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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Outpatient Care / Ambulatory Care
George Washington University 1963 BA
The George Washington School of Medicine 1966 MD
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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
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.VIEW MORE »VIEW LESS »
I have been a patient of Dr. Yager since 1975, and I believe that Dr. Yager has been most patient with me over the years. Dr. Yager has cared for me through being a single person in Atlanta, the birth of my child, our struggles through illness, vacinations, joys and tears. I have trusted Dr. Yager with my medical needs, concerns, hospitalizations, and much more. He is more than a clinical doctor. Dr. Yager is the patient's doctor, compassionate, friendly, and always has the best interest of his patients in his heart.
Dr. Yager is always available, even for the most last minute illness. I've never made an official appointment and I've always received immediate, wonderful care. He is thorough and helpful. Thank you
Doctor Yager is always available to help my wife Patricia and myself. He does this in a very timely and caring fashion. He is very knowledgeable in a number of areas but is also the first to admit that he is not an expert in some and will refer you to another Doctor in order to solve the problem rather than waste valuable time when you really need focused care. He has sent me to ENT, Allergist, Dermatologist, and Podiatrist to get the special care I needed under the circumstances. He is also able to handle emergencies when you call him. He is very professional and courteous. He is what the country needs more of an excellent general practitioner. My wife and I highly recommend Doctor Yager. The Carr Family
I moved to Atlanta in 1978 and Dr. Yager has been my primary physician for the majority of these years. He and his staff treat you as individuals and provide you with a comfort level that is not often found in medical facilities of today. He cares about your total well being. I don't look forward to the day when he retires, but am encouraged by the fact that his son will continue in his practice.
Dr. Yager has served as our family doctor for over 30 years. The reason for three decades of service is that Dr. Yager practices what my wife Sue and I call patient-centered medicine. Arnold Heller
He's a great Gen Doc. His office is like a Norman Rockwell. He's usually avail, he'll take his time and listen to you, you can tell he values the traditional Patient-Dr relationship that is all but extinct. I've been going to him for 2+ yrs and he'll always be my Dr when I'm in ATL. I've sent co-workers there and they loved him too.
When I was feeling sick, I called Dr. Yager's office, and they immediately provided an appointment the same day. I never have waited more than 3-5 minutes in his office. Dr. Yager and his staff were caring. He is very detailed and concerned about all aspects of the patient's health. He has provided some medication that was expensive. When I called back and asked his office to call in a different prescription that morning, they waited until the end of the day to call in the prescription. Usually, most offices will call in prescriptions 2x a day, but not this office. I would not rave or rant about my experience.
I highly recommend Dr Yager. He always takes me on short notice and actually listens to what I say. The relaxed atmosphere is excellent. The office is similar to visiting a home instead of visiting the usual "cold" docter' office.
Over the past 10 years, Dr. Yager has been a terrific physician with a helpful and responsive office staff. I always recommend him to my friends, which is the best vote of confidence I can give!
Dr.Yager combines up to date knowledge with a wonderful bedside manner. While very professional, he and his staff also recognize patients as people, not just numbers on a chart. I've moved to Lake Spivey, 30+ miles away but will keep going to Dr. Yager.
Friendly, resourceful and accommodating offices. Staff is well coordinated and Dr. Yager makes his patients feel they are his utmost priority.
Dr. Yager gives down-to-earth reco's that are effective and friendly. His office is a treat in itself, filled with medical collectibles and antiques, but his diagnosis and treament are state of the art. I have even called his office at 7:30 am and he answers the phone! He's the best!
I think the individual who responded negative, was quit ignorant. Today you can walk in to any office and if the secretary or individual at the front desk dont even acknowledge you. You sign the check in slip and wait on them to call your name. If the doctor acknowledge you you should be happy. As for the credit card issue nothing in life is free. You should be happy you can use your credit card. If the nurse was rude and you did not like your service,why you didnt speak up. I think he does his job, the nurse is the individual that suppose to take all your symptoms so the doctor can read and elevate the chart before entering the room, then hes to come in and get history and move to the next patient. I can say hes top notch!!!
some complaints on here have some legitimacy to them. As an older physician, he may not always be on the cutting edge of every new treatment but he does keep up. Just realize what you are getting here. You are getting a nice doctor (reserved and quiet but a very good guy) who cares and you can often WALK-IN!!!! for those of you who are sick and tired of having to wait for weeks or longer to see a doctor, this is a great change of pace. I actually have a relationship with him and I'm not just the 43rd patient for the day. He's always worked with me as far as doing what's best for me. He's honest and I trust him. He's definitely a throwback from a different era. And no, his staff is not always attentive. They sometimes just plain suck in that regard. They are not rude but definitely not polite and warm - they're just....there. I think its more a reflection on the state of hired help - certainly not a reflection on Dr. Yager. Bottom Line: I am very grateful for such easy access to a good doctor.
A great family practitioner. He is always warm and cordial and readily available. His office reminds me of my childhood doctor.
Dr. Yager always makes times for his patients. He always greets you by name and a smile, always asks how you have been and how you are. He checks your records, listens carefully to your ailment and treats accordingly. Dr. Yager does not overcharge. His staff is competent and professional. Dr. Yager is an exceptional doctor.