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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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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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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All OK.

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All OK.

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The office/home looks old, the decoration is horrible. They have tons of antiques and old stuff in the reception, also loud music that didn't make me feel very comfortable while waiting, not to mentioned that place smelled like mold. I believe a doctor needs to have a clean office to give the patients the idea that this is a clean place.

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Very strange and unprofessional. Waited in the waiting room for 45 minutes despite appointment. While waiting I could clearly hear him speaking on the phone with other patients. While not only strange, it's probably a HIPAA violation. The exam room wasn't clean and was strangely adorned. The nurse messed up when drawing my blood and left an 8-inch bruise on my arm. Dr Yager himself was nice, but overall a negative experience.

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Loved this facility. Very competent & sweet folks easy to get in & also to locate. Old fashioned environment that I like. :)

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Small office that stays busy but are very efficient on getting you in and out quickly! Very personable staff as well.

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The doctor was quick and to the point and everyone else I talked to was sweet and down to earth

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Dr. Yager and Ms. Robyn are prompt, courteous, and thorough- Always a pleasant experience when visiting the office!

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Dr. Yager is very friendly and patiently answered all my questions

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Nurses were very friendly. Dr. Yager was a nice man. The practice is in an old house which was a little strange when you first get there, but it's not a big deal. I will go back to Dr. Yager.

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I was extremely un-pleased with the service. I did not feel that the facility was clean, the doctor himself appeared disheveled, I waited for 45 minutes past my appointment time before I was called back (this was during my lunch HOUR), and I explained to him how I broke my finger, and he wrote down the completely wrong thing. This was not a place I would ever step foot into again. Extremely upsetting, and I know nothing more than I knew when I walked in.

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I was a little frighten by his office ot be honest. It is very low tech, so plan on waiting time befor eyou go back because there is only one nurse and the doctor himself processing everything. The decor was a little creepy for a doctors office. Lots of antiques and old medicince bottles as decoration. Even though the people were very nice and the place had lots of character, I'm not sure I'd recommend it as a doctors office because of it being so low tech and not with the times. I went for a general checkup and to get some medicines refilled because I am new ot the area and it was definiately different than any other doctor I've been to, He didn't really take any time ot check me out. He just kind of took what I said, wrote my perscriptions, and sent me on my way.

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Not a fan. He doesn't seem to care about his patients at all.

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Man did I get lucky finding Dr. Yager! I swear, I have never had such consistently excellent care from a doctor and his entire team. He is knowledgeable, informative, and makes sure you get the treatment and tests you need and that you understand the results. He also got me in IMMEDIATELY when I called after waking up with an odd bug bite on my face. And don't even get me started on his nurses! I love them so much, they crack me up and make you feel comfortable and at ease half naked in a gown! All good things for Yager.

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The place was dirty, old, musty with no sense of urgency

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Dr. Yager and his staff are definitely old school so be prepared for that. It is a unique experience. There are 2 staff and just 1 doctor in a house in Buckhead. I appreciated that I was able to schedule and be seen the same day. Check in and check out went very smooth. Dr. Yager is very easy to talk to and knows his stuff.

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He is very nice but I spent more time with the nurse than I did the doctor. Very disconnected experience. That's my primary reason for seeking a new primary care doctor for 2015.

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