Michael A. Yergler, M.D.Dr Michael Yergler, orthopedic surgery indiana, sports medicine 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
Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center – Mishawaka Campus
Allied Physicians Surgery Center, South Bend

Undergraduate

Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

Medical School

Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN

Residency

4.0 Star Rating: Recommended

4.1 out of 5
624 Patient Ratings
103 Patient Comments
Updated 2/17

 

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Board Certification

Diplomate of American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Subspecialty Certificate in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

Fellowship Training in Arthroscopy & Sports Medicine

San Diego Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine Center, San Diego, CA

Medical Society Memberships

Fellow of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Council of Delegates Representative for State of Indiana
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
Arthroscopy Association of North America
Indiana State Medical Association
Indiana Orthopaedic Society
Notre Dame Orthopaedic Society

Team Physician Experience

San Diego Gulls Professional Hockey Team
University of Florida
University of California - San Diego
San Diego State University
Grossmont College
NASA Space Shuttle Disaster Physician

University of Notre Dame

Team Physician – Basketball
Team Physician – All Olympic Sports

Michael A. Yergler, M.D.

Curriculum Vitae

 

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
4.3  
4.3 Star Rating: Recommended

 


Care provider’s explanation of problem/condition
4.0  4.0 Star Rating: Recommended

 


Care provider’s concern for questions/worries
3.9  4.0 Star Rating: Recommended

 


Care provider’s efforts to include me in decisions
3.9  4.0 Star Rating: Recommended

 


Care provider’s information about medications
4.0  4.0 Star Rating: Recommended

 


Care provider’s instructions for follow-up care
4.0  4.0 Star Rating: Recommended

 


Care provider spoke using clear language
4.2  4.8 Star Rating: Recommended

 


Time care provider spent with me
3.3  4.6 Star Rating: Recommended

 


My confidence in care provider
4.4  4.4 Star Rating: Recommended

 


Likelihood of recommending care provider
4.2  4.3 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

The doctor has worked on me prior to this fifth surgery setup. Thanks.

 

SBO Patient 12/16

Always good service.

 

SBO Patient 12/16

Awesome experience.

 

SBO Patient 11/16

I had a great experience with the staff, the provider and other personnel.  I was treated above average for a patient and great care was taken to answer all my questions.

 

SBO Patient 11/16

Good.

 

SBO Patient 11/16

Dr. Mike Yergler is a wonderful surgeon!   He knows his stuff however, he seems to be in a rush all the time.

 

SBO Patient 11/16

Mike Yergler is an EXCELLENT surgeon.

 

SBO Patient 11/16

Marked improvement over my first two visits with him.

 

SBO Patient 10/16

The best around!!

 

SBO Patient 9/16

Mike is awesome.

 

SBO Patient 9/16

Highly recommend both Yerglers.

SBO Patient 8/16

I have complete confidence in Dr. Yergler, he is prompt, no nonsense, he does not waste time which I like. If he is confident in the likely outcome, so am I.

SBO Patient 8/16

I know this care provider well.  I can communicate with him by text messaging, and this makes our communication very good!  I appreciate this service.

SBO Patient 8/16

This doctor has people put their physical health in his hands everyday.  He has probably seen my situation hundreds of times.  Diagnosis is instantaneous and only one option available for it. Where some people may think he was insensitive for not sitting down in front of them and show them the x-rays and the reason he came up with that option. I on the other hand figure I have to trust in his abilities and that he would not put me through something I did not need. The last thing he did is what really hit the spot with me. I had to have a shot of cortisone. He had the nurse clean the area then he came back and he did not give me time to think about it. I felt a spray of something then no needle prick or anything until I felt the pressure/pain and at the same time I start to groan he said 'all done. You're ok that is all there is'. He had softness in his voice that he cared I felt pain. So where some say he did not spend time with me or talk to me very much I seen a doctor that was precise, did not beat around the bush, said how it was and made sure I had what I needed to go to the next step for full knee replacement. He had the softness when it mattered the most.

SBO Patient 7/16

Good.

SBO Patient 7/16

Very knowledgeable, have utmost confidence in him, doesn't waste time but describes so you understand.

SBO Patient 7/16

Have already bragged about the care received at SBO. Highly recommended to others.

SBO Patient 7/16

Mike is great.

SBO Patient 7/16

Doctor Michael Yergler is a truly gifted surgeon.

