Jeffrey D. Yergler, M.D.dr Jeffrey Yergler, orthopedic center indiana, south bend

Dr. Yergler Practices at:

South Bend Office: 53880 Carmichael Drive
Mishawaka Office: 60160 Bodnar Boulevard (Off Elm Road)

Participating Hospitals and Surgery Centers

Memorial Hospital of South Bend
Board Member of Operating Room Committee
Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center – Mishawaka Campus
Vice President of Orthopaedic Dept.
Allied Physicians Surgery Center, South Bend

Undergraduate

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Medical School

Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN

Residency

4.4 Star Rating: Recommended

4.4 out of 5
986 Patient Ratings
151 Patient Comments
Updated 2/17

 

Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC

Fellowship in Adult Reconstructive Surgery

Rush University School of Medicine

Board Certification

Diplomate of American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Medical Society Memberships

Fellow of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Indiana State Medical Association
Piedmont Orthopaedic Society – Duke University
Indiana Orthopaedic Society
Notre Dame Orthopaedic Society

 

Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider-related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Friendliness/courtesy of care provider
4.6  
4.6 Star Rating: Recommended

 


Care provider’s explanation of problem/condition
4.4  4.5 Star Rating: Recommended

 


Care provider’s concern for questions/worries
4.4  4.4 Star Rating: Recommended

 


Care provider’s efforts to include me in decisions
4.4  4.4 Star Rating: Recommended

 


Care provider’s information about medications
4.3  4.5 Star Rating: Recommended

 


Care provider’s instructions for follow-up care
4.3  4.3 Star Rating: Recommended

 


Care provider spoke using clear language
4.6  4.5 Star Rating: Recommended

 


Time care provider spent with me
4.1  4.1 Star Rating: Recommended

 


My confidence in care provider
4.6  4.6 Star Rating: Recommended

 


Likelihood of recommending care provider
4.6  4.6 Star Rating: Recommended

 


 

Patient Comments

Patient Comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Satisfaction Survey. Patients are not identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

SBO Patient 1/17

I'm here for my second hip replacement.  Dr Yergler is wonderful or I wouldn't be returning for the second one.

 

SBO Patient 1/17

Dr Jeff Yergler is absolutely by far the BEST!!

 

SBO Patient 1/17

The doctor did spend some time responding to my questions but still seemed rushed.

 

SBO Patient 1/17

Dr Yergler is an amazing Dr. Finally after almost 3 years of pain, I am pain free. He is an excellent surgeon.

 

SBO Patient 1/17

I came to see Dr. Jeff Yergler after I had gone somewhere else that I was extremely disappointed in.  I was happy with Dr. Yergler and he helped to bring back some of my confidence in medical care.  The only negative was the waiting in the waiting room and not hearing anything for over an hour.

 

SBO Patient 1/17

We just LOVE Dr. Yergler!

 

SBO Patient 12/16

I am very satisfied with my total visit.

 

SBO Patient 12/16

Dr. Jeff Yergler was great. He puts me at ease.

 

SBO Patient 12/16

I had been told by several people that Dr. Yergler was a very good surgeon, so I have no problems about his ability.  I felt the time spent with me for a consultation could have been a little longer, but I think he probably felt I had information about my condition considering I have been seen by me PCP and pain clinic.

 

SBO Patient 11/16

Dr. Jeff and his staff are great.

 

SBO Patient 11/16

I have encouraged 4 or 5 friends to use my physician and they have and were pleased with the outcome.

 

SBO Patient 11/16

The Dr. explained my problem well once a second visit was attended.  Prior to that I had an MRI.  I was somewhat unknowing about the recommended treatment which was a knee replacement.  I think the doctor explain it ok, but not in detail.  I didn't expect him to go into the details, and looking back didn't have the right questions to ask him.  But, what he did do that was VERY good was give me a fact sheet about the knee replacement surgery.  At home I checked out the web sites on the information sheet and felt much more informed.  It answered a lot of false concerns about the knee replacement and how he avoids cutting muscle, tendons and the like. I believe the Dr. didn't feel I was at the point to make a decision about surgery at the time of the 2nd visit, so he suggested a pain relieving shot which I've had in the past and had no problems with.  I'm scheduled for a third visit for a recheck and determination going forward.  I feel much more informed.

