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About Dr. Elizabeth Yerkes

Dr. Elizabeth Yerkes, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Chicago, IL, with other offices in Westchester, IL and Gurnee, IL . She has 24 years of experience. Her specialties include Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery, Pediatrics and Urology. Dr. Yerkes is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Childrens Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Children's Memorial Hospital. Dr. Yerkes has received 6 awards. She speaks English.

Rating Overview

24 Ratings with 5 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Elizabeth Yerkes is Great. Dr. Elizabeth Yerkes has been rated by 24 patients. From those 24 patients 5 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Elizabeth Yerkes is 4.1 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Childrens Hospital of Chicago

225 E Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
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2301 Enterprise Dr
Westchester, IL 60154
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36100 N Brookside Dr
Gurnee, IL 60031
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Specialties

Dr. Elizabeth Yerkes has the following 4 specialties

  • Pediatric Surgery

    A pediatric surgeon is a qualified surgeon who has additional training in performing surgery on young patients, including fetuses (neonatal or fetal surgery), infants, children, adolescents and teenagers.
    Because pediatric patients are still growing and developing, they are often more difficult to operate on than adults. These patients have smaller bodies and smaller organs requiring even more of a precise and measured approach by a surgeon.
    Some of the conditions that may require the care of a pediatric surgeon are congenital malformations, such as cleft lip and palate, abdominal wall defects, like hernias, deformities of the chest wall, childhood tumors, like neuroblastomas and separation of conjoined twins.

  • General Surgery

    A surgical specialist is a physician who has additional training in a specific area of surgery.
    The American Board of Medical Specialties acknowledges the following surgical specialties: general surgery, thoracic and cardiac surgery, colon and rectal surgery, obstetrics and gynecological surgery, neurological surgery, ophthalmic surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthopedic surgery, otolaryngological surgery, pediatric surgery, plastic surgery, urological surgery, and vascular surgery.
    Some procedures are performed by more than one type of specialist. Also, some surgeons may choose to specialize in specific procedures within their specialty area. For example, a plastic and maxillofacial surgeon may specialize in performing rhinoplasty procedures.

  • Pediatrics

    A pediatrician is a doctor who specializes in the regular care of children, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of illness in children. Young patients are often more complicated to treat because they are still growing and developing.
    While pediatricians may sub-specialize in specific therapy areas like oncology, surgery, ophthalmology, and anesthesiology, in general, pediatricians provide services like vaccinations, health exams, and treatment of common ailments and injuries. In addition, pediatricians are trained to handle the complex emotional and behavioral issues faced by children, especially during puberty.
    Pediatricians normally see their patients from birth until the age of 18, although some may agree to treat patients into their early 20s, if requested.

  • Urology

    A urologist is a physician who specializes in diagnosing and treating conditions affecting the male reproductive system, as well as the urinary tracts of both males and females.
    These doctors cover the kidneys, ureter, urinary bladder, adrenal glands, urethra, and the male reproductive organs which include the testes, epididymis, vas deferens, seminal vesicles, prostate and penis. Some common disorders that urologists treat are urinary tract infections (UTI), stress incontinence, benign prostatic hyperplasia, kidney stones, erectile dysfunction, kidney cancer, prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and cystitis. These urological specialists also perform vasectomies and vasectomy reversals.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Elizabeth Yerkes has the following 4 expertise

  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Hypospadias
  • Overactive Urinary Bladder
  • Urodynamics

Dr. Elizabeth Yerkes has 2 board certified specialties

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Board Certifications

Dr. Elizabeth Yerkes is Board Certified in 2 specialties

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Reviews

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Great doctor, office staff incompetent

If you want to see a good doctor like Elizabeth Yerkes, be prepared to deal with the incompetency of her staff. Dr. Yerkes HERSELF is a wonderful doctor. She explains the issue, treatments, follow ups, tests needed extremely accurately and in a friendly manner. Her scheduling staff however is completely incompetent and has no business handling such delicate issues such as a person's health. I would in no way recommend their office due to the office staff. Awful!

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You want Dr. Yerkes on your team!

We were in-patient at Lurie's Children's Hospital in Chicago during a family visit from our home in Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Yerkes is amazing. She was honest, and didn't sugar coat anything. More importantly she talked with our 8yr old son about what was going on with him. She and her team understand the 'family patient' not just the patient. She even checked in on us after we transferred back home to Columbus. She and her staff demonstrated constant vigilance in her evaluations and decisions. We'd be happy to have her as our attending Urologist any day.

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Excellent Physician

I love Dr Yerkes! Her bedside manner is superb. She is very thorough, doesn't rush you out of the office, and takes time to explain everything in it's entirety. My son recently had surgery and we were very nervous as to whether or not we were making the right decision. In hindsight, I know for sure we made the right decision. His pain was minimal, the surgery went well, and we are very pleased with his results. I highly recommend Dr Yerkes!

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Compassionate

Dr. Yerkes was one of the best doctors I have ever met. She made us feel comfortable and did an outstanding job with our baby son. I would recommend her to anyone and everyone.

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Talent with a smile

Dr Yerkes is a wonderful person first of all. We were introduced to Elizabeth at the renown Childrens Memeorial Hospital Chicago and her association is no coincidence. She is a super-talent in her field and what makes this so meraculous is that she cares about what she does. As patrents with a child who "was" in need, and by the way no longer thanks to the good doctor, we look deeply at the doctor as a person and Dr. Yerkes gets high marks in all regards! Thank you Dr. Yerkes.

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  • Awards

    6 Awards

  • Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors (2013)

    Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® are specialists who are highly recommended by their peers and other healthcare professionals. The Castle Connolly research staff reviews both professional qualifications and professional reputation prior to Top Doctor status being awarded. This recognition identifies the top medical specialists throughout the country who possess a high level of medical skill and expertise. Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® are specialists who are highly recommended by their peers and other healthcare professionals. The Castle Connolly research staff reviews both professional qualifications and professional reputation prior to Top Doctor status being awarded. This recognition identifies the top medical specialists throughout the country who possess a high level of medical skill and expertise.

  • Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors ()

    Castle Connolly is America's trusted source for the identification of Top Doctors. Their physician-led research team reviews and screens the credentials of tens of thousands of physicians who are nominated by their peers annually, via a nationwide online process, before selecting those physicians who are regionally or nationally among the very best in their medical specialties. Castle Connolly believes strongly that Top Doctors Make a Difference™.

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • On-Time Doctor Award

    On-Time Doctor Award (2014)

    Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010, 2011, 2012, 2014)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award

    Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2012)

    The Patients' Choice Award - 5 Year Honoree is a recognition granted only to those doctors whose ratings have reflected excellence in care for five years in a row. Only 1% of all doctors in the United States are bestowed this honor by their patients.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Yerkes is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Ann & Robert H. Lurie Childrens Hospital of Chicago
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital
  • Children's Memorial Hospital
  • Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
  • Northwest Community Hospital
  • Education

    24 Years Experience

  • Vanderbilt University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1993

  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Elizabeth Yerkes accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois
    • BCBS IL PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry Health and Life IL PPO
    • Coventry HealthAmerica PPO
    • Coventry IL PPO
    • Coventry MO HMO POS
    • Coventry MO PPO
    • Coventry PPO Platinum
    • CoventryOne PPO Network
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Health Alliance
    • Health Alliance PPO
  • Sagamore Health
    • Sagamore Plus
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

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