Dr. Karen Yates, MD

Dr. Karen Yates, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 61
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Dr. Karen Yates, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Cape Girardeau, MO and has been practicing for 38 years. She graduated from University Of Missouri--Kansas City School Of Medicine in 1980 and specializes in ear, nose, and throat.

211 Saint Francis Dr

Cape Girardeau, MO 63703

Contact Information

(573) 331-3000

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthLink

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Yates performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Earwax Buildup
very high
more than 94% of peers
Outer Ear Infection
very high
more than 93% of peers
Vocal Cord Nodule
very high
more than 92% of peers

Dr. Yates's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

1  Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

72  Conditions Treated

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31  Procedures

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Antrostomy and Antrotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Caldwell-Luc Procedure
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sphenoidotomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Uvulectomy
  • Wound Repair

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Missouri.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University Of Missouri--Kansas City School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1980

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Yates has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Yates' Reviews

3.1
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Yates to family and friends
14 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (14)

  • 5
    (7)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (2)
  • 1
    (5)

Dr. Yates' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    GOOD
  • Time well spent

    GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

She was a hour and half late, with no apology. Do not use her, she will prescribed and scary you into tests. My daughter lost her innocents by going to the Hospital. Sad, we went to and got a second opinion and I'm glad. He said, she didn't have to do these tests for a small cyst. Shame on you.
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Very condescending and rude. She has no disregard for other people's schedules. If things are not done her way they are, in her mind, wrong and she will laugh in your face if she doesn't agree.
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Very though with her exam . Very informative and made sure you knew the plan of care.
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Been visiting Dr. Yates for more than two years and until recently she scheduled me for appointments every month. When scheduling, she was always careful to make Medicare acceptance a priority which on the one hand benefits me... and likely benefits her as well. On my last visit I waited a full...more
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