Jack E. Yakish, MD

My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...

My goal as a primary care physician is to form close partnerships with my patients. I refuse to allow the wedge of assembly-line medicine to impact my practice.

In my new personalized healthcare practice, similar to a concierge medicine practice, but more comprehensive, my patients experience unparalleled attention to their unique needs and goals, which is of paramount importance to helping them be well and stay well. Due to my smaller practice size, my patients and I have time to get to know one another and gainĀ mutual respect, trust and open communication. As a private doctor, I also have time to focus on prevention and wellness through advanced diagnostics, thorough exams and customized action plans.

The doctor-patient relationships nurtured in my practice support a return to the proper values of healthcare. This is a goal for which I have always passionately strived, a goal that my patients and family know is deep in my heart and a goal that we are now able to collectively attain!

Although I practice family medicine, I have interests in hyperlipidemia, hypertension, diabetes, cardiovascular health and diagnostics. I am affiliated with St. Vincent Health Center Hospital, part of the Allegheny Health Network. My practice is located in Erie, Pennsylvania and serves the communities of Mill Creek, Fairview, Girard, Waterford, Corry, Edinboro, Harbor Creek and Ripley, New York.

Physician Profile


Gannon University
Erie, PA
Bachelor of Science 1981
Medical School
Hahnemann University
Philadelphia, PA
Doctorate of Medicine 1981
St. Vincent Health Center
Erie, PA
Family Medicine 1981-1984



Professional Society Memberships

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
American Academy of Family Physicians
Pennsylvania Medical Society
Erie County Medical Society

Professional Affiliations and Appointments

Co-Medical Director, Manchester Presbyterian Lodge Nursing Home 1996-2012
Medical Director, St. Vincent Complementary Care Center 1998-2000
Preceptor, St. Vincent Health Center, Family Medicine Residency 1992-1996
St. Vincent Health Center
- Committee Member, Medical Executive Committee 2001-2013
- Chairman, Medical Staff Quality Committee 2004-2013
- Chairman, Multi-Specialty Peer Review Committee 2004-2011
Preceptor, St. Vincent Health Center, Family Medicine Residency 1992-1996

Hospital Affiliations

St. Vincent Health Center

Honors and Awards

Best Doctors in America 1996-1997
Best Doctors in America 2007-2008
Preceptor Award, St. Vincent Health Center Residency Program 1994
Parke Davis Teacher Development Award
American Academy of Family Physicians 1984


American Board of Family Practice

Patient Testimonials

  • Member: Russell

    I woke up one morning about 7 AM with a serious issue, I called Dr. Yakish and left a message, he called at 8 AM told me he called...

  • Member: Elizabeth

    It doesnt get any better than Dr. Yakish and his team kind, professional, and readily available. Their commitment to health and w...

  • Member: Patricia

    I feel so fortunate to have found Dr. Yakish in the MDVIP network after making a move from FL to PA. The home office was so helpf...

  • Member: Jeff

    I have gotten personal one on one care like never before, I personally feel as if Dr Yakash truly is interested in my current and ...