 

SBO Patient 10/16

Kind and informative.

 

SBO Patient 10/16

This was a second opinion for me. This experience far surpassed my experience in another office with a different doctor. I could understand why my friends recommended Dr. Jeff Yergler.

 

SBO Patient 10/16

Dr. Jeff comes highly recommended from former patients.  It is my first experience with him, but I selected him over another surgeon just from those comments from friends.  He made me feel confident about the knee replacement even though I'm generally slow to sign on for major surgery.

 

SBO Patient 10/16

WILL TELL EVERYONE I KNOW.

 

SBO Patient 9/16

I am extremely pleased and satisfied with Dr. Jeff Yergler and his PA Gary. They take the time and I am very confident in their expertise.

 

SBO Patient 9/16

Great.

 

SBO Patient 9/16

First visit with Dr ... great.

 

SBO Patient 9/16

Dr. Jeff Yergler is just as good as his Father, Will Yergler, was! He is courteous & explains things in a way we can understand. I will continue to see him & I will definitely recommend him to others. Also Gary gave me my injection & he is always very nice!

 

SBO Patient 9/16

Getting new knee, had other done 2 yrs ago. Same surgeon, no problems last time and don't expect any next time.

 

SBO Patient 9/16

He wasn't with me long but didn't seem rushed and answered all my questions.

 

SBO Patient 9/16

I was told I needed hip replacement and was, actually, a little shocked.  This was the first that any doctor had even mentioned replacement surgery. It felt as if my doctor thought I knew what he was telling me.  Once I told him, he slowed down a bit and understood that I needed time to digest the possibility.

SBO Patient 8/16

Very good.

SBO Patient 8/16

Thank you!

SBO Patient 8/16

Our physician and staff was friendly with our 13 year old. He was allowed to have a say in his treatment.

SBO Patient 8/16

Waited a long time for a short meeting.

SBO Patient 8/16

Had a meniscus tear fixed 10 years ago and was such an exceptional experience, I am back for likely the same kind of issue on my other knee.

SBO Patient 8/16

The first time I went to SBO in 2012 I went with many people from our area saying how good they were. I came back because my treatment there was always good. I expect their level of care and concern to be that good again. This young Dr. has an excellent reputation and I hope to put my fears aside and trust him completely.

SBO Patient 8/16

Very quick in and out once I saw the physician. I would like to have asked more questions.

SBO Patient 7/16

I have the utmost confidence in Dr. Jeff Yergler.  He's very business like; professional; but caring.  When he is diagnosing the issue he's very focused.  He always comes into the room and greets me; and before he leaves he always shakes my hand and says good to see you and to take care.  I'm from LaPorte and have recommended him many times.

SBO Patient 7/16

My husband and I were very pleased with Dr Yergler.

SBO Patient 7/16

I look forward to completing my future treatments on my schedule with your help.

SBO Patient 7/16

All good.

SBO Patient 7/16

My last visit with the PA was very smooth, professional and relaxing. I have already recommended Jeff Yergler and staff.

SBO Patient 7/16

Very fine experience.

SBO Patient 7/16

Doctor and PA were great.

SBO Patient 7/16

I recommend Dr. Yergler every chance I get, he's an excellent  doctor.

SBO Patient 7/16

Dr. J Yergler is the best!

SBO Patient 7/16

No complaints.

SBO Patient 7/16

He gave me recommendations about the medication how was taken and what we would have to do at the time of surgery.

SBO Patient 6/16

Good.

SBO Patient 6/16

Very good. Explained everything and made us feel good about the surgeries.

SBO Patient 6/16

Doctor did a good job.

SBO Patient 6/16

Have made recommendations. What I was told troubled me, but past experience made me believe he was doing the very best for me.

SBO Patient 5/16

I saw Dr. J Yergler and eventhough his dad was in the hospital and he had a lot on his own mind I was so impressed with the quality of care he provided. You can be a great Dr but to be a good human being with it is priceless and he was.

SBO Patient 5/16

I have recommended this doctor to many of my friends having the same problems that I was experiencing and they have been pleased with his care also.

