R. Patrick Yeatts, M.D.Wake Forest Baptist Health

Doctor Rating

4.5 out of 5

233 Ratings

R. Patrick Yeatts, M.D.


Clinical Interests

Ocular Oncology, Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery, Orbital Surgery

Contact Information

New Patient Appointments: 336-716-WAKE
Returning Patient Appointments: 336-716-4091
Department: 336-716-4091

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Education & Training

  • B.S., Hampden-Sydney College, 1974
  • M.D., WFU School of Medicine, 1978
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, North Carolina Baptist Hospita, 1979
  • Residency, Ophthalmology, Mayo Graduate School, 1982
  • Fellowship, Mass. Eye/Ear Infirmary, 1983


  • Am Academy Of Ophthalmology
  • Am Coll Of Surgeons
  • Forsyth-Davie-Stokes Medical S

NPI Number

  • 1376526079
R. Patrick Yeatts, M.D.

Doctor Rating

4.5 out of 5

233 Ratings

R. Patrick Yeatts, M.D.

Professor, Ophthalmology (Eye Center)

Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-5521 | Department: 336-716-4091

Recent Publications

Rosenbaum JT, Choi D, Wilson DJ, Grossniklaus HE, Harrington CA, Dailey RA, Ng JD, Steele EA, Czyz CN, Foster JA, Tse D, Alabiad C, Dubovy S, Parekh P, Harris GJ, Kazim M, Patel P, White V, Dolman P, Edward DP, Alkatan H, Al Hussain H, Selva D,. Fibrosis, gene expression and orbital inflammatory disease. Br J Ophthalmol. 2015;():.

Branson SV, McClintic E, Yeatts RP. Bilateral adenoid cystic carcinoma of the orbit. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015;():.

Wong AJ, Planck SR, Choi D, Harrington CA, Troxell ML, Houghton DC, Stauffer P, Wilson DJ1, Grossniklaus HE, Dailey RA, Ng JD, Steele EA, Harris GJ, Czyz C, Foster JA, White VA, Dolman PJ, Kazim M, Patel PJ, Edward DP, al Katan H, al Hussain H,. IgG4 immunostaining and its implications in orbital inflammatory disease. PLoS One. 2014;9(10):e109847.

Rosen-Baum JT, Choi D, Harrington C, Stauffer P, Wilson D, Gupta S, Dailey R, Ng J, Steele E, Yeatts P, Dolman P, White V, Harris G, Czyz C, Foster J, Edward D, Alkatan H, Korn B, Kikkawa D, Selva D, Dubovy S, Alabiad C, Tse D, Kazim M,. Molecular diagnosis reveals a surprising prevalence of limited Gpa among patients with orbital inflammatory diseases [abstract]. Arthritis Rheum. 2014;66(Suppl 10):S771.

Rosenbaum JT, Wong A, Stauffer P, Troxell M, Houghton D, Choi D, Harrington C, Wilson D, Grossniklaus H, Dailey R, Ng J, Steele E, Yeatts P, Dolman P, White V, Czyz C, Foster J, Edward D, Alkatan H, Kikkawa D, Korn B, Selva D, Harris G,. IgG4 immunostaining is common but not specific in orbitbal inflammatory diseases [abstract]. Arthritis Rheum. 2014;66(Suppl 10):S541-S542.

Kobayashi D, Givner LB, Yeatts RP, Anthony EY, Shetty AK. Infantile orbital cellulitis secondary to community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. J AAPOS. 2011;15(2):208-210.

Mills KC, Yeatts P, Grier DD. Isolated intraorbital intravascular large B-cell lymphoma: a case report. J Hematopathol. 2011;4(4):215-219.

Mititelu M, Stanton CA, Yeatts RP. Primary neuroendocrine tumor of the orbit progressing to neoplastic meningitis. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2008;24(3):231-233.

Peterson NJ, WEaver RG, Yeatts RP. Effect of short-duration silicone intubation in congenital nasolacrimal duct obstruction. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2008;24(3):167-171.

Pichardo RO, Yeatts RP, Sangueza OP. Doxycycline-inducted cutaneous hyperpigmentation [abstract]. Am J Dermatopathol. 2006;28(3):235.

Li H, Yeatts P, Sangueza OP. Malignant melanoma arising from PAM without atypia [abstract]. Am J Dermatopathol. 2006;28(3):232.

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Professor, Ophthalmology (Eye Center)

Clinical Interests

Ocular Oncology, Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery, Orbital Surgery
R. Patrick Yeatts, M.D.

R. Patrick Yeatts, M.D.

Professor, Ophthalmology (Eye Center)

Doctor Rating

4.5 out of 5

R. Patrick Yeatts, M.D.233 Ratings

Doctor Ratings

The overall Patient Rating score is the average of responses to the nine questions listed below. The questions are from the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a 1 to 5 scale, where 1 represents "very poor" and 5 represents "very good."
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Patient Comments

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I have every confidence in Dr. Yeatts, Dr. McClintic and their staff. They are always compassionate and kind to us.


Everyone we came in contact with was extremely professional and compassionate. Great experience.






Dr Yeatts is top notch. his listening skills are fine tuned. His demeanor is professional, yet he listens to your concerns and weighs them heavily while directing your care. I would recommend his practice without reservation. in fact, Dr Yeatts is one of the best physicians I've seen. I obtain most of my medical care through WFBMC


highly recommend Dr.Yeatts and his staff


This was my first visit w/this provider.


my whole experience there was just the very best. would definitely return if needed. matter of fact, the little place he removed from my lower eye lid, you can't even see it today. he's the best in my opinion.


Wake Forest Eye Center is great, i wish i would have found this office years ago


After my evaluation by Dr. Yeatts, I was told that several tests would be needed to get pre-approved by insurance for my surgery. Dr. Yeatts and I talked about scheduling of surgery and length of time of recovery. When informed of my wish to be in the pool this summer to continue teaching grandchildren to swim, Dr. Yeatts suggested we wait until the fall, because he would not want me in the sun to soon after surgery. He was very understanding and helpful.


Very pleased with the knowledge, expertise and professionalism of Dr. Yeatts. Very thorough explanation of the condition and options for treatment.


Dr Yeatts is super. I have been his patient over a 5+ year period.


Dr Yeatts is definitely the best!


given that there was a delay on my appointment day, I experienced no 'Rush' during my appointment.


In fact, I have referred people to Dr. Yeats! He is phenomenal.


VERY good.


No bad experience.


A very good & respected doctor, but does/did get behind schedule most of the time with me.


Excellent in all respects


dr Yeatts is among the best of any medical provider I have entrusted my health to. he is knowledgeable and patient and empathetic. the best.


He's trying to get clearance to help me.


I am very glad to have dr. Yeatts as my care provider for my eye problem


Dr. Yeatts treated me with respect and kindness. His manner exudes competence which encourages my complete confidence in him.




Very good.




No good or bad experience except long waiting time.


No One Ever spoke to my husband after my surgery about follow up care. Dr slow to me while I was under sedation before getting to recovery, while Sats were still low, but no one spoke with my husband or even got him for me until I asked fire him. The Dr. Owed my husband a courteous update after my surgery before leaving the hospital and starting his weekend. By not communicating properly about what to expect it caused me too go to the EDthat weekend. I could have avoided the hospital visit, anxiety, and deductible change fire the ED. Communicate, communicate, communicate.

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