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MichaelYerkey

Michael Yerkey, MD Providence-employed provider

Specialties

Cardiology/Electrophysiology
Accepting new patients

Board Certification

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, American Board of Internal Medicine,
International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners, Certified Cardiac Device Specialist-Physician
Cardiovascular Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology

Patient Rating

4.7 / 5

The International Heart Institute of Montana

500 West Broadway
Suite 320
Missoula, MT 59802
P: (406) 329-5615
F: (406) 329-2791

Philosophy of Care

I strive to provide comprehensive information to my patients with regards to their medical condition, and tailor treatment options and therapies in accordance with patient goals.
 

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Overview

Gender

Male

Education

Medical School

Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut

Residency

Internal Medicine Residency, Keesler Medical Center, Keesler Air Force Base, Biloxi, Mississippi

Fellowship

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio
Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship, William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Michigan

Achievements

Awards & Achievements

  • Critical Care Air Transport Team Chief/Operational Support Flier, Aeromedical Evacuation, Air Mobility Command, United States Air Force, 2005-2007
    • Operation Iraqi Freedom
    • Operation Enduring Freedom
    • Military operations other than war
  • Persuaded Medical Group (MDG) Executive Committee to acquire two million in funding for cardiac catheterization laboratory upgrade
  • Persuaded Military Treatment Facility (MTF) Command Authority to increase cardiac catheterization laboratory annual operations budget by $600,000.
  • Established External Resource Sharing Agreement (ERSA) with Military Treatment Facility (MTF) and Good Samaritan Hospital to optimize patient care for Department of Defense Beneficiaries, 2004
  • Public service message, A Few Seconds Radio Campaign, Pfizer Pharmaceutical, 2005
  • Awarded $20,000, Beaumont Foundation, Gary Burnstein Free Health Clinic, November 2004
  • Nomination, Community Service Award, American Association of Medical Colleges-Organization of Resident Representatives, June 2004
  • Awarded $440,000, Laboratory Corporation of America (LabCorp), The Gary Burnstein Free Health Clinic and The City Mission Free Clinic, 2003
  • Obtained $160,000, Gift-in-Kind Donations, new clinic facility construction, The Gary Burnstein Free Health Clinic, 2004
  • Obtained $180,000, pharmaceutical samples, The Gary Burnstein Free Health Clinic and The City Mission Free Clinic, 2003-2004
  • Coverage of oral presentation at the 75th Scientific Sessions of the American Heart Association and review article published; Gruberg, Luis. “Clinical Implications of Post-PCI Sustained Hypotension in the Acute Myocardial Infarction Setting,” Medscape, November 2002
  • Mark J. Wolfe Resident Researcher of the Year Award, June 2001
  • First Place, Physicians-in-Training Competition, 94th Annual Scientific Assembly, Southern Medical Association, November 2000
  • Arthur Grollman Outstanding Resident Research Forum, March 2000
  • Second Place, Physicians-in-Training Competition, 94th Annual Scientific Assembly, Southern Medical Association, November 2000
  • Mark J. Wolfe Resident Researcher of the Year Award, June 2000
  • First Place, Physicians-in-Training Competition, 93rd Annual Scientific Assembly, Southern Medical Association, November 1999
  • Poster Finalist, Associates Research Competition, American College of Physicians, March 2001
  • United States Air Force Achievement Medal, June 2001
  • Distinguished Graduate, Officer Training School, United States Air Force, 1995
  • Health Profession Scholarship Program, 1995-1998
  • Presidential Commendation for Peace Corps Service, 1990-1993
  • Commendation for Peace Corps Service, President Aquino and Province of Benguet, Republic of the Philippines, 1990
  • Education Abroad Fellow, University of Sussex, England, 1987-1988
  • Co-Star, Saluting Our Stars, William Beaumont Hospital, 2003