SBO Patient 4/16

Again, I really have confidence in Dr. Jeff Yergler for my orthopedic doctor, and we have been very pleased with Gary when we have had him.

SBO Patient 2/16

I have recommended Dr Yergler several times.

 

SBO Patient 2/16

Would and have recommended Dr. Jeff Yergler!!!

 

SBO Patient 1/16

Doctor, nurses, PA, and staff were great.

 

SBO Patient 1/16

Dr. Jeff Yergler is very helpful and confident.

 

SBO Patient 1/16

I have recommended Dr. Jeff Yergler to many of my friends and they have made him their doctor, too.  He explains everything very well about whether you need an operation or whether you will need one in the future and will let you make the decision as to when you would like the operation done.

 

SBO Patient 1/16

Dr. Yergler is excellent.

 

SBO Patient 12/15

The wait times are the only negative but a pretty large one!

SBO Patient 10/15
First time any physician actually listened to me. I was very confident with his care.

SBO Patient 10/15
I felt the doctor was rushed, pleased with what I saw and heard though.

SBO Patient 10/15
Very grateful to have Dr Yergler and staff helping me

SBO Patient 10/15
Jeff hit the ground running. I know it’s his profession but he sailed through the diagnosis and formed conclusions that were concise and logical. I appreciated his wealth of knowledge and understanding. Just like his father who last saw me 10 - 15 years ago.

SBO Patient 9/15
Great personnel

SBO Patient 9/15
I have already told so many people how great SBO is!!

SBO Patient 9/15
I have not had any bad experiences at SBO and I recommend them very highly.

SBO Patient 7/15
I already have recommended SBO and Dr. Yergler to several friends.

SBO Patient 7/15
Dr. Jeff is the best! I have been recommending him to my friends who are currently contemplating knee replacement.

SBO Patient 6/15
This is the fourth time I've needed the services of SBO over the years, all but the first with Dr. Jeff Yergler. My first visit followed a fracture requiring surgery, and it felt very awkward, no real explanations or consultation about the next day's surgery. I had a page of questions for the doctor when we met in pre-op; he answered all of them well, but seemed not to expect questions. The next time I saw him (4-5 years later), for a different fracture, he was much more outgoing and explained the nature of the break and the reasons for the recommended treatment. At my most recent visit, he gave me his full attention, explained the proposed surgery and follow-up clearly, provided a thorough handout to take with me, and his assistant supplemented all of this afterwards. Maybe my first experience was an aberration, but I'm inclined to think that he's either become a better communicator or has become more comfortable with me.

SBO Patient 6/15
I had heard that his bedside manner was not so friendly but I found him to be very open and attentive to me.

SBO Patient 5/15

Dr. Jeff Yergler did revisions on both knees and both were complicated revisions, he was very nice.

SBO Patient 5/15

I felt that the care provider answered the symptoms that he perceived as being the issue, rather than the symptoms that I was actually experiencing.

SBO Patient 4/15

The Dr. was highly recommended. I liked him, but his staff gave me more information and guidance than the Dr. did. The staff was wonderful and caring.

SBO Patient 4/15

I see Dr. Jeff Yergler about my knees.  He is an excellent physician and I would recommend him highly.

SBO Patient 4/15

All the staff of Dr. Jeff Yergler and also his P.A. were extremely helpful and friendly. They put me at ease.

SBO Patient 4/15

Dr. Jeffery Yergler is extremely friendly and explains anything you ask about. I have told many of our friends about him and have recommended him to all who ask about him. I am very glad that he was recommended to me. He is great to deal with.

SBO Patient 4/15

I am comfortable knowing that Dr. Yergler wants to make my knee situation the best that it can be. He showed concern that I have been dealing with this level of pain for nearly a year.

SBO Patient 4/15

Dr. Yergler did spend quality time with my concerns which I greatly appreciated his concern.

SBO Patient 3/15

I felt like he was rushed.

SBO Patient 3/15

I've recommended my Dr. to several people.

SBO Patient 3/15

Good

SBO Patient 3/15

Good experience

SBO Patient 3/15

Great experience

SBO Patient 2/15

Prescribed a med but offered no follow-up on physical therapy or what could be done (ie exercises) as healing progressed.

