John V. Yacono, MD, FACP

My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...

Your health is a precious gift, and it will always come first in my practice. I first said these words in 1987 and have practiced internal medicine with the same unwavering focus over the ensuing years. As your physician, it is an honor and a privilege to partner with you in this portion of life's journey. Together, we will collaborate to achieve your health and wellness goals in a relaxed and friendly office that demonstrates we have not forgotten the importance of compassion, understanding and kindness.

Waiting List This MDVIP physician is currently at patient capacity. Please call MDVIP at 1-866-696-3847 or search for other nearby doctors currently accepting patients.

Physician Profile


Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY
Bachelor of Science, Biology & Psychology 1976
Medical School
Autonomous University of Guadalajara
Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Doctorate of Medicine 1981

State University of New York, School of Medicine
Buffalo, NY
Fifth Pathway Certification 1982
United Health Services, Wilson Memorial Hospital
Johnson City, NY
Internal Medicine 1982-1985
The Western Pennsylvania Hospital
Pittsburgh, PA
Gastroenterology Fellowship 1985-1987


North Carolina

Professional Society Memberships

Fellow, American College of Physicians
Fellow, American College of Medical Quality
American Medical Association
American College of Gastroenterology
American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
North Carolina Medical Society
Raleigh Academy of Medicine
Wake County Medical Society

Professional Affiliations and Appointments

Affiliate, The Cleveland Clinic CompreCare 1988-present
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill School of Medicine 1996-present

Hospital Affiliations

WakeMed Medical Center

Honors and Awards

Patients' Choice Top 10 Doctor Award 2013
Patients' Choice Most Compassionate Doctor Award 2012
Patients' Choice Award, Voted on of North Carolina's Favorite Physicians 2011, 2012
Community-Based Teaching Award, American College of Physician, American Society of Internal Medicine 2001
Eugene S. Mayer Community Service Honor Society, University of North Carolina School of Medicine at Chapel Hill 2001
American Medical Association Physician Recognition Award 1985, 1988, 1990, 1994, 1997


English and Spanish