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

Doctor Rating

4.6 out of 5

316 Ratings

R. Patrick Yeatts, M.D.


Clinical Interests

Ocular Oncology, Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery, Orbital Surgery

Contact Information

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, NC Baptist Hospital, 1979
  • Residency, Ophthalmology, Mayo Graduate School, 1982
  • Fellowship, Mass. Eye/Ear Infirmary, 1983

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology


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

NPI Number

  • 1376526079
R. Patrick Yeatts, M.D.

Doctor Rating

4.6 out of 5

316 Ratings

R. Patrick Yeatts, M.D.

Professor, Ophthalmology (Eye Center)

Contact Information

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

Recent Publications

Evisceration with injectable hydrogel implant in a rabbit model. Koreen IV, McClintic EA, Mott RT, Stanton C, Yeatts RP.. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2016;():.

Orbitofacial metastatic basal cell carcinoma: report of 10 cases. Branson SV, McClintic E, Ozgur O, Esmaeli B, Yeatts RP.. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2016;():.

Oral propranolol as an alternative therapy for orbital angiolymphoid hyperplasia with eosinophilia. McClintic EA, Ting A, Yeatts RP.. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2016;32(6):e139-e140.

Fibrosis, gene expression and orbital inflammatory disease. 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,.. Br J Ophthalmol. 2015;99(10):1424-1429.

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

IgG4 immunostaining and its implications in orbital inflammatory disease. 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,.. PLoS One. 2014;9(10):e109847.

Molecular diagnosis reveals a surprising prevalence of limited Gpa among patients with orbital inflammatory diseases [abstract]. 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,.. Arthritis Rheum. 2014;66(Suppl 10):S771.

IgG4 immunostaining is common but not specific in orbitbal inflammatory diseases [abstract]. 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,.. Arthritis Rheum. 2014;66(Suppl 10):S541-S542.

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

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

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

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

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

Malignant melanoma arising from PAM without atypia [abstract]. Li H, Yeatts P, Sangueza OP.. 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

4.6 out of 5

R. Patrick Yeatts, M.D.316 Ratings


Doctor Ratings

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dr yeatts is the best. his reputation preceded him.


*Dr. Yeatts is a excellent & caring doctor.


Our family has been extremely impressed with their interest and concerns *Dr. Yeatts has shown in the treatment of my illness and his willingness to work with us in every way for the best possible solution.




My condition is rare. Yeats was very patient with my many questions.


I have no complaints with *Dr. Yeatts.


Dr. Yeatts and staff are exceptional.


Very good experience.


Dr. Yeatts is beyond a "5"


I love Dr Yeatts! He is an excellent surgeon!


I felt that I received the very best of care for my medical problem at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, and I would be comfortable recommending my physicians to anyone.


Dr. Patrick Yeatts was very professional, always talking with me, not at me. His experience in the eye-care field is so impressive. He is up to date on the latest procedures. I am so grateful that I was sent to his office for treatment of a problem that I had been living with for three years. He understood my personal concerns and treated me with the utmost respect.


Great Experience


*Dr. Robert Yeatts is a remarkable doctor who is an expert in his field and knowledgeable beyond words. Truly, one of a kind! Please value the expert you have at Baptist Hospital.


Dr. Yeatts has always told me what was going on and the best way the handle my problem. I have complete confidence that he has the experience (unlike other dr's that I have been to) and knows the is best way to help me with my current problem.


very pleasant experience


I have recommended these doctors to others.


Waiting to have the procedure but my consultation was a very good experience and this provider was highly recommended for my medical condition.


Dr. Yeatts is a wonderful provider. He's kind, patient and competent.


I feel that I had the very best physician for my problem taking care of me.


Wonderful person, he is my HERO!




Dr. Yeatts is amazing. I had had a very bad experience with a physician in Salem, VA and refused to see him again. I contacted my local eye doctor and asked for another recommendation. He strongly suggested Dr. Yeatts. I am SO glad he did!


Dr Yeats is great doctor


Since Dr. Yeatts was running late, he only spent about 15 minutes with us. I would have liked just a bit more time; we didn't even touch on the test results from the biopsy.


My first visit couldn't have been better. I plan to have a minor surgery done by Dr. Yeatts in August, 2016.


Loved *Dr. Yeatts. The best eye doctor that have solve my eyes problems.


sometimes personality isn't everything. he's an excellent Doctor. I prefer this to an excellent medical salesperson.


I feel like Dr. Yeats could have talked with me more about the procedure before and after the surgery. He indicated at one point that maybe I was doing this for cosmetic reasons. I did so I could see and the operation worked. I can see much better. Thanks for his knowledge and experience.


Dr Yeatts takes care of my condition with utmost professionalism and knowledge. I am fortunate to have him treating me.


*Dr. Yeatts is a very intelligent man!

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