Dr. Howard Yager, MD

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3109 E Shadowlawn Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA, 30305

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Dr. Howard Yager is a primary care doctor treating patients in Atlanta, Georgia, and the surrounding communities. He is eligible for certification from the American Board of Family Medicine and is affiliated with facilities including the Emory University Hospital and Saint Joseph’s Hospital of Atlanta. Dr. Yager is also a member of professional organizations including the American Medical Association, the Georgia Academy of Family Physicians, and the Southern Medical Association. Originally from Fort McClellen, Alabama, Dr. Yager attended George Washington University in order to pursue his medical education. He continued his medical education at the Los Angeles Medical Center of Harbor-University of California. Here, he relieved his residency training. Patients visiting Dr. Yager can receive a full range of medical services. He provides cardiovascular screening visits, annual pediatric checkups, annual physical examinations, and prescriptions and refills. Treatment is also available for issues including asthma, migraine, arthritis, food intolerance, and general illness.

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Everything was great! Dr. Yager is excellent!!

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I currently don't have any major medical issues that I am aware of so I have only seen Dr. Yager for routine treatments and prescription refills. I have never had an issue getting an appointment on short notice through ZocDoc and my visits are quick and easy, usually in and out within 30 mins which is awesome. The office is interesting, with a lot of antique medical equipment and advertising, and the office staff is always friendly and engaging.

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all the staff were very personal able

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Very nice and they listened to me and my concerns which I really appreciate

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He is cute but mainly he is professional.

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I always like going to see Dr. Yager. He and his staff are so nice and polite. It's nice old-school doctoring with all the new school technology. I look forward to going back again.

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Fabulous Team!!!!!

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Once I was taken to the back room, everything was quick and professional. However, I had a 9 am appointment and took over an hour to be seen. During this time, individuals who had appointments later than I were seen implying that I was skipped over.

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I actually saw Dr Seager. He was great. Dr Yager's medical assistant is overworked and needs assistance.

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Don't go here. They are disorganized and cannot keep up with your records. I have been on the phone with them for a month trying to ge them to fax a form to my work. They are not up the task. I went by on my lunch break they made me wait 30 mins to even see me, then I found out they lost my form. They gave a fax number to fax them an additional form. When I went to send the form it was lost. The medical service wasn't anything special. Place is disorganized and outdated. They will cause you a lot of stress.

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I scheduled an 8:30 appointment on ZocDoc but due to Dr Yager not being there the office hours were changed from 8-12 to 9-1 but this was not reflected online. I was able to get into the waiting room by 9 and wasn't seen for another 15 minutes. I'm thinking of finding another doctor that's closer. I like being able to schedule online but if it isn't effective then convenience has no value.

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falsified medical documents, rude, made me wait over 1.5 hours past appointment scheduled, had to chase them down, and said i was ok when i have failing kidneys

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He is very good at understanding what your needs are and listened to what I had to say! Very pleased

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I'm so glad I found Dr. Yager. He is truly a very caring doctor, and I he is always available when I need him. He goes the extra mile to make sure he has covered all of your concerns, and you leave with more peace that things will get better. His staff is always friendly and treat me like family.

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It was ok. Seemed less thorough than other doctors, but I'm not a dr so can't say for sure if he did all he should have. Very weird vibe in office - but just weird, not bad.

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I never have a problem getting an appointment right away whenever I need to see him, that is the number one attribute of his office. Secondly, the nurse is super friendly and they don't treat you like a "problem", but a patient. His visit are very thorough, and he always listens to any issues I have. The only problem I have with Dr. Yager, is not really with Dr. Yager, but rather with the medical community as a whole. They do not understand, that once your brain has been changed and re-wired for as long as mine and so many other's have, it is not going back to normal, and I have basically cut back as much as I can, if I cut back anymore I would begin to get sick and have cravings. He also (like the rest of the medical community) seems to think that going to meetings like AA and NA are not only helpful, but necessary. I don't have time to explain to him how those organizations actually make things worse for 95% of the population, and they only help five percent. However, what is worse is that not only do they not help, they actually cause harm and other psychologically problems- you name it, they cause it. However, he is just doing his job, which is what is required of him. Also, I know for a fact that the two drugs that showed up on the screen were not put into my body ever! He actually seemed to believe me, which was quite relieving. He treats you like a person and not another nuisance, I would recommend him to anyone in need of a caring doctor, without thinking twice. Thanks Dr. Yager!

