job explaining the radiologist interpretation of my x-ray compared to the one from five years ago. I felt very comfortable with moving forward with a surgical consult. I would like to add that I think there are some institutional barriers for a podiatrist to be able to make a referral to a surgical team. It seems like such referrals have to go through the primary care physician which I don't have at the moment. So this is delaying my ability to obtain a surgical consult.
    Jul 18, 2022
    Schedule an appointment is very difficult. Every time when I call to make the appointment I have been told either all booked or full advise to try again
    Jul 16, 2022
    I don't solve my problem
    Jul 10, 2022
    Dr. Drake Has more knowledge and is more skilled than any podiatrist I've been to ever!
    Jun 14, 2022
    Dr. Drake gets a perfect score! Clearly she paid attention in medical school because she's an excellent doctor. I'm very comfortable having her for my doctor.
    May 23, 2022
    Dr Drake gave excellentent suggestions and provided a link to appropriate medication.
    May 07, 2022
    She is excellent care provider and great patient service
    Apr 15, 2022
    Can not recommend any one to see Dr. Drake because she Is not taking any new patient
    Mar 19, 2022
    Dr Drake has an exceptional bedside manner very respectful values my feedback and answers all my questions. And explains all treatments she performs easily and in detail and checks with me during procedure to see how I am tolerating procedure. I really appreciate all Dr Drake's care.. And she is so.nice too!