Biography & Education

Biography

Dr. Patrick Yeakey says his most important roles as a medical provider are to listen, facilitate and collaborate. “My patients are their own managers,” he says. “They are inviting me to join their team, not dictate what they need to do. I love helping people help themselves. Watching them go through life processes, whether physical, emotional or spiritual, is just amazing. Being asked to have input is an honor and privilege.”

Creative solutions and an emphasis on the whole person are both a strong focus for Dr. Yeakey. “I have traditional training as a family practitioner,” he says, “and I also have done studies in complementary methods, including herbology, essential oils and most of all, nutrition. I like to work with patients who prefer natural or holistic care.”

Dr. Yeakey earned his medical degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He completed his residency at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago, and a fellowship at Fellow of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine. He graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in nutritional sciences.

Born and raised in Michigan, Dr. Yeakey grew up on the water and continues to be a “water baby.” He loves to hike and spend time outdoors. He volunteers as the medical director for Jackson County Search and Rescue and Crater Lake National Park.

Areas of expertise

Family medicine

Education
Medical school: Vanderbilt Medical School, Nashville, Tenn.; Residency: Rush Presbyterian St. Lukes Medical Center, Chicago, Ill.
Languages
  • English

Care Locations

Hospital Privileges

Specialties

Board Certifications
  • Family medicine
Conditions Treated
Abdominal Pain, Age 12 and Older, Abnormal pap, Abrasion, Acne, Alopecia areata, Anemia, Angina, Anxiety Disorders, Appendicitis, Arthralgia, Arthropathy, Asthma, Atrial fibrillation, Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Back and neck pain, Bleeding, rectal, Blood in stool, melena, Breast lump, Bronchitis, Burns, Calluses and corns, Cerumen impaction, Cervical dysplasia, Cervicitis, Chickenpox, Chronic ischemic heart disease, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), Congestive heart failure, Conjunctivitis, Constipation, Age 12 and Older, Contact dermatitis, Contusion, Cough, Croup, Cyst of ovary, follicular, Dehydration, Depression, Diarrhea, Diverticulosis of colon, Dizziness, Dysuria, Eczema, atopic dermatitis, Emphysema, Endometriosis, Epilepsy, Failure to thrive, Fatigue, Fever, Age 12 and Older, Fibroid uterus, Fibromyalgia, Gas/bloating, Gastritis, Gastroenteritis, Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), Genetic disorders, Glucose intolerance, Gout, Headaches, Heart murmur, Heartburn, Hematuria, Hemophilia, Hemorrhoids, High blood pressure, High cholesterol, Hives and other allergic reactions, Hyperhidrosis, Hypothyroidism, Impotence, Influenza (Seasonal flu), Ingrown toenail, Insect bite, Insomnia, Keloids, Knee injuries, Limb swelling, Localized swelling, Meningitis, Menopause, Menstruation problems, Metrorrhagia, Moles, Nausea and Vomiting, Age 12 and Older, Osteoarthritis, Otitis externa, Otitis media, Pain in limb, Peptic ulcer disease without obstruction, Peripheral vascular disease, Pneumonia, Pregnancy, Prostatitis, Psoriasis, Rhinitis, allergic, Rosacea, Rotator cuff tear, Sebaceous cyst, Shortness of breath, Sinusitis, Skin disease, Skin infections, Skin ulcers, Sprain/strain: ankle, Sprain/strain: neck, Sprain/strain: shoulder/arm, Strep throat, Sun damage, Sunburn, Synovitis/tenosynovitis, Thrombophlebitis, Tobacco abuse, Tonsillitis, Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes, Upper respiratory tract infection (URI), Urinary tract infection, Vaginitis/vulvitis, Venous insufficiency, Warts

Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments
About Our Survey

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey. Responses are measured on a 10-point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5-point scale in order to display results in a 5-star rating. Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.7 out of 5 (114 Ratings, 41 Comments)

90

04/13/2016
Always listens to how my body reacts to meds and treatments.
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90

04/12/2016
Always cheerful and very understanding.
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100

04/05/2016
I have had only very good experiences over the years. The provider has the depth of medical knowledge that addresses issues at the level I want to understand. To me, this provider is special and a credit to Providence medical services.
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70

03/29/2016
[...] the girl who answers your Phone at the medical office is very rude!!
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100

03/29/2016
all good.
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100

03/29/2016
I got an appointment sooner than expected. Dr. Yeakey answered additional questions not related to my reason for making the appointment
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100

03/22/2016
I just love Dr. Yeakey and his staff. The are always friendly, professional, and caring
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100

03/10/2016
We feel fortunate to be under Dr. Yeakey's care.
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100

