John E. Yerg, MD, FCCP

Internal Medicine
5410 Connecticut Avenue NW Suite 117
Washington, DC 20015 Get Directions
John E. Yerg, MD, FCCP
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Annual Membership Fee

495.00 every 3 months **
990.00 every 6 months **
1,980.00 each year **

My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...

To deliver thoughtful, comprehensive, proactive and compassionate healthcare in a warm and unhurried environment AND to be open-minded, a good listener and to share a little laughter along the way.

Dr. Yerg's Credentials

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Scott Air Force Base, Washington University School of Medicine
Scott Air Force Base, IL
Pulmonary Disease 1982-1983

Washington University
St. Louis, MO
Pulmonary Disease

Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center
Lackland Air Force Base, TX
Internal Medicine 1977-1979

Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center
Lackland Air Force Base, TX

Medical School:
Georgetown University School of Medicine
Washington, DC
Doctorate of Medicine 1976

University of Notre Dame
South Bend, IN
Bachelor of Arts, Pre-Professional Studies 1972

American Board of Internal Medicine
Pulmonary Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine
Critical Care Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
Sibley Memorial Hospital
Recipient, John Carroll Society Pro Bono Health Care Award for Outstanding Service to the Washington Archdiocesan Healthcare Network
Top Doctors, Pulmonary Disease, Washingtonian Magazine 2010
Sibley Memorial Hospital
- Medical Director, Respiratory Therapy 1998-present
- At Large Member, Executive Committee, Medical Staff 1992-2001
- Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee 1990-1998
- Chief, Pulmonary Disease Section 1990-1997
- Invasive Procedures Review Committee 1993-1997
- Code Blue Committee 1988-1993
Effect of endurance exercise training on ventilatory function in older individuals, Journal of Applied Physiology,58(3): 791-794, John E. Yerg II, Douglas R. Seals, James M. Hagberg, and John O. Holloszy 1985
Syncope Secondary to Ventricular Asystole in an Endurance Athlete, Clinical Cardiology, Vol. 9, J.E. Yerg II, MD, D.R. Seals, PhD, J.M. Hagberg, PhD, A.A. Ehsani, MD, May 1986
Metabolic responses to exercise in young and older athletes and sedentary men, Journal of Applied Physiology, 65(2): 900-908, James M. Hagberg, Douglas R. Seals, John E. Yerg, Hames Gavin 1988
Lung Cancer Update, The Washington Clinic Newsletter, September 1990
American College of Chest Physicians
American Thoracic Society
District of Columbia

Testimonials from patients of Dr. Yerg

from Barbara in DC April 1, 2020 for John E. Yerg, MD, FCCP
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I have been a patient of Dr Yerg's for over 20 years. Always there for me. Always right on with diagnosis and advice. Always responsive regardless of time or day. Which is why, while I am elderly and on a rigidly fixed income, I opted to follow him to MDVIP. No change whatsoever in his practice and style other than the high quality folder I get with my annual physical printouts.… See more

from Julia in DC March 13, 2020 for John E. Yerg, MD, FCCP

The only doctor who doesn’t,t raise my blood pressure. He is always there listening and solving my problems and sharing news about family without ever seeming to be in a hurry.

from James in MD March 12, 2020 for John E. Yerg, MD, FCCP

We are so lucky to have Dr. Yerg in our lives - both my husband and I feel that he knows us so well. Although reasonably in good health, when we are not well, he knows exactly what to prescribe and always, always follows up. He recently treated out 24yr old daughter and he was amazing...she said she's never met any physician who took the time to really "listen" and said… See more

from Melvin in DC March 11, 2020 for John E. Yerg, MD, FCCP

Fortunately I have no critical health event, to which I attribute Dr. Yerg's comprehensive care. He spends as much time as necessary to review my annual physical exam results. At age 77 I have had several primary care physicians, and I must say Dr yerg has been the best !

from Wayne in MD March 10, 2020 for John E. Yerg, MD, FCCP

I have been a patient with Dr John Yerg for 15 years, and during this time he always takes the time to thoroughly listen before making assumptions, and even though he probably knows exactly why I'm sitting on the table in front of him, he still allows me to describe the symptoms. Sometimes I think he has forgotten about a past surgery, or an MRI I had three years ago, but he amazes me… See more

from Aby in MD March 18, 2018 for John E. Yerg, MD, FCCP

My first experience with Dr. Yerg occurred many years ago when I was scheduled to travel overseas to meet my nieces for the first time after 17 years. A week before the trip I came down with a severe case of illness and was unable to breath and considered cancelling the trip. Dr. Yerg evaluated and diagnosed my condition and treated me in time so I was able to go on my trip. Subsequent years… See more

from Aby in MD March 17, 2018 for John E. Yerg, MD, FCCP

I also wanted to add that Dr. Yerg has gone above and beyond expectations to provide me the best care. He is always reachable and provides me all the time I need to make sure all my questions are answered. In short, I am lucky to be one of Dr. Yerg's patients.

from Barbara in MD March 15, 2018 for John E. Yerg, MD, FCCP
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Dr. Yerg has been our family PCP for over two decades. His knowledge, personal attention, professionalism, and tenacity regarding treatments has been outstanding! As someone who has and continues to perform a great deal of care-giving, I can unequivocally give him top marks - training and experience are important, but the ability to apply those, AND be dedicated to seeking out additional… See more

from Patricia in MD March 14, 2018 for John E. Yerg, MD, FCCP

Dr. Yerg has been my primary physician for many years after I was diagnosed with pneumonia and the emergency hospital referred me to him. He is extremely good, hes fun, he is honest and compassionate. Within the last year my best friend and also a patient of Dr. Yerg passed away. He was very fond of her and I leaned on him for support and comfort. He did not let me down.