Jack E. Yakish, MD

Family Medicine
3822 Colonial Avenue Suite A
Erie, PA 16506 Get Directions

Annual Membership Fee

412.50per quarter
825.00per semi-annual
1,650.00per year

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 gain 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.

Dr. Yakish's Credentials

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St. Vincent Health Center
Erie, PA
Family Medicine 1981-1984

Medical School:
Hahnemann University
Philadelphia, PA
Doctorate of Medicine 1981

Gannon University
Erie, PA
Bachelor of Science 1981

American Board of Family Practice
St. Vincent Health Center
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
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
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
American Academy of Family Physicians
Pennsylvania Medical Society
Erie County Medical Society
from Russell in PA March 30, 2017 for Jack E. Yakish, MD

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 in a lab test Stat, I think that means priority, I went to the lab and they took me immediately. Dr. Yakish called me about 10 AM and told me a prescription was waiting for me at he Pharmacy. Problem diagnosed and a treatment issued in 2 hours.. Outstanding!
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from Patricia in PA March 29, 2017 for Jack E. Yakish, MD

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 helpful in finding him.

Dr. Yakish is so thorough, approachable, kind and respectful.

He has a wonderful staff in Maryellen and Mandy, who complete the positive picture in the office.

,So, thank you......!

from Elizabeth in PA March 29, 2017 for Jack E. Yakish, MD

It doesnt get any better than Dr. Yakish and his team kind, professional, and readily available. Their commitment to health and wellness is unparalleled. Dr. Yakish impressed me with his proactive approach from the first time I met with him, and because of his guidance and treatment, I am much better today than I was four years ago. The road has not always been easy; achieving optimal… See more

from Jeff in PA March 10, 2016 for Jack E. Yakish, MD

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 future health. I'm also impressed with the amount of time they spend with me each time I'm there. It's also very easy to get in and out in an efficient manner.

from Kathy in PA March 9, 2016 for Jack E. Yakish, MD

I have had a rough couple of years and no matter what Dr. Yakish is always there for me. He always tells me he is always up to a challenge, and I think I have given him a few! He is always so patient and understanding even when I just want to give up. Thank you so much for always being in my corner and helping me keep the faith!

from Kathy in PA February 19, 2015 for Jack E. Yakish, MD

I was having a medical issue that Dr. Yakish diagnosed as a neurological condition. He made arrangements to get me in with John Hopkins Neurology.
I had to have surgery at John Hopkins and Dr. Yakish was with me all the way.
I am so great full for the continuing care of Dr. Yakish and his staff. I do not believe I would have gotten the correct treatment/diagnosis with out Dr.… See more

from Sheila in PA September 3, 2014 for Jack E. Yakish, MD

I knew Dr. Yakish because I taught pediatric nursing for twenty years at St. Vincent Hospital and knew his strengths as a physician. I have a complicated medical history but he agreed to take me on. Recently I have been dealing with an allergic reaction which took months to get to the source. Afterward because my eosinophil count continued to increase I had chest CT. The contrast resulted in… See more

from Kathy in PA February 24, 2014 for Jack E. Yakish, MD

Dr. Yakish has been my Doctor for almost 20 years. Since joining the MDVIP program it has allowed him to monitor and treat myself and all of his patients with care that he has always wanted to provide. I was amazed at all of the health information that he was able to provide me, which allows me to work with Dr. Yakish in monitoring my health. It is comforting to know that he is always… See more

from Elizabeth in PA February 24, 2014 for Jack E. Yakish, MD

Thanks, Dr. Jack, for keeping my ship on an even keel! If you like your doctor, you stick with him -- but life brings changes, like it or not, and when I lost the PCP I had for over 15 years, I felt like a shipwreck. I chose to join Dr. Jack's practice and have never looked back. Great doctor, great communication, great staff. Thank you, everyone, for your outstanding care!

from Jay & Audrey in PA February 23, 2014 for Jack E. Yakish, MD

Why I like Dr. Jack Yakish:

He listens to everything we have to say, he shows that every problem we have is important and tries hard to fix all our ills.

He is an excellent doctor but also acts like a regular guy. The only one out of many who tried to cure my acute hypertension.

Annual Membership Fee

412.50per quarter
825.00per semi-annual
1,650.00per year