Yager, Howard S MD General or Family Practice Physicians

Yager, Howard S MD

(404) 975-4448

3109 E Shadowlawn Avenue NEAtlanta, GA 30305   map »

Business overview

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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Treatments Offered

  • Disability Evaluations
  • In-Office Procedures
  • Medications
  • Physical Exams
  • Referrals

Service Area

  • Acworth
  • Alpharetta
  • Buckhead
  • Cobb County
  • Decatur
  • DeKalb County
  • Downtown
  • Druid Hills/Emory
  • Duluth
  • Dunwoody
  • Gwinnett County
  • Lawrenceville
  • Lilburn
  • Marietta
  • Midtown
  • Norcross
  • Peachtree City
  • Riverside
  • Roswell
  • Sandy Springs
  • Smyrna
  • Snellville
  • South Fulton County
  • Stone Mountain
  • VA Highland/Morningside
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Hospitals

  • Emory Crawford Long Hospital
  • Saint Joseph's Health System

Diagnostic Testing

  • Diagnostic Testing

Appointment Types

24 Hour Answering Service

Consultations

Early Morning

Emergency

Outpatient Care / Ambulatory Care

Phone Consultation

Same Day

Physician UPIN

D31485

Education 1

George Washington University 1963 BA

Education 2

The George Washington School of Medicine 1966 MD

New Patients:

Yes

Kudzu's "Best Of" Winner

2012, 2013

Hours of Operation

  • MON
  • 8:00am
  • 4:00pm
  • TUE
  • 8:00am
  • 4:00pm
  • WED
  • 8:00am
  • 4:00pm
  • THU
  • 8:00am
  • 4:00pm
  • FRI
  • 8:00am
  • 4:00pm
  • SAT
  • SUN

* By Appointment Only

Payments Accepted

  • Debit Card
  • Mastercard
  • Money Orders
  • Visa

Year Established

1973

Documents

[PDF] Patient Registration
[PDF] Privacy Practices Notice & Acknowledgement

Languages Spoken

  • English

Reviews

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A caring doctor, 11/23/2013

He has cared for me since college, he has saved my life more then once.. I call him and he helps me. what more can you ask of a Doctor. thank you Dr. Yager


Knowledgable, Caring, Flexible & Timely Doctor!, 11/03/2013

Dr. Yager is always spot-on with diagnosing my health concerns and identifying my care needs. He's also very understanding and practical when discussing suggestions. Dr. Yager is flexible with his... appointments and with my hectic work schedule, he finds times that work for me and always gets me in and out in a timely manner. Most importantly, he always remembers who I am even if I haven't seen him in a year. I've only been his patient for going on two years and I don't have to go often so this was impressive and made me feel valued.

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ocampo0106

Reviews: 1

Real family doctor

I like the personal attention you get at Dr. Yager's. As opposed to most doctors, he sees you at the actual time of your appointment. And when i say he sees you, it's the actual doctor, not armies of nurses and MA's.

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byrvlr

Reviews: 1

best around

Dr. Yager is a fine, caring physician who will listen and take good care of you. I have been going to him for ten years and he has been the best for all of those years.

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kiabunny

Reviews: 2

A wonderful family Dr

Dr. Yager has been my family's doctor for over 13 years. He is caring, direct and knowledgeable. He will listen to your concerns, doesn't hesitate to refer you to a specialist, and is very big on preventive medicine. The specialists he has referred us to over the years have always had the high level of quality of Dr Yager himself. I also find that the quality of his staff has improved over the past few years, too. I have found (from referring countless friends and coworkers over the years) that you either love Dr. Yager or you hate him. We definitely love him.

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stabaker

Reviews: 1

“Top Notch” Doctor in the ATL

Dr. Yager has been my doctor since I have lived in Atlanta area. more than 4 years ago. He is a wonderful doctor and an all around great guy. I trust him completely and feel blessed to have him in my live! Dr. Yager and his staff helped me get my hypertension under control. I’m also grateful to his office staff for all their support through the years. He didnt just come in the patient room, write a script and leave, he gets to know you and he takes his time and does not rush you and he even remembers you on the next visit! He is outstanding. Dr. Yager and his staff are very friendly and professional, They seem to actually enjoy what they do! If you are looking for a Top Notch Physician and supporting staff, I higly recommend them!

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Buster 1111

Reviews: 1

Quick and painless !

Dr.Yager's office make me feel very comfotable.He always a has a pleasent staff to assist. Dr.Yager also has a great "bed-side " manner,sense of humor.