SBO Patient 7/16

Dr Mike is the best. When anyone says they have shoulder or knee problems I tell them to go to SBO

SBO Patient 7/16

I cannot believe how wonderful this place is. Top Notch. I see why it’s so busy, everyone wants to come here.

SBO Patient 7/16

My previous experience has resulted in good outcomes, so I have confidence in the Dr. This visit, I was disappointed that I could not take time to discuss my symptoms in more detail and limitations in motion.  Also more discussion on treatment options.

SBO Patient 5/16

Dr.  Mike is the best.

SBO Patient 5/16

Good.

SBO Patient 4/16

Dr. Mike Yergler was awesome!

SBO Patient 4/16

Dr. Mike Yergler worked hard at getting me in and through surgery quickly so I didn't miss any more work than necessary.

SBO Patient 4/16

The doctor did a great job. He is very brief but will answer any questions I asked.

SBO Patient 4/16

I have already made several referrals to Dr. Mike Yergler.

SBO Patient 2/16

This the first time any DOCTOR has explained a surgery in detail and explain the results.  I really like and trust my doctor.  He will do the very best that can be done to help me.

 

SBO Patient 1/16

I am returning.

 

SBO Patient 1/16

These doctors are busy which to me means they are good.  I know I will not get a lot of time with them.  I trust them and want a good surgery experience.  I don't really care about anything else. . Just a doctor who is good at what he/she does.

 

SBO Patient 12/15

Good reputation regarding results.

 

SBO Patient 12/15

Dr Yergler was very easy to understand and he was quick with his diagnosis and how to treat me!

 

SBO Patient 12/15

Dr. Yergler was friendly enough and thorough enough, he just seemed to be in a hurry to leave the exam room and get on to the next patient. As I got dressed I thought of 4 questions that had not been addressed, so I called him back into the room. His answers were direct and friendly, but what if I had been a timid person?

 

SBO Patient 12/15

Good Experience.

 

SBO Patient 12/15

Been a SBO patient for foot issues and surgery, total knee replacement, and now rotator cuff surgery.  I am extremely grateful that we have such a fantastic group of providers available - if it's anything orthopeadic, I won't go anywhere else.

 

SBO Patient 12/15

I like the doctor very much and have confidence in him but I had a couple concerns that I brought up and felt he was in a hurry and kind of just said a couple things and was gone.

 

SBO Patient 12/15

In reference to medications and follow up care, I was given good information which later I realized I had some questions.  I probably didn't know what to ask or what to expect until after the surgery.  I realize each patient may have a different experience and I appreciate being able to call and ask questions that pertain specifically to my post surgery experience.

SBO Patient 10/15
Did not feel rushed, answers to questions were straightforward. Expectations were explained well.

SBO Patient 9/15
Dr. Mike Yergler has a reputation for his bed side manner, so I already knew going in. He is a good doctor, just is very quick and I had to stop him to ask questions. He always appears in a big hurry.

SBO Patient 9/15
Wouldn't have anyone else in this area do this type of surgery for me.

SBO Patient 8/15
Overall I would always use Allied and SBO as my two choices for Doctors and surgery center.

SBO Patient 8/15
Doctor should take more time explaining expectations of surgery and recovery.

SBO Patient 8/15
If I didn't like these guys, I wouldn't be back - I have seen other MD's in their areas of specialization in the past, but by far prefer SBO's docs.

SBO Patient 8/15
Doctor goes over details to fast and doesn't really explain the follow up. I know and realize his time is important and can see they are very very busy.

SBO Patient 6/15
Dr. M. Yergler is my physician and I have no complaint. He came highly recommended and I would definitely recommend him to others.

SBO Patient 6/15
Dr. Yergler’s expertise gave me tremendous confidence in his ability to repair my shoulder.

SBO Patient 6/15
I have consistently recommended SBO since my previous experience 14 years ago

SBO Patient 6/15
Have already recommended!

SBO Patient 3/15

My doctor was Dr. Michael Yergler and I was very pleased with him.  He laid it all on the line and that is what I like.  I know recovery is going to be painful but I think I'm prepared.  I have been told by 3 doctors that I have a high pain tolerance and I hope it holds true!!!

SBO Patient 3/15

I went to this doctor because he's good at what he does. He just needs to spend adequate time answering patients questions and concerns.

