Dr. Donald Yakel Jr., MD

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Specializes in Cardiology • Male • Age 52

800 N 1st St
Springfield, IL 62702
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Dr. Yakel Jr.'s Experience

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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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Hospital Quality

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HSHS St. John's Hospital
800 East Carpenter Street
Springfield, IL 62769
Memorial Medical Center
701 North 1st Street
Springfield, IL 62781

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Accepting new patients?

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    Dr. Yakel Jr.'s Experience

    Specialties

    • Cardiology
    • 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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    • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
    • Aortic Aneurysm
    • Aortic Dissection
    • Aortic Ectasia
    • Aortic Valve Disease
    • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
    • Arrhythmias
    • 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)
    • Heart Disease
    • Hyperlipidemia
    • Hypertension
    • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
    • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
    • Hypertensive Heart Disease
    • Hypotension
    • Mitral Valve Disease
    • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
    • Pericardial Disease
    • Pulmonary Disease
    • Pulmonary Hypertension
    • Pulmonary Valve Disease
    • Secondary Hypertension
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    • Septal Defect
    • Syncope
    • Tricuspid Valve Disease
    • Vascular Disease
    • Venous Hypertension
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    Background Check for Dr. Yakel Jr.

    0 Malpractice Claims

    • No malpractice history found for Illinois.
    • Violated terms of probation  (9/14/2015)
    • Action Taken: License Reinstatement with Restrictions and/or Terms and Conditions
    • Summary: Yakel, Donald MD: License # 036092557: SEPTEMBER 14, 2015 - COMPLIANCE. The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation RESTORED the physician's license to indefinite PROBATION with restrictions for a minimum of five years; related to October 23, 2015 disciplinary action.
    • State: Illinois
    • 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
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    Dr. Yakel Jr.'s Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

    Check out the quality of care at the 2 hospitals where Dr. Yakel Jr. has admitting privileges:

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    • HSHS St. John's Hospital

    • Memorial Medical Center

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    Patient Satisfaction

    Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Yakel Jr.

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    Likelihood to Recommend

    3.4
    • 5 responses

    3.4 out of 5

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Yakel Jr. to family and friends

    3.4 out of 5

    5 responses

    Dr. Yakel Jr.'s Office & Staff

    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments

    4.4 out of 5

    5 responses

    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.

    4 out of 5

    5 responses

    Staff friendliness and courteousness

    4.4 out of 5

    5 responses

    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)

    10 – 15 minutes

    5 responses

    Experience with Dr. Yakel Jr.

    Level of trust in provider's decisions

    3 out of 5

    5 responses

    How well provider explains medical condition(s)

    4 out of 5

    5 responses

    How well provider listens and answers questions

    3.8 out of 5

    5 responses

    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients

    3.6 out of 5

    5 responses

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    Is Dr. Yakel Jr. accepting new patients?

    • Yes.

    What insurance does he accept?*

    • Aetna
    • American Enterprise Group
    • American Republic
    • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • Cigna
    • Commercial Insurance Company
    • CoreSource
    • Coventry Health Care
    • Humana
    • Medico
    • Pekin Insurance
    • Simplifi
    • Thrivent Financial
    • UnitedHealthCare
    • Universal American
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    Office Locations

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    Springfield Clinic First
    800 N 1st St
    Springfield, IL 62702
    (217) 528-7541 (Office)
    (217) 528-1932 (Fax)
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