Dr. Donald Yakel Jr., MD

Dr. Donald Yakel Jr., MD

Cardiology | Male | 53 years old

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Dr. Yakel Jr. specializes in Cardiology and practices in Springfield, IL. He practices at 1 location.

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Dr. Yakel Jr.'s experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Cardiology
  •  No board certification on record with Healthgrades
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  Sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for Illinois.

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  • 7
    Sanctions

    Dr. Yakel Jr. has received 7 sanctions

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    • 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
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Conditions Treated

  • 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 Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Hypertension

Education

  • Medical School
    Wake Forest University School Of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard

    Graduated in 1990

  • Internship Hospital
    University Of Utah

    Completed in 1991

  • Residency Hospital
    University Of Utah

    Completed in 1993

  • Fellowship Hospital
    St Mary's Med Center

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Interventional Cardiology

Procedures Performed

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • 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