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53880 Carmichael Dr. South Bend, Indiana 46635  
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Michael A. Yergler, M.D.


Dr Michael Yergler, orthopedic surgery indiana, sports medicine indiana, south bend


4.0 Star Rating: Recommended

4.0 out of 5
191 Patient Ratings
51 Patient Comments
Updated 2/15


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

Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

Medical School
Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN

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 providerís explanation of problem/condition
4.0  4.0 Star Rating: Recommended


Care providerís concern for questions/worries
3.9  4.0 Star Rating: Recommended


Care providerís efforts to include me in decisions
3.9  4.0 Star Rating: Recommended


Care providerís information about medications
3.9  4.0 Star Rating: Recommended


Care providerís 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
4.3  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 1/15

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

SBO Patient 7/14
Dr. was too much in a hurry. Didnít 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 whoís 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 didnít 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

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 whatís 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 youíre all so busy and I know Iíve 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.






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