LEADERSHIP AND COMMITTEES

  • Heart Failure Committee, Deaconess Medical Center,2011-2012
  • Integrated Delivery Team, Cardiovascular Services, Deaconess Medical Center, 2010-2012
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology Committee, Sacred Heart Medical Center, 2009-2012
  • Executive Leadership Committee, Sacred Heart Medical Center, 2009
  • Medical Director, Cardiac Arrhythmia and Device Clinic, Wright-Patterson Medical Center, 2006-2007
  • Medical Director, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Wright-Patterson Medical Center, 2004-2006
  • Acting Chief, Division of Cardiology, Wright-Patterson Medical Center, 2004-2005
  • Faculty Moderator, Cardiology Section, ACP-Society of Air Force Physicians 47th Annual Scientific Sessions, 2005
  • Medical Director, Anticoagulation Management Services, 2005-2006
  • Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee Member, Wright-Patterson Medical Center, 2005-2007
  • Pharmacy and Therapeutics Formulary Subcommittee Member, Wright-Patterson Medical Center, 2005-2007
  • Quality Assurance Committee Member, Division of Cardiology, Wright-Patterson Medical Center, 2004-2007
  • Chief Cardiology Fellow, William Beaumont Hospital, 2003-2004Medical Director, The Gary Burnstein Free Health Clinic, 2003-2004
  • Medical Director, City Mission Free Clinic, 2002-2004
  • Team Leader, REACH in Partnership With Habitat for Humanity, 2002-2004
  • Fundraising Committee, ThanksForGiving Event, City Mission, 2002-2004
  • Cardiology Peer Review Committee, William Beaumont Hospital, 2003-2004
  • Coronary Care Unit Committee, William Beaumont Hospital, 2003-2004
  • Resident Council, William Beaumont Hospital, 2003-2004
  • Co-Investigator, Primary Angioplasty in Myocardial Infarction Center, 2002-2004
  • Co-Investigator, Everest Study, 2003-2004
  • Co-Investigator, TIMI 3 Ultrasound Pilot Study: Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in Acute Myocardial Infarction,2003-02004
  • Clinical Events Committee, Primary Angioplasty in Myocardial Infarction Center, 2002-2004
  • Faculty Member, 13th Annual Cardiovascular Conference at Beaver Creek, 2004
  • Ad hoc reviewer, Journal of the American College of Cardiology
  • Academic Officer, Officer Training School, United States Air Force, 1995
  • Women in Development Committee, United States Peace Corps, 1991-1993

Academic Appointments

    Assistant Professor of Medicine
    Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
    Bethesda, Maryland
    2004-2007

    Assistant Professor of Medicine
    Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio
    2004-2007

    Chief Fellow, Division of Cardiology
    William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Michigan
    2003-2004
    Military Service
    Major, Medical Corps, US Air Force
    Wright-Patterson Medical Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
    2005-2007

    Captain, Medical Corps, US Air Force
    Wright-Patterson Medical Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
    2004-2005

    Captain, Medical Corps, US Air Force
    US Air Force Reserve Command, Denver, Colorado
    2001-2004

    Captain, Medical Corps, US Air Force
    Keesler Medical Center, Keesler AFB, Mississippi
    1998-2001

    2nd Lieutenant, Medical Service Corps, US Air Force
    US Air Force Reserve Command, Denver, Colorado
    1995-1998

Interests

Community

Heart Rhythm Society Member
American College of Cardiology Member
American Medical Association Member

Medical Interests

Complex ablation for treatment of atrial fibrillation and flutter, ventricular tachycardia, frequent premature ventricular complexes (PVCs), supraventricular tachycardia (SVT), implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD), biventricular pacing for heart failure, permanent pacemakers, laser lead extraction, cardioversion, heart rhythm monitoring and antiarrhythmic drug therapy.

Personal Interests

I enjoy my family, children, community service, church, hiking, camping and reading.

Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey. Responses are measured on a 10-point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5-point scale in order to display results in a 5-star rating. Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.7 out of 5 (74 Ratings, 18 Comments)

100

09/29/2016
Highly skilled EP cardiologist & nurse. [...]
100

08/31/2016
Again, very professional and carring. Could not ask for better care.
100

08/30/2016
We are very happy with Dr. Yerkey & his staff.
20

08/24/2016
The nurses in cardiac ward were excellent.
80

08/19/2016
I was surprised that no tests were run to confirm diagnosis.
100

06/21/2016
This appointment was scheduled by my cardiologists PA to schedule a pacemaker implant
90

06/19/2016
My problem is with the heart pacemaker unit to which Dr. Yerkey referred me. Only one person there and she was a substitute who took 45 minutes to do something the regulars do in 15 minutes. The results are highly problematic and I must go back to Dr. Yerkey.
100

05/15/2016
great!
40

05/02/2016
Were kept waiting 1 hr. 45 min. before we saw doctor, no apology or explanation provided, didn't explain the "why".
100

04/26/2016
Thank you very much for helping me take care of my heart!
100

03/13/2016
DR. YERKEY IS VERY CARING AND EXCELLENT DR. HAVE SEEN HIM ON TWO OTHER OCCASIONS
90

02/25/2016
Yerkey and staff offer great care.
100

01/19/2016
Dr Yerkey is a Class Doctor. He is without a doubt the finest cardiologist I have been to. He is a Great member if the IHI staff.
100

12/28/2015
Has a good back of providers if this doctors is not available.
90

12/27/2015
Very professional and great service and timely.
80

11/26/2015
Very good provider
100

11/11/2015
all my experiences with this entire missoula int heart inst group have been above excellent
 

11/09/2015
The provider ignored questions that I had and appeared to be uninterested in my care.

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