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TheProfessor

Reviews: 2

HORRIBLE DOCTOR

I read all of these rave reviews and thought that perhaps this doctor was a good doctor, but most things said on this site are false. It is unusual that there are so many good reviews on here. I think that Dr. Yager himself is posting false positive reviews, based on what I have read. All in all, this was the worst and most unprofessional doctor experience I have ever had. I walk in the office to find nobody at the desk. The doctor takes my information finally. Later on a nurse took me into the back cluttered/dirty office and was on her cell phone the whole time fighting with her boyfriend, with repeated calls, while she showed no concern for me. Dr. Yager came in and was very short and did not analyze me properly or take the appropriate blood tests needed. He just pushed me some pills and pushed me out of the door without any prognosis or diagnosis and didn’t give me any refills. In other words he didn't think about the problem or analyze what I said. To top it all off he charged me a $1.50 service charge on my credit card. If he can't afford to use a credit machine he should not use one. Perhaps they should have a cash only policy. Dr. Yager is a very cheap doctor with no people skills and poor management. PLEASE DO NOT GO HERE!!

Yager, Howard S MD replied on 02-22-2009

I always appreciate a patient reviewing me, but I am rather insulted by the accusation that I have posted false reviews. I don't know if you can, but please feel free to try and contact each of the reviewers and talk to them. I apologize if no one was at the desk, but that is the case sometimes with a busy office. I just cannot have a nurse sit at the desk the entire day. I am also unaware of the nurse's behavior and will speak to her. As for the credit card charge, I am only forwarding the exact charge from the credit card. I make most of my money from co-pays because insurance companies heavily discount payments. I suggest if someone cannot afford the extra charge, they should pay in cash. But, I must keep this option, because I believe in convenience medicine. I cannot force all my patients to carry cash with them, and prefer giving patient options. As for the care, I must say I never treat patients like this. I believe in caring for each patient and giving them the time they need and want. If any patient has questions, please feel free to ask me during the visit, after the visit, or even after hours, as I am always on call myself personally.

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juliegaunty

Reviews: 1

I'm not so sure...

i'm almost hesitant to write this reviewe because Dr. Yager has gotten such great reviews. When I was looking for a PCP, I read all the great things said about him and thought I had found a winner. Unfortunately when I visited with Dr. Yager I found his staff to be quite rude and short. He prescribed an antibiotic as well as an allergy medication. For some reason, there was no refill for the allergy medicine. I later found out (when I called in for a refill) that he needed to see me again. (that means another co-pay) I informed the nurse that there was no reason to come back in that the infection had cleared up just fine and all I needed was a refill on the allery medicine (which was totally unrelated to the ear infection). She would not refill until I was seen again (which meant another co-pay). I reluctantly returned to his office only to be treated terribly by his staff once again and Dr. Yager had no idea why I was even in the office again, but quickly asked for the co-pay. He's a nice guy but I am taking my medical care elsewhere.

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beebee47

Reviews: 1

Our Doctor Kildare

For many years I have consulted and have used the practice of doctor Yager. He and his staffs bed side manner is impeccable. The office atmousphere relaxes and make you feel right at home upon entry. I can recommend no other than our own doctor Yager as one of a kind when personal health care is required. (OUR Dr. KILDARE)EDM

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Seaside

Reviews: 1

A complete service I like

Soon after I moved to Atlanta, I began to look for a physician. Finally, I found Dr. Yager. He became my doctor a decade ago, and today he still is. He is professionally skilled, and always patiently listens to what I want to say. Particularly, I like his physical check-up facility. You can get almost everything done there for the purpose.

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gpeacock

Reviews: 1

Best Doctor I've Ever Had

Dr Yager geniunely cares about his patients. He is quick to schedule and deliver appointments. His office is friendly and feels like family, unlike many of the "medical factories" being run by certain physicians today.

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frizzo08

Reviews: 1

Great Atlanta Doctor!!

Dr Yager is an excellent Doctor. He is very experienced and knowledgeable. I have seen him while ill and and for well care and he has provided great service for both. Highly recommended Doctor.

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anpettoni

Reviews: 1

Excellent care in family medical practice

Dr. Yager and his staff are very friendly and professional. Dr. Yager's practice is family oriented and he addresses his patients in an attentive and caring manner.

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lorraineh

Reviews: 1

Excellent Doctor

Dr. Yager always takes the time to really listen to you and then make an informed diagnosis not just based on obvious symptoms. He is he best!

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St. Patrick

Reviews: 1

Simply the Best

Dr. Yager has been taking excellent care of my heath for over 10 years. He and his staff are professional and compassionate and the atmosphere of his office is calm and relaxing. One visit and you will have found your doctor.

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wesleyhagins

Reviews: 1

Great and caring Doctor

Dr, Yager is an extremely thoughtful and caring physician. He did a great job in explaining to me my condition and recommended a treatment that helped me greatly. I strongly recommend Dr. Yager as a knowledgeable and caring Doctor.

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linda.russell@e

Reviews: 1

The Greatest

Dr Yager is very professional, knowledgable, caring and most of all listens to what you have to say. He takes time with patient not just in and out. I have went in without an appointment and was seen without hestitation. Also he has called and check to see how I was doing,which made me feel better knowing he really cares about his patients. I would highly recommend him to anyone.

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