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At first I was thrown off because the interior design was "historical" to say the least. The office whole office looked like a museum. However, the treatment was very thorough. Would definitely recommend.

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Great staff

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The doctor took his time and made me feel like I was the only person in his care. Great and caring staff.

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Dr Yager has one of the best personalities I've ever been around in the medical profession. He's my favorite doctor I've ever seen and this was only my third visit.

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Excellent Dr and it was not time consuming. I came there for a purpose and left a very happy customer!

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Dr. Yager is very experienced. I felt very comfortable with him. His operation is small but very efficient. I can honestly say I look forward to my next visit.

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Dr. Yager and his medical assistant were professional, hospitable, and very friendly. I had a great visit!

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I had a visit to this doctor for my annual physical and it was good .they treated us gently and taken much more information about health.

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Very unprofessional, outdated. Office is not clean and staff doesn't even use gloves for blood withdrawal. Following up with information was a total chaos.

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Good doctor, really quirk and unique office. I'm not gonna lie and say maybe just for me the more sterile modern day outpatient medical offices are my thing.

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I was a little surprised by the location, but the entire experience was very pleasant.

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Nice doctor. Prescribed me drugs that killed my illness right away.

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Another patient snuck in and took my appointment time, prolonging the appointment by 30 minutes. The doctor was very good, listened to me, and the blood draw was painless.

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Good doctor, very genuine. Will come back for future appointments.

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I've been going to Dr. Yager for a few years now and I've never had a doctor quite like him. He has years of experience that make him diverse in his knowledge and always takes care of whatever is ailing me. First class doctor!

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I was seen quickly. He and his staff were quick and efficient. I was a new patient and had an appointment at 9 and had a complete check with EKG and bloodwork and was driving away by 9:35.

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I felt like the appointment was much quicker than I'd expected. I waited just over a half hour, which - sadly - I consider pretty average based on my past experiences. I will say that I was able to get an appointment pretty quickly. As for bedside manner - I had some concerns about sleep problems that I did not feel were met with any real compassion. I asked questions about some potential side effects of medication and was just told 'well then you don't have to take it.' The nurse was very kind. I just felt like the doctor was a little disinterested. He came on a strong recommendation from a friend which makes me wonder if it wasn't just an off day? I will probably not go back, so my hunt for a new primary care doc continues. :/

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Very nice guy and professional. I like the small town doctor feel and his office has neat artifacts of old doctor equipment.

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Pros: I was able to get an appointment with a doctor within a day. Cons: Agree with other reviews that the office was musty. Slow because there was only 1 doctor and assistant.

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It was quite dirty, and the office is out of a converted residence. Much like a boutique. The doctor was very nice and seemed to know what he was doing, but the office needs to be cleaned out, floors mopped and superfluous debris removed from the office spaces. Lots of old medical equipment laying around, wires, dead insects, etc. and looks more like a five and dime than a doctors office.

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Very nice staff and Dr Yager is so kind. I will continue to go back to see Dr Yager.

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I love Dr. Yager! He's warm, extremely knowledgeable & a true asset to medicine! He listens to all your concerns & ask probing questions & going into his wonderful office is literally like going back in time!!!! I love the way it's decorated & if you have a moment, ask him about the bottles! The stories that he has to tell are worth the visit alone! His staff is also bright, warm, intuitive, & endearing. A true joy for a patient whom may not be there on their best day!

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Dr. Howard Yager is a very friendly, easy-going doctor. Highly recommended!

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