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

Doctor Rating

4.7 out of 5

227 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

4.7 out of 5

227 Ratings

R. Patrick Yeatts, M.D.

Professor, Ophthalmology (Eye Center)

Contact Information

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

Recent Publications

Bilateral adenoid cystic carcinoma of the orbit. Branson SV, McClintic E, Yeatts RP.. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2017;33(3 Suppl 1):S124-S125.

Evisceration with injectable hydrogel implant in a rabbit model. Koreen IV, McClintic EA, Mott RT, Stanton C, Yeatts RP.. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2017;33(3):163-167.

Orbitofacial metastatic basal cell carcinoma: report of 10 cases. Branson SV, McClintic E, Ozgur O, Esmaeli B, Yeatts RP.. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2017;33(3):213-217.

Orbital and intraocular lymphoma in contralateral eyes:a case of cutaneous aggressive CD-8+ T-cell lymphoma. Komanski C, Weinlander K, Yeatts P.. Ophthalmology. 2017;124(5):687.

Gene expression profiling and heterogeneity of nonspecific orbital inflammation affecting the lacrimal gland. Rosenbaum JT, Choi D, Harrington CA, Wilson DJ, Grossniklaus HE, Sibley CH, Salek SS, Ng JD, Dailey RA, Steele EA, Hayek B, Craven CM, Edward DP, Maktabi AMY, Al Hussain H, White VA, Dolman PJ, Czyz CN, Foster JA, Harris GJ, Bee YS, Tse DT,.. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2017;135(11):1156-1162.

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.

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.

All Publications

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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

4.7 out of 5

R. Patrick Yeatts, M.D.227 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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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
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Patient Comments

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*Dr. Yeatts is a good dr. I am sorry to see him retire.


Dr. Yeatts is going to be missed greatly in his retirement. I have nothing but respect for him.


Dr Yates is great.


Excellent - Always kind. Friendly and shows great concern - couldn't be better.


Everything was GOOD.


Very best eye surgeon without question. First visited more than 25 years ago.


Always excellent. Hate to hear he is retiring!


Sorry that Dr. Yeatts is retiring. He is one in a million!


the doctor couldn't have been more skilled or compassionate.


Dr. Yeatts is a very good doctor!


Very good doctor


Completely satisfied


very satisfied with Dr. Yeats and his staff


Entire face to face team has been has been very good.


I only had 2 visits with him, but I would return to visit if I have the same problem he's very know.


He was very concerned about my condition.


Good experience.


Excellent and treated with respect and made me feel at ease with the procedure I was having done


I could not be happier with the results of my surgery - the reason I marked some of the items less than very good was because the time he spent with me on my followup visit was so brief I did not collect my thoughts quick enough to ask a couple of questions I had (also when I got home and left a message with his nurse regarding these questions my call was never returned)


thanks for all that was done..


Best experience.


Dr. Yeatts was excellent and his assistant, Dr. Pace, was also very professional and helpful.


Appreciative of the care and concern...and very professional and educated. Dr. Yeats I felt is excellent in his field


Prior to seeing Dr. Yeatts I saw 2 Opthalmologists (not at Wake Forest Baptist) for treatment to my ailment. But they could not provide an effective treatment. The latter of them thought that I needed surgery and referred me to Dr. Yeatts. I am glad that Dr. Yeatts diagnosed my ailment correctly and treated me for that, without performing a surgery.


Dr. Yeatts not only has a good bedside manner but knows what he is doing.

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