SBO Patient 2/15

This was my first visit and not much could be talked about as Dr. ordered a MRI for me, so I guess my next visits will be talking in length about future treatments. Very friendly staff, not a hassle at all.

SBO Patient 1/15

Very professional, excellent assessment skills and confident in the medical plan needed...

SBO Patient 1/15

I have suggested so bend ortho to many here in Michigan. Only wish you had facility in Michigan so I wouldn't have to travel.

SBO Patient 1/15

Dr. Mike was great. He wanted me to go to therapy for another 6? weeks.

SBO Patient 12/14

Dr. Mike was one of the most caring physicians I've had the pleasure of meeting. He was not hurried, explained my care to my understanding, and I felt very confident in his care. I HAVE recommended him to all my friends.

 SBO Patient 12/14

Didn't come in after surgery. Not a lot of good bed side manor, however this time he tweaked my toes as he went out. I liked that.  Not sure if it was because it was the day before Christmas and he was in a good mood. but it made Dr. Mike Yergler more down to earth.

SBO Patient 12/14

Mike Yergler needs to slow down a bit - spend a little more time in the exam room with the patient. He is a good doctor - just needs to take the time to explain things.

SBO Patient 11/14

Dr Mike Yergler was great! Friendly, caring and knowledgeable.

SBO Patient 11/14

I've had 4 surgery by mike and had great recovery from them. Movement is almost the same as it was before. I would highly recommend Mike.

SBO Patient 11/14

I recommend Dr Yergler to everyone.

SBO Patient 11/14

I was seen by Dr. Yergler (the younger version). I honestly feel that he is the most qualified individual in the Michiana to see for my condition. I will keep going back and if surgery is in the cards I don't think I would consider another individual. If I had some recommendations with regard to bedside manners, it would be to slow it down just a little bit.

SBO Patient 11/14

I have the highest confidence in this Doctor, he is busy and sometimes seems to be in a hurry, but I would not go to anyone else because I feel he is the best at what he does.

SBO Patient 10/14

Doctor Mike is like a whirl wind. He's in does what needs to be done then he's gone. A great doctor but needs to slow down a little.

SBO Patient 9/14

Mike Yergler is an old friend and a trusted and valued care provider.

SBO Patient 9/14
Already have recommended this provider many times since 2003.

SBO Patient 9/14
Dr. Michael Yergler was very professional and friendly, have recommended him many times over the yrs. Has helped the medical problems, each time I have come to him.

SBO Patient 7/14
Good.

SBO Patient 7/14
Dr. was too much in a hurry. Didn’t offer anything for pain until I asked. Was never told to take some meds with me for after surgery and had to suffer an hour trip home in pain. No communication.

SBO Patient 6/14
I always recommend Dr Yergler (both Jeff and Mike) to anyone who asks for a good surgeon and plus all the staff have been kind.

SBO Patient 6/14
Dr. Michael Yergler showed me the utmost care and consideration and in this case read my mind that I wanted to go the least invasive approach to the problem. He also met my objectives for the visit. I am pretty close to pain free.

SBO Patient 6/14
No complaints....very direct, quick, not much personality here....but, the doctoring was good.

SBO Patient 6/14
He is always rushed never spends enough time to answer questions or concerns.

SBO Patient 5/14
Dr. Mike Yergler was very apologetic for the wait we had.

SBO Patient 5/14
Great experience.

SBO Patient 5/14
Nice job will recommend to others.

SBO Patient 4/14
Everything the doctor told me actually came true. Going to therapy and doing the exercises 3 times a day actually came true where my shoulder actually feels great.

SBO Patient 4/14
Only place I will go for help.

SBO Patient 4/14
On one occasion the Dr. finished what he was saying and left the room. Thought he was going to get something or get some information. My wife and I sat there for about 5 minutes. After a while we looked at each other and said, 'Guess he was done'. So we left.

SBO Patient 2/14
We saw Dr. Mike Yergler before on a recommendation and have been very pleased with him. He is confident and knowledgeable. I felt that he was the best choice in making sure that I would heal well and be able to continue to play my sports. I have given his name to others because I feel strongly that he is a wonderful, caring and knowledgeable doctor.

SBO Patient 2/14
I know the doctors are very busy, but the appointment in the room feels rushed.

