“I joined Privia Medical Group in order to continue my commitment to spending time with my patients in order to get them to achieving optimum health.”

Board Certification

  • Internal Medicine

Areas of Expertise

  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Male Hormone Replacement



Union Memorial Hospital – University of Maryland
Internal Medicine
Baltimore, MD

Medical school

Howard University College of Medicine
Doctor of Medicine
Washington, D.C.

Undergraduate School

Howard University
Bachelor of Science in Biology
Washington, D.C.

Hospitals Affiliated With

MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center
MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital
University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center

Professional Associations

American Board of Internal Medicine

American Board of Physician Executives

American College of Physicians

American Medical Association

George Washington School of Nursing
Courtesy Faculty Appointment

Omega Psi Phi fraternity

Southern Maryland Blue Crabs Baseball Team
Team Physician

State of Maryland Board of Physicians
Physician Peer Member

University of Maryland Medical Center
Associate Program Member

Personal Interests

Family, church, friends, health, reading, music, and martial arts.


Dr. Cook is a third-generation physician from Annapolis, Maryland. He now resides in Southern Maryland with his wife Betty and three children, Liana, Marcus, and Sandra.

Richard Cook attended Howard University for his undergraduate education and received his Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. While in college, he played lacrosse for the Bisons and was a founding member of the team. Dr. Cook graduated from the Howard University School of Medicine, and completed his Internal Medicine residency at the Union Memorial/University of Maryland program in Baltimore, Maryland, which is also known for being one of the nation’s top heart institutes, a top 100 hospital ranked by US News, and the official hospital for the Baltimore Ravens football team.

Dr. Cook is also an active member of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity and serves on the International Board of Prostate Cancer Prevention and Awareness. He is a member of the American Medical Association, the American Association of Physician Executives, the American College of Physicians, and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine. Dr. Cook currently serves as the official Team Physician for the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs baseball team, is an Associate Program Member at the University Medical Center, has a Courtesy Faculty Appointment at the George Washington School of Nursing and is a Physician Peer Member for the State of Maryland Board of Physicians.