SBO Patient 2/15

This Dr. came highly recommended and I was glad I could see him.

SBO Patient 1/15

I really appreciate the visit summary.

SBO Patient 1/15

Dr. understood my pain and agreed that I have done everything I could. Was so nice and caring.

SBO Patient 1/15

Yerglers are great at their job this is the only reason I highly recommend them. I saw Willard Yergler when I first started coming to SBO years ago. and Mike Yergler did shoulder surgery on my right shoulder a year or so ago so I trust the Yerglers.

SBO Patient 1/15

Found Dr. Jeff Yergler very approachable.

SBO Patient 12/14

Dr Jeff Yergler is top notch.  I have recommended him and SBO to several folks

SBO Patient 12/14

I have recommended Dr. Jeff many times.

SBO Patient 12/14

I have and will continue to recommend Dr. Jeff Yergler.   I will also go back to him when I need my other knee done.  Excellent outcome and appreciated his caring demeanor and especially his skill as a surgeon.

SBO Patient 12/14

Dr. Jeff Yergler was super.  He took time to answer questions and concerns.  He was not rushing through the exam to get to his next patient.  I felt like I could trust his opinion and diagnosis.

SBO Patient 12/14

Felt somewhat rushed.

SBO Patient 12/14

The answers were honest but the care giver usually more attentive.

SBO Patient 11/14

Everyone I had contact with was very caring and professional.

SBO Patient 11/14

I have heard as I say I am getting my knee replacement that I was in very good care, Jeff has a very good reputation

SBO Patient 11/14

The Doctor was just wonderful!

SBO Patient 11/14

I guess I expected more discussion about everything from meeting doctor to procedure that I need.

SBO Patient 11/14

So far I am very pleased with Dr. Jeff Yergler and have heard excellent things about his knee replacements as far as satisfaction of the patient.

SBO Patient 10/14

Jeff Yergler did a great job replacing my knees. I cannot believe how quick my recovery was.

SBO Patient 10/14

Good experience.

SBO Patient 10/14

I have already recommended Dr. Yergler to several of my friends and family. He not only told me what my problems were he showed me on the xrays so I could see and understand clearly what was happening to me.

SBO Patient 9/14
I have already recommended Dr. Jeffrey Yergler to my husband who has an appointment next week.

SBO Patient 9/14
Again, I just wish you all had an office near LaPorte.

SBO Patient 8/14
Great service.

SBO Patient 7/14
Dr Jeff is really nice. I felt I was in good hands.

SBO Patient 7/14
I've seen both Jeffrey and Willard Yergler and they are gifted wonderful surgeons who are kind, compassionate and expert in their field.

SBO Patient 7/14
Good.

SBO Patient 6/14
I was referred to him over the doctor at the clinic my wife works at and it was worth it.

SBO Patient 6/14
Have at numerous times recommended this clinic and doctor.

SBO Patient 6/14
I am confident with Dr. Jeff Yergler and will tell all of my friends!

SBO Patient 6/14
My hand was not healed and there was not a lot the doctor could do about that. He did recommend me to another doctor at SBO and helped to set the appointment. He also gave me a prescription for pain medication.

SBO Patient 6/14
Caregiver motivated me in such a way to intensify PT that reminded me of myself with my athletes. Normally I'm the one putting the fear of god into them ... I was bending enough ... he most certainly motivated me. I can only hope I have had the same effect on my athletes. It was a good thing. I'm grateful.

SBO Patient 6/14
Dr. Yergler prescribed therapy for my knee -6 weeks, 2-3 sessions per week. My insurance approved a total of 6 sessions! Isn’t it great that the insurance companies know more about my medical needs than the doctor who has spent years in training and practice?! Even though my monetary share of the therapy was somewhat costly, I wanted to get all of the sessions in order to give my knee the best possible chance. It has been disappointing that the insurance co. appears to be only looking at their bottom line, with little concern for my needs.

SBO Patient 6/14
I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Jeff Yergler. He performed knee replacement surgery on my left knee in 2013, and my right knee in 2014. He gave me my life back. I'm gardening, shopping, walking, and enjoying life one again. I haven't felt this good in 5, 6, 7 or more years. Thank you Dr. Yergler for all you did for me, I appreciate it.

