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

Doctor Rating

4.5 out of 5

277 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

277 Ratings

R. Patrick Yeatts, M.D.

Professor, Ophthalmology (Eye Center)

Contact Information

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

Recent Publications

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.277 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."
Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey

CP concern for questions/worries
CP efforts to include in decisions
CP explanations of prob/condition
CP spoke using clear language
Friendliness/courtesy of CP
Likelihood of recommending CP
Patients' confidence in CP
Time CP spent with patient
Wait time at clinic

Patient Comments

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


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


Dr Yeatts is definitely the best!


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.


Dr Yeatts responded to a follow-up email. I believe email is an excellent way for doctors and patients to communicate on questions that do not require in-clinic contact.


Very helpful & understanding.


He used medical terminology I did not understand.




Great care!


Very good.


I really was impressed with Dr. Yeats. He fixed a problem I had been dealing with for four years. The doctor I was seeing here never could fix the problem. The minute I walked out of the hospital, I knew my problem was solved.


Dr. Yeatts is a wonderful doctor and very pleased that he was the physician in charge of my care.




Had no problems.


*Dr. Yeatts always seems to be very busy. This is not necessarily a negative comment.


Everyone very caring and helpful.


I would have liked it if Dr. Yeatts had given me more details about my upcoming surgery procedures.


Dr. Yeatts was training (teaching) several residents during my time with him and I feel that I also benefited from hearing him talk about my situation with them. I felt I was very much a part of discussion - not a "specimen" being talked about over my head.


Dr. Yeatts is the absolute best in his speciality. Having benefited from his skills 16 years ago, I was relieved that he was the physician who was to do the repair work around my eye following Mohs surgery by another physician.

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