SBO Patient 2/14
Dr. Yergler is a very good surgeon, which is why I have selected him twice.

SBO Patient 2/14
I personally like Dr. Yergler (Mike) and have strong confidence in his abilities as a surgeon, but it is difficult to get him to take more than a minute to talk.

SBO Patient 1/14
Overall great experience.

SBO Patient 1/14
Dr M. Yergler is fast and to the point and as someone who’s in business where time is tight, I like that.

SBO Patient 1/14
The only negative about my first apt. was the wait time to be seen. Other than that, everyone was very professional and kind to me. My Dr. 'Mike' was the best. I sure am glad that I have him as a Dr. and will recommend him and your facility to all of my friends.

SBO Patient 11/13
Being the first appointment. he seemed a little rushed.

SBO Patient 10/13
Over the last 2 years we have been exceedingly pleased with Dr. Mike.... we have every confidence in him- we recommend him all the time!!! He exudes competence and confidence... my mom loves him!!!

SBO Patient 10/13
I have nothing bad to say about my care provider very glad to have him on my side.

SBO Patient 9/13
The doctor spent less than 5 minutes with me. He never asked about my pain level to decide if I might need a pain reliever. I was not told how to take care of the knee to prevent further injury. I'm walking very gingerly due to the pain but I wonder if I'm doing more harm. Would be nice to know this.

SBO Patient 9/13
Doctor was personable and seemed very knowledgeable. He didn’t rush the appointment, yet was extremely efficient.

SBO Patient 7/13
Michael Yergler should be image the public associates with SBO. He is a remarkably skilled surgeon. While his visits are short and efficient, his affable personality makes patients feel like they are partners in the process. He is not dismissive or condescending toward patients. A week after surgery, my shoulder feels better than pre-surgery. I would recommend him to anyone needing orthopedic care. His anesthesiologist met with me before surgery to explain his procedures and provided a follow-up call the next day. He was also detailed and patient in his explanations. I wasn't sure until surgery time if the bone spur would be decompressed (removed) and whether or not the labrum would be removed altogether as a debridement/clean up subordinate to the biceps tenodosis. While I was a bit concerned at first, all questions were answered on the day of surgery. The post surgery review of the arthroscopic pictures was excellent---I can now see why pre-op explanations are minimal--since much cannot be discovered until the scopes are in place.

SBO Patient 5/13
Recommended several of your current patients!!

SBO Patient 5/13
Mike Yergler and his staff are exceptional.

SBO Patient 5/13
Surgery was recommended. I have never had surgery before and did not know what questions to ask. Therefore, I was not told much about what he would do, how he would do it and nothing accurate about recovery time. I was told I could drive in 2 days. My actual recovery is 2 months! I thought the surgery would be really easy. I had no idea what to expect.

SBO Patient 5/13
Great experience with Dr. Mike Yergler. He fixed a previous surgeons work and was extremely professional and efficient. I could not believe the difference in the post-op condition (pain, swelling, use of arm, etc). He did a great job helping me understand what was done incorrectly, what he was going to do to fix it, and what I could expect. Great Job!!!!!

SBO Patient 5/13
OK.

SBO Patient 4/13
If Dr would slow down a bit, he would give the perception that he is spending enough time. Always in a rush to leave and I do not have high expectations of doctor time (I'm in healthcare and know the demands).

SBO Patient 4/13
This doctor comes highly recommended and I have had surgery with him before and he did a great job. His downside is the amount of information he is willing to share. I have had injections before that never gave me any problems, so I had no idea that I could possibly have any side effects. That would have been helpful to know. I thought that something was very wrong because I was in quite a bit of pain afterwards. I have confidence in him, but would really like a little more information when I am in there.

SBO Patient 3/13
If I need another joint dealt with I will be coming back even though it is an hour away from me.

SBO Patient 3/13
I had an image on my upper leg. It hurt really bad, but I felt a little better after I got a shot at Memorial. I keep going back to South Bend Orthopedics about every six weeks, but I really still do not know what’s wrong with it. Said something about cartilage peeling? What to do?

SBO Patient 2/13
I would like to have a little more time to talk to him about my shoulder but I know you’re all so busy and I know I’ve got the best care I can get.

SBO Patient 2/13
I felt that I really wasn't prepared for the recovery time and pain that I experienced. I really had 'no idea' it would be as difficult as it was.