SBO Patient 6/14
Somewhat hurried.

SBO Patient 5/14
No complaints at all.

SBO Patient 5/14
Our experience with Dr Jeff has been outstanding!

SBO Patient 5/14
I have already recommended this doctor to 20 plus people in my area.

SBO Patient 5/14
Doctor had been recommended to me. He was good but I felt so rushed that I had him slow down so I could ask my questions.

SBO Patient 5/14
Dr J Yergler was smiling, enthusiastic, very easy to talk with. His concern for my well being was apparent in his guidance and comments once he had reviewed the Xrays. I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking treatment of any kind. I continue to be impressed with his manner and expertise.

SBO Patient 5/14
My husband was treated by the brother of the doctor taking care of me and I have every confidence in his abilities because of this.

SBO Patient 5/14
I just wished I could have spent a little bit more time to speak to the doctor. I had other questions I would have liked to ask him.

SBO Patient 5/14
Dr. Jeff Yergler is the best.

SBO Patient 4/14
You all are the best!!!!!!!!!

SBO Patient 3/14
Very good.

SBO Patient 3/14
Dr. J. Yergler was excellent in explaining my options, gave me a brochure with different web sites to see exactly what the procedure would be like and answered all my questions

SBO Patient 2/14
I actually have already recommended my son who broke his leg to the doctor, he is that good!

SBO Patient 2/14
High Quality service all around.

SBO Patient 1/14
Very impressed with Dr Yergler he knows what he doing very concern for his patient in and out of hospital settings.

SBO Patient 1/14
Have a lot of confidence in the Doctor.

SBO Patient 1/14
Already have referred my friend!

SBO Patient 12/13
All very professional, explained and shown a model, in words I could understand.

SBO Patient 12/13
I have sent roughly a dozen referrals to Dr. Jeff Yergler after having my knees replaced by him.

SBO Patient 11/13
Dr. Jeff Yergler was always very professional, I am very comfortable with him, and would recommend him to anyone who has a knee problem.

SBO Patient 11/13
Even though most answers were 'fair' yet that doesn't undermine the doctor's professional medical expertise which I think was very good.

SBO Patient 11/13
I felt very comfortable with the doctor - he could not have been better in his concern and treatment.

SBO Patient 11/13
Totally satisfied.

SBO Patient 10/13
I was very impressed with Dr. Yergler.

SBO Patient 10/13
The doctor seem to be running behind, I was a new patient with an ongoing issue where the previous information was in doubt. I was hoping that the doctor would have had time to read through the notes from the two previous doctors that did not agree with each other.

SBO Patient 8/13
I have recommended people that ask what orthopedic physician I see.

SBO Patient 8/13
Dr. Jeff Yergler was professional and provided the care and explanations I needed.

SBO Patient 8/13
I understand that Dr. Yergler was very busy that day, but I feel like I was somewhat brushed aside. I believe he spent at most 5 minutes in the room.

SBO Patient 7/13
Went for a second opinion.....elbow healed....wanted to know if therapy would help....got my answers.

SBO Patient 7/13
We felt like we were in good hands.

SBO Patient 4/13
I REALLY like Dr. Jeff Yergler. He explains everything in detail and answers all my questions. One thing I really like is that he doesn't hurry in and hurry out. He TAKES THE TIME to really listen to my concerns and he's just a very friendly doctor. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing an orthopaedic doctor.

SBO Patient 4/13
I've already recommended him.

SBO Patient 4/13
Dr. Yergler was very apologetic about the long wait. I felt he gave me plenty of time even though it was late on Friday evening.

SBO Patient 3/13
Overall good experience.

SBO Patient 3/13
The doctor was EXCELLENT!!!

SBO Patient 3/13
I am extremely pleased with Dr. Jeff Yergler and I would recommend him to all of my friends!!

SBO Patient 3/13
My pain has got much worse and spread to lower back. The cortisone shot did not work!

SBO Patient 2/13
Particularly after surgery, any problems were mine due to the effects of drugs (primarily pain killers).

SBO Patient 2/13
Although the office is a very busy one the Doctor didn't make me feel rushed, I spent as much time as needed with him, he answered all of my questions. He was also very kind.