03/09/2016
I find that there are many times when I have had questions or asked for referrals there seems to be a problem getting them answered or the referral doesn't seem to get sent through to insurance or the other office. I wish that some of the assistants would follow through when asked to check on these problems. I also find there are times that the call back takes maybe a couple of days....don't know if that is the norm. I feel Dr. Yeakey is very a tuned to his patients and listens well.
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100

03/08/2016
I love my doctor and the staff. They always listen and care for me. I feel very blessed by them at each visit
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80

03/07/2016
This was a first visit and I thought it went well, as we got to know each other. I look forward to a friendly, supportive, instructive, and knowledgeable relationship.
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100

02/28/2016
Very good doctor, had the same doctor for years.
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30

02/23/2016
Would not recommend some staff is rude
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100

02/22/2016
Dr. Yeakey listened carefully, respected my health goals, and gave excellent, easy to understand feedback.
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100

02/21/2016
Doctor rechecked another doctor's diagnosis and found that doctor was wrong and I was sent to a specialist to correct the problem.
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90

02/16/2016
Iam a new patient to Dr. Yeakey, [...] I am very impressed with Dr. Yeakey, he is very mindful and listens well, he explained blood work results and was extremely helpful in addressing some of my health issues.
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100

02/14/2016
One of the labs [...] came back wrong and Dr Yeakey spotted the incorrect result immediately and ordered new labs. [...] I was grateful that he realized the error and didn't let me get freaked out by the incorrect numbers.
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100

02/09/2016
Dr. Yeakey, great doctor!!
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100

02/02/2016
If Dr. Yeakey moved I would follow him as I trust my health care to him 100%.
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90

02/02/2016
First meeting with the Doctor. I was happy with my selection. Took almost 4 months to get an appointment for new doctor. Staff was great and very friendly.
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100

01/26/2016
Dr. Yeakey is an excellent provider as well as an awesome individual. He has most kind and pleasant demeanor of any doctor that I have seen in Southern Oregon. He is a awesome asset to our community and our healthcare profession.
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100

01/26/2016
I always recommend Dr. Yeakey and the clinic to everyone I have a chance to talk to regarding health care. He is the very best provider I have ever had and I am old and have had sooo many!
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100

12/15/2015
No problems with appointments.
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100

11/18/2015
I feel that Dr. Yeakey always listens to me and cares about my complete health. His assistant is caring kind and very professional in her care of me. The front staff has been not so caring and ubderstanding. I have not figured this out yet. They are abrupt, quick to decided what I need and I feel that they are not listening to what my needs are. They lack the professional care that I believe the medical office wants to present. Prehaps they are over worked and under staffed. The lab technician's take their time and are gentle and kind and they explain as they go along to draw my blood.
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11/10/2015
This was our initial meeting with Dr. Yeakey to have him become my primary care provider
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100

11/10/2015
The care I received from Dr Yeakey (and the others that supported my office visit) exceeded my expectations. This was my first visit with Dr Yeakey and he had clearly read my medical history and paid attention to specific concerns that I wanted to address. He listened to me, and responded to my questions and concerns very well. He agreed to support me in my decision to stop taking some medication that I have been on for many years. I really loved the way he said that we would both pay attention to how my body responds to being off the meds. He said something like, "let's listen to your body and see what it tells us about how to proceed". Wow! I like that. I'm so grateful for the care and attention that Dr. Yaekey had provided for me.
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80

10/19/2015
only saw him once, but it was a good visit, will make new appt. when all test results are in.
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100

10/19/2015
Always have received the BEST possible care. VERY HAPPY!
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100

10/13/2015
Concerns and questions always answered..
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100

10/03/2015
things well fine
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100

09/21/2015
provider is very good with me...have nothing bad to say..
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100

09/02/2015
I really like Dr Yeakey I listens to what you have to say and does all he can to try and help you with the medical problems you are experiencing. [...]
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70

09/01/2015
gloss over things like bp or pulse.
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80

08/31/2015
I didn't get all my blood work results back due to an error with whomever does the results. when my meds refills are due I have trouble with office communicating with the folks that provide my meds. I needed to get an emergency proscription from this office due to lack of communication
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100

08/25/2015
All experiences are good. Provider has useful health tips.
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100

08/17/2015
He is always able to listen and give suggestions. Always has enough time to answer questions and to give good suggestions about alternative methods of care.
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100

08/15/2015
he has provided me with tools to manage my many medical issues with parameters to know when to contact him via email or phone and has given me feedback within 24hrs of any question or statement I have sent to him regarding my health issues.
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80

08/04/2015
I was to receive a call to schedule physical therapy, which has NOT happened. [...]
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100

07/14/2015
Patrick Yeakey is one of the best doctors I have ever had the pleasure to be my PCP. He deserves the utmost respect from Providence for the work he does. He is a "10" in every measurement and healthcare standard.
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100

07/13/2015
Dr. Yeakey and staff are very patient and service oriented.
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100

07/01/2015
I am completely satisfied!
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