Dr. Donald L. Yakel Jr, MD

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Specializes in Cardiology • Male • Age 51

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Dr. Yakel Jr's Specialties

Procedures Dr. Yakel Jr Performs

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
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Memorial Medical Center
701 North 1st Street
Springfield, IL 62781
Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
4940 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224

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    Dr. Yakel Jr's Experience

    Specialties

    • Cardiology
    • Interventional Cardiology

    Board Certifications

    • Cardiovascular Disease
    • Internal Medicine
    • Interventional Cardiology
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    • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
    • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
    • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
    • Cardiac Imaging
    • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
    • Cardioversion, Elective
    • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
    • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
    • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
    • Impella Device
    • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
    • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
    • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
    • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
    • Thoracentesis
    • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
    • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography
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    • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
    • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
    • Aortic Aneurysm
    • Aortic Dissection
    • Aortic Ectasia
    • Aortic Valve Disease
    • Arrhythmias (incl. Atrial Fibrillation)
    • Autonomic Disorders
    • Cardiomegaly
    • Cardiomyopathy
    • Carotid Artery Disease
    • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
    • Congestive Heart Failure
    • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
    • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
    • Hyperlipidemia
    • Hypertension
    • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
    • Hypertensive Heart Disease
    • Hypotension
    • Mitral Valve Disease
    • Pericardial Disease
    • Pulmonary Hypertension
    • Pulmonary Valve Disease
    • Secondary Hypertension
    • Septal Defect
    • Syncope
    • Tricuspid Valve Disease
    • Venous Hypertension
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    Background Check for Dr. Yakel Jr

    0 Malpractice Claims

    • No malpractice history found for Illinois.

    6 Sanctions

    • Professional Misconduct  (11/19/2013)
    • Action Taken: Surrender
    • Summary: Please reference the following Document
    • Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    • State: Utah
    • Violated terms of probation  (10/23/2013)
    • Action Taken: Suspension
    • Summary: Yakel Jr, Donald L MD: License # 036092557: NATURE OF COMPLAINT: The physician failed to comply with the terms and conditions of his Department’s Probation dated March 27, 2013. ACTION TAKEN: The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation has automatically, indefinitely SUSPENDED the physician’s Illinois license for a minimum of 12 months.
    • State: Illinois
    • Disciplinary action in another state  (4/4/2013)
    • Action Taken: Revocation
    • Summary: Please reference the following Document
    • Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    • State: California
    • Violated terms of probation  (3/27/2013)
    • Action Taken: Probation
    • Summary: Yakel, Donald L MD; License # 036-092557: NATURE OF COMPLAINT; The physician failed to comply with the terms of his Department Probation, dated August 13, 2012. ACTION TAKEN: The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation has placed the physician’s Illinois license on indefinite PROBATION for a minimum of five years and imposed a FINE in the amount of $20,000.00.
    • State: Illinois
    • Disciplinary action in another state  (2/14/2013)
    • Action Taken: Probation
    • Summary: Dr. Donald L Yakel; License # 185251-1205 - NATURE OF COMPLAINT: Respondent's medical license was disciplined by the Illinois Division of Professional Regulation in June 2012. ACTION TAKEN: Respondent's licenses to practice as a physician/surgeon and to administer and prescribe controlled substances are placed on probation with conditions. The Utah probationary period shall continue until Respondent's Illinois probation is terminated.
    • State: Utah
    • Substance Abuse  (8/13/2012)
    • Action Taken: Probation
    • Summary: Yakel Jr, Donald L MD: License # 036092557: NATURE OF COMPLAINT: The physician has ETOH dependence. ACTION TAKEN: The Illinois Department of Finance and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation has imposed a FINE in the amount of $1,500.00 and placed the physician’s Illinois license on indefinite PROBATION for a minimum of four years.
    • State: Illinois

    0 Board Actions

    • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    Wake Forest University School Of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard
    Graduated in 1990

    Internship Hospital

    University Of Utah
    Complete in 1991

    Residency Hospital

    University Of Utah
    Complete in 1993

    Fellowship Hospital

    St Mary's Med Center
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Yakel Jr & Staff

    • English
  2. Healthgrades

    9 Facts About Hospital Quality

    Patients’ risk of dying during a hospital stay for heart bypass surgery could be 85.2% lower, on average, at a hospital rated 5 stars compared to a hospital rated 1 star for that procedure. Choosing the right hospital is critical to your health. View Slideshow

    Dr. Yakel Jr's Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

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    • Memorial Medical Center

    • Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

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